Little Greene introduce ‘National Trust Papers IV’

4 March 2024

Wallpaper: Spring Flowers – Bombolone. Paint: Bombolone™ 339. Affogato™ 342.

PDA Associate Partner, Little Greene introduce ‘National Trust Papers IV’ the fourth instalment of authentic wallpaper designs derived from National Trust properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This versatile and eclectic collection features eight historic wallpaper designs, that have been adapted and recoloured across 42 colourways for use within the modern home. Working in collaboration with Europe’s largest conservation charity, each design has been created from original patterns found at several of the National Trust’s historic houses, with the addition of one design that has been recoloured and revived from the Little Greene archive. The source material for this collection represents over 250 years of British decoration, whilst the judicious use of colour brings a contemporary nuance and breathes new life into these historic designs.

Employing a spectrum of printing methods, from traditional surface printing to cutting-edge digital machines, the collection comprises an array of exotic birds, stylised florals and scrolling trails alongside ditsy print florals and large scale tropical murals.

Little Greene’s Creative Director, Ruth Mottershead, comments:

‘Working with the National Trust to uncover and revive these incredible historic designs is a real honour for us all at Little Greene. Designs within this collection date back to 1770, yet still endure, feeling fresh and relevant today. Showcasing these historic patterns in their new colourways in contemporary spaces and modern design schemes has reinvigorated them, ensuring they can be enjoyed for years to come.’

Becky Stanford, Head of Brand Licensing:

‘Working with Little Greene continues to delight. The way they bring the prints and patterns from the places in our care, to life for the modern home, is a fabulous showcase for the timeless designs we look after. In one collection they’re able to shine a light on a wide range of designs and styles, drawing out how nature has always been a source of inspiration; a reminder of how precious it is, now more than ever. As well as bringing joy to homeowners, the income from these collections allows us to continue to look after these inspirational places for everyone to enjoy, and we remain very grateful for all their support.’

A contribution from the sale of every roll of Little Greene wallpaper is made in support of the National Trust’s important work caring for 500 places, including 780 miles of coastline, historic sites, 250,000 hectares of countryside and green spaces, ensuring that people and nature thrive – now and for ever.

National Trust Papers IV