Les Papiers

Les Papiers

Not long ago, who’d have thought you, or me, could have a piece of Jean Paul Gaultier in your own home?

If you’re a fan of the unconventional designer, you can now have a roll (or two or three) of wallpaper from his couture collection, Les Papiers. We saw, and fell in love, with this gorgeous design, when we flicked through the showroom samples in David Gavin Design, in West Didsbury. Elegant, but utterly playful, the Recreation wallpaper features classical bathing beauties dressed in contemporary clothes, chubby cherubs and stripe-clad sailors, all vying for attention. It’s a definite hark back to 18th century Toiles de Jouy (meaning, “cloth from Jouy”), a type of print that is characterised by complex vignettes scattered over the surface. But with the immediately recognisable Gaultier motifs.

Although not in this house, I have a wall ear-marked for a couple of rolls of this stunning paper.

Just need to move first…