Wallpaper Love: Barnaby Gates
Ex Vogue Living Editor, Vanessa Barneby graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999 and went on to study decorative painting, trompe l’oeil and restoration at Hampstead Decorative Arts in London. Her passion for furniture, textiles and print led to a position as an interiors stylist at House & Garden for 5 years.
From 2004 until 2009 Vanessa was the Living Editor at British Vogue where predicting and writing about upcoming trends in design, styling shoots, and examining the correlation between fashion and interiors were all part of her job.
A fellow Edinburgh graduate, Alice Gates went on to study figurative painting overseas before achieving a Masters in Fine Art at The City & Guilds of London Art School.
Her vivid, often narrative paintings, rooted in fashion illustration, have been exhibited worldwide and featured in numerous publications including Vogue, Tatler and The Saturday Times Magazine. She has also collaborated with the fashion label Libelula, designing prints for their ready-to-wear collections.
Often considered a symbol of hospitality in the home, Pineapple is available in a vibrant pink / red for a fresh contemporary vibe, or a deep charcoal with golden fruits for a moody raj-style room.
Stag skulls and thistle in a damask-style repeat.
A collage of nostalgic British scenes – ranging from wartime images to country pursuits – taken from original 19th and 20th century photographs, in sepia with a vintage gold finish.
Our first geometric print features rearing horses linked by triple bars
Squint your eyes to get the picture: a large scale, contemporary houndstooth from a far, lovingly entwined racer dogs up close.
Two sworn enemies in one quirky print: the fox and the hen come together on a chicken wire-inspired trellis.
A small-scale design of pretty fanning peacocks, using the surface print technique for a hand stamped finish.
A trellis of crabs caught in the net, using block cut rollers for textural relief.
A small-scale repeat of golden Palm trees, available in an elegant midnight blue or a soft gold on parchment.
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