We’re longtime admirers of artist and designer Lindsey Adelman, whose sculptural, otherworldly lights grace some of our favorite homes (like this and this), so we were particularly excited to learn that she has created a new wallpaper collection for Calico Wallpaper. Dubbed “Eden,” the designs grew out of the time she spent during her self-imposed residency on Belle-Île, an island off the coast of Brittany, France.

Surrounded by so much natural beauty, she and her friend took to foraging every day: “We picked strange plants, flowers, seeds, weeds, both dead and alive. Sometimes reaching into a bush to pull one stalk was like putting your hand in a drawerful of pins,” she says. “I painted one at a time, choosing a single color for each as I went along and watched them become something else.”

Calico collaborated with Lindsey to turn her individual renderings of nearly 100 plants into a composition for her wallpaper collection. Have a look at the beautiful results.

Photography by Matthew Johnson, courtesy of Calico Wallpaper.

Above: “When I see [those paintings] now, I can re-live that special week: all about Joan Jett, Philip Glass, Romani music, Gilda with Rita Hayworth, the best cheese I’ve ever had made by our new friends, fires at night, and did I mention no schedule,” says Lindsey.
The printing process incorporated the use of hand-applied metal leaf. Pictured is the pattern in Honey.
Above: The printing process incorporated the use of hand-applied metal leaf. Pictured is the pattern in Honey.
Eden comes in six colorways, including Hyacinth and Juniper.
Above: Eden comes in six colorways, including Hyacinth and Juniper.

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