Waltz of the Flowers
Bespoke wallpapers lend every room a touch of enchantment
A brand borne of traditional hand-painted Chinoiserie in the noble homes of Britain, Eades Bespoke churns out few of the United Kingdom’s most elegant patterned wallpapers. Here, London-based designer Varpu Kronholm, known for her abstract contemporary style, blends both hands-on and digital techniques, all to create the delicate charm of a marbled flower. Eades, www.eadesbespoke.co.uk.
Having been in the industry for a little more than a decade, Fromental has adorned the walls of London’s most prestigious hallways, among them, the Goring Hotel’s where Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton dotted the eye of a unicorn on the wall. Here, the Kintsugi design celebrates the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with gold-laden lacquer. Fromental, www.fromental.co.uk.
A luxury design house birthed in the ’30s, Pierre Frey manufactures fabric and wallpaper in the purest French tradition, replicating what they call “the antique surface of a painting hidden in the depths of a château.” From their Jungle collection, the Papayago motif features an Amazonian wilderness concealing an Aztec door. Pierre Frey, www.pierrefrey.com.
The Hermès menagerie is teeming with handsome felines, birds of changing plumage, and various other beasts lost in the jungle’s wildly growing foliage. Robert Dallet designs an imaginarium of multicolored flora and fauna, meant to conjure the many motions of nature and open space. Here, wild forests find themselves growing in fluid silk twill and elegant damask. Hermès, www.hermes.com.