As International Wallpaper Week draws to a close this weekend I thought I would share some of my favourite designs and applications with you.

Innovative fabric company bluebellgray launched their first wallpaper collection at Decorex 2016. This oversized floral design provided a stunning backdrop for their exhibition stand.

Kippen Mural wallpaper by bluebellgray at Decorex 2016

Also on display was a colourful collection by Dutch design house Ottoline. Modern pop art imagery adorned the walls and furniture at this popular venue.

ottoline wallpaper and fabric

The café walls showcased more digitally printed designs by bluebellgray.

bluebellgray wallpaper adorning the walls of the café

bluebellgray’s first wallpaper collection

Whilst colourful floral prints add pizzazz to an interior sometimes a more pared back look is preferred. In this instance look no further than Farrow & Ball who have a vast collection of block printed patterns that work seamlessly with their range of richly pigmented paints.

Farrow & Ball neutral groups

Heal’s room divider

Wallpaper has many applications. Conventionally it might have been used to decorate a whole room whereas a more contemporary approach might be to apply it to a statement wall, to a room divider, or to a piece of furniture.

Using more than one design can often work well as can be seen here with these patterns from Cole & Son Cabaret collection.

Cole & Son Cabaret wallpaper

This Orla Kiely retro print paper provides the perfect backdrop for this hand painted dresser. The up-lighters emphasises the citrus tones.


Laura Ashley is a brand well known for it’s collection of coordinating interior furnishings and finishes.

summer palace cranberry

These mood  boards were created for a client who had a rich red statement wall that she wished to incorporate into an updated scheme. Florals and stripes are a particularly successful combination.


geranium pale cranberry

Another of my favourite wallpaper designs is The Dresser by artist Emma Bridgewater for Sanderson. I love the cheery characters, duck egg blue background, and the collection of Emma Bridgewater china placed carefully on each shelf.

Sanderson wallpaper

I hope you have enjoyed my contribution to celebrating International Wallpaper Week and that it has provided some inspiration.