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The designs of Dunford Wood Wallpaper are contemporary classics. They carry a soft dignity appropriate for a stimulating background to modern living. Standing at the crossroads between tradition and cutting edge these patterns balance rhythms with colour.
The wallpapers are informed by the constant practise of observational drawing. From intricate floral designs to flowing geometrics many of the designs are suggestive of music of various genres. Dunford Wood offers a wide range of moods through a palette of colour combinations.
The use of only two colours for each wallpaper creates a look which can transform each design from subtle and delicate or warm and inviting to one that’s strikingly bold. It is great to juxtapose contemporary wallpaper in a traditional setting.
You will recognise Dunford Wood Wallpapers by the unusual mottled look of the design. This irregular texture is testament to the integrity of the production. Minor imperfections are an inevitable characteristic of handmade block printing and quite distinctive from the uniform flatness of silk screen or machine printed wallpapers. You are literally handed a pattern for your walls.
It is rare these days to find hand printing in commercial wallpapers. This very human touch compliments your furniture and paintings. So don’t be afraid to hang pictures and mirrors on this wallpaper. It is designed to be a backdrop to your living.
Print your own wallpaper workshops
Hugh Dunford Wood also teaches a wallpaper weekend workshop where you can learn how to make your own. Discover the elements of simple pattern and principles of turning a plant study into a design. Learn the theory of repeat patterns by cutting a block and printing a length by hand. No experience or equipment needed.
To get a taste of how these workshops work read this blog post all about the 2 creative days we enjoyed there. See how we get on and get ideas for your own projects. Read blog >>
Price: £250 – All materials provided. Contact Hugh to book your place.