COLE & SON HISTORICAL PALACES COLLECTION

Cole & Son launch collaborative wallcoverings with Historic Royal Palaces

Cole & Son launch collaborative wallcoverings with Historic Royal Palaces

I'm a total sucker for Cole & Son wallpaper, it's so well made and they always have the most unique designs, from totally contemporary geometrics to classic florals. I was having a little peruse and noticed they have now launched a collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, a collection which is a modern take on the decorations of 5 royal residences.

Not for the faint hearted, these wallpapers are extremely decorative and for those who want to bring about a sense of opulence and a historic, over the top look.

My favourites within this collection have to be the Queens key border in Black and White which could be used in any modern monochrome room...

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This beautiful raspberry sorbet coloured 'Dukes Damask' which looks quite garish until you look at it from a few steps back. I can't decide whether my favourite is this pink, or the golden yellow for a look similar to the Leeds Castle drawing room below.

Dukes Damask, product code 98/2011

Dukes Damask, product code 98/2011

Leeds Castle Drawing Room

Leeds Castle Drawing Room

Royal Garden print, product code 98/1004

Royal Garden print, product code 98/1004

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As you can see at the bottom of the last picture above, they also supply a panelled wall effect paper that is to be laid horizontally, and they do this in a few colourways.

I have to be honest and say I'd much rather have real panelling, but if there is absolutely no way it's possible  and you still want the same effect then this isn't a bad choice. There is also a photographic style panelled wallpaper that has a more realistic finish and also a slight texture which is available at Wallpaper Direct. It's not cheap at £146.99 for 10 metres, but it has a more quality finish, in my opinion.  

Georgian Panel wallpaper available from Wallpaper Direct (photo has been slightly coloured to show textured effect)

Georgian Panel wallpaper available from Wallpaper Direct (photo has been slightly coloured to show textured effect)

To view the whole collaborative collection with Historic Royal Palaces, click here.

What do you think of this collection? Could you see it working in your home?