Surface View seem to be knocking it out of the park lately with every new edit that they release. And this latest Wistful edit is no exception. It’s a combination of melancholic romantic paintings of the Pre-Raphealite movement from the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, hand painted forest scenes from the National Galleries of Scotland, and dream-like landscape photography from their own Vintage Photography collection. Some of the imagery merely hints at the past with a feel of romantic decadence. While others go all out to take the voyeur to a specific time in the past. With its faded opulence and quiet style, the carefully curated imagery is reminiscent of cherished fairy-tales.
The Return of the Dove to the Ark by John Everett Millais, from the Ashmolean Museum collection, Wall Prints from £65.
The reproduction oil paintings instantly add a sense of timelessness to a decorative scheme. And a feeling of opulence. Designers often suggest that you don’t stick to any one era when decorating a room (it will age much better and still be on-trend for many more years) and these will definitely add a historical note. While the landscape wall murals are a great way to introduce nature and a feeling of calm.
Burning Leaves, Kensington Gardens from the National Media Museum collection, Mural from £65 per sq/m
A sensational way to add drama and atmosphere to a room, this edit can be customized onto a host of different surfaces, sizes and scales. Posters, birch ply prints, ceramic tiles, window film, cushions, lampshades, blinds and wall coverings are all possible. So select your favourite image and zoom in, slice up, blow out or repeat, to create the perfect piece that will instantly transform your space and turn it into your own unique escape.
The Day Dream by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from the V&A Collection, Textile Wall Hangings from £130
Wall Murals from £65 per sq m, Canvas Prints from £155, Birch Ply Prints from £185, Epic Posters from £65,Textile Wall Hangings from £130, Window Films from £100, Lampshades from £90, Ceramic Tiles from £540 per sq m.