First up is this 'Abstract' wallpaper by Graham Sutherland, designed in 1945. The version we have shows the design in white on a mustard-yellowy ground, but there's another colourway which features a more vibrant lime green. It must have looked quite something on the wall!
|'Abstract' wallpaper designed by Graham Sutherland, 1945, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (BADDA 4632)|
And if you are currently dreaming of warmer climes, then this wallpaper, 'Sahara', designed by Edward Bawden in 1928 might help.
|'Sahara' wallpaper designed by Edward Bawden, 1928, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (SW 2236)|
Both Sutherland and Bawden were artists/designers who worked in a range of media, as well as designing wallpaper. Coincidentally, both also designed posters for London Underground, which celebrates its 150th Anniversary this week. Happy Birthday Tube!