Cole & Son press release
Leading British wallpaper creators Cole & Son are delighted to present the Botanical ~Botanica~ collection, a selection of 15 original hand crafted wallpapers bringing the beguiling beauty and colourful charm of nature into the home, available from September 2018.
A seasonal exploration of the English landscape – from the captivating beauty of cultivated gardens, to the enchanting allure of rolling meadows and wild woodlands, Botanical ~Botanica~ studies the magnificent transformation of nature throughout the seasons. Capturing much-loved blooms including the headily perfumed perennials Lilac and Wisteria, native beauties Sweet Pea, Bluebell and Rose, and the delicate foliage of Fern and Maidenhair, the collection celebrates the remarkable diversity and innate beauty of the garden.
Colour palettes are also inspired by the ever-changing landscape, with the pastel promise of early spring offering a shimmering palette of lemon, olive and sage capturing the first dappled light on frosted fields, evoking the eagerly anticipated sight of new growth. Summer’s hues of leaf green, luscious mulberry, lilac and coral play with the dazzling vibrancy of nature in full bloom, a resplendent symphony of vivid colour and energy. Autumn brings bold, warm tones of bronze, cerise, amber and gold, hinting at the glowing glory of turning leaves. The cool, crisp colours of frosted winter – jade, teal, pine and viridian – evoke the ethereal beauty of nature effulgent during even the bleakest of winters. The garden provides a plethora of palettes to suit a vast range of interior styles and settings.
One of the things I’ve always loved about the English landscape is its distinctive seasons. The innate beauty of nature and the magical allure of its transformation through the year. Each season offering its own unique array of colour and variety. Botanical ~Botanica~ is our ode to nature. We wanted to explore both the unkept beauty of forests, fields and meadows, as well as the love and attention given to cultivated gardens.
We didn’t have to look hard to find inspiration; from local forests and woodlands to annual flower shows such as Hampton Court Flower Show where we were as much in awe of the magnificent blooms as we were of the form and structure of their arrangements, to our own vast design archive, with the exploration of flora and fauna playing a major part in our design history. We started sketching, finally deciding upon 15 unique designs paying homage to our British roots. Each design was hand-drawn and hand-painted to scale capturing the inherent beauty of the subject itself. –
Carley Bean, Head of Design
Colourways: Leaf Green / Soot / China Blue
A bold geometric Topiary is the epitome of stately opulence, with fanciful designs of knots and labyrinths creating these beautifully ornate spaces. In contrast to these manicured masterpieces, the Cole & Son design studio have created a softer watercolour approach, encapsulating the gentle breeze enjoyed whilst discovering these vast tapestries of colour and shape. In soft watercoloured tones of Leaf Green, Soot, and China Blue, Topiary is a design in which your imagination can wander into the world of Parterre’s past.