Bird & Anemone is available in three colourways

Charles Rupert's William Morris wallpapers in Elle!
Recognizing Good Design and Eco-friendly wallpapers!
May issue 2008

Elle magazine's  "The Green Issue" (May 2008)  has featured Charles Rupert Designs as one of
"Our four favorite decorating faithfuls" which "just happen to be low-impact standard-bearers" in the Eco-friendly stakes.

Elle writes: "Charles Rupert's wallpapers have always valued a planet-friendly style that never sacrifices the styles that William Morris designed.  As opposed to most wallpapers made with formaldehyde and vinyl, (toxic and fumy), many of Charles Rupert's are 100 percent paper, with water-based inks and coatings."

William Morris' wallpaper design "Bird and Anemone" designed in 1882 and exclusive to Charles Rupert Designs in three colourways - is printed with water-based inks on actual wall paper (not vinyl) from managed forests, and is installed with either traditional wheat paste or cellulose paste, both traditional and environmentally friendly adhesives. (And after years of enjoying a beautiful design on your walls, when the time comes, this paper can be recycled)

July 18, 2007
Launching "The Garden Collection" - Part One

Charles Rupert Designs is pleased to launch Part One of "The Garden Collection". Four new wallpapers and three fabrics make up Part One of the collection, which will be added to in 2008.

These designs are exclusive to Charles Rupert Designs, and are available to our designers through our Showroom representation, or through Charles Rupert directly in areas where Showrooms have yet to be appointed.

Two William Morris designs - "Wild Tulip" from 1884; and Bird & Anemone from 1882 - have been reprinted, using archival documents for both the design and some colourways.

For the first time Charles Rupert Designs is introducing three fabrics. Three printed cotton fabrics co-ordinate with three of the colourways of "Wild Tulip" and are finely printed in delicate colours to add a timeless appeal to today's interiors. More fabrics are planned in the next year.

"Bird & Anemone" wallpaper comes in three tone-on-tone colourways, including a document Cream on Yellow colourway.

"Chelsea Damask" is a large-scale, floral pattern in three colourways, ranging from subtle to bold, which will add a dramatic presence to a grand room or a feature wall.

"Aberdeen Ferns" is a lush, gilded 1890 design of a forest floor of ferns and flowers for a special room, or a heritage house.

Charles Rupert Designs continues its mission to provide the best in historic designs that will add character and colour to today's interiors.

For the complete range of new designs, please see the "Collections" link on the Charles Rupert Trade Site home page.

April 10, 2007
Spring Decorating Issues!

Country Home magazine has featured Charles Rupert Designs' exclusive wallpaper on the cover of their April 2007 issue, and on pages 110 and 111.

In their "green" issue, our green and cream "Pink & Rose" wallpaper - designed by William Morris in 1890 - is still made as it was 100 years ago on vintage printing machines. Made from formaldehyde-free paper from managed forests, and applied with environmentally sensitive wheat paste or cellulose paste, Charles Rupert's exclusive wallpapers are true papers, and not 'paper-backed vinyl'.

Style at Home magazine, in their March 2007 issue, has also featured "Pink & Rose" wallpaper, along with "Gothic Leaves", in their "Home & Style" column.

Style at Home called Charles Rupert Designs "a treasure trove of rare and historic wallpapers."

Walls, Windows & Floors magazine also showed Pink & Rose wallpaper in their Spring 2007 issue under the title "Wall Flowers". The magazine recommends adding "an artisanal touch to your room with a hand-blocked wallpaper - or one that looks hand blocked".

The vintage wallpaper printing machines that Charles Rupert Designs use ensure an unparalleled texture and historic accuracy in the final designs. Samples of "Pink & Rose" wallpaper may be obtained from your Trade Showroom.

February 2007
World of Interiors magazine features 'Fleur de Lis & Rose' wallpaper!

In their regular 'Swatch' column, World of Interiors magazine from London, has included "Fleur de Lis & Rose' wallpaper - from Charles Rupert Designs' Historic Wallpapers Collection.

This wallpaper has been formed into the spire of a gothic country church, set against a landscape at dusk, illuminated by a hazy full moon.

This wallpaper was found in the Dining Room of the 1865 Ross Bay Villa in Canada. The design was based on a wallpaper from London's Palace of Westminster from 1850, though reduced in scale for domestic applications. Reproduced exactly from the original document, the wallpaper is now available for other gothic interiors.

Fall 2006
Arts & Crafts Homes magazine features Charles Rupert Designs!

Charles Rupert Designs and its founders are featured in the Fall 2006 issue of Arts & Crafts Homes magazine. Three pages are devoted to a profile of both the business and its owners. Included are photos of both the Company Showroom and the owners' home in Victoria, Canada.

August 2006
Blueprint Magazine recommends Charles Rupert Designs!

Martha Stewart's new Blueprint magazine has recommended Charles Rupert Designs as a source for "Wallpapers from all Eras". Charles Rupert Designs was listed as #6 in a list of 100 recommended sources for home decorating and accessories. Thank you Blueprint!

The Charles Rupert Designs Brand continues to gain attention with THE HISTORIC WALLPAPERS COLLECTION, now being placed in Trade Showrooms in both the United States and Canada for the Autumn decorating season.

June 22, 2006
Victorian Homes Magazine features Wentworth!

The August 2006 issue features Charles Rupert Design's "Wentworth" wallpaper: "Illuminate your walls with this extraordinary wallpaper - a rich design from a c1880 English brocatelle silk." Designed by English designer Bruce Talbert (1838-1881), the all-over pattern of sunflowers and blossoms is printed using both mica and gold metallic inks to evoke the original silk. In four colourways.

April 24, 2006
Charles Rupert in Domino Magazine!

"I love wallpaper, all sorts. In my opinion, there are few things in the decorating world that delivers more bang for the buck that a roll of wallpaper delivers.

So imagine my delight upon learning that Charles Rupert Designs launched a Historic Wallpapers Collection. The 14 new designs date from 1865 to 1912 in 43 carefully researched colourways. They even produce the rolls on machines dating from the 1880's to the 1950's to ensure unparalleled textural and historical accuracy.

But most important is their look, understated and deftly executed in a stylish pallette to give them a timeless appeal, which means you do not have to be living in a Stickley house to take advantage of the inherent beauty found in many of the turn-of-the-century papers; a William Morris" Pink & Rose" can seem rather sophisticated paired with a modern decor. Trust me, I know my wallpaper."

- Thaddeus Kromelis

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May 2006 issue
Old House Interiors features new William Morris wallpapers!

"Divine Designs" New William Morris papers in the Historic Wallpapers Collection include St. James's Damask and Vine in Morris' gold lacquer version. The papers range from $ 116. per double (33') roll.

June 22, 2006
Charles Rupert Designs wallpaper on Queer Eye!

Charles Rupert Designs was asked to provide "Stone-Block" wallpaper for a segment of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" to be airing on Tuesday July 18, 2006 (American broadcast; All dates subject to Change) on Bravo. Check your local listings for times in your area.

They were trying for a Medieval theme, and sought us out for the appropriate look. "Stone Block" wallpaper can also be used for period-appropriate entry halls which were fashionable from the 1840's through to the 1880's.

February 16-19, 2006
Charles Rupert Wallpapers Launches New Wallpaper Collection

Charles Rupert Designs launched their “Historic Wallpapers Collection 2006” featuring William Morris, Arts & Crafts, and Victorian designs at the Grove Park Inn's 19th Annual Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.