The Product: Milana floral folk wallpaper in Gold
Introduce traditionally-inspired glamour with this striking gold, red and black, Russian, folk wallpaper. Russian-born surface pattern designer, Olga Shevchenko, created the beautifully figured arrangement of flowers and leaves, for her homewares brand Olenka Design.
Khokhloma handicraft, the inspiration for this pattern, is the Russian, folk art tradition of hand-painting turned, wooden pots. The style originated from villages along the Volga river in the late 17th century, when Russian icon painters, miniature artists and wood-turners combined their skills. The designs highlight the importance of nature and the forest in Russian history and culture through the ages. Today, golden-hued Khokhloma woodenware is recognised as a vibrant, national, craft phenomenon. The warm gold hue typical of Khokhloma pots and recreated on this wallpaper could alternatively be described as mustard or turmeric yellow in colour. Olga used the Khokhloma painting techniques she learnt at school to create this wallpaper design. Her intricate botanical patterns often feature wildflowers, berries and leaves, as evidenced here.
Folk Art Wallpaper – Styling Ideas?
First, bold, large-scale florals work brilliantly with stripes. For a directional look, we can see this design on a feature wall with a narrow, black and white pinstripe on the adjacent walls. In addition, the sleek lines of directional, modern furniture in white would look fresh with this wallpaper as the backdrop. Moreover, scrolling botanicals, such as these, are perfect for smaller spaces. Take it up and over the ceiling for maximum jewel-box impact!
Milana Russian folk wallpaper is sustainably printed in the UK. It is suitable for both domestic and commercial use. The design is printed onto 180gsm non-woven wallpaper. It is durable, fade resistant, PVC free and FSC certified. Each roll measures 52cm wide x 10.05m in length with a 52cm straight match. Please note this design is ‘paste the wall’ wallpaper.
Delivered within 4-6 working days if in stock. Otherwise printed to order with a 3-4 week lead time.