(Photos courtesy of Graham & Brown)How do you up the ante when you're a known leader in the wallpaper industry and you've already established a reputation for some of the most creative treatments out there? If you're the British company Graham & Brown, you collaborate with one of the best museums in the world, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to create a colorful, graphic line to add to your anthology.
Inspired by decorative art in the museum's holdings, the Victoria and Albert collection's eight pieces reinterpret design from the early 1800s to the 1950s, adapting the scale and detail to bring them up to date. Some of our favorite patterns include the Duck Egg Chinoiserie—a peony design reproduced from an early 19th-century fragment of hand-painted wallpaper found in Canton, China—and Voysey (above), a linear riff on an original drawing by celebrated Arts & Crafts designer C.F.A . Voysey.
Elsewhere in the collection, papers feature metallic finishes and bright colors such as jade, yellow, and emerald. We're totally smitten—every editor here at the Lonny office has a different favorite. After all, who wouldn't want museum-worthy wallpapers in their home?