Inspiration

Welcome to the Graham & Brown Inspire page. Here you will find all information and articles on our new collections, new product launches, behind the scenes sneak peeks and designer talk.

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The Making Of…

11th March 2018

The Making Of…

Our first collection launch of 2018 includes 6 stunning (if we may say so ourselves) incredibly liveable designs.

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Find Your Zen

25th February 2018

Find Your Zen

On Friday 16th February we celebrated Chinese New Year and this year it was represented by the eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac – the dog!

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The Chinoiserie Collection

28th January 2018

The Chinoiserie Collection

A style of decorative or fine art based imitations of Chinese motifs. The Chinoiserie Collection was released in 2017 and is comprised of one stunning design across four opulent colourways.

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The Retro Collection

21st January 2018

The Retro Collection

The fifties were a revolutionary era, the world was enjoying a post war revival, Elvis Presley was the face of Rock n’ Roll and Christian Dior created ‘The New Look’.

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The Wallpaper of the Year 2018 – Pierre

24th October 2017

The Wallpaper of the Year 2018 – Pierre

We’re so proud to announce our Wallpaper of the Year for 2018 – Pierre. A beautifully hand painted blush Magnolia floral is perfectly complimented with a white gold metallic backdrop.

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Trend - Fluid

22nd October 2017

Trend - Fluid

The Brooklyn Art Library holds tens of thousands of sketchbooks from artists around the world. It is a global community with artworks from 101 different countries. Here we truly see a multicultural melting pot of ideas.

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The Ubud Collection

21st October 2017

The Ubud Collection

Animals have always been a fun and surprising element of wallpaper design, particularly within our Ubud collection.

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Trend - Bliss

19th October 2017

Trend - Bliss

A popular and ever-growing trend in the travel world is the embrace the shared experience. Sites such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing are popular, very low-cost ways to travel and share accommodation.

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The Oxidised Collection

15th October 2017

The Stroma Collection

Trompe L'oeil has seen a modern revival throughout 2016 & 2017, with the new Stroma collection taking this to the next level by mixing in simplistic botanical details.

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The Oxidised Collection

12th October 2017

The Oxidised Collection

Our Oxidised collection is all about embracing the imperfect; how chemical reactions can create beautiful, awe inspiring hues whilst metallics add shine and natural materials for a more luxurious feel.

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The Hygge Collection

8th October 2017

The Hygge Collection

Inspired by the Danish phrase, the Hygge collection focuses on celebrating the little things in life. Embracing comfort and creating your own sanctuary, this collection is perfect for creating a cosy nest feel for your home.

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The Wild Flower Collection

4th October 2017

The Wild Flower Collection

Florals take another stylish step forward with our Wild Flower collection. Taken from the French word for ‘wanderer’, this wallpaper collection expresses a freer and fluid approach to bohemian florals...

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The Art Deco Collection

3rd October 2017

The Art Deco Collection

Throughout Graham & Brown’s 71-year history, each decade has brought a new revival of design within the wallpaper world. This year we’re looking at the 1920’s with our new Art Deco collection.

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The Indian Ink Collection

1st October 2017

The Indian Ink Collection

Damask designs have been embraced in a number of forms over the years. From classic to oversized, Damask wallpaper is a beautiful way to add timeless style in to your home.

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The Baroque Collection

29th September 2017

The Baroque Collection

For those seeking luxury and decadence for your home, our Baroque collection embodies all the characteristics to create this atmosphere.

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Interiors Trend Alert: Rose Gold & Copper

25th September 2017

Interiors Trend Alert: Rose Gold & Copper

If you didn’t know that Rose Gold & Copper are the hottest metallics around at the moment then where have you been? These warm, pink metals have become an instant hit within the world of interiors.

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How to use geometric pattern wallpaper

29th September 2017

How to use geometric pattern wallpaper

Geometric patterns can bring a modern edge to any room, and you can use them in your home to create a fresh, artsy look. From minimalist shapes to playful metallics, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite geometric wallpaper designs that could be just what you’re looking for.

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The Eternity Collection

27th September 2017

The Eternity Collection

Geometrics have always held their own within the home décor world. Repeat formations of harsh or soft lines come together for a mesmerising and stylish look in your home.

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Trend - Trace

26th September 2017

Trend - Trace

The ‘Fearless Girl’ stands proudly with hands on hips in front of the ‘Raging bull statue’ that has been on Wall Street since the Stock Market crash. She was put there on the eve of International Women’s Day and highlights the lack of female executives.

