PAGODA AND PALMS WALLPAPER COLLECTION

‘Pagoda and Palms’ is the first and long awaited collection of exuberant wallpapers from No.9 Thompson.

Richard Smith has chosen some of his favorite, classic No.9 fabrics and reinterpreted them as wallpapers. Into this heady mix he has added some exciting new designs, inspired by Chinese arts and crafts, and retold in a whimsical way.

Two multi-colored designs are printed extra wide width; the remainders are standard width. All co-ordinate beautifully with this year's collection of prints, the high performance, outdoor wovens and many of the No.9 classics that our clients return to year on year. With a total of 52 wallpapers spread over 11 designs there will be something for everyone.

NB. Pattern books will show wallpapers with a hint of matching fabrics in the photos

   
PAGODA AND PALMS PAGODA AND PALMS
WR1002/01-04
4 colorways
Substrate: Non-woven
Width - 137cm, sold by the metre


A fresh take on a classic toile, the super-sized elements are painted with a fresh watercolour hand to resemble a tiled delft wall. The design is printed to exactly match the co-ordinating fabric, which will allow for some spectacular decorative schemes.
   
BUTTERFLY HOUSE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
WR1001/01-04
4 colorways
Substrate: Non-woven
Width - 137cm, sold by the metre


Inspired by the decoration on an eighteenth century Chinese porcelain snuff-box, Richard’s original watercolour sketches are beautifully reproduced as an extra wide-width wallpaper, sold by the metre. There is a co-ordinating fabric, but the wallpaper has a crisp plain ground giving a more graphic look.
   
HEXASTRIPE HEXASTRIPE
WR1008/01-04
4 colorways
Substrate: Paper Roll:
W-52cm, L-10m


Taken from the interlocking shapes of Chinese paving stones, the original design, much imitated since its launch in 2009, was printed on a heavy linen. The interplay of overlaid colours has the vibrancy and excitement of looking through a kaleidoscope – different shades and tones are broken into abstract geometry and it makes a perfect wallpaper.
   
TEA PARTY TEA PARTY
WR1010/01-05
5 colorways
Substrate: Paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m


A witty take on a toile de jouy: Mythical birds sit in fantastic trees whilst child acrobats somersault, balancing tea pots on their feet, all watched over by indulgent, smiling grown-ups. Based on the No.9 fabric of the same name from 2009, the new wallpaper version has lost the detail from the original, giving it a crisper more graphic look.
   
FRETWORK FRETWORK
WR1009/01-04
4 colorways
Substrate: Paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m


Drawn in the same painterly hand as TEA PARTY, this wallpaper version of Trellis from the Orientaliste collection, is a beguiling maze with an exciting mix of colorways – from wheat on ivory to metallic gold on rich terracotta.
   
BAMBOOZLE

BAMBOOZLE
WR1005/01-05
5 colorways
Substrate: Paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m


So named because it looks like it has been confidently painted with traditional Chinese ink and brush, and because the giant disjointed stripes of bold colour are reminiscent of bamboo. Thick white strokes of paint on a soft blue ground and gold on chocolate are just two of the exciting and dramatic colorways.

   
BERARDERIE BERARDERIE
WR1011/01-04
4 colorways
Substrate: paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m


Named for Christian Berard who created the famous trompe l’oeuil Paris showroom of Guerlain in 1939. This wallpaper has a similar effect of painterly, whimsical panelling, and comes in a colour range of four chalky hues.
   
AGIASOS AGIASOS
WR1006/01-05
5 colorways
Substrate: paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m

Originally from 2013’s printed fabric collection, Agiasos was inspired by a tile pattern in the background of a French Orientalist painting of the 1890s. Striking in its modernity it makes a perfect addition to the collection. It is geometric but with the painterly hand associated with No.9 it gives a certain softness and movement.
   
JEAN JEANIE JEAN JEANIE
WR1007/01-08
8 colorways
Substrate: paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m

A patchwork of woven denim squares inspired by my father’s favourite jeans from the 1970’s. This makes a wonderful background paper with its soft, irregular texture and is eminently useable throughout the home.
   
CHINESE DAISY CHINESE DAISY
WR1004/01-05
5 colorways
Substrate: paper
Roll: W-52cm, L-10m

Over the years I have designed many small scale papers – so verstile and useful, they will brighten up a dull corner or disguise an uneven wall. Chinese Daisiy, inspired by a tiny detail of a C19 woven brocade, also appears in the ground of the fabric ‘Butterfly House’.
   
SHANGHAI STRIPE SHANGHAI STRIPE
WR1003/01-05
5 colorways
Substrate: paper
paper Roll: W-52cm, L-10m

A border from a Chinese Deco carpet inspired this wallpaper – the kinks and quirks in the stripes are redolent of 1930s Shanghai. All five of the colorways have a soft metallic detail, which makes the design sparkle.