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Our inaugural wallpaper collection, Afrobotanical, is born out of our love of the unique indigenous flora of founder, Sylvia's homeland, South Africa.
While stuck at home with a toddler during Covid, Sylvia found herself searching for the perfect floral wallpaper to decorate her home and couldn't find something that truly represented her style. So, like all good start-up stories - she set about creating it from scratch.
Afrobotanical is a made-up word- a marriage of African and Botanical themes - heavily textured, bold styles accentuating each featured stems' unique qualities.
Capturing the freshest flowers at the peak of their season, each design is layered with images of real flowers - a blend of "fynbos" & cutting garden classics.
Fynbos, a region in South Africa, is a natural biome known for its lush shrubland & Meditteranean climate - an idyllic habitat for a range of diverse flora.
Once photographed and artistically arranged, all designs are printed in Connecticut through our specialist digital printing partners who are mindful of minimal waste and sustainable practices.
" Depicting the ephemeral beauty of flowers in their natural state, each design encompasses true movement and light; a departure from the typical dark Dutch Masters style commonly associated with modern floral wallpaper "
In keeping with Cape Lily's commitment to sustainability, each design is printed with water-based ink on renewable-sourced paper made from responsibly-sourced fibers.
To limit waste, the wallpaper is printed on-demand according to the specifications of each order.
The Afrobotanical Collection
Our inaugural collection featuring King Protea, Blushing Bride, Dahlia, and Amaryllis blends an array of textures, soft and bold color palettes, and both fresh and dried botanicals.
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Blushing Bride photographed by Frances Janisch
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