Decorating & Design

September 29, 2009

New Wallpaper

photo: new Vivienne Westwood wallpaper from Cole & Son

Vivienne Westwood + Cole & Son = maybe the freshest wallpaper I’ve seen in a year.

I was thinking I had seen it all when it came to wallpaper (damask print anyone? ? still very lovely, but yawn), and then along came this new collection: a bit punk, a bit Brit, but mostly just plain cool.

photo: Westwood’s iconic Squiggle print

In particular, I love Westwood’s iconic Squiggle print, inspired by her Autumn-Winter 1981/1982 Pirate collection. Can’t decide which colourway I like best ? but the blue/green is pretty smart.

photo: Tartan paper by Vivienne Westwood

The Tartan paper is another of my favourites ? maybe it’s the fall weather ? and fashion philes will love that Westwood has printed this tartan on the bias to give it a new look.

photo: Vivienne’s Lace done by hand

Vivienne’s Lace was penned by Westwood herself and she has incorporated her signature in this hand-drawn rendering of lace.

Cole & Son is available at Kravet in Toronto.

For more on shopping for wallpaper, preparing walls and types of wallpaper, see our Wallpaper Guide.

Photo credits:
Cole & Son, Squiggle
Cole & Son, Tartan
Cole & Son, Vivienne’s Lace