I’ve admittedly shown my fair share of wall paper recently, more than usual and more than I, a self proclaimed wallpaper cynic, would ever have considered appropriate. But here I go again and so what is the intrigue really? Well, to me, these custom pieces are really works of art, murals or simply over sized paintings and can easily inspire the design of an entire room. Anna Hall’s work is no exception in it’s level of creativity and boldness but when it comes to her choice of recurring themes, she’s way out there surrounded by poppies, tigers, deer, endless, often over scaled birds and, as one would expect in the midst of all that, the odd art deco lady.
Anna takes elements of nature, art deco, art nouveau and chinoiserie and combines the lot in a swirling fancy of patterns and motion and color. Like most of her work, Tulip Field – Deer (top) and Nouveau Deco Lady (above)are all carefully printed on the finest paper and vinyl backed to meet most contract standards.
And if either one of the pieces above left you unfazed and wanting for more impact, Cherry Blossom ought to do the trick. I am as mesmerized by the image itself as I am by the courage to work with such scale. Ok, I admit if it were in my living room this is where I’d start getting nervous, but striking it is. No doubt.
Elements in her work are repetitive and their arrangement can be customized to create a bespoke design for every client. I love this piece for it’s unusual color combination and the fearless blend of geometric shape, abstracts, stylized animals, a person and a vast amount of white space that allows the design to make the statement it seeks.
And leaving you with “Tiger” aptly named and I now think that a living room just isn’t complete without one. Not for everyone but when bold just isn’t bold enough, Anna Hall is the go-to-girl in the wonderful world of wallpaper.