From Eastbourne

to New York!

Richard our resident decorating expert and super experienced decorator Dean have just arrived back from the Big Apple where they've been helping get the Wallpaperdirect stand and entrance hall ready for the Architectural Digest's annual Design show. The USA team (from our Tennessee office) were busy inspiring visitors with their love and knowledge of all things wallpaper! It's a huge exhibition with the world's leading brands and top design talent showing their latest designs and creations. 

The entrance hall needed 30 rolls of wallpaper hanging (no mean feat) and you must admit it looked super smart!

Question: Can you guess the brand and wallpaper design that was chosen for the entrance? Answer under the photos…

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Answer: The brand is Cole & Son and the design is Topiary from the latest collection called Botanical 'Botanica' 

Did you get it correct or will you have to study our website just that little bit more!

New Year, New wave

After a busy few weeks checking out some fabulous new collections at the trade shows in Frankfurt, Paris and London I'm excited to share some of our trend forecasts for the coming year. We've chosen some exceptional patterns and prints to excite and inspire your walls for the seasons ahead.

Starting with…

TEXTURE 
Textured vinyl wallpapers are very modern, versatile and provide an interesting and stylish backdrop with finishes from natural wicker, grasscloths, terrazzo marbling to faux fur and warm woods. The natural colour schemes make for a tranquil atmosphere.

GREENERY
Not surprisingly green is still very much a colour on the radar. Positive and relaxing, easy to live with and so versatile too from the softest of peppermint to the deepest, darkest forest. A calming shade for any room in the house (not just for walls - try painting the woodwork too). Add your own plantation of leafy foliage, great for air purifying as well as stylishly on trend.

BOHEMIAN SPIRIT
For the relaxed, non conformist who also likes maximalist interiors. Rich colours, reds and purples, add some oriental hot pinks, fringes, floor cushions, rugs, brass lanterns... Get the picture!

BOLD & BLOUSY
An oversized wallpaper design, such as big and blousy florals create a statement 'boutique hotel' inspired interior that's both fun and extrovert.

IN THE PINK
We're all loving the colour pink in all it's guises from ballerina, nude, salmon, to retro Barbie. Choose rose pink for a calming influence to wherever it sits. Not just for girls either!

TROPICAL HEAT
Still hot to trot is the tropical trend  - it's here to stay for a while longer. Oversized palms, cheese plants, jungle prints, cacti, succulents, popping yellows and oranges-fiesta fun from dawn 'til dusk!

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It's going to be another exciting year at wallpaperdirect. We're always delighted to see your new schemes so don't forget to stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.