February 2015

  1. DESIGN: INTERIOR DESIGN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCREEN

    DESIGN: INTERIOR DESIGN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCREEN

    Kensington Design is constantly working on making Interior Design accessible to all.  We have now proudly launched our online wallpaper calculator which takes into account the width, roll length and pattern repeat of your chosen wallpaper.  All you have to do is tell...
  2. Visit: Kensington Palace For Interior Inspiration

    Visit: Kensington Palace For Interior Inspiration

    Cole & Son Wallpaper Inspired By Kensington Palace (a gentle 10 minute stroll from our store!) Presented in seven appealing and accessible colourways, Dukes Damask takes its inspiration from the luxurious silk clad walls of both Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace...
  3. WATCH: MR SELFRIDGE ON A SUNDAY EVENING

    WATCH: MR SELFRIDGE ON A SUNDAY EVENING

    This ITV drama that has us glued to our projector on a Sunday evening (TVs for those of you that haven't caught up yet) - centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's...
  4. EAT: THE HAYMARKET HOTEL

    EAT: THE HAYMARKET HOTEL

    Cole & Son Wallpaper at the Haymarket Hotel Bold uniquely styled modern rooms in a boutique Georgian townhouse hotel, with a glamorous pool bar.  Country-house charm meets London sophistication at this centrally located boutique hotel right on Piccadilly Circus. Kit...
  5. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON COLLECTION - New Contemporary Two - designs originally created in the 1950's by artists defining the exciting post-war period

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON COLLECTION - New Contemporary Two - designs originally created in the 1950's by artists defining the exciting post-war period

    A bold collection featuring designs originally created in the 1950's by artists defining the exciting post-war period. Bright inspiring colours and the use of foils ensure Contemporary II is as 'cutting edge' today as the originals were in the 1950's...
  6. WALLPAPER: Cole & Son Collection - New Contemporary - These prints embody the glamorous 50s and 60s

    WALLPAPER: Cole & Son Collection - New Contemporary - These prints embody the glamorous 50s and 60s

    A collection of modern classics, including the stunning Flamingo, the flamboyant Orchid and the ever-popular Cow Parsley. These prints embody the glamorous 50s and 60s in which they were originally created. MALABAR The Cole & Son Malabar wallpaper is a...
  7. Wallpaper: Cole & Son - The Murals collection consists of large scale wallpaper designs.

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son - The Murals collection consists of large scale wallpaper designs.

    VENICE Inspired by the flowing canals of Venice, this large scale black and white wallpaper design is sold in repeats of 185cm and 136cm wide. RIFLESSO Wallpaper from the collection Murals in the colour White, Black and pattern Large scale...
  8. Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection -  Geometric - contemporary designs influenced by intricate patterns and vivid graphics

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Geometric - contemporary designs influenced by intricate patterns and vivid graphics

    The Geometric Collection is a selection of contemporary designs influenced by intricate patterns and vivid graphics. This modern collection utilises clean edges, clever repeats and trompe l’oeil effects, reviving the mood of the 60’s with its ‘Op Art’ geometry and explorations...
  9. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON COLLECTION Frontier depicts an era of travel, colonialism, and the Far East.

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON COLLECTION Frontier depicts an era of travel, colonialism, and the Far East.

    The Frontier collection depicts an era of travel, colonialism, and the Far East. The collection’s 12 designs have been sourced from Cole & Son’s archive, which dates back more than 300 years; many of the designs have not been in...
  10. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON FOUNDATION COLLECTION - influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON FOUNDATION COLLECTION - influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces

    The Foundation collection is influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces. Materials such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide inspiration for the collection. The designs are a fusion of new ideas and prints from the extensive Cole &...
  11. Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Fornasetti I - fine drawings in the archive of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Fornasetti I - fine drawings in the archive of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)

    The Fornasetti collection consists of 14 designs selected from fine drawings in the archive of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988). These wallpapers incorporate elements from the Fornasetti archives used to make stunning large scale designs in a palette of useable colours ranging...
  12. Wallpaper: Cole & Son - Festival Stripes inspired by the marquees, racing colours and blazers

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son - Festival Stripes inspired by the marquees, racing colours and blazers

    A tribute to great British days out, Festival Stripes is inspired by the marquees, racing colours and blazers found at the most quintessentially British festivals. Working well in both contemporary and classic settings this collection sets the standard for sophisticated...
  13. Wallpaper: Cole & Son - Collection of flowers

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son - Collection of flowers

    Rich and intricate floral designs from the Cole & Son archive have been adapted with the aid of 21st century printing technology to produce an Art Nouveau inspired collection imbued with rich colours and delicate details. HUMMING BIRDS A romantic...
  14. Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Caledonia

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Caledonia

    A range of subtly textured wallcoverings suitable for both residential and contract use. Featuring a range of heathery, neutral toned hues, Caledonia provides a smart and durable alternative to conventional wallpaper. Comprising grass cloths, jutes, sisal and woven paper, these...
  15. Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Banbury - encompasses elements of classical design

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Banbury - encompasses elements of classical design

    The Banbury collection, based on traditional archive patterns encompasses elements of classical design such as trellises and flowers whilst adopting a contemporary twist with the use of a fresh colour palette OAK LEAF Printed in a range of colours including...
  16. Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Archive Traditional

