A wallpaper collection fit for the landed gentry
Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Mr Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her.
Recognise it? It’s a passage from Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. Anglophiles will relish this classic novel – just as surely as they will embrace the elegant designs of the Carleton Collection by Brewster. Located across the Atlantic pond, Brewster Home Fashions has been a prominent manufacturer and distributor of fine wallpapers and home décor products since 1954. With its headquarters located in Randolph, Massachusetts, this company enjoys a sterling reputation as one of the oldest, independent, family-owned wallpaper companies in America. Now they’ve truly turned their attention abroad, creating a timeless collection that would fit snugly into any English Manor House (or Antipodean equivalent).
Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors – Alice Walker
The Carleton Collection enables the home decorator to create the refined atmosphere of a stately residence with a range of floral damasks, winding vines, marbled plains and demure fleur-de-lis. In keeping with time-honoured stylistic conventions, you can wander through a colour palette carefully selected for its refinement and ambience. Combine various design elements in swathes of Bronze, Gold, Medium Grey and Mustard. Elsewhere, create a majestic mood using rich combinations of Olive, Brown, Eggshell and just a hint of Lavender. The hues and tones of this collection have been purpose built to reflect the polished and stoic nature of the landed gentry.
Although this collection could radiate charm in any sparsely filled room, the mastery of the collection really comes home to roost when complemented by period furnishings or – if one is willing to attempt the fusion – a beautiful modern piece that carries one or two traditional elements. This merging of old and new can create a stunning effect, but traditionalists do not have to go down that road. The collection equally holds its own when wrapped around genuine antiques in a traditional setting.
Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms – Liz Hurley
Joyous profanity will certainly ring around your stylish halls when the job is done and your transformation is complete! Your stately residence will glow with homespun charm and sophistication, instantly warming your guests as they trundle in for a hot toddy or a snifter of port by the mantelpiece. If you are seeking to create a little piece of England, using the best products from America, then you simply must explore the Carleton Collection from Brewster. Give us a call today on (03) 9335 6711 or explore the collection further here.