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Divine Savages Exciting Collaboration With The Natural History Museum

November 8, 2019
Divine Savages Collaboration with the Natural History Museum Forbidden Bloom wallpaper

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

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration  Botanize Heritage wallpaper is the museums first ever wallpaper collection
Botanize Heritage – Plaster Pink – Natural History Museum Collection

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

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration - Botanize cushion available in wallpaper and fabric
Botanize – Natural History Museum

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.

Forbidden Bloom Deep Blue – Natural History Museum Collection

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?

Botanize

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration - Botanize wallpaper botanical design inspired by the Hintze Hall panels of the museum
Botanize Blackberry – Natural History Museum

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.

Botanize Heritage

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration - Botanize Heritage wallpaper botanical design inspired by the Hintze Hall panels of the museum

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.

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration - Botanize wallpaper botanical design inspired by the Hintze Hall panels of the museum
Botanize Heritage Palm Green – Natural History Museum Collection

Botanize Grasscloth Mural

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration - Botanize grasscloth wallpaper botanical design inspired by the Hintze Hall panels of the museum
Grasscloth Botanize Palm Green – Natural History Museum

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.

Extinctopia

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration wallpaper - Extinctopia dinosaur wallpaper inspired by Crystal Palace Park
Hierarchy Pencil Grey – Natural History Museum

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.

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration wallpaper - Extinctopia dinosaur wallpaper inspired by Crystal Palace Park
Extinctopia Peppermint – Natural History Museum

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 & Natural History Museum collaboration wallpaper - Extinctopia dinosaur wallpaper inspired by Crystal Palace Park
Hierarchy Pencil Grey – Natural History Museum

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…

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration wallpaper - Extinctopia dinosaur wallpaper inspired by Crystal Palace Park
Hierarchy – Blush – Natural History Museum

Arboreta

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum Collaboration - Arboreta wallpaper collection inspired by illustrations of trees dating back to 1786

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.

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum Collaboration - Arboreta wallpaper collection inspired by illustrations of trees dating back to 1786

“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
Divine Savages & Natural History Museum Collaboration - Arboreta wallpaper collection inspired by illustrations of trees dating back to 1786

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.

Hierarchy 

Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Hierarchy wallpaper inspired by the stonecarvings of the museums architecture
Hierarchy – Mustard Wallpaper – Natural History Museum Collection

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.

Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Hierarchy wallpaper inspired by the stonecarvings of the museums architecture

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.

Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Hierarchy wallpaper inspired by the stonecarvings of the museums architecture

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.

Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Hierarchy wallpaper inspired by the stonecarvings of the museums architecture
Hierarchy Blush Wallpaper – Natural History Museum Collection

“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
Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Hierarchy wallpaper inspired by the stonecarvings of the museums architecture
Hierarchy Mustard Wallpaper – Natural History Museum Collection

Forbidden Bloom

Divine Savages Collaboration with the  Natural History Museum Forbidden Bloom wallpaper - Large scale luxury floral wallpaper design
Forbidden Bloom Wallpaper Black – The Natural History Museum Collection

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.

Divine Savages Collaboration Natural History Museum wallpaper collection Forbidden bloom - large scale botanical inspired design
Forbidden Bloom Wallpaper – Blush Pink Natural History Museum Collection

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.

Divine Savages Collaboration with the Natural History Museum Forbidden Bloom wallpaper in black. Large scale botanical and reptile design.
Forbidden Bloom – Black – Natural History Museum Collection

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.

Divine Savages collaboration with the Natural History Museum - Forbidden bloom cushions luxury textiles for your home. Exotic floral design
Forbidden Bloom Cushions – Natural History Museum
Divine Savages Natural History Museum collaboration - Wallpaper collection Forbidden Bloom floral and exotic inspired luxury wallpaper design
Forbidden Bloom – Peppermint – Natural History Museum

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.

Divine Savages & Natural History Museum collaboration wallpaper collection moodpboard featuring this luxury large scale floral design.
A sneak peek of our garden room design.

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!

Maria xx

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