New Design

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, things have been piling up! Anyway thought we’d give you a peek of our newest design, which we’ve yet to find a name for, its a Henri Rousseau-esque jungle scene filled with monkeys and lemurs. We wanted to give it a zooilogical feel and hopefully we have achieved this with intricate studies and paintings of primates by the highly talented Sarah Fleming and Sarah Crosbie who have both been working extremely hard on placements with us over the past few months.

Our latest children's wallpaper design

This paper will soon be available to buy from our online stockists for £165.00 per 10 metre roll. For samples and enquiries please contact Kate on 07500004178 or email


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Coming up…The Late Shows @ The Shed

It’s that time of year again, when everyone at The Shed Studio is preparing for the Late Shows; the North East’s fantastic Museums at Night event.  This event includes “46 popular venues in NewcastleGateshead opening their doors to revellers on this legendary culture crawl.”

For one night only The Shed is being transformed into The Adelphi Fim Theatre, with lots of activities to celebrate the glitz and glamour of 1920’s cinema!  There will be a costume store, a workshop to make your own bow-tie/head dress and a Hollywood film studio complete with scenery and props!! Members of the public will have the opportunity to feature in their own black and white movie which will be broadcast live on the screen downstairs and accompanied in true silent-movie style with organist Carl and Lady Koo and her band playing the hits of the 1920s!

Here at Kate Usher Studio we have been busy creating a 1920’s ‘Art Deco’ themed wallpaper to be used behind the bar on the night.  This wallpaper was designed by our current intern Sarah Crosbie.  We wanted to create something that captured the exotic and flamboyant colours from the Art Deco movement and would provide a jaw dropping backdrop for serving cocktails!!

Here is a sample of the wallpaper, we are having it printed on a lovely pearly paper which should make it look even more luxurious!!

And this is how it will look repeated on the wall…

Please let us know what you think!!

The event is on at The Shed on Saturday the 14th May from 7-11pm, everyone is welcome!! It’s looking like it’s going to be a great night with lots of talented designers contributing, so come along as see what The Shed has to offer!!

Visit the Late Shows website here, to see what venues are taking part and how to get around!!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized


Last Thursday we packed up all our new rolls of wallpaper and headed down to Aura Designer Furniture shop in Newcastle.  This amazing furniture showroom was to become the set for shooting our new wallpapers!! It proved to be the perfect location, with literally hundreds of props to chose from…we had so much fun roaming around the shop trying to find the perfect accessories to compliment our wallpapers!

Many thanks to Theresa from Aura, who was very generous in letting us take over her shop for a day!

Check out their website here

We were shooting our three most recent wallpapers, “Parasol Parade”, “Roll-up Roll-up” and “Sharkbait”…this was the first time we had seen the wallpapers on a wall so it was very exciting and we were delighted with the results!!

Here are some behind the scene shots of us preparing the wallpaper and applying it to the walls.  This is quite a intricate procedure and requires a steady hand and a close eye to make sure the repeat is perfect!

Let us know what you think about the final photo shoot images!

We hope you like them as much as we do!!  It wouldn’t have been possible without our photographer Laura Jane Vest, a Fashion and Beauty photographer who also has a space in the Shed Studio.  She was brilliant on the day and knew all the tricks of the trade to make the most of the photographs!  Find her website here

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Surfs Up!

In contrast to the feminine, vintage style of our last few designs, this new wallpaper is not for the faint hearted! A contemporary and colourful collage design for surf lovers.

We haven’t yet settled on a name for this design, but we’re thinking along the lines of Righteous Riptide, Scubetubular, Shreddin’ the Gnarl, Jazzin the Glass or Sharkbait? Yes, we swallowed a surf lingo dictionary! Any help with the name from those more in the know would be greatly appreciated, please leave you comments!!

This one has been about 6 months in the making from initial concept through to finished design so its great to see it completed finally, we hope you like it as much as we do?!

Today we are sad to say Farewell to Laura Campion our fabulous student intern who is off to a new work placement in Sydney Australia next week. Over the 6months she has spent with us Laura has been a superb help in the studio and has had a lot of input in our latest designs so we wish her all the best for her future career as a designer!


Filed under Uncategorized

New Designs!!!

Hello all, just thought we’d give you an update of what we’ve been busy producing in the studio lately.

New Release – Parasol Parade Wallpaper!!!

As a follow up from the popular style of the Roll-up wallpaper, we produced this new design, featuring ladies and their babies in a victorian park setting. Another highly sophisticated and stylish paper for your nursery walls! This is just a digital image of the pattern but the actual wallpaper will be printed on the same gorgeous pearlised paper as the Roll-up Design. Available to order soon RRP £150 per 10metre roll. All enquiries to Please leave a comment with your thoughts as we are keen for feedback on our new designs!


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Roll-up Roll-up!! Come and see our latest design!

We are very excited in the design studio today as we’ve just received a sample of our new wallpaper design, which has a vintage circus theme and is printed on a gorgeous smooth metallic ground paper. ooOOOOOooo! We feel it would look perfect on a chic nursery wall!

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!

A closer look reveals the finer details……

Heres how it will look in repeat on a wall….

This beautiful wallpaper will soon be available to order, for enquiries please contact


Filed under Uncategorized

Our latest press feature!

Exciting news! This month our ‘Oh Sweetie’ wallpaper has been featured in German interior magazine ‘Deco Home’.

It has been used as a background for a super kitsch cakes and sweet shoot, can you spot it?

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized