Folies Bergère Paper ‘Blue Ribbon’

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Our Thimble Print wallpapers are printed in Leicestershire on paper made from sustainably managed Scandinavian woodland. Charming and elegant, these floral and geometric patterns bring a cheerful note to any room, from the grandest stately home to the most humble country cottage.

Folies Bergère is a diagonally running floral print. It is named for the shape of its flowers, an echo of the legendary Can-Can dancers of the Parisian club ‘Folies Bergère’, throwing their skirts high from 1890 to the present day!

Each wallpaper has a matching linen, allowing you the option of striking a combination to evoke the English chintz interior look made famous in the late 1930s by decorating partnership Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. Used individually, these patterned papers and linens can conversely bring a fresh, contemporary look to an interior.

Originating from a box of fragile linen chintz samples which Christopher acquired from an antiques dealer decades ago, each print has been reworked in either scale, colour, or both. The exceptionally fine detail in the original patterns has been lovingly reproduced using fantastically accurate modern aluminium etched rollers, replacing the now-obsolete method of copper-plate printing which created the original fabric swatches.

Hanging Advice

For best results we recommend that your walls should first be lined horizontally, using a good quality lining paper and ready-mixed starch paste. These papers are not typically suited to bathrooms as they are not splash-proof.


  • Name: Folies Bergère Paper
  • Range: Thimble Prints
  • Colour: Blue Ribbon
  • Pattern repeat: 21.5 cm / 81/2"
  • Paper type: Uncoated
  • Roll width: 52 cm / 201/2"
  • Roll length: 10.05 metres / 11 yards
  • Minimum order: 1 roll
  • Price: £120 per roll, including UK VAT

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