A Breath of Plein Air: The British Landscapes that Inspired our New Floral Wallpapers
We can't get enough of floral wallpapers! Flowers are a classic and versatile motif that can be depicted in limitless ways. Wanting to create a colorful collection that was a bit abstract, we looked to London-based illustrator and designer, Rose Jocham. You might remember her work from our adventurous Jurassic Park-inspired pattern, Life Finds a Way. Created in her signature watercolor style, Plein Air and Summer feel lush and full of life with just a touch of mystery. Keep reading the inspiration behind our Rose Jocham collection.
British wildflowers and windswept meadows are at the heart of Summer Wallpaper. Rose used loose brushstrokes to capture the movement of wildflowers blowing in the breeze.
For the original colorway, Bluebell, she mixed together the warm hues of olive and burnt orange with the cooler tones of lilac. The other colorways came about from wanting to create bright and uplifting summer florals in surprising color combinations.
For Plein Air, Rose was inspired by the Fauvism movement and the artistic style of French painters. She wanted to apply this traditional brushwork technique to a modern design inspired by the rolling countrysides of Northern England.
The color palette of Plein Air is unabashedly joyful and bold but also semi-realistic to the subject which included lots of green and blue hues with hints of coral and lavender.
Plein Air evokes a sense of calm and happiness, and it's abstract design is intended to prompt each viewer's own memories of happy times spent outdoors.
We see this wallpaper being used in an array of spaces. Treat it like the work of art it is, and create a statement wall in a living or dining area. Cocoon oneself in color by covering all for walls of a home office or studio. Create a powder room that bursts with personality. The possibilities are endless with this adaptable pattern.
Adding texture and brightness while still creating a sense of calm, Summer would look especially lovely in a bedroom. But, any space that would benefit from bringing that exuberant feeling of the outside in would be the perfect spot for Summer. And, don't forget the ceiling! This pattern has such graceful movement and looks lovely from every direction, which makes it an ideal wallpaper for the fifth wall.