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Trend - Ground

25th September 2017

Trend - Ground

From the wellness centre in Arosa, Switzerland we see outside become inside with the vegetal trees of light. Wellness and mental awareness has never been talked about so openly. The British Royals have organised a charity Heads Together to tackle the stigma associated with these issues.

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The Souk Collection

24th September 2017

The Souk Collection

If you’re ready to take a journey with your interior styling, then our new Souk collection allows you to take that first step. Imagine you’re walking through a Morrocan Souk; you’ll see vibrant colours, hand crafted patterns and metallic embellishments being sold throughout.

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Trend - Zone

23rd September 2017

Trend - Zone

Nuart was set up in the Norwegian city of Stavanger and is regarded as the world’s leading celebration of street art. Selected artists are invited to leave their mark on the chosen city walls reflecting the culture as well as defining it.

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The House of Wallpaper

18th September 2017

The House of Wallpaper

We’re bringing our creative story to London in – The House of Wallpaper. The Soho townhouse has been transformed by SHH Interior Design to showcase the wallpaper design studio, archive pieces and new collections, installations and innovations.

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Off the Wall and Onto the Plate

10th September 2017

Off the Wall and Onto the Plate

As part of our House of Wallpaper event, we challenged Pedro Passinhas to create a menu inspired by our G&B wallpapers. Having worked in the world’s finest restaurants led by Michelin Starred Chefs, Pedro’s dining experience is always about more than just the food.

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Interior design projects: What’s hot for 2017?

2nd September 2017

Interior design projects: What’s hot for 2017?

Just like fashion, new interior design trends are always around the corner. The key colours, materials, and textures change year-on-year, giving you a great excuse to refresh your home in brilliant new ways.

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The Zen Collecton

31st August 2017

The Zen Collecton

Inspired by the Oriental Shoji Screen, this intricate design uses an interlocking geometric design to add an impactful print to your walls. The Zen collection takes the partition away from design, bringing together a strong maze pattern with stylish metallic and a sumptuous fibrous paper.

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The Tropical Leaves Collection

25th August 2017

The Tropical Leaves Collection

The Tropical trend is showing no signs of slowing down and with our latest release, Tropical Leaves, this style moves this cult trend forward. Developed from our 2017 trend, Savage Beauty, this collection delves in to the wilds of the jungle.

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The Botanical Collection

23rd August 2017

The Botanical Collection

Tropical prints and patterns have been growing in popularity over the last year. With Pantone naming their Colour of the Year as Greenery, it’s easy to translate this fresh shade in to this stylish trend.

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Get the look with 3D brick effect wallpaper

22nd August 2017

Get the look with 3D brick effect wallpaper

Inspired by the Oriental Shoji Screen, this intricate design uses an interlocking geometric design to add an impactful print to your walls. The Zen collection takes the partition away from design, bringing together a strong maze pattern with stylish metallic and a sumptuous fibrous paper.

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The Illusion Collection

14th August 2017

The Illusion Collection

The Illusion Collection brings together colour with modern design to make an impact in your home. From wallpaper and paint to home accessories, this collection provides a bold statement with on trend designs and shades to compliment.

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Behind the Mural - Venetian

7th August 2017

Behind the Mural - Venetian

When we first delved in to the world of Murals we weren’t sure where it would take us. Wanting to look at both the past and at future trends, the collection is certainly shaped around unique design that makes an impact on a wall.

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The Boheme Collection

2nd August 2017

The Boheme Collection

Colour and technique take to the stage with our Boheme collection. Watercolour florals provide the perfect base for infusions of colour from peach tones used in the original artwork to a monochrome styling that makes for a more eclectic finish.

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The Indigo Collection

29th July 2017

The Indigo Collection

Embracing movement and expression, our Indigo collection takes inspiration from traditional Japanese printing technique known as Shibori. Recreated within our design studio, through shaping and securing cloth before dying.

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The Atmosphere Collection

28th July 2017

The Atmosphere Collection

Inspired by an archive piece within G&B’s art collections, Atmosphere takes on a fresh and modern approach to layered landscapes. Watercolour forestry and mountains are given a beautiful twist using stylish colour palettes that look gorgeous in your home.

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How to create a French-inspired room with vintage wallpaper

23rd July 2017

How to create a French-inspired room with vintage wallpaper

French interior design is all about elegance, subtly, and class. To bring that je ne sais quoi into your home, vintage-inspired French wallpaper is the perfect place to start.

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The Figaro & Desire Collection

19th July 2017

The Figaro & Desire Collection

Desire has been a firm favourite with our customers over the last few years. In 2017, Desire has been revamped with an on trend pastel palette that brings energy in to the design.

