Martyn Lawrence Bullard X Cole & Son
Posted on June 19 2018
Martyn Lawrence Bullard collaborates with Cole & Son to create a striking collection of wallpaper designs that celebrate the unique craftsmanship of cultures around the world.
Internationally acclaimed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has teamed up with Cole & Son to produce a collection of wallpaper designs that, like the designer himself, are not afraid to push the boundaries, making no apologies for attracting the attention of the room. Described as an "eclectic array of opulent, contemporary wallcoverings that celebrate the diverse skill and unique craftsmanship of cultures around the globe" each collection encapsulates a destination, recognised for its beauty, craft and contributions to iconic design. Discover the collections below.
The Hollywood Palm has strong references to Martyn's Los Angeles location and interior design influences also being an iconic symbol for the location. The palm motif is an instant classic which has been used in many Cole & Son designs, particularly those that embrace the beautiful influences of Art Deco and Palm Springs decor.
Fez & Medina
The elegant latticework of the Medina wallpaper is the perfectly complimented by the metallic lantern illustrations of the Fez collection, working in harmony to create a beautiful presentation within an interior space. Medina can also be used by itself to add subtle texture and metallic tones to a room.
The burnished tones of Bazaar catch the light with an elegant lustre, retaining all of the original subtlety of movement seen in embossed tiles. The design adds depth and mystery to a space, transporting a contemporary interior back in time.
Sultan's Palace & Zellige
English fruit trees framed by decorative mosaic tiles prints create a beautiful crossover between East and West. Available in a series of fresh colour palettes, Sultan's Palace & Zellige can be combined to create a layered aesthetic or used individually to create entirely different looks.
Producing the burnished look of oxidised metal, Patina Haze adds luxury through weathered layers of soft metallics for an understated elegance in both the contemporary and traditional home.
Taking inspiration from the mesmerising and colourful Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh, Royal Ferner is a colourful canopy of foliage, injecting natural forms and colourful hues into spaces large and small.
A style that is incredibly popular in the interiors world, 'Zerzua' is derived from the mythical city meaning 'oasis of little birds'. Adorned with cockatoos interwoven between flourishing flowers, this wallpaper design has such an elegant presence, available in five beautiful colourways.
Continuing the opulent themes of nature and floral design, Babylon takes its name from The Hanging Gardens, a contemporary interpretation that depicts ancient arches and decadent florals in bold tones.
Bahia & Jali Trellis
Reminiscent of the ornate detailing seen on many temples and sacred buildings, Bahia takes its name from the beautiful Bahia Palace and surrounding gardens in Marrakesh. Paired with the Jali Trellis design and its elegantly detailed fretwork, this collection of wallpaper goes far beyond decorating a wall.
The collaboration between Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Cole & Son is definitely one that you cannot ignore. The inspiration, drawn from places of beauty and luxury make it so easy to reminisce over a holiday or visit, going further than an ordinary patterned wallpaper. What I love about the collection is the demand it makes to be different, unapologetic and proud. Whilst every design can be used to decorate an interior, mixing and matching wallpapers creates murals and features that are more commonly associated with mosaics. In a world of availability and repeat patterns, it is reassuring to know that there are designers and brands out there willing to shake things up.