Designers have turned to herbaceous borders and hedgerows to find inspiration for new fabrics and wallpapers, says Amelia Thorpe.
Off the blocks
Designed in Sussex by Molly Mahon and hand-blocked in Rajasthan, Berry cotton/linen mix, £138 per m, is from the new Greencombe collection, a joyful celebration of Nature’s bounty. 01342 825700; www.mollymahon.com
Neisha Crosland has produced the Espalier fabric and wallpaper collection for Schumacher, including Queen Fruit chintz in Jade, £144 per m, inspired by Elizabethan embroidery and mangosteen fruit.
020–4532 0960; www.fschumacher.com
Floral stylist Willow Crossley, known for her wild and whimsical arrangements of seasonal flowers, has joined forces with Barneby Gates to create Botanica wallpaper in Ivory, £108 per 10m roll, printed in England using traditional techniques.
01672 560240; www.barnebygates.com
Fruit of the loom
Artist Sophie Coryndon has collaborated with Soane Britain co-founder Lulu Lytle to create Strawberry Crown, inspired by an 18th-century silk-cut fabric at Ham House. Hand-printed on Ivory linen and shown here in Belladonna colourway, it costs £270 per m.
020–7730 6400; www.soane.com
Dorset-based artist and illustrator Fee Greening used dip pen and ink to create her magical design for Climbing Curios, £140 per 10m roll of wallpaper, from Common Room.
07900 006309; www.commonroom.co
Amelia Thorpe rounds up the latest wallpapers and paint colours.
Throw away the nice white sheets and washed out, floral wallpaper.
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