Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng invites us inside her dreamy apartment in Greenwich, London, and shares secrets about her design process.
It’s no wonder the enchanting, hand drawn, illustrated
Recently, we spoke to Zeng to find out more about her design process, as well as how she has used her designs to decorate her 770-square-foot abode. Keep scrolling for a breathtaking peek inside.
How She Designs Narrative-Led Wallpapers
Zeng finds inspiration in anything that tells a story—ballet performances, movies, photography, etc.—and particularly likes the works of British photographer
“I gravitate toward nature in my designs, as I think it helps bring a sense of calm to a space. When designing a wallpaper, I like to imagine it’s a backdrop to a theater set,” says Zeng, who explains that the sheer size and scale of wallpaper impacts how she approaches its design.
“When you do a sketch or watercolor for a frame, you only need to consider the size of your paper, and perhaps the style of the room where it will hang. But when painting a wallpaper mural design, you need to consider how it’s going to repeat in a typical room,” she notes.
“This means thinking about how big the individual elements will have to be in order for it to look striking—both up close and from far away.”
Decorating Her Kidbrooke Village Flat in Greenwich
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