Anything but a wallflower

It’s a big trend on the catwalk – and in wall coverings. Bold floral and botanical prints are rolling out everywhere. Damian Foxe crafts and photographs wallpaper dresses.

Dress made of Mariedal in cobalt wallcovering, £165 per roll, from The Linnaeus collection by Designers Guild. Polyester tights, £12, by Emilio Cavallini from John Lewis.Designers Guild, 271 King’s Road, London SW3 (020-7893 7400; www.designersguild.com). Emilio Cavallini, www.emiliocavallini.com and see John Lewis and other stockists. John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London W1 (08456-049 049; www.johnlewis.com) and branches.
Dress made of Mariedal in cobalt wallcovering, £165 per roll, from The Linnaeus collection by Designers Guild. Polyester tights, £12, by Emilio Cavallini from John Lewis.Designers Guild, 271 King’s Road, London SW3 (020-7893 7400; www.designersguild.com). Emilio Cavallini, www.emiliocavallini.com and see John Lewis and other stockists. John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London W1 (08456-049 049; www.johnlewis.com) and branches. | Image: Damian Foxe
Dress made of Richmond Park wallpaper, £48 per roll, by Zoffany. Cotton and canvas shoes, £235, by Kenzo. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Kenzo, 31 Bruton Street, London W1 (020-7491 8469; www.kenzo.com). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Zoffany, 08445-434 600; www.zoffany.com and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.
Dress made of Richmond Park wallpaper, £48 per roll, by Zoffany. Cotton and canvas shoes, £235, by Kenzo. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Kenzo, 31 Bruton Street, London W1 (020-7491 8469; www.kenzo.com). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Zoffany, 08445-434 600; www.zoffany.com and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. | Image: Damian Foxe
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Dress made of Summer Tree wallpaper, £42 per roll, by Sanderson. Metallic grey flower shoes, £1,010, by Roger Vivier. Wooden ladder, price on request, from a selection by Retrouvius. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Retrouvius, 2A Ravensworth Road, London NW10 (020-8960 6060; www.retrouvius.com). Roger Vivier, 188 Sloane Street, London W1 (020-7245 8270; www.rogervivier.com). Sanderson, 08445-439 500; www.sanderson.co.uk and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.
Dress made of Summer Tree wallpaper, £42 per roll, by Sanderson. Metallic grey flower shoes, £1,010, by Roger Vivier. Wooden ladder, price on request, from a selection by Retrouvius. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Retrouvius, 2A Ravensworth Road, London NW10 (020-8960 6060; www.retrouvius.com). Roger Vivier, 188 Sloane Street, London W1 (020-7245 8270; www.rogervivier.com). Sanderson, 08445-439 500; www.sanderson.co.uk and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. | Image: Damian Foxe
Dress made of Lily of the Valley wallpaper, £77 per roll, by Cole & Son. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Cole & Son, Ground Floor 10, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7376 4628; www.cole-and-son.com) and stockists. Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk).
Dress made of Lily of the Valley wallpaper, £77 per roll, by Cole & Son. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Cole & Son, Ground Floor 10, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7376 4628; www.cole-and-son.com) and stockists. Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). | Image: Damian Foxe
Dress made of McGegan Rose wallpaper, £128 per roll, by Timorous Beasties. Mesh shoes, £650, by Gianmarco Lorenzi. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Gianmarco Lorenzi, 40 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7493 2906; www.gianmarcolorenzi.com). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Timorous Beasties, 46 Amwell Street, London EC1 (020-7833 5010; www.timorousbeasties.com) and stockists.
Dress made of McGegan Rose wallpaper, £128 per roll, by Timorous Beasties. Mesh shoes, £650, by Gianmarco Lorenzi. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Gianmarco Lorenzi, 40 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7493 2906; www.gianmarcolorenzi.com). Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Timorous Beasties, 46 Amwell Street, London EC1 (020-7833 5010; www.timorousbeasties.com) and stockists. | Image: Damian Foxe
Dress made of Aqua Jasper Peony wide-width wallpaper, £52.80 per metre, by Lewis and Wood. Flower appliqué leather sandals, price on request, by Giuseppe Zanotti from Net-a-Porter. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Giuseppe Zanotti, www.giuseppezanottidesign.com and see Net-a-Porter and other stockists. Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Lewis and Wood, 01453-875 517; www.lewisandwood.co.uk. Net-a-Porter, 08456-751 321; www.net-a-porter.com.
Dress made of Aqua Jasper Peony wide-width wallpaper, £52.80 per metre, by Lewis and Wood. Flower appliqué leather sandals, price on request, by Giuseppe Zanotti from Net-a-Porter. Victorian pine floorboards, £45.60 per sq m, from Lassco.Giuseppe Zanotti, www.giuseppezanottidesign.com and see Net-a-Porter and other stockists. Lassco, Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN (01844-277 188: www.lassco.co.uk). Lewis and Wood, 01453-875 517; www.lewisandwood.co.uk. Net-a-Porter, 08456-751 321; www.net-a-porter.com. | Image: Damian Foxe
Dress made of Early Tulip wallpaper, £43 per roll, by Sanderson.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Sanderson, 08445-439 500; www.sanderson.co.uk and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. Hair: Christopher Sweeney at DWM using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Yasmin Heinz at DWM using Dior Summer 2011. Make-up assistant: Katrin Rees. Model: Erin Fee at Select. Stylist’s assistants: Fabio Immediato and Rebecca Connolly. Set design: Sam Barbic (07973-118 089; www.sambarbic.co.uk). Set construction: Barry Cox (www.barrycox.tumblr.com). Set design assistant: Jeremy Clements. Photographer’s assistants: Lee Whittaker and Dougie Irvine. Digital operator: David Beech. Casting: Paul Isaac.
Dress made of Early Tulip wallpaper, £43 per roll, by Sanderson.Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 (020-7352 8353; www.dcch.co.uk). Sanderson, 08445-439 500; www.sanderson.co.uk and see Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. Hair: Christopher Sweeney at DWM using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Yasmin Heinz at DWM using Dior Summer 2011. Make-up assistant: Katrin Rees. Model: Erin Fee at Select. Stylist’s assistants: Fabio Immediato and Rebecca Connolly. Set design: Sam Barbic (07973-118 089; www.sambarbic.co.uk). Set construction: Barry Cox (www.barrycox.tumblr.com). Set design assistant: Jeremy Clements. Photographer’s assistants: Lee Whittaker and Dougie Irvine. Digital operator: David Beech. Casting: Paul Isaac. | Image: Damian Foxe
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