The loss of touch caused by social distancing has no doubt put a premium on tactile interiors that foster an emotional connection to the spaces in which people visit, work and play. With this in mind, Lincrusta – a natural wallcovering with an “unrivalled” emboss – is the perfect solution to add textural interest and delectable surface to a scheme.

Delivered in its natural colour, Lincrusta acts as a blank canvas for the designer either to match to the palette of the room or to put their own stamp on with creative decorative effects. It is not just the reserve of walls, however – it is increasingly used by designers to bring textural pattern to other surfaces, too. It adorns the bars of some fine establishments, such as the Terrace Bar in the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh (pictured), and can be used on curved surfaces, headboards, wardrobes and even fire doors. Due to the way it resists humidity, it can also be used in wet rooms, spas and even swimming pools.

Lincrusta is still manufactured in the UK, using the same time-honoured methods and craftsmanship as when it was invented in 1877 by Frederick Walton. The offer comprises wallcoverings, dado panels, friezes and borders.