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Crown’s Archive wallpaper collection: bringing vintage designs back to life!

Quality designs never go out of fashion.

To emphasise this point, we invite you to take a look through the Crown Wallpaper Archive Compendium, showcasing designs taken from our extensive archive – a veritable treasure trove of fabulous artwork.

The Archive collection takes you on a journey through time, pulling together a host of popular designs into one wonderfully-nostalgic collection for the first time. Some date from as far back as the mid-19th century, demonstrating the fact that beautiful wallpaper was as important then as it is now to enhance our homes and living spaces.

Reinvented to reflect contemporary tastes and lifestyles, this is far more than a wallpaper collection; it offers historical works of art for your walls.

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The collection is split into two parts, with three designs in each…

Part I

 

Woodland

 

Originally launched in the 1850’s, the distinctive woodblock artwork is still on trend today. With a mixture of soft neutrals and rich hues, you can create an enchanting woodland forest theme in your home. A guaranteed conversation starter!

Featuring six different colours – Natural, Duck Egg, Grey, Sage Green, Dark Blue, and Brick Red – the Woodland design offers traditional, intricate patterns that tell a compelling story.

Ash Branch

 

The delicate interwoven leaves and branches on this intriguing wallpaper bring an unmistakable sense of nature to your room. Available in seven colours – Natural, Light Moss, Grey, Dark Blue, Russet, Dark Olive, and Gold – this design dates back to 1880.

Whether you prefer soft, chalky shades, or more impactful colours, you’re sure to find a shade you love in this traditional wood block print.

Meadow Scroll

 

Subtle and elegant are two words that perfectly sum up the Meadow Scroll design. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century, the soft print and linear detailing on this wallpaper fit seamlessly into modern interior trends.

The flowing acanthus scroll design is available in Light Blue, Grey, Buttermilk, Natural, Russet, and Olive is highlighted with subtle flower heads to create a stylish scene in your home.

 

Part II

Flora Nouveau

 

Embellished with subtle metallics, the Flora Nouveau design adds a touch of class to your home.

Originally designed around 1910, the elegant, eye-catching pattern epitomised a shift in people’s decorating preferences at that time. Bold, attention-grabbing designs were all the rage – and this is still the case more than 100 years later.

The new incarnation of these prints is available in Natural, Peacock Green, Russet, and Yellow. Inspired by natural forms and the curved lines of plants and flowers, this collection brings the outdoors in, in the same way as the first Art Nouveau patterns did at that time.

Wild Hedgerow

 

Escape to the country with this charming pattern, which evoked a Victorian-style when it was originally launched in 1925.

The entwining leaves and beautiful array of flowers bring a romantic vibe to your home. Whether you choose Buttermilk, Grey, Light Blue, Light Moss, Natural, or Plum, you can breathe fresh life into your room with these artist sketchbook-style florals.

The new version of the design features stunning shimmering embellishments to give the finished look a contemporary edge.

Oriental Landscape

 

Romantic and nostalgic, the striking faded silk tapestries that make up the Oriental Landscape design are truly breathtaking.

Available in China Blue, Eau De Nil, Natural, and Yellow, the original oriental toile designs were first launched in the late 18th century. They were a distinctive conversation starter back then, and they are just as spectacular more than 200 years later with added subtle pearlescent details.

 

 

How to finish off the Archive look…

 

If you’re looking for an understated wallpaper to complement the fabulous array of designs from Crown’s Archive collection, then look no further than the Canvas plain.

Available in three shades – Natural, Grey, and Stone – it simulates in print the texture of an artist’s canvas. With subtle pearlescent threads dovetailing perfectly with the matt weave, this wallpaper is incredibly versatile, which makes it ideal for your next decorating project.

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