We love The Little Greene Wallpaper range; the stories, history and provenance behind the designs are fascinating. The designs themselves are truly stunning and will make a real design statement in any room.
The Bonaparte Wallpaper design is part of Little Greene’s 19th Century Wallpaper range. The 1800s were a key period in the evolution of wallpaper production. During this century, the introduction of continuous paper reels from France, and subsequently roller-printing in 1840, replaced the traditional techniques by which individual rolls (called ‘pieces’) were printed by hand. The flamboyant, decorative style of the Regency Period championed the use of wallpaper. In particular, a fashion for striped wallpapers emerged as they became commercially available; a direct result of this era’s innovative production methods.
This paper, a revision of an authentic 19th Century French damask, was found more recently as a painted piece of artwork in a Parisian studio. It is a common misconception that colours used in historic decoration were exclusively drab; the rich shades, layering and gradation of colour reproduced here are completely faithful to the original papers, yet exhibit a very contemporary feel.
Complementing paint colours include:
White Lead (74), Tuscan Red (140), Stone-Mid-Cool (66), Starling’s Egg (97), Brighton (203), Deep Space Blue (207), Clockface (81), Clay Deep (154), Chocolate Colour (124), Attic II (144), Portland Stone Deep (156), Bath Stone (64), Flint (236), Sunlight (135), Serpentine (233), Slaked Lime (105), Fescue (231), Wood Ash (229)
Please note Little Greene wallpapers are guaranteed only when hung using Little Greene’s Ready Mixed Wallpaper Paste (please see accessories below). Its high-quality, starch-based formulation provides good initial tack and excellent slip, for precise positioning when hanging Little Greene’s high-grade base papers (both paste-the-paper and paste-the-wall – please see product specification tab for details). Easy to use; no mixing required. 2.5kg and 5kg tubs available. A 2.5kg tub will hang approximately 3 standard rolls of wallpaper.