Press Centre

March 2011



Designed by British wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp in collaboration with the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in-house design team, the collection has proved an exciting means of pushing the boundaries and turning design concepts into wallpaper reality. The finest crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski are shown on backgrounds of exquisite flock, mirror-like foil and layered ink giving the effect of metallic leather. SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS shimmer as light plays across the wall refracted by the multi-faceted colored crystals, Cabochon pearls and Crystal Strata integrated into the designs.  

The collection comprises 9 wallpapers embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and 2 coordinating plain wallpapers. Three of these wallpapers have a fabulous layer of crystals, the Crystal Strata, which subtly changes color creating a refined and subtle brilliance never before seen in interiors. To create the lavish crystal-spangled effects of Crystal Strata, dense layers of crystals are applied directly to sections of the designs as the wallpaper is printed for an intense and sparkling effect. 

In FEATHER PALACE, clouds of flock feathers fall from the sky and the design is interspersed with a single metallic plume every 85 cm whose strands are accentuated by Xilion crystals reflecting light for an intensely luminous effect. Available colors: * Mauve Black * Copper * French Grey * Pale Aqua

Like the soft focus reflected in the romantic blurring of an antique mirror, the rectangular pane design of VERSAILLES has the appearance of 18th century verre églomisé gilded glass fixed at each corner with a cluster of Crystal Rocks. Available colors: * Gold * Silver

PLUME evokes all the style, sophistication and allure of an ostrich feather in sinuous velvet flock against a background with the appearance of fine metallic leather.  A hundred years ago ostrich feathers were ounce for ounce more precious than gold and here their status soars again with the quill of each 50 cm plume embellished with Cabochon pearls and Xilion crystals. Available colors: * Black * Sage * Mauve Black * French Grey * Pale Duck Egg

The scintillating JEWELED STRIPE in broad tone on tone velvet flock and metallic crackle is bordered, depending on the color, by a delicious line of pearls or crystals.  The crackle stripe in the design matches the plain ORIENTAL CRACKLE TEXTURE wallpaper. Available colors: * Black Bronze * Red * French Grey * Champagne * Oyster

Precious as the name suggests, KOHINOOR DAMASK is damask with a difference.  The large 85 cm design dazzles and sparkles with lavish Crystal Strata bouncing and stealing light from candles and lamps, sumptuous and magnificent with a fin de siècle feel. Available colors: * Black Copper * Magenta * Mauve * Taupe * Oyster

Diamond shapes and Crystal Strata characterize this harlequin style DIAMOND TRELLIS. Each colorway explores fabulous textures including Crystal Strata, velvet flock and metallic leather effect printing accentuated with Chessboard Circle crystals. Available colors: * Copper * Sage * Petrol * Duck Egg * Oyster

A fusion of luxurious elements in CASHMERE - the iconic paisley design twinkles with miniature SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the softest tactile flock background with a raised pile giving the impression, depending on the color, of cashmere, suede or velvet. The counterpoint design is enhanced with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS every 85 cm and may be hung as a straight match or a half drop. Available colors: * Grey Gold * Taupe * Oyster * Duck Egg

RUFFLE SILK JASPE features fine subtle printing with layer upon layer of ink on a mica ground for a Fortuny style pleat effect.  Upon closer inspection sophisticated sparkle is revealed dotted in random rows nestling between the pleats. Available colors: * Dark Grey * Bronze * Red * Taupe * Neutral

Inspired by Venetian gondola mooring poles, the richly colored spiral bands of VENETIAN STRIPE entwine with Crystal Strata as if reflecting sunlight in the shimmering water of the lagoon. Available colors: * Charcoal Black * Black Copper * Taupe Mauve

ORIENTAL CRACKLE TEXTURE has a simple crazed crackle design to accentuate the opulence of the other wallpapers in the collection and is a glorious combination of ink and paper texture.  The colors match the stripe in JEWELED STRIPE. Available colors: * Black Bronze * Red * French Grey * Champagne * Oyster

The background wallpaper SILK VELVET TEXTURE is designed to emphasize the artistry in the crystal designs with multi-layering of colors and a metallic appearance.  The colors match the backgrounds in PLUME. Available colors: * Black * Sage * Mauve * French Grey * Pale Duck Egg

The dimensions of the wallpaper rolls are 52 cm x 10 meters. Retail prices from £280.00 to £740.00 / € 330.00 to € 880 per roll

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