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EVERY WOODCHIP & MAGNOLIA DESIGN HAS A STORY


Nina Marika Tarnowski is the creative force behind Woodchip & Magnolia, a design house famed for its striking wallpaper, fabrics and bold fearless pattern. 


Aged just five she told her school teacher she was going to be a wallpaper designer and that’s exactly what she did after graduating from Leeds College of Art in 1997 with a BA (Hon’s) in Surface Pattern and Textile Design. 


Fast forward, and after 18 years as Head Stylist and Design Manager for British wallpaper house Graham & Brown, Nina has now gone solo.


Alongside husband Paul, an industry expert who spent 16 years at the helm of Graham & Brown’s technical team, Nina launched Woodchip & Magnolia with a determination to do things her own way.


Her vision to bring together her creativity with Paul’s technical know-how have made Woodchip & Magnolia unique in the pioneering way they use traditional design skills in a digital world. 


Freed from the deadlines and seasonal launches most design houses adhere too, Nina can launch the designs she loves when the mood takes her. 


Her designs are available to order the minute they are unveiled online. With a determination to protect the environment at the heart of their business, Woodchip & Magnolia manufacture all their own wallpaper and fabrics in-house so their business remains as eco-friendly and sustainable as it possibly can be. 


They work with artists they love and boast unique ranges, including a stunning collection of wallpapers and velvets from vintage style queen Pearl Lowe and presenter and author Fearne Cotton.– their wallpapers now hang in the bedrooms of supermodels, five-star hotels and legions of family homes. 



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Doris - Available in 7 coloursways


Oversized florals and atypical quirks, this is the wallpaper for the originals. For those strong characters who know what they love and embrace it. Jacobean in its style, Doris is a modern take on a whimsical print redrawn by hand.And like its namesake, Nina’s Grandmother Doris, this design is dynamic, courageous and packed with passion. If ever history was reimagined, this is it!


Lepidoptera - Available in 3 colourways 


Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The Butterfly


Plumage​ - Available in 7 colourways 

At the start of her design career, Nina was told not to use caged birds in her wallpaper designs. You see, there is a superstition that caged birds in the home bring bad luck. It all goes back to the days of taking canaries down the mines to test for deadly poisons in the air.

Plumage in all its glory, sets these caged birds free allowing them to mingle among the rich flora and fauna and bring happy vibes to your home.


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Ava Marika Emerald Wallpaper

A new colourway of our iconic Ava Marika our customers wanted so we listened 

Our take on the 'Dutch Masters' moody floral look. Ava Marika is an expressive green floral with touches of rouge, blush and bursts teal. We have expressed the true potential of digital print and experimented with scale without it be overpowering in your home.
 
Fearless - Available in 7 colourways 
  

A timeless damask with a hidden serpent, bold with a twist!

Fear is something that biological creatures developed to help them survive in nature Nina has a fear of snakes it is said to be the most common phobia in existence.


Biophilia Wall Mural
 
A biophilic scene featuring lush vegetation created from a vintage botanical encyclopedia the perfect way to bring the outside in. 

 









































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SPRING ARRIVES IN RIVINGTON










































































































































DISCOVER THE RIVINGTON SPRING EDIT

Based on the original Rivington design, which captured founder Nina Marika Tarnowski's memories of her childhood playground - Rivington Oriental Gardens in Lancashire - the Spring Edit is a six-strong collection of bright, bold wallpapers and lush velvets which perfectly encapsulates the season.

The refresh coincides with a new conservation scheme at the gardens, which had previously ravaged by time. 

Nina said: "I remember Rivington as a grandiose Japanese garden nestled in the Lancashire countryside. It was a sea of colour, especially in spring. 

"As we head into spring, I wanted to give my original Rivington design, which was previously more dark and brooding, a seasonal update with punchy colours that wow!"

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Rivington in Pink
Looking for a bold injection of colour? You don't get much bolder than this glorious manifestation of Rivington. Pink and proud, it showcases the delicate waters-edge beautifully.  
£85 per roll

Rivington in Neo Mint
Refreshing and captivating, Neo Mint is the hue of the moment. And it's easy to see why. The soft pastel green draws out intricacies of the design, and puts them centre stage. 
£85 per roll

Rivington in China Blue
A nod to Pantone's Color of the Year 2020, China Blue is a richer, deeper take on Classic Blue. With blue replacing grey as the go-to hue of the moment, this incarnation will wow. 
£85 per roll

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Rivington in Teal
Mustard yellow petals contrast gloriously against an aqua teal backdrop, as Rivington goes tropical. 
£85 per roll

Rivington in Lush Green 
Purple branches play against luscious bean greens, bringing to life the delicate blush pink blossom. 
£85 per roll

Rivington in Blush Pink
A softer, more delicate counterpart to its Pink cousin, Rivington in Blush Pink might not pack the same punch but it most certainly gives it a run for its money in the style stakes. 
 
 
















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