Timorous Beasties

I was very very late to the Pinterest game, only joining it a few months ago. I joined for a work project I was doing and then got into it in a minor way. I mostly use it for saving inspirational images of interiors stuff, like wallpaper, libraries and writing rooms. If you’re at all interested in following me, you can check out my boards here.

While perusing images of wallpaper I came across a company called Timorous Beasties, a Glasgow based company which has been in existence since 1990. It was founded by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons who met as students in the Glasgow School of Art. Their studio is now an award winning endeavour and their long client list includes Famous Grouse, Nike, Fortnum & Mason, Philip Treacy, Christies, Claridges and the V&A.

Timorous Beasties’ aesthetic encompasses humorous and irreverent takes on traditional designs (their Glasgow Toile being a great example) and more straightforward homages to classic motifs. Wallpaper was their starting point but their range now includes fabric, cushions and ceramics. I spent an hour browsing their online shop and imagining the day when I would have an enormous house with a room big enough for one of their eye-catching fabulous designs.


Papillon De Nuit Wallpaper
Topical Tropical Superwide Wallpaper
Edinburgh Toile Wallpaper
Napoleon Bee Wallpaper
Blotch Stripe Wallpaper
Superwide Iguana Wallpaper

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