Midnight Garden wallpaper.


Tropical Garden wallpaper.


Floral Fancy wallpaper.


Paris wallpaper.


My love for embroidery is nothing new, but Claire Coles’ extraordinary hand embroidered wallpapers are certainly new to me. Claire graduated from Middlesex University in 2003 with first class honors in Applied Arts. Amongst her first commissions were a wallpaper display for Liberty of London and a book cover design for Penguin Publishing. Oh man, how is that for a career start? Epic!

Claire works from her West London showroom, where she designs and produces bespoke embroidered wallpapers for both private clients and commercial projects. All of her luxury wallpapers are designed and made by hand, and made to order. Each design is unique in its own right with a range of emotive patterns, textures and scenes. Claire sources pieces of vintage wallpapers and stitches them together using delicate silks and leathers creating pieces of ethereal quality and exquisite beauty.

You can browse a collection of gift items in her online shop. So, so, so beautiful.

Poppy Field wallpaper.


Digital wallpaper.

This post was generously sponsored by Designers Guild. A huge thank-you to all our sponsors as their support helps to keep this site going!

Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild has always been an innovator in the design world.  Famous for its colour and pattern, the lifestyle brand has the objective to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality. The new Australian online shop offers a superb selection of home accessories including cushionsblanketsthrowskidsbath towelsbagshome fragrance and Christian Lacroix notebooks.

[Images via Claire Coles.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

6 Responses

  1. Sierra

    I love embroidery…especially in unusual situations. I have been known to embroidery my own oil paintings! I am always amazed at mixed media embroidery art. But this…Claire Coles is my new artistic hero. Brava!!


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