Interior designer Georgina Hamilton and architectural historian Robert Weston founded Hamilton Weston Wallpapers in 1981 to focus on reproducing historic wallpapers in both their original and contemporary colourways. ‘We have always been particularly enthusiastic about historical designs, their origins and provenance and the motifs and colour combinations used,’ says Georgina. ‘We also love to create new wallpaper designs to commission – from artefacts brought to us by our clients as inspiration for new creations, such as maps, textiles and embroideries.’
We love to create new wallpaper designs to commission – from artefacts brought to us by our clients as inspiration for new creations, such as maps, textiles and embroideries
Recent projects include two designs for the Jane Austen Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, created from fragments found in the Austen family cottage. Hamilton Weston Wallpapers is currently in the process of reproducing a third design for the museum: an early 19th- century leaf wallpaper and decorative border that was discovered in the dining parlour.
As a small company Hamilton Weston Wallpapers is particularly happy to provide a bespoke wallpaper service and enjoys close collaboration with interior design clients (it also specialises in original, site-specific wallpapers for special projects). All are printed in the UK using a variety of methods on high-grade papers to achieve the finest results (current printing technology has greatly increased the affordability of more complex designs, where numerous colours may be included within the pattern). In a world of mass-produced wallpapers, Hamilton Weston stands out for the meticulous craft of its handprinted designs, transforming historic wallpaper designs into contemporary works of art.