Anna French is an English luxury wallcovering brand with over thirty years of experience in artistic luxury fabric and wallpaper creation. The founder (Anna French) founded the company in Scotland in 1976. It took 18 years before Anna became known for her creations however Anna French Ltd. has now been acquired by American luxury wallpaper and furniture design brand Thibaut.
Known for their vibrant and uplifting prints Anna French Ltd. continues to use a courageous colour palette of bright and bold colours. A slightly softer collection by Anna French ltd. that is stocked here at Naken Interiors is the Watermark Collection consisting of a variety of beautiful prints and textured wall coverings. Inspired by the natural elements and surroundings the designers behind the Watermark Collection have incorporated wave like forms, shapes and patterns as well as the colour and texture of water glistening in light used through watercolour paints, metallic and textured paper. Some of the prints in this enchanting collection are clearly representing waves through realistic forms and other designs are a little more abstract and water has been reflected through repetitive patterns. The Burmese pattern is an abstract interpretation of water. The repeat pattern gives the impression of fish scales with the outlines consisting of shimmering metallic colour (silver, gold etc.) The negative space of this print is a matte, block colour complimenting the shimmering outline making the design as a whole very glamorous yet subtle. A bolder print featured in the watermark collection by Anna French is the Watermark Margate print consisting of a watercolour/ ink bleed effect through a gravure print technique resulting in a tie dye-like spectrum of colours and tones giving the impression of reflection due to the symmetry of the lines. Margate is named for a shore town because of its watercolour feel. The use of one or two complimentary colours creates light and darks representing the reflection of water. this accompanied by panting on Mylar paper creates a shininess which reflects the light on the thinner, lighter areas of the paint. The Margate print is available in six different colourways with all prints consisting of a realistic water colour palette bar the ‘Multi on Mylar’ print that consists of deep plums and rich golds and a metallic silver running throughout the design.
We are proud to stock the beautiful Watermark Collection by Anna French Ltd. here at Naken Interiors. The designer’s artistic flair is apparent in this collection with form, pattern and colour all being used to celebrate the beauty and tranquillity of water.