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Graham & Brown Stories - Alan Kemp

15th July 2017

Graham & Brown Stories - Alan Kemp

I joined in 1999 as a Marketing Manager and starting with the structure, the buildings have all changed; where we’re sat now in 2009 was a ceiling void. There was nothing here at all.

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How to Style Tropical Décor in your home

5th July 2017

How to Style Tropical Décor in your home

A flourishing trend within the world of fashion and home décor, Tropical prints and patterns have taken over and we’re certainly not complaining. Jungle inspired design perfectly synchronises with Pantone’s Colour of the Year Greener.

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The Muse Collection

3rd July 2017

The Muse Collection

Florals are given a decadent revamp with our Muse Collection. Inspired by a fusion of archive design with art deco accessories, this collection embodies a dark & moody style that adds drama to your home.

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Behind the Mural - Painterly

26th June 2017

Behind the Mural - Painterly

This design was brought to life by our in-house stylist, Jody. First painted in 1983, this archive piece draws on traditional florals but are given life with its bright and colourful finish.

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The Munsell Test

6th June 2017

The Munsell Test

Not a lot of people know what a Munsell test is but it’s quite integral within Graham & Brown. Colour and design being at the forefront of our culture, it’s crucial that when it comes to mixing, matching and styling our wallpapers, paints and wall art pieces.

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Graham & Brown Stories - Andrew Graham

26th May 2017

Graham & Brown Stories - Andrew Graham

I worked at the company as a teenager in the summer holidays earning some pocket money so I’d had an association with Graham & Brown, I knew the business and the people in it. I spoke to my dad a lot about the business because I studied economics and business at university.

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How to create a boho space with floral wallpaper

25th May 2017

How to create a boho space with floral wallpaper

Floral wallpaper can add a splash of personality and give your home a laid-back, bohemian feel. Different floral patterns will have a different effect – bold prints can be daring and playful, making a real design statement.

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Wallpaper of the Year 2017

23rd May 2017

Wallpaper of the Year 2017

Every year we take great pleasure in picking out one design to be our wallpaper of the year and this year, we are proud to announce that the blogTitle goes to the stunning Reflections wallpaper.

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The Chelsea Collection

14th May 2017

The Chelsea Collection

An expressive floral created in our studio with our designers inspired by a piece of art from our extensive archive collection. This wallpaper design brings florals in to summer time with a colour palette that’s fresh and bright.

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The Kelly Hoppen 2017 Collection

11th May 2017

The Kelly Hoppen 2017 Collection

The Kelly Hoppen 2017 collection combines delicate metallics and geometric designs that can’t fail to add a dash of energy and elegance to your home decor.

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 - Greenery

1st May 2017

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 - Greenery

Pantone have announced their Colour of the Year for 2017 and we're pleasently surprised at their fresh take for the new year. Greenery approaches a more zesty personality, embraces optimism and new life in a world that feels unbalanced.

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Wall Murals: The New Feature Wall

29th April 2017

Wall Murals: The New Feature Wall

Wall murals are a simple, stress free way to update your home without having to embark on a complete décor overhaul. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the different ways in which you can update each room in your home with a stylish wall mural.

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The Dimension Collection

21st April 2017

The Dimension Collection

Our new Dimension collection spotlights the raw beauty of cut precious stones whilst using a fresh palette inspired by the array of colours displayed in our constellations.

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The Meiying Collection

20th April 2017

The Meiying Collection

Inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossom, 'Meiying' comes from the meaning 'Beautiful Flower'. This wallpaper collection featured an ethereal floral design with a branch like finish that moves away from traditional bouquets seen on wallpaper.

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How to add cityscape wallpaper design into your home

19th April 2017

How to add cityscape wallpaper design into your home

Cityscape wallpaper can make a bold statement and add a unique touch to any room. Whether it’s industrial, artistic, or designed to highlight iconic city landmarks, cityscape wallpaper is the ideal choice for those who love the hustle and bustle of city living, and want to bring an urban vibe into their home.

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The Brian Eno Collection

10th April 2017

The Brian Eno Collection

As part of our 70th anniversary celebration, we've partnered with one of the most influential icons of the music and arts world to launch an eclectic capsule collection of two wallpaper designs based upon the extensive Graham & Brown archives.

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How to Style Wood Effect Wallpaper

29th March 2017

How to Style Wood Effect Wallpaper

When it comes to styling your home with wood effect wallpaper, the transformational opportunities are endless. Turn your bedroom into a rustic retreat or add a touch of personality to a living room. Follow our style guide and discover how you can incorporate the wood effect trend into your own home décor.

