Paint & Paper library launches Botany wallpaper collection

posted on Wednesday, 29th April 2020 by Chris Jenkins

interior design  Wallcoverings  Wallpapers 

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A follow-up to the recent ‘Tresco’ Collection, and continuing its organic theme, the designs in Paint & Paper Library’s ‘Botany’ collection take inspiration from exotic flora, folia and decorative patterns, as observed by the travelling artist.

Totalling 52 colourways over nine patterns, each design was originally drawn or painted by hand. Arranged by colour palette, alongside judiciously selected paint shades, the Botany papers are designed to feature in both classic and eclectic interior styles.

‘Hardy Palm’ features a pencil illustration of the sculptural Trachycarpus palm (also known as Chusan or Windmill palm, a fully hardy palm originating from China), depicting strong vertical stems and bold architectural leaves, and was inspired by stylised botanical paintings applied directly onto plaster walls. This confident pattern has been carefully coloured on five striking grounds, creating an alfresco ambience within any interior space.

‘Quatrefoil’ is a compact geometric form, seen in historical architecture and interior design the world over. This design is printed using traditional methods, with overlaid inks used to recreate the smooth matt texture of ceramic tiles. In nine carefully curated colourways, each printed using three flat colours, combined in exquisite harmony.

Botany Wallpaper Range Foliage

Botany Wallpaper  Range

‘Folia’ is a large-scale mural, depicting a dreamy, ethereal landscape of leafy silhouettes on a contemporary ombré ground. The treatment of the design is inspired by cyanotype, more familiarly known as the blueprint process. Each of the four tonal colourways achieves a sophisticated balance of monochromatic colour.

Ruth Mottershead, Marketing Director of Paint & Paper Library, says “Botany - the collection - has evolved to represent not just a journal of exotic flora and folia, but also the elegant décor and architecture which effortlessly accompanies it. Alongside our beloved paints, we can’t wait to see these designs grace the walls of classic and contemporary homes all over the world.”

The comprehensive colour palette draws its evocative names from existing Paint & Paper Library paint shades, with which the papers harmonise: Sea Nor Sky, Aqua Viva & Squid Ink; Porcelain, Plaster & Stone; Slate, Kohl & Steel; Rhubarb, Scallion & Salt.
The collection will be launched at Paris Déco-Off in January 2020, after which it will be available from Paint & Paper Library stockists nationally.

Chris Jenkins

Inside ID contributor Chris Jenkins is the Editor of Arts & Collections, and a freelance technology and industry journalist...

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