Sanderson Water Garden Wallpaper

The end of the 19th and early 20th century was a romantic period for English decoration, influenced
heavily by the enduring resonance of Oriental styles. Japanism and a love of Indian and Chinese
patterns reminiscent of those found in our nation’s ancestral homes remained popular,
appreciated further by new and younger audiences. Oriental water gardens were hugely fashionable and landscaped into the grounds of many English country estates. Exuding tranquillity and calm, they represented the tastes of the time, brimming with new and exotic plants. Inspired by an extraordinary collection of documents in the Sanderson archive,
Water Garden captures the enduring beauty of this decadent era.