Nature in Design

My project is based on creating designs for wallpapers that explore how to promote feelings of comfort and satisfaction, while bringing liveliness and joy into a living space. This is especially important in this time when many of us are confined to our homes and have restricted access to the natural world. We are well aware of the importance of going outside and interacting in a natural environment is important for mental as well as physical health.

Influenced by playful trends from the fashion industry, I have added animal prints to some of my designs because they are rarely used in wallpaper design, while hinting of a wild world outside. This is my attempt to bring all aspects of nature inside, both plants and animals.

As my project concluded, I steered more towards purely floral wallpaper designs, choosing to use colours that play a big part in evoking feelings of warmth, peace and comfort. While creating beautifully enriching wallpaper is my intent, this alone isn’t enough; my goal is to ensure the viewer has a strong positive reaction to being in their space, as well as feeling peace and calmness in their soul. It is more about what you feel, than what you see.

Sunflower Three Hens


This design was inspired by Jennifer Orkin Lewis’ chicken anthropologie coffee mugs.

Sunflower Three Hens Image

Dandelion Leopard Print


I am interested in how the leopard print is prevalent in fashion but not in interior design. For this design, I experimented with leopard and dandelion motifs. 

Dandelion Leopard Print Image

Poppy Deer Print


The deer pattern is an uncommon animal print. I was intrigued by this. The mix of the deer print and the poppy too, is mixing pattern traditions to look at nature as a whole. 

Poppy Deer Print Image

Flower Bouquet Shatter Design (Gold)


This print is inspired by the energy and life of our natural world, while emulating the value and sheer beauty of it with the use of gold. 

Flower Bouquet Shatter Design (Gold) Image

Zebra Floral Print Design


Taking inspiration from contrasts in nature and complex interactions, I mixed up a zebra print with painted florals. 

Zebra Floral Print Design Image

Flower Bouquets Design


Flower Bouquets Design Image

Floral Design (Black and Gold)


Detail and complexity in this wallpaper bring a lively atmosphere to a room. Like the flowers from a perfect garden, bringing joy inside. 

Floral Design (Black and Gold) Image

Floral Design In Room Setting With Colourways 1


The colours included are: White, Cream, Mint Green, Blue, Blush Pink, Terracota, Navy Blue and Charcoal Gray. Another option is to use gold and silver line to accentuate these designs for a more luxurious expression. 

Floral Design In Room Setting With Colourways 1 Image

Floral Design In Room Setting With Colourways 2


The colours included are: White, Cream, Mint Green, Blue, Blush Pink, Terracota, Navy Blue and Charcoal Gray. Another option is to use gold and silver line to accentuate these designs for a more luxurious expression. 

Floral Design In Room Setting With Colourways 2 Image

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Briyanna Samuel

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  • Degree show 2020
    • Master of Surface Pattern & Textiles
  • Design