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Testimonials

Just a quick note to inform you that the wallpaper arrived safely here yesterday. The right colour and the right amount of rolls. Thank you very much for your help. I might as well warn you that I might come with a new request once this one is in place.

Åsa Ahrland
Sweden


Everything went fine thank you. Delivery occurred right on time and we are very pleased with the sofa.

Neil Bailey
United Kingdom


I have been very happy with the service from Living interiors.

Takács Imre
Hungary

Cole and Son Wallpaper

(Only Sold in the UK)


cole-son-geometric-ii-puzzle-105-2010-rgb-no-advertising-usage.jpgCole & Son wallpapers are printed from blocks, some of which date back around 100 yeasr or more. Cole & Son was founded in 1875 by John Perry, son of a Cambridgeshire Merchant. In those days, the Company was situated in Islington, North London, an area famous for the 190 hand block printing companies working there.    

Throughout the 19th Century, Cole & Son printed for all the well known companies of the time including Jeffrey & Co., Sanderson and Shand Kydd.   In 1941 the company was brought by A P Cole, proprietor of the company Cole & Son Wallpapers Ltd, with Showroom and offices in central London.

The Cole & Son block archive includes designs used to furnish many stately homes, palaces, castles and theatres throughout Britain and overseas, including the wallpaper designs of A W Pugin for the Palace of Westminster.  The amalgamation of the two businesses in 1941 meant that Cole & Son became the custodians of the most significant collection of wood printing blocks in Britain.  In 1949, Cole's Design Director created one of the first screen print studios in Europe, which gave birth to the wild wallpaper designs of the 1950's and 1960's.

Under the terms of our licence with Cole & Son, we can only supply and ship goods within the UK.