Normally, if you wanted top-quality floral-print fabrics, you’d have to go to Great Marlborough Street in London’s West End neighborhood, where Liberty, the luxury department store famed for its detailed textile designs, is located. The company, which has been around since 1875, is a favorite of the British elite (Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, and Kate Moss are all customers), but for anyone living in the U.S., the patterns have always been a little harder to get a hold of—until now.
The brand just launched its new Modern Archive collection Stateside through Fabricut showrooms. The assortment features 13 iconic prints, pulled from the company’s 145-year-old records, reinterpreted in six new colorways, from Lapis (a nod to 19th-century porcelain) to Dragonfly (reminiscent of the amethysts worn by suffragettes). Here are five classic botanical designs you can bring home for English cottage vibes.
Inspired by a 1960s Arts and Crafts-style design, this one’s swirls of cinnabar, coral, and garnet drive home that groovy feel. It’s printed in Italy onto heavyweight, high-performance linen, making it a stellar choice for bedding and drapery.
These botanicals were formed from original pencil sketches of flowers blooming on a rose tree, giving the design an almost lifelike appearance.
The only thing more opulent than the saturated blotches of blooming wildflowers in this Alice in Wonderland-worthy print is that it comes in luxe velvet.
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While the updated version of this pick features a newly formed repeating layout, it still boasts the artful quality of the original, which was modeled after a series of hand-painted works from the 1920s and ’30s.
A prime example of Art Nouveau design, this highly stylized floral was first created by French artist R. Beauclair in 1902, but not printed by Liberty until 1967. Even in 2020, it still feels relevant in the form of a sofa.
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