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Autumn Issue 2014 ÂŁ3

The magazine from the interior experts


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This is the most exciting time of year for decorating. With so many beautiful wallpapers, paints and fabrics to choose from it is the time to make our homes cosy and inviting. Whether it is sprucing up for our Christmas guests or noticing how tired the paintwork looks after the summer, this is the season to be getting stuck in to some decorating projects.

Finally we have an exclusive exciting new “Albany Performance” collection with an opportunity to win some tickets to see a show, so get your entries in!

So sit back and browse and explore further on our websites where we have so much to offer.

Happy Decorating

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Try out our colour trends, from Jewel tones to Winter whites, perfect colours for every room

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We are always here to give you help and advice and our new feature “Ask Richard” is an opportunity to share some of our customers’ queries which we answer every day. For those who love to follow inspiration of colour and design, take a look at our blog, which we update weekly - online.

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Linwood: Quirky English Style With over three generations of experience in furnishings, this very British company are passionate about maintaining classic English style in their designs

We have some exciting wall trends for you as well as some great new designers. We love the creativity and clean lines of Mini Moderns and wallpaper is increasingly an opportunity to say something about who you are. First impressions can be deceiving and when you take a closer look it will certainly bring a smile to your face.


The magazine

Autumn Issue 2014 £3

Editor’s Note

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Front Cover: Wallpaper: Blendworth, Tawny Owl, Tawny01, £49 per roll

In the Spotlight: Albany Performance Inspired by our love of the theatre and the arts our latest collection has stunning wallpaper designs


Full of Versatility The new Echo wallpaper collection for Baker Lifestyle has been inspired by India’s rich history of textile patterns


Mini Moderns Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire launched Mini Moderns to bring us their own take on interior design


London Calling The latest paint collection from Mylands

Galleria: A Work of Art A beautiful new collection of nine new wallcovering designs from Prestigious


Abigail Ryan This husband and wife Belfast based team have brought an incredible love of colour and design to their interior brand


Louise Body The latest designs include some stunning re-interpretation of tiles, digitally printed on wallcoverings


Emma Bridgewater Cushion Collection We bring you a range of exclusive cushions created by Emma Bridgewater


Spirit of Adventure The latest wallcoverings from Andrew Martin


Farrow & Ball Farrow & Ball has launched four tranquil new wallpaper designs to its growing collection


Fabrics and Curtains New collection of fabrics and curtains available at

Melanie Adams Managing Director/Publisher Lee Mansfield Commercial Director Simon Skinner Editor Melanie Adams

Assistant Editor Miriam Bennett Production Manager Harriet Weston

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Brighten your outlook with Jewel Tones. A luxurious palette, bring together passionate exotic brights with natural amethyst, jade and ruby. Use shimmering velvets, geometric weaves and sparkling gloss paints to finish the look.

Wallpaper: Albany Portfolio, Tokyo, 97910, ÂŁ19.99 per roll

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Vivid and Vibrant Exotic Colours Metro Colour Wallpaper: Albany Performance, Interval, 264226, ÂŁ35 per roll

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Paint: Albany Traditions, Wembury, from ÂŁ28 for 2.5L Lampshade: Harlequin Bubble Floor lamp, ÂŁ330

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tRENDS: jewel tones

Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Fayre’s Fair, AZDPT010 Lido, £45 per roll

Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Darjeeling, AZDPT021 Lido, £50 per roll

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WinterWhites Wallpaper: Albany Performance, Stripe, 265148, ÂŁ35 per roll

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tRENDS: WINter whites

Create your own snowy wonderland. Combine textures, lustre, patterns and nuanced shades of whites and grey, to create depth and warmth. Teams well too with pops of pretty colour or natural brick, wood or stone to create a harmonious home that’s comfortable and sophisticated.

Wallpaper: Albany Performance, Savoy, 264875, ÂŁ35 per roll

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Add Pops of Colour Paint: Albany Traditions, Finchdean Flat Matt, £28 per 2.5 ltr

Wallpaper: Prestigious, Mirella, 1615/076, £49 per roll

Wallpaper: Albany Performance, Candide, 264677, £35 per roll

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Wallpaper: Albany Performance, Symphony, 264936, £35 per roll Cushions: Harlequin Luxe, 150006, £40 each wallpap 11


