Fromental was established in 2005 with its main office and design studio in London and a team of artists in China. Founded by Tim Butcher, previously the creative director at de Gournay, and Lizzie Deshayes, a textile designer, Fromental seeks “to create the world’s most beautiful wallpapers.” Based on the images below, I think they are well on their way….
The above image from Traditional Home Magazine was taken at a Showhouse in Atlanta. This image has been all around blogosphere, so this is likely not the first time you have seen it. Below, I love the close up look at the paper.
From Fromental’s 20th Century collection, the “Chinese Sparrow” paper comes in a number of standard colorways. It is also available in custom colors, as above. It is available in a number of different ways, from simply painted to part-embroidered on silk or painted backgrounds. The sky is the limit (and, truthfully, perhaps the budget).
The below image is also from the 20th Century collection and is called “Prunus.” Can you think of anything more luxurious than the texture that the embroidery on the petals would provide?
Photograph via Financial Times
The below image has been dog eared in my inspiration files for some time. I love the entire Georgetown townhouse designed by Allesandra Branca. I absolutely love the yellow in this living room, and how cheerful and cozy does this little corner look?
Photograph by Thibault Jeanson for Southern Accents
Fromental currently has three wallpaper collections available, in addition to custom work. First is the Chinoiserie Collection. This collection includes images of birds and flowers, lotus & carp and Singerie, where monkeys are “engaged in various human pursuits set in a fantastical landscape of mountains, rivers and pagodas.” (All subsequent images are from Fromental).
I featured a couple of images from the “20th Century” collection at the top of this post. And finally, Fromental offers a “Roomskins Collection,” which features plain paper backed with silks and velvets. And, while they are unique on their own, they are also suitable for use above and below chair rails in coordination with other Fromental papers.
Finally, Italian silk and velvet are paper wrapped to be hung on the wall. Available in 20 colorways.
I could have kept going on and on about how fabulous these papers are. I have literally spent hours on their website reading about the various techniques and processes behind the various papers. They are truly works of art. What do you think, if money were not an object could you find a place in your home for one of their papers? I’d love to hear about it.