Classic, timeless patterns closely connected to the carefree Lexington lifestyle are at the heart of our brand. And now, that snug textile feel that makes a house into a home is translated onto the walls in this, our very first Lexington wallpaper collection. Our main source of inspiration has been a traveler’s handbook over New England dated in 1899, which we stumbled upon in a second-hand bookshop. Some of the patterns in the collection are direct interpretations of this historical journey through maps and magazine cutouts. All of the names pay tribute to the legendary writers of New England. And, true to our legacy, the prints have that tactile, fabric like surface reminiscent of soft linen shirts and bath towels hanging to dry from a sun bleached porch. Welcome to our world! Welcome to our dream!
Emily for Lexington is inspired by a fragment of old Cretonne-patterned wallpaper found in a New England archive. Bold tree patterns with birds like these were popular in the USA in the late 1600s. Emily is printed using an old collograph printing technique, where the colours are printed over one another with no drying in between, making every metre unique. It is suitable for walls in both older and newly-built houses, for example, in the living room or kitchen. Emily is named after one of America’s foremost poets, Emily Dickinson, (1830-1886).