15 Feb The power of wallpaper
Andrew Martin, a brilliant source of inspirational and inventive fabric, furniture and wallpaper has launched as part of his collection with Kit Kemp, a stunning scenic mural wallpaper depicting a mythical and romantic landscape. Panoramic wallpaper used to create murals such as this normally cost a small fortune, but this pair of panels offers a more achievable option with a wonderful aged painterly feel that makes it look as though it is painted on the wall.
The joy of multi-panelled wallpaper (where you place 2 or more different panels side by side to create the picture), is the opportunities it offers the design. In this great example you can find a giant snail sliming its way up a tree or a spotted creature leaping with a branch in its mouth. This wallpaper has been used to magnificent effect in the dining room of Kit Kemp’s Whitby Hotel in New York as well as the honeymoon suite at the Limewood Hotel in Hampshire. Kit Kemp is one of the most inspirational figures in interior design and the creative force behind not only the Whitby, but also London’s Ham Yard Hotel, Haymarket Hotel and Soho Hotel.
2 panels, 1.4m wide, £378 from andrewmartin.co.uk.