These Lively Wallpapers Benefit British Conservation

After looking through four centuries of British interiors, Little Greene created an array of history-inspired wallpapers whose sales directly benefit the National Trust.

(FROM LEFT) Capricorn—Boringdon. Spring Flowers—Bombolone. Images courtesy of Little Greene

For its fourth collaboration with the National Trust, the British paint and wallpaper brand Little Greene looked through four centuries of historic interiors and returned with a collection of eight wallpapers in 42 colorways. Highlights include early 19th-century Capricorn, a hand-painted reproduction of panels depicting monkeys and birds mid-frolic within sumptuous plant life, and Bamboo Floral, a repeating pattern of fragments of late 18th-century Chinese wallpaper sourced from Dorset’s Kingston Lacy Estate. An attic in Norfolk’s Felbrigg Hall produced another standout, the deceptively simple Ditsy Block, originally woodblock-printed with painted braiding and now surface-printed to hypnotic effect.

“The wallpaper patterns we’re drawn to are very much a matter of personal taste,” says creative director Ruth Mottershead. “The stunning Aderyn design, which features beautifully drawn birds and trailing Magnolia and Peony flowers and dates back to 1770, is equally at home in both traditional and modern settings.” Speaking of modern, Little Greene is looking ahead: it offers a contribution from each roll sold to the National Trust’s ongoing conservation work.

(FROM LEFT) Spring Flowers—Garden. Bamboo Floral—Heat. Images courtesy of Little Greene
(FROM LEFT) Ormond St—Galette. Ditsy Block—Bombolone. Images courtesy of Little Greene
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