Retro Repeats: Surfaces Trend

Retro Repeats: Surfaces Trend

From 70s psychedelia to Art Deco opulence, recent wallpaper and textile launches have been taking us back in time. Inspired by the bold and beautiful repeat geometric prints of the 20th century, these designs are sure to make a statement in any space.

F. Schumacher & Co._Studio Bon_LONDON-BRIDGE-4

Created by Texan designer Bonnee Sharp of Studio Bon these hand-printed textiles recall the bold geometric patterns of the mid-century. Exclusively represented by F. Schumacher & Co., the designs include etchy florals, graphic geometrics, and delicate symmetries. Shown above is London Bridge in Olive and at the top of this post is El Sol in Midnight-Prussian.

Tracey Reinberg_Patterns_Pavone

Tracey Reinberg‘s Patterns are a line of digitally-printed, intricately patterned papers. The geometric repeat designs feature subtly metallic grounds that add an element of depth and glamour. Shown above is Pavone.


Although inspired by Navajo woven textiles, the overlapping shapes and retro colors of Flavor Paper‘s Highway 66 print reminds us of the abstract wallpaper patterns of the 1970s.

Graham & Brown_Chronicle_Collection_Ennis

Part of Graham & Brown‘s Chronicle Collection of wallpapers, Ennis is a revitalized version of one of the company's earliest Superfresco wallpapers. 30 years after the first launch, Ennis has been redesigned with a metallic effect and texture.

Zoffany _Lexington_Berkley

Earlier this year, UK-based brand Zoffany introduced an Art Deco-inspired line of wallpapers called Lexington. The collection is made using a new 'scatter' technique of applying fine translucent beads to the surface of the design, to create a luxurious sparkling effect. Shown above is Berkley.

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