Lochs and Lagoons The new Arthouse Lochs & Lagoons wallpapers and accessories are inspired by memories of waterside holidays in the Scottish Highlands and glorious summer sunshine walks around Mediterranean lagoons, where flamingos stand. The collection interprets the trend for conversational design and puts a twist on the traditional. The result is an eclectic vibe that can be co-ordinated or personalised to bring a mix of subtle or humorous design statements to the home. Be as understated or as dramatic as you like! Red Pheasant Cushion: 008244, £25

Wallpaper: Fairburn, 252705, £18.98 per roll Star Studded Stag: 008172, £100

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Cushions: Blue Feather, 008251, £25 Lagoon Blue, 008248, £25

Wallpaper: Plume, 252801, £18.98 per roll Stag Head: Blue and Cream, 008268 and 008267, £50 each

Wallpaper: Fairburn, 252706, £18.98 per roll Circle Mirror 008182, £170 Lagoon Blue cushion: 008248, £25 wallpap 13

Albany Traditions Paint, Flat Matt Emulsion, ÂŁ28 per 2.5l


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tRENDS: going for gold

Going for Gold Invest in glowing, shimmering gold to softly illuminate your life. Pair deep, rich darks with lustrous golden metallics and experience the alchemy of sheer decadence. Or team soft, pale luminous golds with warm, textured neutrals for a cosy fireside effect.

Wallpaper: Blendworth, Tawny Owl, Tawny01, ÂŁ49 per roll

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Luxury Alchemy Decadence

Wallpaper: Albany Botanica, Papillo, 97801, ÂŁ35 per roll

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Wallpaper: Albany Portfolio, Gentlemen’s Club, 97991, £22.99 per roll 17 Find more golden treasures at


Quirky English Style With over three generations of experience in furnishings, this very British company are passionate about maintaining classic English style in their fabrics. And now they have brought their design talents to digital wallcoverings, and we are delighted to be able to bring you some of their quirky, eccentric style, perfect for modern and traditional homes.

Wallpaper: Mind the Gap, LW1455/1, ÂŁ75 per roll

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Wallpaper: Nightspot, LW35/1, £79.90 per roll

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Wallpaper: Off Peak LW43/1, ÂŁ79.90 per roll

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Classic, quirky English style for the 21st century

Wallpaper: No Left Turn, LW47/1, ÂŁ79.90 per roll

Wallpaper: On the Road, LW42/1, ÂŁ79.90 per roll

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Wallpaper: Albany Performance, 264639, ÂŁ35 per roll 24 wallpap

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Wallpaper: Albany Performance, M0829, ÂŁ85.50 per roll

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Wallpaper: Overture Blue, 264820, £35.00 per roll

Wallpaper: Candide Red, 264684, £35.00 per roll

Wallpaper: London Theatres, 264462, £35.00 per roll

Wallpaper: Noel, 264165, £35.00 per roll

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Wallpaper: Albany Performance, 264523, ÂŁ35.00 per roll

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! N I W FANCY A TRIP TO THE THEATRE? You could be in with a chance of winning


worth of theatre tickets For a chance to get your hands on these tickets just answer this simple question:

How many different designs make up the new Albany Performance collection?




Send your answer to with the subject line ‘competition’

Good Luck! This competition is open to anyone, excluding employees of C Brewer & Sons Ltd, Life Media Group, their families, agencies or anyone professionally connected with the competition. If you correctly answer the question above by the closing date you will automatically be registered for the prize draw and subject to these Terms and Conditions. Closing date is 01/12/14 and winners will be chosen on 08/12/14 at Brewers Head Office by the Wallcoverings Manager, whose decision will be final. For details of the prizewinners, send SAE to Brewers Head Office, 28 wallpap Albany House, Ashford Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3TR, UK. Prizes must be taken by 01/02/15 and no cash alternative will be available for any part of the prizes. Promoter: C Brewer & Sons Ltd, Albany House, Ashford Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3TR. The prize is subject to availability.

Full of Versatility

Baker Lifestyle


ull of verve and versatility, this new Echo wallpaper collection from Baker Lifestyle has been inspired by India’s rich history of textile patterns. Some of its more distinctive designs including paisleys, ikats and small geometric motifs, have been re-interpreted into an exciting modern statement of patterns and colours. In colours ranging from hot vibrant orange and pink, to deep indigo, soft aqua and refined calm grey and yellow, all these designs define Echo’s exuberant, informal approach to casual yet stylish chic.

