‘New’ range of metal wallcoverings and metal leaf wallcoverings in gold leaf, silver leaf, raffia, hemp, linen, metallic for residential and contract applications. Large selection of silk and lacquer effect; horsehair. New colour grasscloths and paper weaves in a variety of designs and textures. Telephone or email for sample requests.
The special technique using oxidation and corrosion of gold, silver, copper and aluminium leaves creates stunningly opulent colours. After wafer thin handmade Washi paper is lined, the metal leaves are laid and pressed section by section. They are available in four patterns: Bamboo, Camellia, Trees and Lotus, and bespoke designs up to 100cm in repeat may also be created. A translucent version, the most recent addition, lets through light if applied on glass or resin.
Lewis & Wood was established 25 years ago by Stephen Lewis and interior designer Joanna Wood. The company is famous for its signature Wide-Width Wallpapers. Recent launches include the ambitious V&A archive-inspired 'Spitalfields Collection', which offers a contemporary interpretation of artwork from the Huguenot period, the launch of the first student Wide-Width Wallpaper design competition, and the success of two tree-inspired designs, Beech and Bosky by artist Alexander Hamilton. Lewis & Wood is also renowned for its range of metallic versions of many papers, plus a ‘bespoke’ service offering custom printing of scale and colour.
Wallpaperdirect is part of the Brewers group, a family run business established in 1904, with over 150 branches in the UK. They sell a vast range of wallpapers, wall art and murals as well as co-ordinating bedding, fabrics and interior accessories - and provide advice on all aspects of wallpaper decoration. Their website has an easy search facility: search by brand (Harlequin, Sanderson, Cole & Son, Zoffany, Designers Guild, Osborne & Little to name a few) or by colour, design and style. You can view your selected wallpapers on the wall in a room setting to give you a perfect idea of scale and design; samples are also available. There's a great choice of metallic and glitter papers from the top wallpaper designers including Erica Wakerley and the Anthology range as well as their own Albany collections.