A POIGNANT ancestral painting will spearhead a brand new 2020 trend from Woodchip & Magnolia.
Number 18 is a 1914 still-life oil painting created by company founder Nina Marika Tarnowski’s ancestor Edward Walker the year he went to serve in the Great War.
He never came back.
Nina said: “A key trend for 2020 is going to be about finding soothing familiarity in what has come before. So expect old styles re-imagined for uncertain times.
“This painting was left to me by my Grandfather and I have always cherished it. It has a reassuring feel to it, and I always wanted to explore the option of turning it into a wall covering, as a tribute to my ancestor and all those like him who went off to serve and never returned.”
The painting, by Edward, who was Nina’s great-grandmother’s brother, the name “Number 18” comes from the catalogue number on the back of the painting.
Nina added: “The name Number 18, makes me think of the men with no name in unmarked graves who didn’t return from the Great War.”
Quick and easy 'Paste The Wall' application method. Easy to remove, simply peels off in one strip (no scraper or steamer required) Easy installation with numbered panels starting with panel 1 hang left to right.
Wallpaper mural samples are full-width 52cm x 52cm in size Samples swatches are intended as a colour and texture sample only and may not show the full design repeat.