St James’s Park – Suede Fade
This large damask pattern was found in Marlborough House next to St James?s Park; a grand abode, designed by Christopher Wren and home to the Duchess of Marlborough, friend and confidante of Queen Anne. Originally a dark blue flock on a pale blue ground, the paper is believed to be comparatively recent, though the origins of the general design are Victorian (as a wallpaper) and older still (as a silk fabric). The twist in this interpretation is the light-to-dark ombr? effect, which puts bolder colour at the base of the wall and lighter above, with the effect of the making a space feel taller and lighter than it would with a conventional damask design
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