Farrow & Ball releases ‘Del Boy’ wallpaper…

June 23, 2009

This new ‘Bamboo Papers’ wallpaper from Farrow & Ball is everything we’d expect from one of the world’s finest manufacturers of paint and paper. It’s beautiful, oriental, chic and delicate. Block-printed, it shimmers with metallic paint and oozes sophistication – and it’s rather expensive, at £62 a roll. But there’s something I just can’t ignore…

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I’m sure I’ve seen this pattern somewhere before. According to the lovely people at Farrow & Ball, the Bamboo Papers are inspired by an iconic 19th century Japanese print, featuring bamboo as a symbol of good fortune. But I’m not so sure. Think back, all ye wise interior design experts, to the Peckham flat belonging to Del Boy Trotter in TV sitcom, Only Fools and Horses. It’s a gallimaufry of retro patterns and sickly seventies colours, and with the plastic pineapple ice cube bucket and red pub-style carpet, it’s about as far away from Farrow & Ball style-wise as it’s possible to get – but look to the left feature wall. Case closed. – Ellie

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4 Responses to “Farrow & Ball releases ‘Del Boy’ wallpaper…”


  1. Did someone point that out to you, or did you seriously notice that yourself…am very impressed!


  2. Maybe, but you are a very astute lady.

  3. Michele Says:

    Didn’t notice the correlation between Del boy decor and F&B wallpaper.. but just noticed the MDF wallpaper bird house..and your comment. Now that made me titter.. once again!


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