Archive for the ‘Wallpaper’ Category
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Love animals? How about decorating your walls with this graphic animal print wallpaper?
It’s newly launched and printed by Turner Pocock Cazalet in a limited edition nebulous colourway. The Zoology design was first produced by Duro back in 1974 and designed by the architect Claes Kock.
In a doodle style, it features a brilliant range of animals, all cosied up and artistically arranged so they’re almost hugging each other. There are lions and bears, penguins and monkey’s, kangaroos, owls and elephants, plus many more. We promise you you’ll have fun spotting them!
The subtle colour is suitable for decorating children’s rooms, and it’s great as it’s non-gender specific. However, it’s a really fun and quirky design and we think it would be wrong to just confine it to children’s rooms!
The Zoology wallpaper is available from Turner Pocock Cazalet.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
Doesn’t this wallpaper look like a giant doodled design?
It looks like it’s been created with pen and ink and has so many tiny details and different patterns included in it. The Topo wallpaper is a limited edition print by Spanish designer Ana Montiel.
If you fancy more colour on it, then there’s scope to colour it in (although with the price it is, we’d be worried in case it went wrong!).
The wallpaper is available in three colours – azul blue, gold leaf and chocolate. We’re personally not to keen on the gold leaf (the design doesn’t stand out enough), but the chocolate works well:
From this angle, it almost looks like there’s a bird flying around somewhere in the design.
The special Topo wallpapers are available from Wall-Library.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
From a distance, the decor in this room doesn’t look all that extraordinary.
But up close, the wallpaper design is revealed to be somewhat different to the norm….
Yes, it’s a spider design wallpaper!
Realistically, seeing these eight legged creatures all over your wall is unlikely to be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some more unusual decor, it certainly hits the spot.
Rather aptly named Irrational Fear, the spider wallpaper is from Dupenny.
If you’re getting creative and decorating your home for Halloween, they also sell A3 sized samples of the wallpaper for £6 – ideal for seasonal home decor creations.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way of creating a feature wall, then how about trying a wall panel?
A panel is a great way of filling a space of wall, but without the hassle of too much wallpapering. This particular postcard wall panel design is by Caselio and is part of their Tour Du Monde collection.
It’s a got a bit of a vintage vibe to it, but it works well in a contemporary room scheme, and we love the collage effect of postcards, stamps and travel memorabilia. It’s created from images of actual postcards and stamps, so feels realistic.
The panel measures one metre in with and 2.8 metres in length. It’s in stock at Wallpaper Direct.
Monday, September 16th, 2013
We love this Amsterdam house design wallpaper from Esta Home.
It’s part of their Denim & Co collection and features a distinctive design of quirky Dutch buildings, with fascinating architecture.
The wallpaper design is available in various different colourways, which each provide a different backdrop for a room.
The pink colourway looks so different from the others, but works remarkably well.
In the UK, the Denim & Co wallpaper collection can be purchased from Wallpaper Direct, for £45 per roll.
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Andrew Martin’s Engineer collection of wallpaper is packed full of textured effect designs, taking inspiration in particular from metal and wood effects.
The curator wallpaper, which has an industrial style vibe to it, mimics the idea of labelled metal storage drawers – the type that might be used by curators of documents or collectable objects.
The colour shown is oxidised brown with metallic highlights, which produces quite a dark and moody look if used all over your walls, but other colour options are available too.
Wallpaper Direct stock the curator wallpaper, as well as other designs from the Engineer range.
Friday, July 26th, 2013
Here’s a Fab Friday Bargain for decorators.
This lovely natural pebble design wallpaper features a textured style depiction of a pebble beach.
We can see the design working well in a bathroom or en-suite, or perhaps as a feature wall in a coastal themed room. Produced from a photo, you can be sure that the pebbles will look realistic, rather than styled, and give the perfect beachy look to your interior design.
The pebble wallpaper is part of the Distinctive 1 collection by Fine Decor, and is now just £9.95 per roll from I Love Wallpaper.
Monday, July 15th, 2013
We’ve featured lots of bookcase, bookshelf and book themed wallpapers before on Fresh Design Blog and love the way they can be used to add depth and interest to a room. Now we’ve discovered another new bookcase wallpaper that’s perfect for decorating a contemporary home.
The Marcus design wallpaper is part of the Albany Conversation range by wallpaper designer, Albany. This is a print bursting with colour and the spines of the books feature a range of patterned and plain designs in blues, greens and pinky reds.
It’s a really attractive design and would definitely add life into a living room, study, hall or dining room wall.
