Waltz of the Flow­ers

Be­spoke wall­pa­pers lend ev­ery room a touch of en­chant­ment

Red Magazine - - Art - WORDS PRIS­TINE DE LEON


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.

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