Having featured the incredibly talented Divine Savages and their design journey over the past two years, I’m thrilled to announce, what can only be conceived (in my opinion) as their best to date. Their eagerly anticipated collaboration with the Natural History Museum is now available. And all I can say is that I’ve been blown away by their latest designs. So much so, I pre-ordered and received one design for our garden room, and I’m already planning my study too.
Divine Savages Exciting Collaboration With The Natural History Museum
Husbands Tom and Jamie, the creative duo behind Divine Savages, have surpassed themselves with this new collection. Bringing elements of the Natural History Museum’s archives and indeed it’s architecture alive for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own homes. Each design is quite simply exquisite in its execution. It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity to add unique, timeless designs to your homes. Each design holds meaning as well as historical values that provide you with more than just the decorative.
Divine Savages Exciting Collaboration With The Natural History Museum – The Collection
A first for the Natural History Museum, this new collection is made up of five different designs. And you’ll be pleased to know that they aren’t restricted to one or even two colourways. Each design has a number of colour variations to choose from. This wider selection of colour choice opens up endless possibilities for your homes. I’m actually going to be using Forbidden Bloom twice in our home but have chosen a different colour for each room. Yes, I may be breaking some interior design rule but this design literally has me captivated with it.
Available as wallpaper and fabric, they are distinct works of art in their own right. Each design has drawn inspiration from The Natural History Museum’s archives and stories as well as the museum’s intricate and beautiful architecture.
Divine Savages latest collection provides you with a little piece of history with a modern twist to adorn your homes with. Ready to discover them?
The glorious Botanize design gleens its inspiration from the museum’s great Hintze Hall designed by Alfred Waterhouse. It depicts the plants which adorn the mind-blowing 162 ceiling panels. A nod to the Cathedral of Nature if ever there was. I personally love that this design represents the discoveries made by British explorers and how important our botanical wildlife was and still is to this day. Botanize pays homage to the diversity of botanical life and offers a timeless quality.
The heritage version of Botanize has an intricate border that is inspired by the painted wood tiles of the great hall. This additional historical detail combined with a subtle textured look to the Heritage version of Botanize provides a more refined and traditional feel to this design.
Botanize Grasscloth Mural
Botanize is available in four colourways, Heather, Fern Green, Blackberry and Lily Blue. And for those of you that appreciate textural qualities in their homes, there’s a luxurious grasscloth mural to be had. This delicate metallic woven variation will provide you with hard to resist touch me walls. I love that this grasscloth design alludes, to a certain extent, the grand tapestries that once would have held centre stage.
I have the fondest of childhood memories of seeing what are the world’s first dinosaur structures at Crystal Palace. It’s no surprise that I can’t help but adore Divine Savages take on these symbolic Victorian dinosaurs.
Extinctopia is characteristic of Divine Savages authentic style. I love the playfulness of this Toile de Jouy like wallpaper design. Each intricately drawn scene is a story in the making. The addition of Victorian characters such as the policeman holding back the dinosaurs adds to the fun of this fantasy Jurassic world.
Divine Savages have created their very own playful dinosaur fantasia and would set any child’s or adults (for that matter) imagination alive. If only my children were little again and I could indulge my childhood memories. Perhaps I’ll have to earmark Extinctopia for the downstairs loo…
Arboreta is based on the illustrations found in The Natural History Museum’s archives that date back to 1786. Delicate, intricate tree drawings each with their species name highlighted offer your homes a more subtle traditional vibe.
“For us, Arboreta remains quite true to the original illustrations. We wanted to capture the detail in each drawing, delicately playing on the heritage we discovered within them.”Divine Savages
In a time when we are all becoming aware of the destruction of our woodlands and rainforests, designs like Arboreta allow you to appreciate how lucky we really are.
If there’s one attribute that the Natural History Museum is renowned for it has to be its stunning Romanesque architecture. It is quite frankly a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. You can’t help but admire the building and I have to say the guys have paid homage to the museum’s architecture perfectly.
Gargoyles and lions abound throughout the design as well as the intricacy of the museum’s stonework detail. Each element has been captured beautifully. There’s the potential to stare at this fabulous wallpaper for hours on end to be able to take it all in. My youngest son, who is aspiring to be architect, is completely mesmerised by this design and I’m not surprised.
There’s a majestic feel to this design with it’s dignified creatures that I love. Available in four different colourways from Mustard, Blue, Blush and Pencil Grey, my personal favourite.
“To be able to create a collection that celebrates centuries of natural history exploration, and to help inspire a love for the world we inhabit, is something we’re really proud of.”Divine Savages
Lastly, we have my ultimate favourite, Forbidden Bloom. It’s soon to adorn our garden room wall and, in time, my study. I find it almost intoxicating to look at with its oversized blousy blooms entwined with exotic serpents and hummingbirds. There’s definitely an air of decadence and femininity about this floral design.
Based on the reptile and botanical archives in the basement of the museum, Forbidden Bloom alludes to the protection of the original archives and just how precious they are. The glorious blooms depicted within this design have drawn their inspiration from the original illustrations by the Bauer Brothers. It’s available in Black, Blush Pink, Peppermint and Deep Blue.
The black version of Forbidden Bloom adds a sense of drama and depth. The black backdrop allows the vibrancy of the blooms and creatures to stand proud and take centre stage as only black allows.
There’s so much to adore and be inspired by with this new collection. Whether you go full-on maximalist and adorn all your walls or prefer a more reserved look and use them to highlight a focal area, you won’t go wrong. Either way, you’ll be dressing your home with the finest designs.
You can find the complete Natural History Museum collection here. I hope you’ve enjoyed and been inspired by today’s post on Divine Savages Exciting Collaboration With The Natural History Museum.
Don’t forget you’ll be able to see our garden room makeover featuring the mystical Forbidden Bloom design hopefully in the next few weeks. And if you missed my previous Divine Savages features you can find them here and here.
Until next time, thanks as always for stopping by!