This delightful design encompasses willow trees that dance with blooming powder-pink roses and burnt orange butterflies, against chalky teal skies. This large illustrative repeat, depicts that special time of day when the light changes and dusk sets. Nocturnal creatures begin to open their dewy eyes and evening magic is afoot.
The starting point for this wallpaper occurred whilst working on a residential project. We wanted something unique to dress the walls of the dining room – a mural design with an English twist that felt fresh and contemporary.
To achieve Papillon’s chalky effect, we wavered between stippling with a large brick-shaped brush and sponging, which became the chosen method. This is what gives the design its varied and mottled texture.
Experimentation also helped us select the right combination of Papillon’s three shades of blue which were combined on the paper using large sponges. When designing, a curious mind and sense of adventure can bring rewarding results and this was certainly the case for Papillon. We have fallen in love with its alluring details.
Various 18th century Chinoiserie designs celebrate the refined shape of trees as well as the negative space around them. Taking inspiration from this, Papillon recreates a midsummer night’s dream, set across six individual panels that are three meters high. Together they evoke an enchanted forest.