Timorous Beasties
Maximalist Tendencies

Timorous Beasties like to make glorious statements: spectacular, experimental, beautiful, rebellious, political and Scottish.

Their work has a strong sense of irony, perhaps a whimsical take on the often "twee" world of textiles? Often heavily illustrative: toile du jouy, iguanas, orchids, 'triffid'-like pineapples, birds, bees and butterflies abound.

They offer a bespoke service from custom colours to original artwork. All design work takes place at their Glasgow Studio, where they continue to hand-print many of their fabrics and wallpapers. Commissions include curtain designs for the UK Supreme Court, wallpaper in Chicago's Art museum and they have exhibited in museums and galleries in Britain and America.

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tropical design
A glorious design named 'Tropical Tropical'
Golden oriole
For the bird watchers. 'Fruit Looters' on the wall, including a Golden Oriole
abstract, wild
'Omni Splatt' goes wild and kaleidoscopic
drips, colourful
Artist dreaming: 'Omni Drips'
grafitti, bright
Feeling rebellious? Try 'Grafitti Stripe', and in matching fabric too
oriental, gold, oriole
'Golden Oriole' wall panels, oriental styling at its best
bird, garden, gold, wallpaper
Beautiful and elegant, a true work of art
'Pangolin Velvet' riding the rainbow dragon
birds, vines, country
'Birds N Bees' for ornitologists and amateur birdwatchers, available in a dozen different colours
floral, garden, english rose
'Bloomsbury Garden' intricate floral bouquets, comes in four base colours
london, city, wall-paper
'London Toile' glimpses of London's cityscape caught on wallpaper
tropical, orchid, wallpaper
'Merian Palm' super-wide wallpaper
missoni home, chevron design
'Zig-zag Moth' in wallpaper, also available in 3 fabric colourways
agate, marble, granite
'Diamond Agate', stone look-alike wallpaper
'Ikat Damask' wallpaper for the goth crowd
Thistle wall-covering
Thistles are Scotland's national flower
Vinyl backed wallpaper, Glasgow, Timorous Besties
Available in many colours and widths plus in fabric too
Wall-paper, wallpaper hanging, Singapore
A traditional wallpaper design but with a inky watercolour look

Intense patterning with small delightful specks of colours
Digitally printed wallpaper
Stunning, say no more
tropical leaves, tropics, pineapples
Intense and botanical; wallpaper and fabric
lace, bamboo
One of Timorous Beaties' laces. They look surprisingly modern
Bonsai trees, Japan, tree design
Bonsai Trees
Bees, bird, wall paper
Their famous 'Napolean Bee' design on velvet

Timorous Beasties love Birds. There is a Butterfly version too.

Very loud, the butterflies are in focus and the rest is a 'blur'