English-Theme is Flavor of London Week
With every season, trend in interior décor undergoes a transition. And at last month’s London Design Week, several leading design houses launched their new collections of wallpapers to suit both domestic and commercial interiors.
Drawing inspiration from a number of sources such as nature and every day activities, these designs work well in contemporary and classic settings. English themes seem to be the trend this season with a number of design houses concentrating on English festivals and traditions.
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For instance, Linwood’s latest eccentric and playful designer collection called Art House has designs inspired from a number of sources such as cityscapes, forest walks, bold fonts and English tea. These designs have a combination of sepia tones and bright colors.
Cole and Son’s Festival Stripes, too, is inspired by the marquees, racing colors and blazers found at British sporting events and festivals. Similarly, Sanderson’s new collection “follows the English tradition of seeking inspiration for interior design from around the globe using new and old imagery from India China and Europe,” according to a press release.
Meanwhile, for a town and country feel, Zoffany has designs that feature a mineral-inspired color palette. Almost all the designs have extensively used a muted color scheme to provide a calming base.
Another wallpaper design that’s drawing a lot of interest is something that has been inspired by Staffordshire's history. Wallpaper fragments discovered during the restoration of the Ancient House in Stafford is said to have inspired High House’s debut collection.
High House is a design company set up by the lecturers, students and graduates of Staffordshire University.
"Each wall paper has got quite a story to it, and people liked the 'Englishness' of it – that's not something we set out to do, but it's quite nice," project manager Kay Dawson was quoted in Thisisstaffordshire.co.uk.
"We chose the Ancient High House as inspiration for the debut collection as it is famous for the wallpaper that was discovered there and it's in Stafford, so it's our heritage.
"We have future plans for new collections which will all have an historical theme; it's heritage with a twist. Our next collection will be based on Stoke-on-Trent."