I am the design studio apprentice at Graham and Brown. When designing and creating new ideas I like to resort back to good old fashioned cutting and sticking, collaging just about anything I can get my hands on (no seriously, anything!).
We all remember playing with glitter, sprinkling it on fantastic pictures that we created in brilliant arts & crafts sessions. Or even covering ourselves in glitter for a special night our or for a fantastic performance on stage. Whatever the use, glitter adds a touch of glitz and glamour to anything or anywhere.
Believe it or not, glitter has been used throughout time, going as far back 30,000 years where flakes of mica (a shiny sheet of chemicals that covers rock) would be used to decorate cave walls. That’s right, even cave men had glitter on their walls!
But it isn’t just the interior design world that has gone mad for glitter. Beauty and fashion companies have gone wild for this glamorous trend. Our very own guest designer at G&B, Julien Macdonald displayed loads of sparkle in his spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection, using delicate pieces of confetti and disco ball elements. With the help of Graham and Brown you can capture some of this beautiful collection and use it in your home!
The collection is made up of loads of fabulous, sparkly designs to suit different tastes. One design in particular, being FlutterBy. Delicate and unique this stunning paper gives any room the statement it deserves. We love it so much here at Graham & Brown; we even have it covering our telephone box!
wallpaper designed by Julien MacDonald. Image used from walesonline
For the more traditional approach to glitter we have Glimmerous and Jewel. Both displaying damask-like patterns, they really do shout out luxury and with the various shades available, you can decide how dramatic the impact will be.
Jewel wallpaper designed by Julien MacDonald.
A more subtle approach to glitter from this collection is Disco, this comes in 5 various shades that are sure to match all different moods and themes, adding a subtle shimmer to a room.
Whether it it’s a floral or Damask, subtle or bold, here at Graham and Brown we have a glittered wallpaper to suit everybody in almost every colour. For something a little different, why not try Original with a glittery twist on a classical design. But if it is a full- on glitter bomb approach you are taking to a room then dramatic Sparkle is for you.
But, if it is just a quick hint of glitter that you need for a room then we also have the answer too! We have a beautiful range of wall art to spruce up any wall in an instant. Dramatic flowers and quaint butterflies highlight the feel of this stunning canvas collection.
So whether it is a full room or a feature wall, go get glamorous! Re-live you glitter moments and have fun! Check out a selection of our glitter favourates here.