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son Collection - Archive Traditional

    The Archive Traditional collection has been drawn from the wonderful resource of the Cole & Son archives. These 12 designs and one texture incorporate not only patterns that are well known, but also some that have not seen the light...
  17. WALLPAPER: Cole & Son Collection - Albemarle - named after an infamous bohemian London private members club

    WALLPAPER: Cole & Son Collection - Albemarle - named after an infamous bohemian London private members club

    Embrace romanticism with Albemarle, a sumptuous collection of damask prints named after an infamous bohemian London private members club opened in 1874, the collection evokes the glamorous and poetic era of the 18th & 19th centuries. Each of the nine...
  18. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON PRESENTS ARCHIVE ANTHOLOGY

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON PRESENTS ARCHIVE ANTHOLOGY

    Archive Anthology brings together a selection of Cole & Son’s most popular and well-known classic wallpapers, whilst also introducing several designs from their extensive archives. Combining surface and flexographic printing techniques, this anthology revisits old favourites including Hummingbirds, Madras Violet...
  19. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES

    Royal Warrant holder Cole & Son cements its longstanding relationship with Historic Royal Palaces through this majestic wallpaper collection. The collaboration between Cole & Son and Historic Royal Palaces offers a stylish and contemporary take on five grand royal residences...
  20. WALLPAPER: COLE & SON FORNASETTI II COLLECTION

    WALLPAPER: COLE & SON FORNASETTI II COLLECTION

    Comprising fifteen designs, Cole & Son’s new collection follows the success of the first Fornasetti range, launched in 2008, delivering a repertoire of magical themes within a collection of designs that are at once iconic and covetable. Fornasetti II takes...
  21. WALLPAPER: ‘CONTEMPORARY RESTYLED’ COLLECTION EXPANDS & REVITALISES COLE & SON’S MOST POPULAR PRINTS

    WALLPAPER: ‘CONTEMPORARY RESTYLED’ COLLECTION EXPANDS & REVITALISES COLE & SON’S MOST POPULAR PRINTS

    Lovers of Cole & Son’s Contemporary Collections can enjoy a fresh take on iconic designs with the launch of Contemporary Restyled. The eagerly awaited collection celebrates a selection of patterns that are the heart and soul of the British wallpaper company...
  22. FUN: Which animal are you and what does it mean?

    FUN: Which animal are you and what does it mean?

    Happy New Year! Well, Happy Chinese New Year that is. Yes, today is the start of the Chinese year, which is the year of the GOAT (although there is some dispute over this). Why today? The Chinese celebrate their New...
  23. COVER: YOUR WALLS IN CHINESE TOILE

    COVER: YOUR WALLS IN CHINESE TOILE

    Taken from the Cole & Son Archive Anthology Collection. Given the Chinese New Year - now is the perfect time to share with you this wonderful Chinese Toile. An early Cole & Son print, has been given a fresh take...
  24. LIGHT: GET YOUR DRAGON BOAT MATCHES READY

    LIGHT: GET YOUR DRAGON BOAT MATCHES READY

    Get your self a pack of stylish Dragon Boat Luxury Matches to prepare yourself for the lantern festival which will fall on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese New Year - which this year will be Thursday...
  25. VISIT: CHINA TOWN & CHINESE NEW YEAR

    VISIT: CHINA TOWN & CHINESE NEW YEAR

    The Chinese New Year starts today, bringing a weekend of lantern parades, feasts and parties to mark the year of the "horned animal" - sited by some as a goat and by others as a sheep or ram (in China...
  26. Wallpaper: Cole & Son ... February Folie

    Wallpaper: Cole & Son ... February Folie

    A collection of stately and elegant designs based on eighteenth and nineteenth century French gardens. Taking inspiration from the statues, follies, menageries and architecture found within these grand landscapes conceived by the nobility in order to enjoy nature and the great...
  27. INSPIRATION: RUG MANIA

    INSPIRATION: RUG MANIA

    Some of our favourite rug images from the our new collection to get your creative minds thinking! In our collection there are two types available: Indoor/ Outdoor rugs A rug for all seasons! Made of superheroic polypropylene, our indoor/outdoor area...
  28. INTERIORS: DESIGN TIPS FROM THIS MONTHS ELLE DECORATION

    INTERIORS: DESIGN TIPS FROM THIS MONTHS ELLE DECORATION

    In case you didn't receive February's issue of Elle Decoration we thought we'd share this article with you.  Featured were the American Brand Dash & Albert for their wonderful and affordable rug range. Article Extract: "Dash & Albert's rugs blend style...
  29. STYLE INSPIRATION: Yves Saint Laurent- Villa Oasis in Marrakech-1980

    STYLE INSPIRATION: Yves Saint Laurent- Villa Oasis in Marrakech-1980

    "Fashions fade - style is eternal", said the legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent, pictured in his exotic Marrakesh garden in this image taken in the '80s by Horst, the equally legendary photographer. We've decided on a rug theme for our...
  30. EXHIBITION: SAATCHI GALLERY - Sloane Square

    EXHIBITION: SAATCHI GALLERY - Sloane Square

    What: POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST Where: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY When: Until  3 March 2015 - 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5:30pm In a nutshell:  The exhibition examines why of all the...

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