Fabrics and wallpapers are intrinsic to traditional decorating and whatever your perception of the style, there is a pattern to bring it to life. If you have a romantic vision of classic style that’s replete with blowsy flowers and foliage, there are countless designs for walls and soft furnishings. Trailing patterns have a light and delicate feel, while Victorianinspired designs featuring full-blown roses or summer bouquets have a bright and busy charm. For those who gravitate to more structured looks, stripes, lattice patterns and geometrics convey classic style in a more restrained way. Exotic designs have transplanted easily from their Eastern origins to take root in classic Western homes and paisley fabrics, ikat weaves and Indian block prints, in their original colours or re-imagined in subtler tones, have become a familiar part of the interior landscape.
RIGHT Archive designs with proven longevity have an authentically timeless look. ‘Borough High St’ wallpaper in ‘Stamp’, £ 86 per roll, London Wallpaper IV collection, Little Greene