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5 Ideas for Kitchen Wallpaper

18th March 2017

5 Ideas for Kitchen Wallpaper

Using wallpaper in your kitchen is a remarkably effective way to set a theme, more so than painting. Do you love modern style, or are you a traditionalist at heart? Is your kitchen a cosy, relaxed space, or do you prefer a professional finish?

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Feeling Floral this Mother’s Day

10th March 2017

Feeling Floral this Mother’s Day

The Spring equinox and Mother’s day always fall very closely to each other, so with the new season coming in to bloom, it’s appropriate to celebrate all things floral at this time of year.

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Valentine’s Day Interiors Gift Guide

14th February 2017

Valentine’s Day Interiors Gift Guide

Why treat your loved one with chocolates and flowers when you can spoil them with gifts that last a lifetime? Interior gifts are the perfect way to show someone that you care so why not take a different approach to Valentine’s Day this year.

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Create a Wow Factor Room

21st January 2017

Create a Wow Factor Room

If you want to stray away from mundane décor, this blog post is all about how to create a room that has wow factor. Creating statement rooms in your home needn’t be expensive or time consuming so read on to discover the secrets behind speblogCTAcular home décor.

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5 Design Ideas for Decorating a Child’s Bedroom

11th January 2017

5 design ideas for decorating a child’s bedroom

A child’s bedroom is a haven from the outside world. It should reflect their tastes and interests, accommodate their hobbies, and engage them mentally. It’s also smart for it to feature furniture that can grow alongside your child, as well as include plenty of storage to keep the room clean and tidy.

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The Wintermacy Collection

20th December 2016

The Wintermacy Collection

To create a warm, inviting space during the colder months, look no further than our cosy Wintermacy Collection. Infused with a combination of cream, brown and neutral tones, every piece in this collection boasts cosy fabrics to help you to create your very own winter retreat at home.

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Wall Mural VS Wallpaper

11th December 2016

Wall Mural VS Wallpaper

Having a career in the world of advertising and marketing both in the UK and overseas for over 20 years, I had always worked within the creative fields, but my life changed one evening whilst watching a TV documentary about London’s Royal Academy of Art’s Summer exhibition in June 2015.

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The Navy Wall – How to Style

29th November 2016

The Navy Wall – How to Style

The dark wall trend is here to stay so if you want to update your home with a navy wall, we have all of the tips you need to style it to perfection.

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The Highland Trend

23rd November 2016

The Highland Trend

It’s natural to want to cosy up during the colder months and the Highland décor trend is all you need to transform your home into a rustic retreat. This trend puts the focus on soft textures, nature inspired prints and bright pops of plaid.

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Reasons Why You Should Use Lining Paper

2nd November 2016

Reasons Why You Should Use Lining Paper

One of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to wallpapering a room, is whether or not lining paper is essential. Lining paper offers a number of benefits and this blog posts aims to highlights all of the reasons you should use it.

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Scandi Sanctuary

22nd October 2016

Scandi Sanctuary

Here at Graham & Brown, we like to take the current décor trends and show you how to create them in your own home. This week, we want to put a spotlight on the Scandi sanctuary trend and help you to transform your home with a calm, paired back aesthetic in muted tones.

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Autumn Style Switch

2nd October 2016

Autumn Style Switch

One of the greatest things about home accessories is their ability to instantly update a room. With autumn just around the corner, let’s take a look at how you can update your home with the seasons simply by swapping out just a few key accessories.

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How to add a Sense of Sparkle into the Home

21st September 2016

How to add a Sense of Sparkle into the Home

A new season is the perfect opportunity to switch up your home décor and what better way to transform each room than with a touch of sparkle? A hint of shimmer can add warmth to your home as well as a heavy dose of glamour.

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Autumn Winter Wallpaper

1st September 2016

Autumn Winter Wallpaper

The simplest way to update your home during the autumn and winter months is to switch up your wallpaper and thanks to our stunning selection, finding the perfect design couldn’t be simpler.

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5 Tips to Remember when Painting with Bright Colours

23rd July 2016

5 Tips to Remember when Painting with Bright Colours

Choosing the perfect shade is one of the main focus points when painting with bright colours but while the colour is crucial, the key to a perfect finish is primer.

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Our Top Three Summer Décor Trends

3rd July 2016

Our Top Three Summer Décor Trends

Is your home in need of a style refresh? If you are decorating your home this summer, here’s just a few of our favourite seasonal décor trends that are guaranteed to inspire. From animal-inspired wall art to rose gold accents, we’ve got you covered.

