Inspiration comes in many different ways. Occasionally it strikes with a bang, more often though it’s a culmination of things that contribute towards an idea. This season it was the latter – the 16th century Italian theatre movement Commedia del’arte, 18th century North Italian painted furniture, and the cupolas and domes of St Mark’s Basilica were all thrown into the mix. And with the Venice Carnival just a few weeks ago, the Italian theme feels perfectly fitting.
For this collection we’ve reinterpreted the Harlequin print in two wallpapers launching this week. We all know the Harlequin as the witty, roguish clown originally from Commedia del’arte but many a Shakespeare play too. Their early costumes were sewn together from fabric scraps and so, over time the diamond pattern became synonymous with them. The motif was then popularised in the mid 20th century when it first appeared on catwalks, and has continued to do so in many iterations ever since.
For our Quilted Harlequin design, we combined influence from 18th Century North Italian painted furniture with the Court Jester vibe for a quilt-like wallpaper with which to wrap your walls. Available in the orderly striped ‘Two Blues’ or the more random ‘Patchwork Rose’. We love it with the Scalloped Side Tables and trim (used as cornicing here) by Camilla Hampton Interiors.
Our simplified harlequin design, stripped back to its bare bones, featuring a surface print coloured diamond at each intersection. Available in ‘red’ or ‘green’, Diamond Trellis would make a fabulous backdrop for a gallery of pictures, and would sit well with a huge array of fabrics and prints.
These designs are now in stock. You can place orders and request samples via the website, but please don’t hesitate to EMAIL US HERE for any other queries.
Love, Vanessa & Alice x