The Beastly Chronicles wallpaper is based on the short stories of Edwardian writer Saki (H.H. Munro). I wanted to cover a wall with narrative that could be viewed as a pattern or a series of intertwining stories.
The wallpaper incorporates seven of Saki?s tales ? Esme ? the hyena and the fateful car; the prowling Gabriel-Ernest; Pan and the stag from The Music on the Hill; Martha feeding the poultry in The Cobweb, Tobermory strolling in the garden; the humming birds, parrots, pigs and wolf in The Storyteller chasing the little horribly good little girl. Most central to the design is the story Sredni Vashta