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 Darwin Wallpaper design is part of Little Greene’s 18th Century Wallpaper range. Some designs can even be attributed to a particular room in the house! Although paper making and printing was still undertaken entirely by hand during that time, there was already a variety of innovative print effects such as ‘flocking’ and the cheaper version ‘mock flock’. By the end of the century, paper hangers were regularly decorating rooms using full lengths of pre-printed paper to achieve the same effect as a traditional artisan decorator, who would have painted invidivual scenes around the walls of a room for an all-over effect.
Darwin (c1760) represents one of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s most important recent acquisitions and, with a twist in its story, this exemplary English piece was actually found intact in a house in Aix-en-Provence, France. The exotic scene accurately imitates a typical 18th Century hand-painted Chinese paper, but the tax stamp, still visible on the back of the original rag paper, categorically identifies it as English in origin. The colours interpreted in the ‘Serein’ colourway are very true to the original – a surprisingly (and wonderfully) well-preserved archive document.
Complementing paint colours include:
Acre (76), Celestial Blue (101), Linen Wash (33), Linnet (89), Citrine (71), Theatre Red (192)
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.
Wallpaper Type: Standard
Care Instructions: Washable
Wallpaper Paste Method: Paste the Wall
Wallpaper Roll Width: 52cm
Wallpaper Roll Length: 10.05m
Pattern Repeat: 98cm
Pattern Match: Straight Match
Suitable Wallpaper Adhesive: We recommend that a premium quality tub adhesive, or an equivalent good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected, light grade adhesive should be used. DO NOT USE self-mix adhesives. All purpose and heavy duty pastes are not suitable.
Please request any wallpaper samples by completing our contact form:
We offer free delivery on all Paint and Little Greene Wallpaper orders.
For other purchases, we offer free delivery on all orders over £97.50. There is a £7.95 delivery charge on orders under this value. Please refer to our delivery Ts and Cs for a full breakdown of our delivery charges.
The leadtimes vary depending on the product ordered. Please refer to the Leadtime on the product specification tab for information on the particular product you are looking at. If the product is available on a ’Next working day’ service this applies to all orders received up to 6pm. Please note there is a 4pm cut off for any Jones products. Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday for delivery to you on the Tuesday.
Please note the next working day service is subject to stock availability. If there are any stock shortages we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a suitable solution to meet your requirements. If you don’t want delivery the next day please call us on 01590 615775 to place your order over the phone and we and we can set up delivery for your nominated day.
Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations. We therefore recommend that a fitter isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items. We cannot be held responsible for any fitter cancellations.
We hope that you are delighted with your purchase. We do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items. We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a sample. Please note made to order / measure / cut to size products cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty. Please also note that we cannot accept returns on any paint orders as they are mixed to order.
For any standard products not listed above, in the event that you would like to return your goods we accept returns within 30 days of delivery.
There is an £20 collection charge to return curtain pole or curtain track orders. We appreciate this is a lot of money but this is what our couriers charge us. Curtain poles and tracks are classified as ‘oversized’ items and so they incur a premium for handling long parcels.
If you would like to return curtain pole accessories or curtain track spare parts these can be returned by Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice. Please return smaller items to: The Home Of Interiors, The Design Hub, 41 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RB.
To return and obtain a refund (excluding delivery costs) please email us at email@example.com or give us a call us on 01590 615775. We will then contact you to organise the collection / return. Failure to notify us may result in no refund or an additional cost to forward your returned item/s to the correct address.
Any products you return will be at your own cost and the goods must be in the same condition which they were received. The goods must be in their original packaging. The goods are your responsibility until they reach us so please make sure any returned items are very well packaged to avoid damage while in transit. Please ensure the returns reference, which will have been emailed to you, is clearly marked on the outside of the parcel. We recommend you use the outer packaging the goods were delivered in.
If on receipt of the goods we inspect them and conclude that they are not in the same condition they were sent out in we will not be able to provide a refund. We will notify you if this is the case.
The refund, minus the original delivery charge and minus the collection charge, is usually actioned within a week of the items being returned but it can take up to 30 days. The refund will be made back to the account that the original purchase was made from.