New Arrivals: Visions of Versailles

History lovers and interior enthusiasts – this article is for you!  What is more grand and opulent than the famous french palace of Versailles? It’s the unparalleled elegance that makes the building so iconic. 

With the help of the incredible design house, House of Hackney, we are going to share with you how you can inject a piece of eternal allure of the Palace into your own interiors.  

We invite you to explore with us a selection of new wallpaper and fabric designs from the House of Hackney that, while reminiscent of the walls of the iconic palace of Versailles, are brought into the modern era in complex, fresh and unique ways. 



Seemingly inspired by the charming French fables of La Fontaine, Phantasia features a menagerie of mythical animals and birds set amongst a backdrop of foliage. Executed as a modern day take on the classic Toile de Jouy style of delicate vignettes, this design is available as both a wallpaper and fabric in colorways of orange and green. 

Phantasia – Selenite Orange-Wallpaper


Phantasia – Selenite Orange – Fabric



Paying homage to William Morris, House of Hackney showcases an intricate print of entwined wild flowers in their Artemis design available in a fabric or wallpaper in a multitude of color options. 

William Morris is famously remembered for his quote

“Have nothing in your house(s) that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”

It’s clear that House of Hackney have upheld Morris’s values in their own work. The delicately beautiful vines sweep across the background with blooming motifs to create a sense of grandeur. Such magnificence is reminiscent of the walls of Versailles. If you’re a fan of period drama, perhaps you have seen the 2006 Marie Antoinette movie? We can certainly see the similarities and suspect a definite source of inspiration behind Artemis.



Artemis – Topaz


The Andastra design by House of Hackney is dripping in rich history. Popular during the French neoclassical period, the damask design is at the heart of Andastra. The rising floral patterns and ornate acanthus leaves are featured throughout the Palace of Versailles. Bring them into your own interior with the brand’s beautiful fabric, wall mural or take inspiration from the below product image and combine both.


Andastra – Almandine


I’m sure you will agree…there really is no wonder as to why modern designers, to this day, continue to draw inspiration from the colors, combinations, materials, and design ideals originating from the grand style of Versailles.
Inspired to elevate your space with a touch of French Royalty splendour? Take a look at the new wallpaper and fabric arrivals from House of Hackney available here at NewWall.