I’m already a huge fan of Little Greene but then they launch their latest wallpaper range and I’m smitten all over again. As its name suggests Archive Trails is a fabulous celebration of floral trails wallpapers which have been drawn from a number of highly respected resources. Over the last decade Little Greene have established a tradition for sourcing authentic archive wallpaper designs and adapting their patterns and colours to 21st century living and this is their best interpretation yet.
Marrying designs from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries this colourful portfolio of seven wallpapers encapsulates the enduring popularity of trailing floral and bird motifs.
Wallpaper: Sakura – Yellow Lustre, £82.00 per roll
Natural Peacock chair, £795, Graham and Green. Dining table Two, £1775, Another Country. Side Bench Two, £735, Another Country. Stix Diner Armchair, £600, Archer and Co. Forest Green glass vase, £72, Graham and Green. White platter, £25, Habitat. For similar bowls, Habitat. Chandelier find similar at John Lewis. All other items: stylist’s own.
Wallpaper: Darwin – Provence, £131.00 per roll
Wallpaper: Vine – Bleu, £76.00 per roll
Bamboo light shade, £125, Graham and Green.
On shelf: Charcoal small jug, £16, Brickett Davda. Black pitcher, £58, Another Country. Crackle mug, £6 each, Crackle shallow bowl, £11, crackle side plate, £11, all Holly’s House. Taupe platter, £52, black sugar cups, £15.50 each, both Brickett Davda. Small black crackle bowls, £11, Holly’s House. Other item: stylist’s own.
On kitchen worktop: Garden terracotta and navy Medium bowl, £73, Garden platter in Charcoal and terracotta, £52, both Brickett Davda. Other items, stylists own.
Wallpaper: Paradise – Feather, £131.00 per roll
Green velvet Jumbo sofa, £2600, Archer and Co. Cushions from a selection at Archer and Co. Callas Mirror, £395. Orion Light, £895, both Graham and Green. All other items: stylist’s own.
Wallpaper: Stitch in Highland, £71.00 per roll
Humber Freestanding bath, £3570, Chessleton Floor Standing Bath and shower mixer £3090, both Drummonds. Gold Kartell Componibili Storage unit, £192, Graham and Green. Rattan mirror find similar at Graham and Green. Other items stylists own.
Wallpaper: Great Ormond St – Parchment, £82.00 per roll
Giogio writing Desk, £995, Graham and Green. Brass planter, £38.75, Holly’s House. Medium Lignum fold bowl, £42, Small Lignum fold bowl, £30, both Another Studio. Round green pleated vase, £30, Graham and Green. Other items: stylist’s own.
David Mottershead, MD of Little Greene enthuses: ‘At Little Greene we have established a tradition for unearthing document designs and breathing new life into them. Oversized florals coupled with exotic birds are traditional and yet very much on-trend right now. Working closely with a team of experts, we have been able to recreate archive fragments in a contemporary yet enduring way and have incorporated colours and scales to suit modern day interiors.’
Archive Trails will be launched in January at ‘Deco Off’ in Paris.