Götheborg wallpapers: a voyage of discovery from Sandberg

You know me by now. You know I love a botanical look within any interior. You’d therefore know I was thrilled with the new Götheborg wallpapers from The Sandberg Studio.

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Calle:  With its distressed patina, Calle appears antique. It depicts collectors’ items from

various Chinese dynasties, dating as far back as the 10th Century when ceramics,

calligraphy and painting were flourishing.

Götheborg, is an evocative and imaginative collection that marries Linnea’s botanical themes with tales of travel to far-flung lands. The famous 18th Century Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, bears much of the responsibility for bringing the world to Sweden. He was an enlightened man, who devised the binomial nomenclature (or plant names) we still use around the world today. He was constantly searching to broaden his knowledge and enhance his experience. His disciples travelled aboard the East India Company’s ship when it set sail from Gothenburg, subsequently returning home from China with not only vivid descriptions and actual specimens of foreign plants and animals, but also brim full of new impressions, cultures and fashions. Since that time, Gothenburg has continued to flourish as port of some note, embracing influences from China, India, Europe and America.

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Sara: Named after Carl Linnaeus’ wife, in whose room at their summer retreat near Uppsala

hang four hand-painted Chinese pictures depicting bookcases from an affluent Chinese home

(they are still there today). The shelves contain fine porcelain, cakes, fruit, flowers, rolled-up

prints, tea in beautiful boxes, ink and brushes, as well as a large number of books, some of them

well-known Chinese works. The four pictures have now been combined into one bookcase and

transformed into an eye-catching decorative paper, as well as a 100% linen fabric.


Götheborg celebrates the busy Swedish port, its heritage and the new cultures, people and ideas it has welcomed over the centuries.


Sandberg’s Götheborg collection offers a diverse and engaging selection of ten wallpaper designs united by the common theme of travel, its treasures and its experiences. It mixes screen-printed botanical motifs with stripes and checks, textured plains and a very on-trend, digitally-printed, trompe l’oeil bookcase design.

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Astrid: A plaid with a textured appearance, which picks up the theme of the

collection’s semi plain papers.

The colour palette is soft, earthy and chalky, in beguiling mixes of sandy beige, graphite and dove grey, pale azures and powdery blues, subtle jade greens enhanced with hints of exotic terracotta and intense cobalt.


You can’t get your hands on it just yet, it will be launched in mid August, but if you’d like some samples do get in touch.


If you have a garden, interior or landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

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Evert: A classic two-colour stripe, which acts as a bridge for the whole collection.

It enjoys a bold scale that is balanced by its understated shades.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.