Wallpaper, with a French accent

What’s not to love?

That was the feeling we got when we saw the latest wallpaper designs from Farrow & Ball, the noted paint and paper company we’ve often featured in WAG.

This time, though, the British company – with a showroom in Greenwich – takes its inspiration from an unexpected source, French fashions of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Drawn from the historic Ducharne and Albert Dufours collections, the patterns have been translated from fabric designs to craft the new papers.

“The inspiration for these new papers came from time spent in Paris,” says Charlotte Cosby, Farrow & Ball’s head of Creative, in a statement. “The movement within the patterns really caught my eye, and I could instantly see them translated into wallpaper. They come from fabrics created for clothing, which is increasingly relevant given the ever-closing gap between fashion and interiors.”

Here’s how the company describes the new looks:

  • Tourbillon is taken from the Ducharne studio, which created designs for some of the most famous couture houses in France from the 1920s to ’60s. The paper is composed of segmented circles that blend to give a graphic look.
  • Taken from an 1800s jacquard found in a collection of Albert Dufours originals, Paisley is a contemporary version of the timeless paisley design so often seen in the worlds of fashion and interior design.
  • Feuille is a large-scale leaf pattern that flows organically across the paper creating an almost forest-like impression. Like, Paisley it is adapted directly from a jacquard found at the Albert Dufours archive.

Each of the new papers is available in seven options, from soft neutrals and earthy tones to strong color combinations.

The new wallpapers – as are all of the company’s products – are crafted in Dorset, England, and available through the Farrow & Ball showrooms.

For more, visit farrow-ball.com. – Mary Shustack

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