1838 Wallcoverings

About 1838

At the heart of 1838 is a celebration of design and craftsmanship. A luxury brand manufacturing all wallpapers at our factory in Lancashire, England. The name evokes the deep roots of wallpaper innovation, for 1838 was the year the first wallpaper machine was pioneered, just a few miles away from the factory. A family owned business, 1838 Wallcoverings is led by brother and sister team James and Abigail Watson, whose family has over 4 generations of wallpaper printing experience. All wallpapers are manufactured using water based, non-toxic inks, which are environmentally safe and printed on responsibly sourced, recyclable, non woven substrates.

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Elodie Collection– New September 2019

Embrace indulgence and craftsmanship with 1838 Wallcoverings new collection Elodie.

Inspired by Art Deco, Elodie is rich in colour, design styles and luxurious embellishments. In the 1930’s Art Deco represented the combination of different styles with fine craftsmanship and luxurious materials, and our interpretation of the trend is perfectly in keeping with this spirit. Indulgent substrates, heritage printing techniques, decadent details and a sumptuous colour palette, not only capture the Zeitgeist of the past, but reinvent it for today’s interior schemes.

The Elodie Collection is a captivating mix of printed effects and luxurious substrates, championing the true craft of wallpaper manufacture.

Surface printing is a heritage wallpaper printing technique and forms patterns that look as though they have been painted by hand; works of art for your walls. Printed by skilled craftsmen on original, rare machinery dating back over 100 years, Elodie rekindles the traditions of British craftmanship. Select patterns are adorned with lavish, velvety flocks, glistening beads, high sheen foils, contemporary metallics and textured inks, bringing them to life to form unique, resplendent interiors.

Murals Collection – New 2019

Luxurious effects, inspirational design and dramatic scale define the new 1838 Wallcoverings Murals collection. Brush stroke detail, on-trend metallics and influences ranging from paradise islands through to geometrics and large-scale florals, make this a breathtaking collection.

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