Little Greene has revealed its latest wallpaper book in collaboration with conservation charity, the National Trust.
National Trust Papers II is an eclectic collection of contemporary designs based on original patterns from the National Trust’s historic houses.
Little Greene has been working with the National Trust since January 2018. The inaugural paint collaboration – Green – was followed by the National Trust Papers wallpaper collection and, most recently, by the Stone collection of 36 paints, 11 of which with a noteworthy origin in a National Trust property.
National Trust Papers II comprises 42 colourways across seven designs; the collection is a celebration of enduring design, with the origins of these contemporary wallpapers spanning over 400 years of historic decoration.
Each wallpaper in the collection has been redrawn and recoloured, while respectfully acknowledging the traditional methods and materials from which they were originally crafted. Design elements are taken from Georgian and Victorian block-printed papers and also from older, decorative objects including a leather wall-hanging and a 15th century tapestry.
Patterns include Massingberd Blossom (pictured) from Gunby Hall in Lincolnshire and the botanical Millefleur inspired by a conserved tapestry at Montacute House.
“We are immensely privileged to have access to the National Trust’s incredible portfolio of properties, that are so beautifully looked after and treasured by the Trust on behalf of the nation,” commented Ruth Mottershead, marketing director at Little Greene. “With the National Trust properties each containing such diverse decoration, creating a collection that encompasses the wide-ranging styles found in these historically significant interiors is a real joy.”
Clare Brown, head of brand licensing and retailer development at the National Trust, added: “Little Greene really understands and respects the decorative arts and designs that can be found within the National Trust’s historic houses, which is why we are delighted to be collaborating with them on a second wallpaper collection.”
A contribution from the sale of every roll of Little Greene wallpaper will be made in support of the National Trust’s conservation work.