Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sackcloth & Ashes - Melbourne-made bespoke wallpaper

Sackcloth & Ashes bespoke handmade wallpapers by Melbourne designer Matthew Liam Collins

The Design Files gets me a bit star struck sometimes... I remember being very chuffed the day Barbara Hermon of Hermon & Hermon sent me an email to say she liked my blog! A veteran of Melbourne's design community, Barbara is an interior designer, importer and retailer, and is so well respected for her brilliant eye. She and husband John source the very best in furniture, lighting, artwork and homewares from around the globe for their well-loved Richmond store... and although we've never met in person, I do receive the odd email from her now and then. She sends me lovely feedback about the blog here and there, and occasionally a new discovery she wants to share...

Sackcloth & Ashes
is one such discovery! Barbara emailed me about these stunning handmade wallpapers recently... aren't they exquisite!? I just love their unique texture and aged feel.... what a brilliant way to give your home a sense of time-honoured grandeur!

Oooh la la.

The Sackcloth & Ashes range is designed and hand painted right here in Melbourne by interior decorator Matthew Liam Collins and a small team of artists. Through his business Art & Interiors, Matthew also offers a range of services which include colour consultations, specialist paint application and paper hanging, paint effects, artworks and polished plaster. As if he wasn't already busy enough, this recent foray into handmade wallpapers is sure to keep him seriously in demand!

Thanks so much for the tip-off Barbara!


  1. So beautiful, and the photographs ...love the one with the brushes...great post.

  2. The green one that looks like its been folded into triangles is very special

  3. It's beautiful! the colors are amazing.

  4. stunning. the photography and styling really makes them look amazing.

  5. Gorgeous. I hadn't heard of them before. Wonderful body of work!

  6. These are fabulous, and certainly worth bookmarking for any projects requiring credibility - thanks for the share!

  7. A fantastic looking product. The art of good hanging should, however, not be under estimated.

  8. Ouah it's so beautiful.... I love ! quel travail !!!
    A little smile from France ... Joëlle