A few weeks ago, I attended the launch of the new Farrow & Ball wallpapers collection (out now) and what a visual treat this was…
The 2014 Farrow & Ball collection is inspired by traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Each wallpaper is made by an artisan using Farrow & Ball paints traditionally printed onto painted ground papers.
This process creates a uniquely textured appearance that enhances the natural forms in the designs…it’s beautiful.
Aranami meaning raging waves is taken from a painstakingly crafted papercut design, which Farrow & Ball then upscaled to create a detailed, flowing pattern. Yukutori (my favorite!), which means birds flying away in a group, is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. The soft outlines of birds float across the paper creating a delicately patterned effect that could be as easily interpreted as the crests of waves or mountain tops.Amime means the space between netting, is also taken from a pen and ink drawing.
It is a beautifully textured woven design that conjures picturesque scenes of Japanese fishermen repairing their nets.
And I’m loving this vintage French table!Shouchikubai (first image and below) which looks amazing in this stairway, means apricot, bamboo and pine, all plants associated with celebration, has a very Oriental feel, featuring flowers, bamboo, and trees in distinctively Japanese hexagonal frames. It is taken from a metallic print found in Kyoto.Have a look at the whole collection here. l would love to know which new design and colour you love the most.
1. Wallpaper: Shouchikubai BP 4505 | Door: Down Pipe® No. 26 Estate® Eggshell 2. Wallpaper: Aranami BP 4604 | Walls & ceiling: Dayroom Yellow™ No. 223 Estate® Emulsion | Fireplace: Lulworth Blue® No.89 Estate® Eggshell 3. Wallpaper: Yukutori BP 4303 4. Wallpaper: Yukutori BP 4304 5. Wallpaper: Amime BP 4403 & 4404 | Woodwork: Skimming Stone® No. 241 Estate® Eggshell 6. Wallpaper: Amime BP 4401 | Woodwork: Strong White No. 2001 Estate® Eggshell 7. Wallpaper: Shouchikubai BP 4503 & 4504