‘Whimsical’ from Cole & Son presents a nostalgic and enchanting selection of magical wallpapers,inspired by the classic childhood stories and fairy tales of our youth.
Through fifteen designs, including three exciting and unusual borders and a reworking of a Cole & Son classic, this new collection features whales riding the waves of far flung oceans, ethereal lantern bearing fish suspended in strange underwater worlds, starlit forests, shimmering dragonflies and harlequined merrymakers, all offering a compendium of true conversation pieces, whilst bringing the charm of children’s theatre, pageantry and literature to life.
Melville takes its inspiration from those fantastic fictional seafaring journeys of our past. With its finely engraved turtle bearing whales gliding to and fro on an ocean of gentle waves, Melville is offered in five colourings of soft and dark charcoal, aqua-green, cloudy grey and a stormy midnight and bronze.
One of the signature designs within the collection, Punchinello, named after and inspired by the rascally character from the Commedia dell‘arte, is a striking harlequin paper printed in six contrasting colourings of chalky pastels, subtle gold, moody charcoal, soft reds and an eye catching red and black.
Taken from the Cole & Son block print archives, this charming design, produced in six celestial colourings, provides the perfect magical backdrop to any space.
This charming 52cm wide design stars a pair of enigmatic anglerfish shimmering in a dreamlike landscape of underwater plants and tendrils. Presented in four colourings of soft olive and pink, subtle neutral and gilver, striking green and orange and deep indigo and yellow, Nautilus, like its namesake reveals a magical underwater world within a world.
A true Cole & Son classic, featuring a forest of silver birch trees, Woods is presented here in three brand new colourings of aged pink and gilver, blue and white and eau de nil and gold.
Paddy and Louis Border
Providing a witty take on a classic Cole & Son archival paper, Paddy & Louis features two mischievous cats and an elusive mouse hiding atop a regency style block moulding, this paper comes in a single colouring of stone and tabby. In addition it measures 34cm high with the cat and mouse trio repeating twice within a 7 metre roll.
A highly unusual archive design, Cabaret is an exuberant wallpaper with a strong narrative. With its carnival imagery and colouring, featuring whirling dancers, this design measures 68.5cm wide, repeats on a halfdrop and is offered as a single handsome colourway.
Reminiscent of carnival bunting, this slim 13cm wide border has been designed to add a dash of fun and whimsy to your wall. Offered in three colourings of exuberant brights, moody olives and purples and softer chalky pastels, Scaramouche can be applied anywhere within a room. It is sold as a 10m roll.
Designed as a companion to Nautilus, Secret Garden presents an amusing take on the traditional foliage pattern. Sea shells mingle with garden snails to reveal a verdant underwater jungle. At 52cm wide this design is offered in two colourings of emerald green and misty sage.
Taking a print which has been in the Cole & Son block archives for many years, Peaseblossom is a delightful butterfly print which has been recoloured here for the Whimsical Collection in pretty shades of duck egg and calm neutrals.
For every roll of Peaseblossom purchased Cole & Son will donate £1 to Butterfly Conservation to support their vital work to save butterflies, moths and our environment. For further details visit www.butterfly-conservation.org.
Woods & Stars
By combining two Cole & Son classics, we have produced the charming and enigmatic Woods & Stars paper. Printed in seven colour moods ranging from cool neutrals and metallic through to midnight blue and inky black, Woods and Stars ushers you into the most fairy-tale of worlds.
With its company of crustaceans and shells hiding amongst strange and wonderful waterworld plants and coral on a shoreline somewhere far away, this 68.5cm high frieze is perfect for adding an aquatic twist to any environment. The design repeats once every 150cm metres on a 7.5 metre roll.
Designed as a whale-free alternative to Melville, this attractive finely engraved sea print will be a talking point for any interior. It is presented in two colour-ways of charcoal on white and stormy bronze and gilver, on a 68.5cm wide single roll.
Titania, comprising the classic and mysterious harlequin motif, is offered here as a smart, small scale wallpaper in five subtle neutral shades, teamed with soft textured metallics. Inspired by that most enchanting of Shakespearian dreams, Titania comes in a standard 52cm width.
Butterflies & Dragonflies
Taken from the Cole & Son archives this elegant design surprises with its scale. It features large graphical butterflies and dragonflies in shimmering metallic on cool neutral grounds, with the addition of a more unusual emerald and gold on deep charcoal, and a bright pink on blue.
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