Florence Broadhurst wallpaper black with blue birds

Who is Florence Broadhurst

Florence Broadhurst was born in outback Queensland in 1899. She was a talented artist, designer and businesswoman. In 1959 Florence started a hand printed wallpaper business in Sydney. She designed, manufactured and marketed locally produced, high-quality, handcrafted wallpapers in unique, oversized patterns. Technical advances made in her studio included printing onto metallic surfaces, the development of a washable, vinyl-coating finish and a drying rack system that allowed her wallpapers to be produced in large quantities.

In 1977 Florence was sadly murdered in her Paddington studio and the murder was never solved. 

Black and white wallpaper of cockatoos by Florence Broadhurst

What is Florence Broadhurst known for?

Florence Broadhurst announced she would colour Australia.

She was renowned for her eccentricity and flamboyant style. And was years ahead of her time creating hand printed wallpapers. 

This his testament to her artistry that her wallpapers are still poular now. Cockatoos is just one of her now iconic patterns. Her designs included patterns like; bold geometrics, stripes, romantic floral designs, psychedelic pop art, oriental florals and cartoon-like line drawings.

All her wallpapers were hand printed and her iconic designs remain popular today.

One of Florence’s grandest and most iconic designs, draws its inspiration from elegant Japanese floral art. The stylised lotus is a bold pattern, recognisable by it’s dramatic scale and unique style. Don’t be fooled, there are many imitations, but nothing is quite like this original 

Florence Broadhurst Japanese Floral iconic wallpaper design
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