hello everyone! happy friday! we have just realised that this time next month, we will be in new york at the ICFF show! how exiting, we just can't wait.
you can take a look at our ICFF profile here, and in the meantime i will be introducing to you in more detail our brand new wallpaper design, 'Lord of the Manor'. we hope you like it, and please do come along to the show to have a look at it in person!
Lord of the Manor
this year we are introducing our new wallpaper design, 'Lord of the Manor'- a damask design with a dreamy countryside theme. as through-and-through city dwellers, we have grown up in the city, and know its attractions and beauty well. we admire the long history and culture that the city has; not just in its iconic buildings and bustling life, but its relationship with the countryside, too. London events like the Horseman's Sunday in Hyde Park, the Chelsea Flower Show and even the 'Thames Beach' on the South Bank all remind us of our connection with the great outdoors.
one colourway of the wallpaper. you can see the others soon, we promise!
we always feel like we want to sense the seasons and the time of day. on a cold day in winter, we want to be able to feel the warm sunshine of spring, and the beautiful colours that accompany autumn. one thing that has never changed whilst we have lived and worked in the city is that longing for being closer to nature- through a little gardening, sitting outside in the sun or having picnics in the parks that are nestled away in London.
of course, being typical 'city mice', we don't think we could live without our coffee shops, department stores and art galleries, all wonderful things that we can visit and enjoy at any time in London. but sometimes we dream about the idyllic lifestyle that we can imagine in the countryside. we often 'touch' these areas by going horse riding, visiting the beach and walking our dog in Greenwich park. you could say that we always think romantically of the country- how lovely it must be to don a tweed jacket, silk scarf and ride around on the rolling hills with our family and some sheepdogs! and whilst it may not all be true, and just a little fantasy of the country, it's something that we find very soothing.
a close up of the wallpaper. we decided that the dog's name is 'lon', named after a friendly neighbourhood dog from yukari's childhood!
so this is why we made this wallpaper- to remind us that, even whilst we are in the city, we can still fantasize about 'our countryside'- one romantically populated by horse carriages, Mr Darcy-esque gentlemen, wild pheasants and beautiful manor houses. we have put all of these, our favourite little things, into the wallpaper- we hope you will enjoy this whimsical countryside dream as much as we do.