Florence Broadhurst was a lady of many talents. A singing and dancing career in Shanghai during the early part of the 1920s and then the rich experience of travelling throughout Asia with a troupe of entertainers provided her with a whole raft of ideas on which to base her textile designs. The late 1920s saw a move to London for Florence where she opened a dress shop in fashionable and upmarket Mayfair.  The dress designs were her own and the shop gained a reputation for elegance.  At the end of the 1940s Florence returned home to Australia and settled in Sydney and this is where she transferred her creative talents to the world of wallpaper.

The Wallpaper Designs


The designs in the Australia that Florence returned to didn’t suit her tastes at all. The post war gloom prevailed and she found everything dull and drab. Florence therefore set about changing this and established a design studio in Sydney which witnessed an incredible output of bold, colourful and stunning designs. Florence garnered together all her rich global experiences and her love for the natural world and designed wallpapers that were uplifting and original and nothing like anything Sydney had seen before.  The whole spectrum of colours was utilised by Florence in her designs and she didn’t order tramadol australia hold back on the chroma levels. The designs were bright and vivid and really set the tone of the day.

Retro Appeal

For a while now, modern day Interior Designers have gained inspiration from the designs of Florence Broadhurst and have used her wallpapers of the 50s, 60s and 70s for their clients who appreciate the wide appeal of retro design.  Signature Prints are the proud custodians of the Florence Broadhurst catalogue which is significant and Interior Designers who want to recreate the style of the 60s need look no further for a wide range of stunning wallpaper and fabric designs.

Some of these Florence Broadhurst wallpaper designs work really well in commercial interior design. Cafes and bars lend themselves to this Retro look perfectly and the strong designs and colours add a welcome vibrancy to the space.  Many of the wallpaper designs are on a metallic background and nightclub walls adorned in these designs look stunning. A residential setting is also good for these designs whether the wallpaper is just on a feature wall or panel or on all walls in the space. Even a Retro style armchair re-upholstered in a beautiful Florence Broadhurst fabric gains a new lease of life.

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