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Best British BIPOC Textile And Wallpaper Designers

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Designers to add to your interiors moodboard ASAP

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Getting textile and wallpaper fatigue? In the age of Instagram, it’s easy to keep coming across the same recycled designs and styles. For a new and inspired idea for upholstering a chair, creating your own cushions or overhauling your cloakroom walls, look to these five brilliant British BIPOC textile and wallpaper designers. 

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Best British BIPOC textile and wallpaper designers

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Eva Sonaike

Eva Sonaike 

Vibrating with pattern, colour and contemporary panache – Eva Sonaike’s designs are perfect for country and town alike. No wonder it’s been a busy year for the designer, who has so far collaborated with CP Hart and Dulux while continuing to expand her textiles and soft furnishings range. If you can’t stop at a cushion or swathe of fabric (we don’t blame you), Sonaike does some spectacular wallpapers, too. evasonaike.com

Diane Hill

Diane Hill

Artist Diane Hill specialises in the ancient form of Chinoiserie – while also incorporating her own fresh, unique style into each design. You’ve probably spotted her prints on Instagram (@dianehilldesign) – but the good news is you can also get them supersized for your walls. Hill’s collaboration with Rebel Walls (pictured) features one of her signature designs in six stunning colourways. rebelwalls.com; dianehill.co.uk

Kirath Ghundoo

Kirath Ghundoo

UK-based Kirath Ghundoo channels her love of bold colour, pattern and print into abstract art prints and showstopping wallpapers with a touch of surrealism. Since launching in 2011, the designer has scooped multiple awards for her mantlepiece (along with a nomination for Elle Decoration British Design awards) and released a string of covetable wallpaper designs. We love this jaunty lilac check – named Maximalist 21. kirathghundoo.com


Poodle & Blonde

Founded by creative duo Whinnie Williams and Kierra Campbell, Poodle & Blonde is an ode to ultra-glam 70’s style and brash vintage prints. Whether you’re a traditionalist or a maximalist,  there’s something to enchant every type of interiors lover in its range of cushions, wallpapers, fabrics and notebooks. Like the signature wavy Bellisima design (pictured) – which embodies the glamour of the 70s and 80s Italian design scene. poodleandblonde.com

Yinka Ilori x Lick

Yinka Ilori

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori is a rising star of the UK art world – you can’t have failed to miss his multicolour BRIT awards, positivity-spreading murals and recent collaboration with Lego. What’s more, Ilori is also growing a dedicated following as a homewares designer thanks to his range of cushions, tableware, linens and rugs. A recent collaboration with Lick sees his trademark graphic style and colourful flair translated for the first time to a range of wallpapers and paints. lick.com; yinkailori.com

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