Four Geometric Wallpaper Looks this Spring

It is that time of the year where I always start to think about new interior looks. It could be a simple as changing a  feature wall to alter the way your interiors feel. Spring is about lighter days and more sunshine and I have chosen four popular geometric wallpapers that will inject some brights into your residential or commercial space this year! Any of our wallpapers can be tailored to suit your interior scheme, this may be changing colourways/patternways.  Our four top picks for spring are Jazz Tartan, Rocco Red, Fold Yellow and Tropic. So on trend and soooo Spring!

OBRAPIA STYLING - S/S 17 WALLPAPER TRENDS

We are loving our new Obrapia wallpaper from the Mix 'n' Match 17 collection, inspired by cuban vibes. Stuck on styling ideas? Well not to worry as we have selected a few products to help you get started designing your new interior space for Spring/Summer 2017! 

Paste the Obrapia wallpaper as feature on as many walls as you wish, to compliment visit Little Greene to select a beautiful paint colour in 'Chemise'. Soft and tactile furnishings compliment the wallpaper so we have chosen the 'Blade in Heather' rug from Floor Story and the 'Margot' two seater sofa in peacock blue velvet from Made.com. The 'Collins Floor Lamp' in Evergreen provides a punch of contrasting colour from Made.com. Finish the look with gold accessories within soft furnishings and artworks.

There are two other patterns within the Mix 'n' Match 17 collection, La Habana and Trindad. Mix up with the extra patterns cutting and pasting, landscape or portrait! We are happy to help you with any combination styles, please get in touch.

LDF 2016

We were delighted to work with 100% Design and Forster Inc this year for London Design Festival. We got to share a sneak peak into our latest Mix n Match 17 wallpaper collection which will be coming soon. Our collaboration with Forster Inc brought together an Interiors Consultancy and Surface Pattern Design Studio working together to create a beautiful installation of our varied range of wallpapers. Please visit the studio to see the installation which will be up for 3 months. They are based on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch.

PATTERN POETRY WITH BLIK | HOMEGOODS SURFACE COLLABORATION

Our latest collaboration is with the super cool BLIK based in LA. We have teamed to create a new range of super cool home goods. Pulling patterns like Sparkle Black, Jazz Tartan and Fold Green from our 2016 KG Basics wallpaper line, our fashionable totes, pillows and shower curtains combine pretty pastels and neutrals with striking geometrics.

 

CHILDS PLAY 2016

Colourful, playful and geometrical in style, my wallpapers have become widely used for new nuseries and playrooms. Working in conjunction with House Beautiful Magazine at the Ideal Home Show 2015 my 'Jewel' wallpaper was used to style up a playroom which has given my customers ideas of ways to use my wallpapers for a magical children's room. I recently designed a new Twin's nursery in Miami, which was a real joy to work on. This playroom utilised my 'Tropic' wallpaper and I designed additional complimenting bespoke rolls, photos to follow soon. Up and coming children's projects include a playroom in The Hamptons, New York and a nursery refit in Holland. Keep your eyes on projects section for photos and information.

GO BESPOKE

Bespoke projects are my favourite, whether that be designing patterns for products such as home accessories or fashion or creating a bespoke wallpaper for a client.

Recently I completed a fantastic creative bespoke wallpaper project for a Centre Process Innovation (CPI). I was approached to design a bespoke wallpaper that reflects the theme of the company - biology and science - how could I make this super cool?!
I wanted to write this blog post to highlight the process of working on a very unique wallpaper project from start to finish.

1. Design meeting to discuss initial ideas, themes and budget. The team at CPI left the initial stages very open ended. I worked closed with the Interior Architect whom provided plans and measurements of each area so I could make a start on this 6 week project.

2. I visited the science labs to soak up some inspiration for a starting point. Observing colour choices which had not been fully discussed at this stage and whether CPI wanted a more corporate or cool feel? 

3. From my collection of photos I started to interpret my own designs. As the spaces I was designing for were huge I worked on wide width wallpaper. For an appropriate amount of coverage to ensure a variation without to much repetition I designed three rolls, overall 30m of varied pattern.

CPI Logo manipulation

CPI Logo manipulation

Creating diagrams in illustrator which capture and reflect the theme of CPI. Certain aspects of the design are visually reflective of the diagrams the engineers use in the labs. The team at CPI requested perfection with the diagrams used. 

Creating diagrams in illustrator which capture and reflect the theme of CPI. Certain aspects of the design are visually reflective of the diagrams the engineers use in the labs. The team at CPI requested perfection with the diagrams used. 

4. Design meeting to present first draft to the team and note feedback and alterations. The first draft was very creative and included aspects bright popping colour. From this point is was decided the designs were spot on and the colours needed to muted to the corporate colours that range from a blue to grey for CPI. I added aspects of oranges, pinks and yellows subtly. The furniture upholstery had speckles of bright colours which we wanted to reflect in the design. 

First draft, each panel is 1.4m by 500cm long, very large!

First draft, each panel is 1.4m by 500cm long, very large!

Fabric Swatches 

Fabric Swatches 

Colour Swatches

Colour Swatches

5. The team at CPI decided later in the project the colours had to reflect the corporate theme of the company. Amendments and finalising designs back and forth, this is the final draft.

Final Draft

Final Draft

6. I worked on-site to help with installation making sure each panel was placed in the correct area. To see more photos of the project please visit here.

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FEATURE YOUR WALLS

Are you thinking of sprucing up your interiors this year? Why not dare to go different with a unique feature wall for your living room, bedroom or any other interior space in your house.
I have created some cool features around my home which add a different feel and identity to each space. I am constantly changing my spaces as I am always collecting new finds from travels which ignite new themes! 
Over the years it has been fantastic seeing how clients have transformed their homes with our designs. Some have applied single strips, some paired the papers with paint, landscape or portrait. I often have customers come to me for something more unique, designing a bespoke wallpaper. Recently I have worked with a lovely customer in Miami decorating their new nursery. Half of the large space is decorated with my Tropic wallpaper and the other half I designed a complimentary paper which was much more subtle. Pictures will follow soon!
I am loving my new collection KG BASICS 2016 . I wanted to create a subtle collection that works as a repeat creating stunning feature walls for all residential and commercial spaces. The most beautiful combinations work pairing patterns from all ranges, if you dare!

Me and my wonderful team are always on hand to help you with a feature wall or any other queries! Check out an example daring feature wall below, I have paired with some beautiful accessories which I adore.


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WELCOME HOME

Hello,

Welcome to our new home, new collection and the new year! We are sooooo looking forward to the opportunities we are involved in for 2016.

To celebrate the New Year we have been working hard to build a new easy to navigate website to house our beautiful projects, collaborations and wallpapers. Hope you love it as much as we do!

Complimenting the new website, inspired by our travels to the decadent Marrakech we designed a new collection of 12 new wallpapers, which capture the hidden pattern beauty of the Riads, Souks, Medina life and the Majorelle Gardens, KG BASICS 2016. Apply as stunning repeats or dare to mix and match with our existing collections to create a decadent super cool feature wall for your interiors this year!

Relax, chill and take a browse round our new home:-)

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2016 and look forward to working with new and existing customers.