Spring is a great time for a home interior refresh, and wallpaper trends are in abundance for homes in 2018. From textured, dynamic prints to chinoiserie, wallpaper is being used to reinvigorate blank wall spaces and give interiors a stylish update. From the ‘feature wall’ to being used across all four walls, wallpaper is breaking boundaries and is even being used on ceilings. The LuxPad looks at London’s newest developments and the designers behind their interiors share their top tips on how wallpaper is used within to shape their on-trend design…
Prices: Start from £193,000 for a one-bedroom apartment
Contact details: www.potatowharf.com
Tel: 0161 804 3400
Potato Wharf by Lendlease consists of 191 new one- and two-bedroom apartments, situated in the heart of Manchester’s historic Castlefield district. The interiors of the apartments offer a contemporary design, with a significant sense of space heightened by large, double glazed windows. Unique to Potato Wharf, the interior designer, David Phillips, has taken wallpaper trends for 2018 one step further by using wallpaper on the ceiling. The wallpaper, reflective with a Moroccan tile inspired pattern makes the room incredibly distinct and gives a more open feel.
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Developer: St James
Prices: From £1,400,000 for a four-bedroom house
Web address: www.FitzroyGate.co.uk
Contact: 020 3432 2981
Fitzroy Gate is an exclusive development, set within the historic grounds of a beautifully-restored riverside estate in Old Isleworth, bordering Richmond and St Margarets. The development will transform this seven-acre site into a luxury gated estate of four, five and six-bedroom townhouses.
St James have recently unveiled a new showhome at Fitzroy Gate fitted by Vesta Interiors. Inspired by exotic flowers and spices, rich materials and textures have been combined with a warm colour palette to create stylish and inviting living spaces. The top floor of the house is a creative space designed for early teens, with patterned feature walls covered in monochromatic wallpaper.
Stacey Winn, Creative Director of Vesta Interior Design comments;
“Wallpapers can transform a simple space into a unique and memorable environment. Plain and textured papers create a cosy and cocooned effect to a room whilst patterned papers inject personality and statement.
These two bedrooms at Fitzroy Gate were located on the top floor of the house and both featured sloped ceilings. Fun and vibrant wall coverings were sourced to make a feature of the ceiling angles and work in harmony with the colour palette and theme of each room. The geometric wall covering by Harlequin provides a dramatic backdrop behind the tan headboard in the boys bedroom whilst the Dalmatian dotty paper in the girls bedroom delivers a feminine contemporary result.
People often think that patterned papers are only to be used in large rooms, this is not true. A patterned paper can open a smaller space”.
Developer: Taylor Wimpey
Pricing: From £1,850,000
Sales Enquiries: 020 8032 9247
Westminster Quarter, a scheme from Taylor Wimpey Central London, is a collection of contemporary apartments and commercial and office space in the heart of London, with views across new and old landmarks. Designed by Hatch Interiors, the show apartment combines contemporary elegance with sophisticated flair to achieve a residence that reflects the heritage and prestige of its Westminster location.
Showcasing a palette of pastel greys, blues, pinks and hints of metallic gold, these stylish interiors boast a calming space with touches of opulence throughout. The textured feature wallpaper offers a modern twist on geometric patterning, providing a striking backdrop for both bedrooms whilst ensuring a sense of calm.
Stephanie Koball, Hatch Interiors:
“The master bedroom uses a distressed geometric wallpaper as a neutral feature to the headboard wall. The distressed nature of the print adds an opulent layered feel and softens the appearance of the geometric lines within the wallpaper.
The second bedroom combines an energetic pale blue, abstract print paper with contemporary white furniture for a fresh, luxury look. The wallpaper design adds a real focal point to the room, introducing both a strong colour scheme and a powerful print”.
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One Tower Bridge
Web address: www.onetowerbridge.co.uk
Contact: 020 7871 0011
This two-bedroom apartment at One Tower Bridge is situated in the most prestigious building, Cambridge House, which looks directly out towards Tower Bridge, one of the most recognised views in the world. The first floor property spans approximately 1,430 sq. ft. and includes an open-plan living and dining area which leads onto a separate kitchen, featuring dark timber cabinetry, polished marble splash back, hot water tap and integrated Miele appliances. The master bedroom benefits from a spectacular en-suite bathroom which features a Laguna timber bath in walnut with grey marble flooring and walls.
The interiors have been created by design studio Goddard Littlefair, metallic grey walls are paired with neutral furnishings offering a contemporary feel. Various textured accents and materials enhance each space, including silk throw pillows in deep purple and magenta, a terracotta leather chair with Winston buttoning, and soft feature rugs throughout. One Tower Bridge is a prestigious development offering a five-star living experience by the banks of the Thames.
Erin Pain, Senior FF&E Designer at Goddard Littlefair comments:
“An edgy and modern feel is achieved via the bespoke hand-painted wall panels, designed by Littlefair London and combined with softer, more classic pieces that align with the client’s brief to reflect traditional British craftsmanship, with a contemporary twist”.
South Bank Tower
Pricing: The latest three bedroom show apartment is on the market for £2,775,000
Contact details: +44 (0)203 267 1048
Sales Agents: Savills and CBRE
South Bank Tower is a new luxury residential landmark which rises an impressive 41-storeys above the River Thames, offering panoramic views across the capital. Ideal for art lovers, South Bank Tower is located in a prime and central location, and just a 10 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) from Tate Modern, one of London’s leading international and modern contemporary art galleries.
The latest show apartment is designed by leading design studio 1508 London. The apartment comprises a spacious living and dining area, with open plan kitchen, access to a winter garden, and three bedrooms. Distinctive white and burgundy patterned wallpaper by Kerry Wearstler is showcased in the master bedroom.
Louise Wicksteed, Partner at leading interior design studio 1508 London, comments on South Bank Tower:
“We were drawn to the graphic brushstrokes and bold colour which tied back into our concept exploring the creative side of the Southbank which is renowned for its galleries and theatres.”