Little Greene Wallpaper V collection
At this year’s Paris Déco Off, the Little Greene showroom will welcome visitors to the launch of London Wallpapers V from 17th to 21st January. This collection is a compendium of heritage designs to complement existing wallpaper collections. The showroom will be decorated with the 11 designs from ‘London Wallpapers V,’ which include 4 new designs and 15 fresh colour ways from seven existing patterns found in London Wallpapers II and III.
During this launch, expert colour consultants will be running a series of colour workshops on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January to guide visitors through the Little Greene palette. Colour workshops can be booked here.
Spanning 250 years of interior decoration (from 1690 to the mid 20th century), ‘London Wallpapers V’ is a compendium of authentic heritage designs, each one sensitively remodelled and expertly coloured for the 21st century home.
With one exception, the 11 designs in the collection are based on fragments stored in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, which were removed and preserved during the conservation of 18th and 19th century London houses. The exception is a first for Little Greene and English Heritage – the original design still hangs on the walls at Brodsworth Hall, an elegant and faithfully conserved Victorian country house in South Yorkshire.
The oldest source material for London Wallpapers V actually pre-dates wallpaper: a decorative piece of leather from 1690 that would have been displayed as a hanging mural rather than glued to a wall. Other remnants include hand-blocked damasks, delicate neoclassical fragments, hand-stencilled patterns and authentic designs from the Georgian and Arts & Crafts periods.
London Wallpapers V introduces four previously unseen designs and amalgamates seven popular patterns from London Wallpapers II and III, which have been updated with the addition of 15 fresh colour ways.
Brodsworth c.1863 – 3 colourways
A lively and engaging design featuring striking birds and delicate floral motifs. Slightly raised and incorporating rich gilding detail, the pattern was originally designed to be an imitation of stamped leather. Based on early-18th century French textiles and furnishings, encompassing panels, scrolls and cross hatching, this wallpaper was found at Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire, an elegant, Victorian home belonging to the Thellusson famil