My English Wallpaper Obsession: The Latest From Barneby Gates

(Fox & Hen in Brick by Barneby Gates)This image above speaks to me on so many levels. Admittedly, it appeals to my shameless Anglophilia; to my love for the sleek, sporty-chic look of equestrian fashion (see: shameless Anglophilia); and to my appreciation for a well-propped vignette. But most of all, this photo captures one of my all-time design passions: the gorgeous wallpaper from Barneby Gates.

(Fox & Hen in Brick; Fox & Hen in Charcoal on Parchment)

In what should come as a surprise to no one, the company is based in the UK and is the brainchild of stylist Vanessa Bartleby (British Vogue's former Living Editor) and amazing illustrator Alice Gates. I swear, everything these women touch turns to visual gold. 

(Coral in Charcoal/Gold)

The intrinsic glamour and the clever take on traditional English motifs are what capture my imagination. It's like a drawing room worthy of Elizabeth Bennet walked into the Cotswolds country house of Kate Moss. These two papers—Fox & Hen and Coral—are the latest offerings, but next month Barneby Gates debuts its fabrics collection at London design show Decorex International. I'm already redecorating in my head.

(Coral in Pale Grey/Silver. Source: Barneby Gates)

I'm the former Executive Editor of Lonny.
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