Emily's Garden Bespoke Wallpaper
Known for its historical reinterpretations, Larkspur & Hawk is pleased to introduce Illustrated, a new capsule collection inspired by a collaborative wallpaper design entitled Emily's Garden. The linchpin of the collection is a folkloric mural-like wallpaper boasting verdant gardens and lush vistas populated by a menagerie of animals conceived of by Emily and designed in collaboration with English artist Melissa White.
First and foremost, though, Emily’s Garden is a sophisticated, playful view into a cultivated natural world. Animals, not humans, preside over the scenery, ruling the landscape, gardens, seas, and architectural structures. “You see the presence of humans -- their architecture and jewelry, but it’s the animals that are enjoying it. They come out when the humans go in, having the time of their lives in this tamed, manicured garden,” says Emily. The personalities of the animals, from the foppish, jewelry thieving parrots to the cheeky fish, are fully realized in the jewelry Emily has designed, which were her initial inspiration for the Illustrated concept. Painterly, naive looking clouds and forgoing convention to scale add to the lyrical nature of the design. The color palette, rich but subdued, Melissa refers to as “faded opulence, like velvet that has been in the sun for too long. It’s romantic, threadbare charm.”
The wallpaper is handprinted and made to order in the UK. Please inquire and we will be happy to assist you with your specifications.