Archive Trails, the new Little Greene wallpaper collection

Archive Trails, the new Little Greene wallpaper collection

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The Little Greene brand has made its work of exploring the history of decorative wall art its trademark. This year, the Archive Trails collection unveils wallpapers imprinted with floral and plant motifs, inspired by original French and English pieces. The brand has been able to draw from the archives to create papers inspired by the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries while adapting their nuances in order to integrate them into the contemporary living environment. The result is subtle, poetic, sometimes flamboyant, sometimes very delicate. An overview in pictures of this very original collection.

The Serene palette: colors true to the original

Little Greene The faithful reproduction of the work is interpreted through the Serein color palette. Created from an archive document, the Darwin Serein wallpaper faithfully represents an exotic scene at the time presented on Chinese paper and painted by hand, emblematic of the 18th century.

Shades of gray and floral patterns

Little Greene The Gustav wallpaper is inspired by a paper discovered in a Jacobin manor at Wimbledon and dating from the end of the 19th century. We like the subtlety of the colors (here Trophy), adapted by Little Greene, and the worked floral patterns, which allow this paper to be placed in an entire room without overloading it.

Paradise: twentieth paper resurfaces

Little Greene In 2016, green takes back its rights in our interiors! On the wallpaper side, we like the Paradise Feather model. Made from a piece of the 20th century belonging to English Heritage, this paper draws its inspiration from antique chinoiseries (with oriental birds) and colors characteristic of the French style of the 19th century.

Arts & Crafts on the walls

Little Greene Favorite for this very chic wallpaper. We love the shades used in its blue version, very close to the original piece. If the latter dates from the 1930s and comes from the archives of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, the drawing takes on the characteristics of the Arts & Crafts movement, which flourished in Europe and the United States from 1880 to 1910.

Paradise Nightshade: a contrasting paper

Little Greene Although inspired by an original piece from the 1940s, this Paradise Nightshade wallpaper is very modern. The nuances revisited in a play of contrasts make it both trendy and timeless, with a very different rendering from its Feather version.

Sakura: the art of French-painted paier

Little Greene Typically 1930s and in the French style, this wallpaper with a vegetable motif plays with color as much as with textures. In accordance with the original piece, Little Greene has retained the thickness of the layers which provides a nice detail, delicately raising the contrast. This model is available in six shades including the luster yellow presented here.

Embroidery-style wallpaper

Little Greene Inspired by embroideries from the 1940s, the Stitch wallpaper stands out for its subtle work of dotted lines. Available in four different color versions, it plays with two colors each time (here green and yellow) which makes it very easy to combine it with other shades in the house.

Floral poetry on the walls

Little Greene Floral, feminine and poetic, the China Rose wallpaper imposes itself in full on trend even when it reproduces a paper, painted by hand, at the end of the 19th century in France. The pattern is influenced by Chinese decorative art and is distinguished by the use of opaque and satin colors to work the leaves and flowers. Model available in five shades.

18th century parrots on the wall

Little Greene Great Ormond invites itself alongside the Archive Trails models when it has been a great success since its launch in 2008. It is a wallpaper which reproduces almost identically a paper discovered in an English mansion from the beginning of the 18th century century. The detail of the patterns, the colors of the parrots and the finesse of the design make it a decorative element of choice to brighten up a wall. Available in 3 shades.