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How to Style a Monochromatic Room

16th May 2016

How to Style a Monochromatic Room

Monochromatic décor is simply the combination of different shades of the same colour but creating the look if often more complicated that it seems. Regardless of the décor trends that change constantly each season, the monochrome look will never go out of style.

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Top Five Blue Paints

5th May 2016

Top Five Blue Paints

From the palest pastel blue shade to mysterious midnight hues, the options are truly endless when it comes to blue paint. Blue can reenergise a room or provide a calming influence depending on the shade you choose so with this in mind, read on to discover this season’s top five blue paints.

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The Perry Rise Collection by 2LG

23rd April 2016

The Perry Rise Collection by 2LG

This season we have collaborated with Interior Design Studio, 2 Lovely Gays, to bring you the Perry Rise collection. This new wallpaper range contains 4 exclusive designs - Totem, Wonder, Joy and Rebecca; all incorporating 2LG's signature use of colour.

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Five Quirky Ways to use Paint

15th April 2016

Five Quirky Ways to use Paint

If you’re in the mood to get experimental with your home décor, we have some simple ways to make a statement with paint. Your walls are a blank canvas and there are so many alternatives to using one single colour.

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The Blush Collection

5th April 2016

The Blush Collection

Our Blush collection combines soft warm pinks and copper metals that promise to add a touch of ethereal style to your home. Featuring glamourous damask details and a sorbet colour palette, every piece in this collection has a feminine feel to bring you décor that is both opulent and uplifting.

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How to Create Different Moods in the Home

20th March 2016

How to Create Different Moods in the Home

The colours we use in our homes can have a significant effect on our emotions and the same can be said when it comes to incorporating different textures into your décor.

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Introducing The Bazaar Collection

25th February 2016

Introducing The Bazaar Collection

Our Bazaar collection is infused with a blend of warm gold and copper tones that promise to add a touch of global styling to every room.

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Britain's Next Top Model: Behind the Scenes

20th February 2016

Britain's Next Top Model: Behind the Scenes

Back in October 2015 Graham & Brown opened its doors to 8 girls competing to be Britain’s Next Top Model. The girls were joined on set by top male model, and judge Paul Sculfor.

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What Does your Home Say About You?

5th February 2016

What Does your Home Say About You?

Would you describe yourself as ambitious, creative, energetic or perhaps sensitive and chilled? The answer could be hidden deep in the depths of your home décor.

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Metallic of the Moment - Copper

16th January 2016

Metallic of the Moment - Copper

When it comes to metallic shades, it is impossible to go overboard. Soft and shimmery, metallic tones add warmth to your décor creating a welcoming feel.

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Wallpaper & Fashion Through the Decades

5th January 2016

Wallpaper & Fashion Through the Decades

Our journey through the ages begins in the 1950s when wardrobes were brimming with sling back stilettoes and ballet skirts in pastel shades. In terms of prints, it was floral designs that were taking center stage in this era.

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Back to School

19th December 2015

Back to School

The new school year is just around the corner so what better time to have a room makeover? If you are looking for décor ideas to freshen up a child’s room on the run up to a new school year, we have two exceptional décor collections that are guaranteed to inspire.

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Trend To Watch - Loft Living

15th December 2015

Trend To Watch - Loft Living

If you’ve always dreamed of living in an urban loft style space, we are going to show you how to use the loft living trend to add personality to your home. Whether you live in a rural area or your home is the epitome of city chic, this trend can work for you.

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Exploring the Bright and White Collection

5th December 2015

Exploring the Bright and White Collection

If your ideal home is fresh, bright and fun our highly sought after Bright White Collection will tick every box. Featuring a flurry of floral tones against a crisp white backdrop, every design in this collection takes its inspiration from nature using white as a foundation that makes the florals pop.

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Introducing the Ink Collection

29th November 2015

Introducing the Ink Collection

To create a relaxed space with global influences, look no further than our striking Ink Collection. Infused with a plethora of indigo and blue shades, every piece in this collection boasts ethnic influences to bring you an eclectic décor theme that will bring your home up to date in an instant.

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How to Decorate a Nursery

23rd November 2015

How to Decorate a Nursery

Decorating a nursery is a completely different experience to decorating any other room in the house as no other space has such a magical, whimsical quality to it. If you are decorating a nursery from scratch, we have everything you need to make the project a success.

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Tin Ceilings – Bringing the Old Back into 2016

15th November 2015

Tin Ceilings – Bringing the Old Back into 2016

There’s no denying that tin ceilings are one of the hottest design trends of the season but where did the idea come from and how can you incorporate this unique trend into your home? Read on to discover how to add a dramatic look to your living room, dining room or bedroom with a tin ceiling.

