Golly, have you heard they are having Olympics in London? Or, as they say, are you living on another planet now? Just before the big games started, I received an email from the nice PR team at Graham & Brown with several new Londoninum paint and wallpaper designs launched in synch with the Olympics and with the recent Jubilee. And wouldn’t you know: They are retro retro and more retro! Of course, I am so about the wallpaper. So, the email inspired me to dig a little deeper in Graham & Brown’s wallpaper lineup, and yes, there are a bundle more vintage-style wallpaper designs in their collection to love. Note: These are available in the U.S., too!
There are two wallpapers in the Londonium collection, and the company explains their design concept:
Capturing the excitement of this dynamic city, the Londinium design features an illustrative cityscape of London’s best-known architectural landmarks, showcasing its vibrancy and ocular magnificence. [The first two images, above]: Jubilee, which Graham & Brown describes as, “Elegant 1950s British fashion with a modern, light twist.”
Londinium Wallpaper – An exquisite graphic design of the eternal city
Next up, I found five wallpapers from their Hemingway Vintage Collection that were just wonderful:
Deco Diamond: Enamel Green- Inspired by the 1930’s glamour, this art-deco pattern takes its cue from the decade’s emerald onyx ornaments and enamel kitchenware.>
Loopy Lines: Rock-A-Billy Blue – Free-flowing and fancy free inspired by the 60’s modernist movement.
Do the Stretch: Mean Mustard Cult - Embracing the 70’s decade of space odyssey, comes “Do the Stretch,” with a bold design and groovy colors.
Grid: Rock in Mink – Combines 1950’s graphic print influences with a watercolor palette of soft gray, coral and buttermilk in a fun retro print that was inspired by the classic British caff table tops of the era.
Duchessa: Pink & Yellow – Elegant floral trail, contrasts matt florals and metallic highlights with contemporary colors, for a stylish sophisticated look.
Next, two fun designs from the Contour Collection…
Housewives – This playful design captures the glamour of the 1950’s and pays homage to the fashion of the time, featuring hand drawn ladies.
Making a Crockery – Stunning metallic highlights and lustrous pattern infils from days gone by create a modern statement wallpaper.
Trippy: Orange – Seventies inspired wallpaper from the Superfresco Easy Collection.
And, Perle – A delicate mini-geometric design from the Superfresco Easy Collection, Inference