The Marcus wallpaper is £28 per roll and is available at Wallpaper Direct. An alternative colourway, featuring books in purple, lime green and duck egg, which is equally nice, is available too.
For more ideas on the different types of book themed wallpapers available and how to use them, check out our post on using them to create a feature wall.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Do you fancy a change of wall design? If it’s summer decorating deals you’re after, there are some great wallpaper discount deals available in the summer sales.
We’ve found discounts on a range of contemporary wallpapers, by brands such as Sanderson, Scion, Julien MacDonald and Osborne and Little, which will all help ensure the wallpaper you want to adorn your walls is a little bit more affordable.
Here are five of the decorating deals on offer.
1. Reduced Scion Berry Tree wallpaper
Scion’s Berry Tree wallpaper, from the Melinki range, features a contemporary hand painted berry tree design. There are five different colourways to choose from and four of them are currently reduced in the sale at Wallpaper Direct, making them £25.92 per roll.
2. Osborne & Little Penguin Library book design wallpaper
The iconic design of the Penguin Library wallpaper, which is a firm Fresh Design favourite, features a collage of early Penguin Library paperback covers. With its bright colours, it’s an uplifting design and might lift your spirits a bit more now that the price is slashed in the sale.
3. Julien Macdonald Flutterby wallpaper
Bring an array of colourful butterflies into your home, with Julien Macdonald’s Flutterby wallpaper. The multi-coloured butterflies are depicted on a pearl white shimmering background. There’s 20 per cent off the usual price in the sale at Debenhams, making it £20 per roll.
4. Discounted Sanderson Ceres wallpaper
The Sanderson Ceres wallpaper, with its bold floral design on a background of leaves, is a great statement wallpaper. It’s available in six colour choices, including purple, charcoal, lime green, oyster, ivory and donkey. There’s now 20% off the usual price at Heal’s.
5. Deco Fun Blue Pooh wallpaper
It’s not just adults that are in for a treat with wallpaper deals, kids rooms or nurseries could benefit from a reduced price makeover too. This blue Pooh themed wallpaper, featuring characters from Winnie the Pooh, along with numbers and letters, is reduced to just £12.80 per roll.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
It’s no secret that Fresh Design Blog is a fan of wallpaper and textile design, so we’re very pleased and excited to be able to feature the wonderful collection by the Lizzie Derriey Design Studio.
Little is known about the Lizzie Derriey studio, except that it was based on Rue du Faubourg, Saint-Honore, in Paris and specialised in creating textile and wallpaper designs between 1928 and 1994, for well known fashion designers around the world.
In the region of 25 artists and designers worked on the collection, creating concept designs for fashion designers such as Givenchy, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta. As such, a large number of original artworks were created during this time, each of them designed by hand, and each original and unique.
All of the works of art are bold and creative. Graphic and floral designs dominate the work and, looking through them, you can get an insightful glimpse into the artistic influences, colour and fashion trends that were occurring during the years they were created.
When the studio closed, and production ceased, the Lizzie Derriey Collection was all but forgotten. That is until 2010, when part of the collection, featuring nearly 70 years of design classics, was rediscovered in the south of France.
In 2011, a small number of highly collectable and unique pieces were available exclusively through Liberty, who displayed the works of art in their London store. The framed and mounted art from Liberty sold for between £300 and £500 each.
Now, in 2013, more of the pieces are available to buy direct from the owners, giving you the chance to own a special piece of Parisian design history, representing art, design and fashion of the time.
The individual, beautifully painted pieces of artwork are bold and vibrant and are individually priced. As they’re being sold unmounted and unframed, the prices are now much more affordable than they were from Liberty, plus you can choose to frame them in the way that works for you.
Most of the artworks are on paper measuring 650mm x 500mm in size, with a few (namely LD004 and LD00465) measuring 1000mm x 750mm, and come with a paper mark and Lizzie Derriey stamp for authenticity.
We’re featuring just 10 of the wonderful designs available, each bursting with colour, inspiration and life. Which would you choose to hang on your wall?
If you’ve fallen in love with the designs from The Lizzie Derriey Collection, and their fascinating story, as much as we have, then you can order your piece of Parisian design history by visiting:
By emailing John and Jane Kirk at Hotel Les Rochers – firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning: 00 33 5 62 97 09 52
(Prices are exclusive of postage and packing, but there’s free p&p if you order three or more).
If you wish to see the collection in person, then they’re available to view at Les Rochers Hotel in the South of France – accommodation and discounted room rates are available to anyone wishing to buy a piece of artwork.