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Top 5 Floral Wallpaper Designs

3rd November 2015

Top 5 Floral Wallpaper Designs

With Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, we can’t think of a better time to celebrate our favourite floral wallpaper designs. Floral prints not only bring the joys of spring into your home eternally but are one décor trend that never goes out of style.

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5 Things to Paint Black

31st October 2015

5 Things to Paint Black

Depending on your home décor style, black can look incredibly sophisticated and it doesn’t have to be limited to the walls. If you want to add this bold shade to your repertoire, here are five things that look stunning when painted black.

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Introducing The Organic Collection

22nd October 2015

Introducing The Organic Collection

To create a fresh, modern room that’s also timeless, look no further than our ever-so-popular Organic Collection. Boasting an array of neutral tones, every design in this collection takes its inspiration from the outdoors to bring you a refreshing décor theme that will never go out of style.

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Three Styles You’ll Want to Try in your Living Room

13th October 2015

Three Styles You’ll Want to Try in your Living Room

If you feel like you are stuck in an interior décor rut, why not try one of these three different styles and update your space at speed.

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Top Kid’s Wallpaper Prints of 2016

3rd October 2015

Top Kid’s Wallpaper Prints of 2016

If you are considering bringing a bit of fun, colour or pattern to your child’s bedroom and are looking for the best-selling and most popular styles to choose, well, you’ve come to the right place!

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A day in the life of wallpaper designer Vicky Davison

29th September 2015

A day in the life of wallpaper designer Vicky Davison

Sat at her board focused intently on the brief at hand, that’s where you’ll find Vicky most days. “I don’t get involved with a lot of meetings, so I can just sit, concentrate and focus on my drawings.

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The Superfresco Easy challenge

24th September 2015

The Superfresco Easy challenge

We know that for some time now we have been insisting that Pasting the Wall is quicker than Pasting the paper when it comes to wallpapering, yet there are still people who question just how easy it is.

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Stripes: Vertical vs. Horizontal

23rdth September 2015

Stripes: Vertical vs. Horizontal

We all know the rule: vertical stripes to make walls taller, horizontal stripes to make them longer, but what if you want the best of both worlds? Is it truly possible?

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Barbara Hulanicki

18th September 2015

Barbara Hulanicki

I went to art school to study fashion because I loved fashion and at the time there were very little choices. Eventually I took a fashion illustration course, which was a quick way to get into the industry. Later when I met Fitz my husband, he encouraged me to design my own clothes.

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The Glitterati Collection

11th September 2015

The Glitterati Collection

Internationally renowned fashion designer Julien Macdonald has dressed some of the worlds most glamourous women - Beyonce, Nicole Sherzinger, Paris Hilton and Shakira are amongst his Celebrity clientele.

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A Minor Adventure

6th September 2015

A Minor Adventure

After selecting Northern Rose as the wallpaper of the year 2015 next came the task of wrapping a Morris Minor 1000 in the pattern!

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Gallery Tour

31st August 2015

Gallery Tour

Welcome to our new look Graham and Brown wall art gallery showcasing our live product collections in a creative environment, I do hope you enjoy taking a look around.

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Decorate 5 Rooms with 1 Wallpaper Range

22nd August 2015

Decorate 5 Rooms with 1 Wallpaper Range

Refreshing your décor can be addictive so don’t be surprised if updating one room leads to re-decorating every room in the house. Our paste the wall wallpaper range makes it easier than ever to update a room, so much so that you may not be able to keep it to just four walls.

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Wallpaper from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

2nd August 2015

Wallpaper from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

Our longest designer collaboration is with British interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, spanning over a decade and many wallpaper collections. His designs are often flamboyant full of intricate details and in stunning bold colours.

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Top Tips for a Simplistic Modern Bedroom

29th July 2015

Top Tips for a Simplistic Modern Bedroom

Creating a modern sleeping space doesn’t have to involve fancy design trends and complex color schemes but it should reflect your personality.

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Top Tips for creating a stylish adolescent bedroom

20th July 2015

Top Tips for creating a stylish adolescent bedroom

If your child is approaching his or her teenage years, the time has well and truly come for a decor overhaul. The transition from a child’s bedroom to a teen’s bedroom can be quite the challenge so we have created this post to give you endless decor ideas.

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Top Tips for a Marvellous Metallic Interior Look

13th July 2015

Top Tips for a Marvellous Metallic Interior Look

There’s no doubt that we’ve taken a shine to the metallic finishes that have been heating up the interior design landscape for the last few years.

