Nina Campbell’s Wallpaper Masterpieces
As one of Britain’s leading interior designers, Nina Campbell has made a name for herself all over the world. Her collections of wallpapers and fabrics for Osborne and Little are best sellers annually, as are her books, journals, and other home furnishings. This spring’s collections are no different, and take their inspiration from an unlikely source: the Stradivari Violin.
Lombardia Wallpaper Collection by Nina Campbell
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) was an Italian Luthier, a creator of stringed instruments such as violins, cellos, and harps. He is still considered the greatest artisan of his field. Campbell paid homage to his designs this spring with her Lombardia Collection of wallpapers. The Italian province of Lombardia (Lombardy) was home to many of the violin masters. A wallpaper with his namesake, Stradivari is influenced by the detailed fretwork that made up the shape of his violins.
Ponchielli Wallpaper Collection by Nina Campbell
Another famous violin family, Amati, lends their name to a mid-scale trellis paper, inspired by an antique screen. The Amati paper uses Campbell’s signature soft colors to make a strong impact with the pattern. Stripes, paisley damask, and a tone on tone floral named Ponchielli (after the Italian composer) lend lyrical poise to the rest of the collection, allowing for both traditional and modern uses.
Farfalla Wallpaper Collection by Nina Campbell
Building on one of the bigger trends in interior design is her butterfly paper, aptly named Farfalla (Italian for butterfly). The colorful insects seem to float over the fern background in a symphony of movement and grace. This collection proves why Campbell is one of the great masters of her field, a comparison similar in strength to the ones she pays tribute.