Farrow & Ball French Fashion Inspired New Wallpaper Collection

The new wallpaper collection by Farrow & Ball has just dropped into my inbox and as with all their designs and colourways, they have not fallen into the trap of following design trends and are, for that reason ,always just a little different to what I’ve seen around generally.

In my job, as an interior stylist, I’ve pretty much seen most wallpapers that the high street has to offer and when it comes to redecorating my own home, I struggle for this reason. Not because I don’t like what I’ve seen, I just feel that because I’ve seen them, everybody else must have and I confess I am a bit of wallpaper snob and like something more bespoke than off the peg, budget allowing of course. 

This is where Farrow & Ball fit the bill for me, their wallpapers are expensive but not prohibitive and their designs are inspired by other influences, than current trends plus their use of colours is so diverse, that each design takes on a different mood, with each choice of colour combination.

This new collection, featuring three designs are all influenced by 19th & 20th Century French fashion, printed with Farrow & Ball paint, using traditional wooden blocks and hand cut rollers.




I’m currently thinking about redecorating our back lounge which is wallpapered in a flock paper by Anthropologie. Its almost too nice to take down but, it is a bold cobalt blue and quite a statement. I love the mixture of the drama of the design of these new papers in their sophisticated colour palettes, a perfect combination. 

You can view their online brochure here, to view the full collection.

Which one is your favourite?



  1. Mammasaurus 4 February, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Oh my I feel myself falling in love with wallpaper again!

    • Karen Barlow 9 March, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      I love every one of them. I'm going on a Farrow & Ball workshop day at Manchester Art Gallery in a few weeks, so hopefully I might have some more inspiration to share 🙂

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