Turner Pocock Cazalet is a joint venture between interior designers Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock, who were inspired when they saw Catherine Cazalet’s hand-drawn sketches and portfolio. They have teamed together combining Turner and Pocock’s knowledge of the interior industry and Cazalet’s classic designs to produce astonishing colourful wallpapers.
Is there a top trend for wallpaper in 2011?
We feel 2011 is all about bringing colour back into the home and we see wallpaper with vibrant colours and bold designs as topping the trends.
What wallpapers are standing out the most for you?
We’ve been most surprised by the number of people who have chosen our vibrant wallpaper designs over the more neutral ones. It seems that people are prepared to be more courageous in their decor choices than we thought – even if it is just for a feature wall.
Where do Turner Pocock Cazalet get their inspiration?
We closely followed London Fashion Week and it was colourful collections that really caught our attention. We were so inspired by the playful colours and oriental prints of Mary Katrantzou and feel the vibrancy of Burberry Prorsum will easily influence trends for home interiors and wallpaper design. Equally, vintage inspired design was clearly visible on the runway and we think this will also be a continuing theme amongst wallpaper design.
The creative process begins with Catherine’s sketches who gains inspiration from her travels abroad and artistic influences. For example, the Cricket Bat wallpaper came about after an afternoon spent watching boys play cricket in India and the Zebras are part of a love affair Catherine has developed with the animal and Africa over a number of years. A large amount of our wallpapers’ style is also influenced by oriental pattern design and you can see Catherine’s background as a specialist painter reflected in most of the papers, particularly the Ibis and Ostrich wallpapers.
What is TPC’s favourite and most popular wallpaper this year?
Catherine’s favourite wallpaper design is the Zebra, which has also proven to be the most popular with our customers. The Zebra wallpaper is printed in two colourways: charcoal and blue/grey, and features galloping Zebras in a diagonal repeated pattern. We get such great feedback about the Zebra wallpaper and think that having these different colourways is one of the keys to its success. The charcoal Zebra offers a moodier dark tone, with subtle metallics, whereas the blue/grey Zebra is lighter in tone, combining cooler grey and indigo blues. Both are perfect for adults or children and ideal for injecting personality into a room, which really sums up the Turner Pocock Cazalet wallpapers as a whole.
What wallpaper do the designers have in their homes?
Catherine has her whole front room papered in the Zebra charcoal wallpaper and the Tennis natural wallpaper in the bathroom. It makes for a bold statement but very much reflects her artistic personality and is a perfect backdrop for her collections of art and curious objects.
As interior designers, Bunny and Emma, find new and exciting wallpaper for their clients all the time. It means the desire to incorporate new finds into their own homes is a guilty pleasure, so recent additions to Bunny’s home includes Vivienne Westwood’s Squiggle wallpaper and Tracy Kendall’s Newsprint wallpaper. Emma is about to move into a new house and has plans to use a grass cloth wallpaper in her bedroom and has fallen in love with David Hicks’ Hexagon wallpaper, which she will be using in the entrance hall and stairway.
What is the success behind Turner Pocock Cazalet?
We strongly feel that the Turner Pocock Cazalet wallpapers offer something refreshingly different in subject and colour to what else is out there in the market. One of the initial aims of the wallpapers was to offer design-conscious parents an alternative choice to the normal stereotyped bluish boys and girly pink designs and we really feel we’re getting recognised for that reason, alongside the fact adults can use them easily in grown up spaces as well.
Where do the majority of your wallpapers feature?
The majority of the wallpapers are used in residential homes – particularly reception rooms and family spaces. The Ibis wallpapers have dual appeal so have also been used a lot in bedrooms – alongside the Tennis and Cricket Bat wallpapers, which are really popular for making a statement in downstairs toilets.
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