Wallpaper: Baker Lifestyle, Echo. Various designs ranging from £65 to £79 per roll

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Wallpaper: Baker Lifestyle, Echo, Parvani, PW78034/3, ÂŁ79 per roll

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Wallpaper: Baker Lifestyle, Echo, Ishana, PW78032/4, ÂŁ79 per roll wallpap 31 For more designs visit

Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Pet Sounds, AZDPT012 Harvest Orange, ÂŁ45 per roll

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Mini Moderns

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Influenced by the recent past and their collective childhood memories in Yorkshire, and with a love of midcentury graphic, textile and ceramic designs, London-based designers, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire launched Mini Moderns to bring us their own take on interior design. We are now delighted to say that we stock their full range of wallpapers at

Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Whitby, AZDPT016 Washed Denim, ÂŁ45 per roll

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Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Six of One, AZDPT002 Pear Green, ÂŁ45 per roll

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Wallpaper: Mini Moderns, Paisley Crescent, AZDPT019 Tangerine Dream, ÂŁ45 per roll Wallpaper: Mini Modern, Moo!, AZDPT006 Pear Green, ÂŁ50 per roll

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LONDON Calling Walls: Rose Theatre, Mylands Marble Matt Emulsion, £34.66 for 2.5L Chairs: Mortlake Red, Mylands Wood and Metal Eggshell, £21.62 for 1L Table: Rose Theatre, Mylands Wood and Metal Eggshell, £21.62 for 1L

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Mylands have been manufacturing paint since 1884 and are the oldest, genuine paint manufacturer in Great Britain still owned and managed by the same family. Their business is based in Lambeth and they are the last manufacturer of high quality decoration coatings based in the London area. As a holder of the Royal warrant, their paints reflect their pride in this and are named after the streets of London.

Walls: Bedford Square, Mylands Marble Matt Emulsion, ÂŁ34.66 for 2.5l

As seen on Downton Abbey. See the full palette at

Walls: Lolly Pop & Pure White, Mylands Marble Matt Emulsion, ÂŁ34.66 for 2.5l

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Wallpaper: Prestigious Galleria, Lotus Blossom, 1601/284, ÂŁ80 per roll A paste-the-wall product

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Galleria: A work of art

From Prestigious, a beautiful new collection of nine wide-width wallcovering designs. Dainty cherry blossoms, classic roses and opulent flock trails to grace your walls.

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Relaxed Contemporary Country Living

Wallpaper: Prestigious Galleria, 1600/382, ÂŁ80 per roll 40Eleonora, wallpap A paste-the-wall product

Wallpaper: Prestigious Galleria, Peony Garden, 1602/629, ÂŁ80 per roll A paste-the-wall product

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Prestigious Galleria

Wallpaper: Prestigious Galleria, Rosanna, 1605/924, ÂŁ80 per roll A paste-the-wall product

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RS Abigail Ryan


Design at its Very Best


This husband and wife Belfast-based team have brought an incredible love of colour and design to their interiors brand. We are delighted now to offer their beautiful 100% Irish linen cushions to co-ordinate with their stunning wallpapers.




M Cos Cu aras mo sh ch i o n in o ,£ 65

Wallpaper: Cosmo Maraschino, £72 per roll

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AnArtist at work


Louise has been creating her own designs for over a decade now and uses a combination of drawing, painting and photography to produce unique wallcoverings LOUS and fabrics. Dramatic and design led, her creations are highly sought afterFAbyBUboth fashionistas and people who appreciate the artistry of her work. Her latest designs DESIGN include some stunning re-interpretation of tiles, digitally printed on wallcoverings. ERS




Wallpaper: Louise Body, Children’s wallpaper, Horsey, £84 per roll

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Wallpaper: Louise Body, Paper Tiles, Buttercup Blue, ÂŁ22 per metre

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Traditional with a Twist Blendworth’s delightful new Compendium collection includes this stunning Lagoon carp design and the delightful Tawny owl on our cover, together with some delicate scroll, damask and floral trail designs.

Wallpaper: Lagoon LAGOON/001, ÂŁ65 per roll

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All cushions £32 Emma Bridgewater


Cushions for Country Interiors

We’re delighted to be able to bring you this exclusive range of cushions, created from Emma’s recently launched fabric collection. Bringing together all the elements which have made her pottery a world-wide success.

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Wallpaper: Library, L04-MULTI, ÂŁ119.90 per 2 roll pack

Andrew Martin

Spirit of Adventure


Wallpaper: Ark, ARK1-PARCHMENT, £59.90 per roll

The Andrew Martin philosophy is to bring together style, elegance, comfort and an element of escapism from ‘everyday life’ by translating it into a sophisticated, eclectic design for fabrics, furnishings and wallpapers, which are both contemporary and traditional. Drawing on sources from the East, India and the Americas, as well as from Britain and Europe, their wallpapers are an eclectic mix bringing together texture and quality photographic images for your interiors, with a good measure of humour too.

