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We now have Cole & Son’s Ardmore Wallpaper Collection available in our showroom, a range of exotic wallpapers in collaboration with Ardmore Ceramic Art celebrating African traditions and culture. Having taken inspiration from their colourful and quirky ceramics, the collection explores Africa’s exotic flora and majestic fauna: from rare birds to big cats, elephants, rhinos and monkeys; as well as the beautiful patterns of Zulu beadwork and woven basket ware.
The Colour Palette
Cole & Son have drawn the colour palette for Ardmore from the natural landscapes of Africa: from the chalky, ochred desert plains and sun-bleached shimmering outcrops to the vibrant fresh greens of water-kissed rainforests and exotic colourings of native flora and fauna. Resulting in a strikingly sophisticated collection of wallpapers that includes soft and subtle explorations of the majestic landscape as well as colourful creations capturing the vibrancy of traditional African culture.
Visit our large showroom in Styvechale, Coventry to explore the collections further and discover other exquisite fabric and wallpaper collections. Our showroom is open Mon – Fri 9:30 – 17:30 and Saturdays 9:30 – 17:00.
We have recently received eight books displaying some of Cole & Son’s most beloved wallpaper collections, for you to come and have a browse through in our showroom.
Cole & Son collections feature extensive ranges of contemporary, exquisite wallpapers that are sure to catch your eye, making a centrepiece in any room. The collections range from plain, simple wallpaper designs to beautiful, impressive prints and designs, enabling you to give your room a completely different look and feel.
Here are the collections we have available within our showroom:
A selection of Cole & Son’s most popular and well-known classic wallpapers and designs. With some designs chosen from their extensive archives. Combining surface and flexographic printing techniques, it revisits old favourites including Hummingbirds, Madras Violet and Egerton, giving them a fresh and up to date colour palette, whilst at the same time presenting several new designs such as Florencecourt and Strawberry Tree which aim to further enhance and promote the Cole & Son archive legacy.
From the top left: Large Georgian Rope Trellis, Victorian Star, Florencecourt and Alma.
A selection of nostalgic and enchanting wallpapers that are inspired by the classic childhood stories, memories and fairy tales from their youth. Through fifteen designs, including three exciting and unusual borders and a reworking of a Cole & Son classic, this new collection features whales riding the waves of far flung oceans, ethereal lantern bearing fish suspended in strange underwater worlds, starlit forests, shimmering dragonflies and harlequined merrymakers, all offering a compendium of true conversation pieces, whilst bringing the charm of children’s theatre, pageantry and literature to life.
From the top left: Woods, Cabaret, Punchinello and Stars.
Consisting of ten designs, the collection is influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces. Materials such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide inspiration for the collection. The designs are a fusion of new ideas and prints from the extensive Cole & Son archive.
From the top left: Antique Mirror, Salvage, Tweed and Crackle.
The Fornasetti collection consists of 14 designs selected from fine drawings in the archive of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988). These wallpapers incorporate elements from the Fornasetti archives used to make stunning large scale designs in a palette of useable colours ranging from reds and golds, to neutrals and blacks.
From the top left: Mediterranea, Ex Libris, Malachite and Fiori.
Comprising fifteen designs, Fornasetti II delivers a repertoire of magical themes within a collection of wallpapers that are at once iconic and covetable. Eccentric motifs of fantastical flying machines, architectural details, playful monkeys, keys and owls all evoke a theatrical and whimsical world.
From the top left – Macchine Volanti, Acquario, Uccelli and Nuvolette.
The Contemporary Restyled collection is a fresh take on iconic designs, breathing new life into popular designs from the brand’s extensive history, including the beloved Woods, Cow Parsley, Orchid, Hicks Hexagon, Palm Leaves and Flamingos.
From the top left: Woods & Pears, Hicks’ Hexagon, Rajapur and Malabar.
Shimmering mineral surfaces, woodgrain textures, sea corals and precious stones define this beautifully curated collection of non-woven wallpapers. Inspired by the rarities and objets d’art of the natural world, Curio is a collectors’ box of eleven designs, ranging from the lustrous hexagonal Mineral design and sharp edged Quartz, to the botanical Seafern patterns and softly marbled Zebrawood design.
From the top left: Ingot, Mineral, Wood Grain and Plume.
Bringing together five semi-plain designs in a host of colours with a mix of matte, pearl and metallic finishes, these papers offer a comprehensive and elegant palette to be used independently or to complement many of our existing wallpapers.
From the top left: Cordovan, Coral, Jaspe and Pebble.
- Our showroom is open 9:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday, and 9:30 – 17:00 on Saturdays, so feel free to come and explore Cole & Son’s magnificent wallpaper collections for yourselves!