Scottish designers Timorous Beasties have taken to the thistle, the national flower of Scotland and a Celtic symbol since ancient times, and reinvented it as a slightly sinister wallcovering.
The result is the Grand Thistle Wallpaper, portraying the prickly plant in deep purples and greens. We think it would be especially fitting in an otherwise clean and contemporary environment, a way to inject a little high-society-by-way-of-the-Highlands into the room.
Above: Rooms at the Trafford Bank Guest House in Inverness sport the wallpaper in gold and purple on stone.
Above: The Grand Thistle Hand-Print Wallpaper is $198 per roll at Matter.
Above: A version on black lends a more contemporary look. All colors are £264 per roll at Timorous Beasties.