Wallpaper: Rockefeller RF01-MULTI, £239.70 for 3 roll pack

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Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Amime, BP 4404, £90 per roll

Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Yukutori, BP 4305, £80 per roll

Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Aranami, BP 4605, £90 per roll

Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Shouchikubai, BP 4504, £105 per roll

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Farrow & ball

Japanese Inspired Wallpapers Craftsmen in paint and paper, Farrow & Ball, has launched four tranquil new wallpaper designs to its growing collection of handcrafted wallpapers. Uniquely created using real Farrow & Ball paints, the new designs evoke scenes of peaceful, rural Japan and embrace the current trend for shibori and popularity of Japanese style and design. Like all Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers, the new additions each have interesting names and an equally intriguing story: Aranami meaning raging waves, is taken from a painstakingly crafted papercut design which Farrow & Ball upscaled to create a detailed, flowing pattern. Delicate Yukutori means birds flying away in a group, and is a simple design taken from a midtwentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. Soft outlines of birds float across the paper creating a delicately patterned effect. Amime meaning the space between netting, is also taken from a pen and ink drawing. It is a beautifully textured woven design that conjures picturesque scenes of Japanese fishermen repairing their nets. Taken from a metallic print found in Kyoto, Shouchikubai is the most distinctively Oriental of the new designs and features flowers, bamboo and trees in Japanese hexagonal frames.

Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Yukutori, BP 4304, ÂŁ80 per roll

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Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball, Shouchikubai (above) BP 4503 & Shouchikubai (below) BP 4504, both ÂŁ105 per roll 54 wallpap

Blinds: Clarke & Clarke, Maison Raspberry, F0592/04, £14.00 per metre

Fabrics & Curtains

Fabrics and handmade curtains now available. We pride ourselves on the quality of our beautiful handmade curtains, made specifically to your measurements, cut and finished in the traditional way by skilled craftsmen.

Chair: Clarke & Clarke, Elodie Summer, F0590/04, £14.00 per metre

Curtains: Clarke & Clarke, Folia Summer, F0591/05, £14.00 per metre

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Curtain: Emma Bridgewater, Figs, Purple/Green, 223428, £45.00 per metre

Cushion: Emma Bridgwater, Love Purple Cushion, 10040, £32 each 56 wallpap

Curtains: Emma Bridgewater, Pomegranate, Lion Yellow/Pink 223430, £45.00 per metre

Cushion: Emma Bridgewater, Love, Red Cushion 10030, £32 each

Chair: Emma Bridgewater, Coral, Lion Yellow, 223453, £45.00 per metre

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PEEK behind the scenes It’s always fun to have a sneaky peek behind the scenes. Here we are in London working on our latest lookbook photography for this season.

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Ask Richard...


Can you settle an argument with my husband please - We’ve seen some lovely wallpapers in a bathroom setting, I didn’t think you could use wallpaper in a moist atmosphere but my husband insists you can - who’s right? Anne and Tim, Brighton


You certainly can use wallpaper in a bathroom or kitchen - some people like to use vinyl paper in these rooms but you can choose any paper for a humid atmosphere if the room is well ventilated. You need to make sure you use the correct paste for the job and I usually add a bit extra to the seams when hanging the paper. I would recommend Albany Super Smooth Wallcovering Adhesive - Good luck. Sorry Anne!

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Let our resident decorating expert help with your decorating dilemmas.


Can you please tell me what the difference is between paste the wall paper and conventional paper please and which is easier to use? I’m a novice decorator! Rachel Jones, West Sussex


The major difference between the papers is that conventional papers rely on the moisture from the adhesive to make them fully expand, this process takes about 5 minutes. Paste the wall paper is a different paper construction and doesn’t need to expand (so no need for soaking time) It is easier for a novice to hang.


I’ve just moved house and my new home has got lots of old fashioned wallpaper everywhere! Is it possible to hang new paper over existing wallpaper? Luke, Birmingham


It is possible Luke, if the existing paper is flat and not woodchip, raised or vinyl as adhesive won’t adhere to these surfaces. I’d think carefully as, no matter how well old paper is prepared, it won’t look as good as hanging onto a new lining paper. I would always advise stripping and starting from scratch! wallpap 61



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