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Interior design tips to create a cosy living room

1st July 2015

Interior design tips to create a cosy living room

Crisp mornings, trees shedding their leaves and the gentle crackle of logs on the fire; there are many things about the autumn and winter months that make us feel all cosy and nostalgic.

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Coordinating with Cushions

23rd June 2015

Coordinating with Cushions

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s vital that you have a cosy, warm sanctuary in which to curl up and relax.

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Our Circle of Life Part 2

12th June 2015

Our Circle of Life Part 2

World War Two started and again the world was thrown into very challenging times. Harold Graham and Henry Brown both played their part in the conflict and, happily, they both survived. It’s 1946, the world had been in conflict and while the war was over, its legacy was still very much felt.

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Top 5 Decorating Mistakes

5th June 2015

Top 5 Decorating Mistakes

Those luxurious hotel rooms, movie sets and interior design dream rooms that you are so eager to replicate are all completely attainable, but decorating novices often get themselves worked up about problems that are extremely easy to solve.

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Vicky Davison

29th May 2015

Vicky Davison

I grew up in the countryside of North Yorkshire where I spent most of my early life outdoors gathering inspiration from the elements surrounding me.

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5 Textured Wallpapers to Transform Your Home

21st May 2015

5 Textured Wallpapers to Transform Your Home

It’s easy to associate textured wallpaper with a bygone era, but we can assure you that it still very much has a place in our homes in 2015. Once seen as a traditional feature in UK homes, our modern designs give this distinctly British range a contemporary twist.

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Why Black Wallpaper is all the Rage

19th May 2015

Why Black Wallpaper is all the Rage

Creating a mysterious vibe, black wallpapers ooze style and sophistication, and you’ll be surprised at just how much life these dark designs can breathe into your room. There are many different patterns and styles to choose from, which means you can really get your creative juices flowing.

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Trendy Wallpaper

9th May 2015

Trendy Wallpaper

Wallpaper designers from the world of fashion and décor have responded to the call for innovative, trendy wallpapers with creations that are cutting edge and contemporary, while often paying homage to classic style.

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7 wallpapers to match your personality

26th April 2015

7 wallpapers to match your personality

Our homes are a reflection of ourselves. We choose the way they look, the finer details and colourful accents, and this in turn reflects who we are. When you personalise your home, you don’t just make it feel like your own, you make it look like an extension of yourself.

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Our Circle of Life Part 3

20th April 2015

Our Circle of Life Part 3

The 1960s saw the introduction of the Monopolies and Mergers Act, which broke the dominance of the big manufacturers. Overnight, the UK market opened up to everyone, the significance of trade shows grew and we seized the opportunity this presented with both hands.

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Using Metallics for a Cosy Home

15th April 2015

Using Metallics for a Cosy Home

Cuddle up on the sofa surrounded by luxury. Metallic wallpaper certainly makes the most of low-lit winter nights. Warming your home with a subtle glow that reflects around your rooms instantly creates a much cosier environment.

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Discover our Innocence collection

9th April 2015

Discover our Innocence collection

A blend of soft hues and delicate tones, our Innocence collection really does live up to its name. Covering family rooms in a gentle wash of pastels and hushed colours, these subtle patterns create a gorgeous interior look without being at all overbearing.

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Bathroom Wallpaper - Create your own Sanctuary

28th March 2015

Bathroom Wallpaper - Create your own Sanctuary

Bathroom wallpaper is firmly back in fashion, we’re happy to report. Although it’s one of the smallest rooms in the house, the bathroom is a place where many of us go to unwind and forget about the rigours of day-to-day life.

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Wallpaper through the decades

24th March 2015

Wallpaper through the decades

Certain periods of time have become synonymous with specific events, cultural trends and design fads. It’s often said that fashions are recycled, and this is true to an extent.

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5 Spring Wallpapers to Brighten up your Home

18th March 2015

5 Spring Wallpapers to Brighten up your Home

Have you fallen into the bland magnolia trap? Plain walls that call out for colour, desperate for a decadent pattern and a touch of embossed mica. We often downplay our interior in a bid to keep everyone happy, a non-offensive wash that seems like a safe bet, but who are we kidding?

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Vertical Stripes

13th March 2015

Vertical Stripes

A striped wallpaper makes both a stylish and aesthetically practical choice for almost any room. Stripes in alternating colours can be used to pull together the different shades of a room’s décor, while accentuating the height of rooms with lower ceilings.

