W is for Wallpaper — Ruthin Craft Centre

For this exhibition I created a design for what would be a dream setting and client.

In the 1930’s Stephen and Virginia Courtauld moved into Eltham Palace and renovated the property.

They commissioned the finest artists and craftsmen to transform the palace. Known for their eccentric ways, they had a pet ring tailed Lemur called Mah-Jongg, he would join the Courtaulds on their travels and he even had his own room in the palace. His likeness is incorporated into artistic details around the property, which remains an enduring influence in the palace to this day.

My design is based on this inspiring couples fondness for Mah-Jongg and the decoration of Eltham Palace. Branches are screen printed onto a luxurious silk backdrop. It is adorned with fruit, foliage, birds and a charming Lemur, creating a fantasy garden scene.