As part of London Design Week 2017 (sorry I will stop talking about it soon, promise!) I visited the wonderful Graham and Brown's House of Wallpaper to swoon over all things pattern, print and colour. I was a bit naive to think this was going to be all pattern and print; the team at Graham and Brown put so much thought and effort into the installation I came out having learnt so much, and now have a far greater appreciation of the stages these beautiful designs go through before the roles of wallpaper are ready to be consumed on our walls!
The house that Graham and Brown took over was just so beautifully decorated. There was wallpaper and flowers (two of my favourite things!) everywhere. The stairs were wallpapered with some utterly gorgeous Graham and Brown patterns and looks so effective leading up to the installation rooms.
The first room was the one that got my inquisitive nature, it was a look into how the wallpaper is created and the different design stages it has to go through; from the first sketch to how the wallpaper design is layered up it was fascinating to see how these rolls of wallpaper are created.
I loved looking through their archived pieces which they had on show, one from 1892 and another from 1978 both of which would look stunning in any home right about now... which just shows trends come around and we are never really doing anything new, it is just we have a more contemporary way to style!
The Graham and Brown mood boards were so inspiring, seeing where their influences had come from and how eclectic everything was kind of refreshing. Mood boards tend to be so neat and tidy and Instagram friendly now a days, it was great to see that their mood boards were more like mine, a bit of this and a bit of that to create a fabulous look!
I also wasn't aware of the selection of paints and soft furnishings that Graham and Brown had on offer! The colour pallets were ever so beautiful and I particularly loved their paint wall colour of the year, Penelope - not one to break my mould, its a gorgeous blush that was picked as it goes so well with their 2017 wallpaper of the year: Pierre Pink Wallpaper which looked incredibly fun on this black cab!
Finally one of my favourite installations in the House of Wallpaper was the infinity wallpaper room, with mirrors and the gorgeous STROMA Origami wallpaper on the ceiling, on the walls and on the floor - so fun! (Excuse the snapchat filter - it had been an early start!)
I had such a great time learning more about the art of wallpaper creation and swooning over the fabulous wallpaper patterns! The Installation is still open until 4th October - so if you are in Soho make sure you pop in to