Art History Wallpapers from The Common Room

Before we turn that corner into Autumn, I’m just going to present some items that will help hold on to summer for just a little bit longer – namely a lovely new wallpaper brand discovery with some resplendent jungle prints found in the V&A Archives.

The Common Room collaborates with artists to create irreverent vintage inspired wallpapers. The designs are chock full of art history references and borrow from gallery archives like The Lioness and Palms available in midday (above) and midnight (below) based on a 1918 watercolour drawing by 20th century artist C.F.A Voysey found at the V&A.

Contemporary artists weave witty tales on papers like 282 Ways of Making A Salad (inspired by a 1950’s celebrity cookbook) where cheery green salad leaves create an organic pattern against a background of yellow ticking stripes and the monochromatic hatched lines of Stony Point are inspired by techniques used by The Bloomsbury Group. Wallpapers start from £85 a roll.

If you fancy some wild wallpaper inspiration do also check out The Common Room’s Pinterest page.

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

1 Comment on Art History Wallpapers from The Common Room

  1. Patricia Braune
    Monday, November 13th, 2017 23:56 at 11:56 pm (5 years ago)

    I love these wallpapers. So inspiring!

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