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Behind the scenes at Graham & Brown

5th March 2015

Behind the scenes at Graham & Brown

Wallpaper designer, wall art illustrator and trend predictor; Jody Hudson certainly keeps herself busy in the studio! Having been a valued member of the Graham & Brown family for just over a year and a half, her endless talents never cease to amaze us.

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5 Red Wallpapers to Liven up your Living Room

28th February 2015

5 Red Wallpapers to Liven up your Living Room

Whilst you may be somewhat afraid of using such an energetic colour in your home, the stylistic versatility of this beautiful hue cannot be ignored. With a new season on the horizon, isn’t it time you dusted off your dungarees and unleashed this vibrant colour in your home?

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Interior Ideas Fit for Kings and Queens

23rd February 2015

Interior Ideas Fit for Kings and Queens

With another member of the monarchy entering the world, you’ll be forgiven for wondering what life would be like as a princess/prince. Like you, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this joyous event.

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Made of Design

11th February 2015

Made of Design

Take one Whippet, a Morris Minor and the most charming wallpaper, and it will certainly make you feel something. Hopefully it will make you smile. We’re sure it will make you think a little differently about “stuff”.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

9th February 2015

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Unleash your wild side with our brand new selection of animal wall art. Displaying all of your safari favourites, these sophisticated canvases depict a watercolour animal kingdom that offers a rustic look to any home.

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Maintaining Rustic Charm with Modern Design Ideas

5th February 2015

Maintaining Rustic Charm with Modern Design Ideas

Little cottages and rural homes possess a charm that simply cannot be replicated. That said, when it’s time for a revamp we often feel that making too many changes to these quaint properties will result in the original splendour being diluted or lost.

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Abstract Wallpaper

27th January 2015

Abstract Wallpaper

There are traditional floral or striped wallpapers, and those are very popular but some people want something a little more challenging- more abstract, in fact. Abstract wallpapers are not common but we do have quite a few in the Graham and Brown range nonetheless.

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Keep the Kids Occupied all Afternoon

21st January 2015

Keep the Kids Occupied all Afternoon

Remember when you were young and you ‘accidentally’ grazed a crayon across your mother’s wallpaper? The consequences probably weren’t pretty and we’re not just talking about the new hint of blue you added to the motif!

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Shine Bright like a Diamond

12th January 2015

Shine Bright like a Diamond

Step away from blank walls, because this season we’re all about interior design that dazzles and delights with glittering embellishment and subtle micas. Twinkling along your walls, these beautiful designs are the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to your home.

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Wallpapers to help you drift off

3rd January 2015

Wallpapers to help you drift off

The Festival of Sleep Day takes place on January 3rd every year, and it got us thinking; what are the best wallpapers to use in your bedroom to help you get a good night’s rest?

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It's a Big World Out There

1st January 2015

It's a Big World Out There

With spring just around the corner and the summer months not too far away, we are all starting to get the travel bug and plan our summer days in the sun.

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The Perfect Gift Guide for your Budget

19th December 2014

The Perfect Gift Guide for your Budget

Here at Graham & Brown, we are pleased to provide our customers with gifts to complement every budget. Whether you are looking for the perfect Secret Santa present or a fancy stocking filler, read on to discover the perfect gift for friends and family this season.

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A Festive Makeover for your Living Room

15th December 2014

A Festive Makeover for your Living Room

It's that time of year when families and friends are gathered together. Watching Christmas films, sharing stories and enjoying eachothers company. So why not makeover your main gathering point - the Living Room.

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Decorate your dining room in time for Christmas

5th December 2014

Decorate your dining room in time for Christmas

Christmas is a time to be cherished with family and friends and if your home is going to be the hub for festive gatherings, there is no better time to prepare it. If you are hosting Christmas dinner this year, your dining room is the perfect place to start.

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Statement Wallpaper to impress your Guests

24th November 2014

Statement Wallpaper to impress your Guests

Transform your home into a work of art with our range of incredible statement wallpaper. A well-chosen design can really help to tie a space together, enhancing your choice of furniture and ornaments.

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Wallpaper isn’t just for Walls

5th October 2014

Wallpaper isn’t just for Walls

Whilst our gorgeous designs may look wonderful on your walls, they can also be used in other areas of the home for a quirky, alternative twist to your interior design.

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Scandinavian Wallpaper

28th September 2014

Scandinavian Wallpaper

The popularity of TV shows such as The Killing and Borgen, along with the novel and the movie of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, have led to a revival of interest in Scandinavian-style interior design.

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Meet the New Wave Designers

5th September 2014

Meet the New Wave Designers

Looking at her exquisitely detailed Foxglove design, it’s probably no surprise to learn that Lucinda Abell is a practising fine artist.

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