Playful stripes bring movement into your home. Somerset Stripes updates the classic stripe with its playful hand-drawn lines. There is something about the classic stripe that is warming and comforting but being so perfect and straight is harsh. I have taken the classic stripe and added a playful and handmade twist.
Stripes are a great way to create the illusion of space, they can be hung either horizontally or vertically to create a fabulous look and can also help create the illusion of height for rooms with low ceilings.
• Each roll is 20.5” wide x 11 yards long
• Repeat: 10.23", straight
• Printed to order, 2-4 week lead time.
• FSC Certified and printed with fade proof, environmentally friendly inks. They are made in the UK using Britain’s finest digital wallpaper manufacturer helping to reduce our carbon footprint.
Blue illustration on a soft white background
All Annika Reed designs begin with a sketchbook and pen. She refines, then hand draws the images onto a piece of Asian wood, where she carves them according to the age-old practices she learned while doing a residency at the University of Shanghai in China, in 2006.
While in China she worked alongside masters in woodblock printing and developed her unique style. Traditional woodcuts are printed from separate blocks, one created for each color. she works differently, carving away each color, one at a time, and uses the same block to print all the layers of her designs. It takes at least a month to complete a full series of carvings and color layers. This process of wood carving and painting in layers produces uniquely rich, layered, painterly prints. All designs are printed by hand in her studio in London using non-toxic techniques. Ink is rolled onto the wood and printed over the previous layer. Some designs only need one color, others require several.