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A Rose Is a Rose: Wallpaper from a UK Artist

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A Rose Is a Rose: Wallpaper from a UK Artist

February 14, 2014

Roses do not last long enough in the garden. I know you agree. June may come and go, but you and I would like to be gazing fondly on pink velvety petals in December, as well. I believe this to be the reason wallpaper was invented.

UK designer Kevin Dean, a self-described “keen plantsman,” has captured the essence of rose–big, blowsy, overblown, beloved by your grandmother, and yet entirely modern. It has been nearly five years since Julie and Francesca discovered his English Roses wallpaper collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and I only wish they’d brought a few rolls home. (As you know, I agonized for months before I figured out how to Pick the Perfect Wallpaper for my guest bath.)

Photograph via Kevin Dean.

Above: Digitally printed on linen using inks made with organic pigments, the English Roses collection of wallpaper is £85 per roll (measuring 10 meters long by 52 centimeters wide). For more information, see Kevin Dean.


Above: Photograph via Design Sponge via Flickr.

Perhaps the inspiration for the English Roses collection came from real life; here a vase sits on Dean’s mantelpiece at home.


Above: Photograph by Geishaboy500 via Flickr.

For more see Walls, Windows & Floors: Kevin Dean Textiles and Wallpaper.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published June 13, 2013 during our American Beauty week.

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