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image: Circles and Squares wallpaper by Florence Broadhust

There’s been a recent resurgence of wall paper on the design scene. I would like to see more of it. Personally, it brings back a bit of nostalgia to me. As a child of the 70’s and 80’s I have fond memories of my mother’s decor using foiled papers in the kitchens and bathrooms of our homes.

When I came across a line of exquisite papers (and textiles), by Florence Broadhurst recently, I began to dream of dazzling decors in my place. I have some fantastic little alcoves and wonderfully blank walls that could use some glamour.

image: Turnabouts wallpaper by Florence Broadhurst

Florence Broadhurst had been in the design business for some time, just recently, a great book was published about her life and designs. This book is called, “Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives” by Helen O’Neil. This is a great gift for the designer in your life.

Florence had a rich history of business savvy and creative endeavors. While she managed to dabble in many things early in life, it is her later life that creates the most interest to me. Ms. Broadhurst developed fantastic designs and revolutionary printing techniques for wallpapers. Her collection of wallpapers, prints, fabrics and more are successfully handled through Signature Prints in Australia, where you can find many more vibrant images and products to spark your interest.

image: Journals featuring various Florence Broadhurst designs, available from Signature Prints.

You really must check out the life and history of Ms. Broadhurst. A fascinating woman and leader in design.
*All images and information has been provided by Signature Prints.

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