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This new company transforms specially commissioned artworks into eye-catching digitally manipulated repeat patterns with an emphasis on geometrics, Art Deco motifs and animal illustrations. (17patterns.com)
Remarkable woven grass and banana-tree-bark papers, embossed patterns and watery moiré effects impress at this Belgian brand.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London SW10 (arte-international.com)
Once a conservator for the National Trust, McDermott now crafts unique wallpapers using traditional resources, from rare pigments to distemper paint and hand-carved wood blocks.
Field House, Newnham GL1 (allysonmcdermott.com)
Cole & Son Wallpaper
World renowned for its beautiful archive patterns and modern dramatic scenic papers, the company also sells designs celebrating the surrealist work of Italian artist Piero Fornasetti.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London SW10 (cole-and-son.com)
For hand-painted wallpaper, visit this West London shop, whose designs range from Matisse-style chinoiserie to the antiqued wallcoverings found in Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris apartment.
112 Old Church Street, London SW3 (degournay.com)
Graham & Brown
2016 sees the British firm celebrate 70 years of its affordable statement wallcoverings, which include ranges created in collaboration with designers Marcel Wanders and Kelly Hoppen. (grahambrown.com)
From his Wiltshire garden studio, this Welsh designer works closely with clients to create tailor-made, hand-drawn botanical and floral wallcoverings, which are then printed digitally. All of the designs start with a real plant or flower, and can be painted, gilded or matched to your decor on request.
Bath Road, Devizes SN10 (michaelangove.com)
Impressively realistic trompe l’oeil surface materials include marble, plywood and the ELLE Decoration EDIDA award-winning ‘Scrapwood’ design by Piet Hein Eek.
Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 (nlxl.com)
Beautifully crafted wallcoverings, including painterly printed hemp, pinstriped felted wool and exotic woods arranged in parquet patterns.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London SW10 (phillipjeffries.com)
This online company creates digitally printed photo murals using your choice of image – upload one of your own photos or choose from the 12 million options already in the brand’s image bank.
This designer maker’s hand-drawn wallpapers aimed at children feature whimsical scenes of enchanted forests, fairy-tale castles and ancient beasts. Plus, the papers have a unique magnetic liner, so kids can embellish them with colourful magnets.
Studio 112, Cockpit Arts, 18–22 Creekside, London SE8 (sianzeng.com)
Tracy Kendall creates bespoke wallcoverings by hand, most notably by hand-cutting and stitching hundreds of squares of paper onto a wallpaper backing for her ELLE Decoration British Design Award-winning ‘Another Colour’ design.
This textile designer performs fantastical experiments with paper: think intricate pleating, origami-folding and smart stitching that creates beautifully textural wallcoverings. Pieces are available on commission.
Wall & Decò
Large-scale papers featuring everything from kaleidoscopic images and contemporary graffiti to landscapes. Stocked at Interior Supply.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London SW10 (wallanddeco.com)
Witch & Watchman
Royal College of Art graduate Helen Z B Wilson stocks her hand-painted, nature-inspired wallpapers and fabrics through her own brand, Witch & Watchman, which she founded in 2014.
Every roll of this brand’s paper is hand-painted in France, as it has been since the 18th century. Samples of the historic designs can be sent from the workshop in France’s Alsace region.
67 Pimlico Road, London SW1 (zuber.fr)
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