Over the last decade, Little Greene has established a tradition for sourcing authentic archive wallpaper designs and cleverly adapting their patterns and colours to suit 21st Century living. As its name suggests, the tenth collection, ‘Archive Trails’, is a joyful celebration of floral trail wallpapers, which have been drawn from a number of highly respected resources including English Heritage, Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery and historical documents from France. Marrying designs from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries, this harmonious portfolio of seven wallpapers, in multiple colourways, encapsulates the enduring popularity of trailing floral and bird motifs in surface design.
‘Archive Trails’ champions both the discovery and subsequent rediscovery of flamboyant floral wallpaper patterns.
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 2016 at ‘Déco Off’ in Paris;
‘Archive Trails’ will be available nationally and internationally through Little Greene’s network of distributors, as well as via mail and phone order and online at www.littlegreene.com