Design enthusiasts, fashionistas and lovers of all things beautiful will be thrilled to know that they can now dress their homes in Lou Harvey’s distinctive designs, thanks to the launch of a new range of wallpapers.
Lou says that the launch is the realisation of a long held dream, and comes after much experimentation. “I have always had a passion for interior design,” she reveals; in fact, she completed her studies in this area.
Wallpaper represented the ideal opportunity to marry her twin loves of interiors and textile design. “Wallpaper is the perfect platform to use my designs on a bigger platform,” she points out. It’s also a medium she’s excited to play with, viewing it as a quick and easy solution for beautifying the home.
The range offers something for everyone, from loyal Lou Harvey fans to those who have just begun their love affair with the brand. Taking inspiration from a variety of sources – from elements of nature to exotic destinations like Morocco – it gives a nod to current trends (such as design’s fascination with botanicals and the current craze for geometrics), yet maintains a classic, timeless appeal.
Lou explains that she has incorporated 12 options in this debut range. For Lou Harvey stalwarts, there’s Elleanora, “the typical print our customers have come to know and love”. Established fans will also enjoy the Emily Paisley, which features favourite Lou Harvey colourways (pink, turquoise and blue) with a touch of yellow giving a dynamic pop of colour. Lou has also introduced the Stella Paisely as a more muted, classic interpretation of this pattern.
For traditionalists, the William Stripe and Palmer Stripe offer a fun take on old-school favourites. Then there are the geometrics: Valentina, Ruby, Zachery and Aaron Link. Lou has designed this fabulous foursome as a neutral backdrop that complements any room: available in navy, black and donkey (a beautiful shade of grey), they are the ideal choice for homeowners who love the luxury of wallpaper, yet do not wish it to become the focal point of a room.
Given design’s current obsession with merging the indoors and outdoors, it’s only fitting that the range includes several motifs that pay homage to nature. Lou describes Katie as a blend between geometrics and florals, featuring tiny circles and flowers, while the Lilliana Leaf is a more subtle ode to greenery. Scarlet Rose is a must for those who love the look of bold botanics; it is, according to Lou, “classic Lou Harvey”, in contrast to Eden which, she says, is a “grown up and classic take on all things floral.”. Finally, there’s Amazing Grace; Lou’s favourite from the collection, which now adorns her own home.
“I’m very excited about the expansion of the Lou Harvey range,” she states. “Our new wallpapers mean that our existing fans are able to create inspired looks, and fashion a space that they love. The range also gives us a chance to reach people who have yet to discover the Lou Harvey brand.”