Celia Rufey answers your wallpaper questions
Find a striped wallpaper
We would like a decoratively striped wallpaper for our formal dining room but can only find plain designs. Help!
Figured stripes feature in a number of wallpaper collections and several of the designs suggested here come from archive sources. Lauderdale (pictured), designed around 1820, was originally stencilled; I love its classic elegance and brio. In five colourways, it costs £57 a roll from Little Greene. Hawksmoor, among Arundale wallpapers in The Royal Collection, is another classic taken from the archives of Windsor. In five colourways, it is priced at £62 a roll from Designers Guild. Poesy Stripe, from a French archive, has flower sprays between stripes in six colourways, £54 a roll, and Meadow wallpaper offers a different take on a similar theme, in five colourways, £57 a roll; both from Zoffany. New at Farrow & Ball is tiger-themed Rajah Stripe. In five colourways, muted or fierce, it is priced at £85 a roll.
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