Charles Rupert in Victoria, B.C. is recognized as one of the best resources in the Pacific Northwest for historic home furnishings. The company specializes in William Morris textiles and wallpapers, in addition to lovely tiles by William de Morgan (pictured right) and products from a number of other historic designers, including C.F.A. Voysey, Mackintosh, and more general Art Nouveau patterns. Rupert has a catalogue of historic wallpapers that date back to the 1740s, so you can find a designs that are appropriate for almost any age or style of home.
Charles Rupert has also helped provide historic interiors for a number of film productions, including Little Women, King Kong (the remake) and 3:10 to Yuma.
As part of their commitment to the environment, Charles Rupert Design's wallpapers are all printed on 100% paper (formaldehyde-free mechanical wood pulp paper produced from sustainable managed forests, and produced in highly regulated European paper mills), rather than vinyl, using traditional equipment and water-based inks. Finally, the papers are installed using traditional wheat paste or cellulose paste, which have a minimal impact on the environment and are non toxic.
In addition to their historic wallpapers and textiles, most of which are available on their website, the Charles Rupert showroom on Victoria's Selkirk Waterfront has a has a number of Arts and Crafts carpets available for purchase.
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