Barneby Gates

wallpaper

All Star wallpaper by Barneby Gates – candy

All Star wallpaper by Barneby Gates – gunmetal

Artichoke Thistle wallpaper by Barneby Gates – spring green

Artichoke Thistle wallpaper by Barneby Gates – teal

Chess wallpaper by Barneby Gates – burgundy

Chess wallpaper by Barneby Gates – stone

Chevron wallpaper by Barneby Gates – grey

Chevron wallpaper by Barneby Gates – ink blue

Heraldic Lion wallpaper by Barneby Gates – stone

Heraldic Lion wallpaper by Barneby Gates – wedgwood blue

Honey Bees wallpaper by Barneby Gates – gold on charcoal

Honey Bees wallpaper by Barneby Gates – rose on stone

Jigsaw Stripe wallpaper by Barneby Gates – green

Jigsaw Stripe wallpaper by Barneby Gates – pink

Marrakech Palm wallpaper by Barneby Gates – midnight blue

Marrakech Palm wallpaper by Barneby Gates – soft gold

Peacock wallpaper by Barneby Gates – grey

Peacock wallpaper by Barneby Gates – teal

Pheasants wallpaper by Barneby Gates – Camo Green

Pheasants wallpaper by Barneby Gates – Pink on Cream

Pineapple wallpaper by Barneby Gates – charcoal

Pineapple wallpaper by Barneby Gates – red and pink

Star Tile wallpaper by Barneby Gates – pink

Star Tile wallpaper by Barneby Gates – sage

Watermelon wallpaper by Barneby Gates – charcoal

Watermelon wallpaper by Barneby Gates – pink and green

fabric

All Star fabric by Barneby Gates – candy

All Star fabric by Barneby Gates – gunmetal

Butterflies fabric by Barneby Gates – ice blue

Butterflies fabric by Barneby Gates – raspberry

Chevron fabric by Barneby Gates – Grey

Chevron fabric by Barneby Gates – Ink Blue

Honey Bees fabric by Barneby Gates – Charcoal

Honey Bees fabric by Barneby Gates – Gold

Honey Bees fabric by Barneby Gates – Rose

Pheasants fabric by Barneby Gates – Camo Green

Pheasants fabric by Barneby Gates – charcoal on natural

Pheasants fabric by Barneby Gates – pink on cream

Pheasants fabric by Barneby Gates – pink on natural

Vanessa Barneby and Alice Gates have cornered the market in country cool and boast a client list that includes rock stars and royalty. Pooling their experience in both fine art and magazines, they hand-draw designs and use traditional printing techniques to produce brilliantly original wallpapers and fabrics with a quirky contemporary twist that have been featured in publications such as Vogue, Tatler and The Saturday Times Magazine. Everything is made in the UK.

Ex Vogue Living Editor, Vanessa Barneby graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999 and went on to study decorative painting, trompe l’oeil and restoration at Hampstead Decorative Arts in London. Her passion for furniture, textiles and print led to a position as an interiors stylist at House & Garden for 5 years.

A fellow Edinburgh graduate, Alice Gates went on to study figurative painting overseas before achieving a Masters in Fine Art at The City & Guilds of London Art School.  Her vivid, often narrative paintings, rooted in fashion illustration, have been exhibited worldwide and featured in numerous publications. She has also collaborated with the fashion label Libelula, designing prints for their ready-to-wear collections.

Working from a converted barn in the Wiltshire countryside, Alice and Vanessa take inspiration from everything around them, from birds and bugs, foxes and pheasants, to stars and pineapples.  There is often an element of surprise about their designs, classic ideas given a contemporary twist, often with a touch of humour designed to make you look twice.  Purposefully not influenced by trends, they want their wallpapers and fabrics to stand the test of time.

One of the techniques used for their wallpapers is surface printing, a mechanised form of block printing, which uses thicker inks than most printing processes to give a lovely hand-painted feel. They also use gravure, which allows a fine level of detail that’s photographic in quality, and flexographic printing that’s much like surface printing but uses less ink to get a crisper finish with more detail.  British designed and British made, all their papers are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified, which promotes sustainable forest management from well-managed sources. The fabric is printed near Carlisle in Cumbria and the wallpaper at one of the few remaining print works in the Midlands.

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