We are so thrilled to have become an official Osborne & Little stockist this month, not least because we get to sell gorgeous wallpaper from one of our favourite designers of all time (And Rockett St George customer!) Matthew Williamson, but also to bring a new dimension to our wallpaper collection. You only need to glance at Matthew Williamson’s Instagram account (and we recommend that you do!) to see that like us, travel has a huge influence on his collections. So, we have hand selected a number of his designs along with beautiful prints by Nina Campbell and our favourite designs from the Osborne & Little range to offer up a new variety of designer wallpapers, at a great price. What you get for your buck here is the most incredible artwork on your walls.
Elle Decoration asked Matthew to share his tips on mastering the art of excess in their April Great Big Decorating Hotlist. If you haven’t yet had a chance to grab the latest issue then pop it on your to do list – There are 46 inspiring ideas to kick start your creativity and solve your decorating dilemmas. Here is what Matthew said about playing with pattern in your home:
“Layer contrasting patterns or mix traditional and modern prints to make endless combinations. Instinct and impulse play big parts in pulling this off, but you can create order by using similar tones to link everything together.
Larger spaces can be overwhelming, but they give you the freedom to play with scale. This can make it easier to incorporate bigger items of furniture and introduce bolder shades and patterns.
Don’t be afraid to use colour. Start by injecting it subtly in the form of a painting or a vase, or try upholstering your old sofa in a bright fabric. I tend to favor a balanced mix of subdued chalky shades and pops of electric or neon hues. The key is understanding how you want to feel in your space and working with a palette that induces the right emotions.
Rich colours and intricate patterns often work well with period features. I love contrasting classic architecture with contemporary shades and prints.
There can be such a thing as overkill. Ultimately, though, your home is an expression of your taste, so the only thing that matters is that you can live happily within it, whatever the style.”
Elle Decoration, April 2015 Issue 272 The Decorating Issue. P.152 Decorating Hotlist.
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