The brainchild of brother and sister partnership, James and Abigail Watson, 1838 Wallcoverings is one of only a handful of traditional wallpaper manufacturers left in the world. With more than four generations of experience in the time-honoured craft of surface printing, the company provides a unique range of high quality wallpapers, all manufactured at its factory in Lancashire, an area with a proud heritage of wallpaper printing.
The expert team at 1838 embraces everything about the artisan skill of surface printing, which creates a beautiful hand-painted effect using chalky, water-based, opaque inks. Of all the company’s collections, Avington and Rosemore perhaps draw most inspiration from its archives, which began with James and Abigail’s great grandfather many years ago.
The designs are given new life with fresh, contemporary colourways which experiment with scale and texture, bringing a metallic look to the final product. The Rosemore range offers beautiful botanical designs, florals and woodland-inspired patterns, as stunning silhouettes combine with textural prints for a wallpaper which celebrates all aspects of classic English country gardens.
Contrastingly, the Avington collection draws inspiration from English stately homes, with rich gold tones, soft earthy hues, warm neutrals and striking blues. The seven exquisite prints in this range incorporate matt and shine techniques to add instant drama to any room.
And though they appear fine and delicate, every 1838 product is made to last. The wallpapers are non-woven, which makes them easy to hang and simple to strip from walls, while all 1838 inks and papers are sourced in an environmentally friendly way.
This month, Period Ideas has teamed up with 1838 Wallcoverings to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £1,000 to spend on the Rosemore and Avington ranges at 1838 Wallcoverings. To explore the full range of designs, styles, and colourways visit 1838wallcoverings.com, or call 01254 397 631 for more information.
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