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Watlington inspires a new wallpaper print 

Oxfordshire-based designer Lorna Syson has released her latest collection and it’s got a distinctly local tang to it.

Lorna Syson Watlington wallpaper

If there’s something we’ve all been doing a lot of lately, it’s been going outdoors – because nowhere has been more Covid-free and devoid of people than the leafy bridleways and footpaths of the Chiltern Hills and the Oxfordshire Vales. So it’s of little surprise that local creatives have spent the long summer hours of self-imposed isolation drawing inspiration from the local flora and fauna. I mean… let’s be honest: at times, who else was there to talk to? 

Anyway, Watlington-based designer Lorna Syson (who has previously been commissioned by the RSPB to create a bespoke collection) has used the local south Oxfordshire countryside to inspire her most recent project. ‘Watlington’ – as it is conveniently named – comprises 12 greeting cards, two wrapping papers, a planner and a wallpaper.

Lorna Syson Watlington wallpaper

Wandering native wildlife has found its way onto the front of her cards while Blue Tits and Orange Tip butterflies grace the wallpaper, which would make a rather dashing statement on the right wall.

Lorna Syson Watlington card

Lorna is committed to using British manufacturers for her wallpapers and textiles so not only will you be celebrating your locale by redecorating, you’ll also be giving UK businesses a boost too. See? Covid hasn’t been ALL bad.

Lorna Syson Watlington Collection Hedgehog Card £3.20

Cards cost £3.20 each while the wallpaper (70cm wide) is £159 per roll. Get there first at

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