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
||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.
World of Interiors magazine features 'Fleur de Lis &
In their regular 'Swatch' column, World
of Interiors magazine from London, has included "Fleur de Lis
& Rose' wallpaper - from Charles Rupert Designs' Historic Wallpapers
This wallpaper has been formed into the spire of a gothic country
church, set against a landscape at dusk, illuminated by a hazy full
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.
Arts & Crafts Homes magazine features Charles Rupert
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.
Blueprint Magazine recommends Charles Rupert Designs!
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!
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
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')
||June 22, 2006
Charles Rupert Designs wallpaper on Queer Eye!
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
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.