National Trust and Little Greene are continuing with their successful collaboration, launching a new collection of wallpapers entitled National Trust Papers III.
The range features eight historic wallpaper designs adapted and recoloured for use within the modern interior.
Comprising 45 colourways, the collection represents over 200 years of decoration. Each design has been created from original source material found at three of the National Trust’s historic houses – Oxburgh Hall and Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk and Newark Park in Gloucestershire – with the addition of one design that has been recoloured and revived from the Little Greene archive.
Employing traditional methods of printing that have remained unchanged for over 100 years, the collection comprises an array of hand-painted birds, stylised florals and scrolling trails, as well as a traditional ‘Toile de Jouy’.
The National Trust Papers III collection offers a new approach to pattern colouration within the Little Greene collections, reinterpreting the colour drenching paint trend that has led to enveloping, intimate interiors, with many of the wallpapers featuring bold tonal colourways. The designs include ‘Poppy Trail’ in shades of Masquerade pink, and ‘Hoja’ in four colourways, including Hellebore and Air Force Blue.
A contribution from the sale of every roll of Little Greene wallpaper is made in support of the National Trust’s important work.
“Our collaboration with the National Trust allows us to uncover incredible designs and colours that can be shared with the nation through new wallpaper and paint collections,” commented Ruth Mottershead, creative director at Little Greene. “The contributions made from the sale of every roll of National Trust wallpaper and each tin of paint goes towards supporting the National Trust’s conservation work, to ensure the nation’s historic houses, gardens and landscapes can be enjoyed for years to come.”
Becky Stanford, brand licensing manager at the National Trust, continued: “It is thrilling to see how the places in our care continue to inspire our visitors, but also contemporary interior design with the creations of new collections in conjunction with Little Greene. However, our enduring relationship goes beyond the creation of wonderful wallpaper and paint collections.
“In addition, Little Greene undertakes research into our original wallcoverings, designs and colourways, allowing us to learn more about the collections in our care.”