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Our ongoing collaboration with the V&A has brought so much rich history to Arley House, each design bringing a story from the archives…

V&A Floral Abundance‘Vintage Blooms ’V&A Floral Abundance collection is a stunning exploration of 18th and 19th century artistic floral designs, derived from the V&A’s extensive archives. Discover five intricate and bold, beautiful designs full of foliage, blossoms and birds, inspired by period chintz designs. This collection of fabrics are captivating and are ultra-stylish to add print, pattern and colour to your home with timeless prints that have been given a modern makeover.Georgette is a celebration of classic English florals from the 19th century, a time when floral designs dominated textiles and furniture. Revived in a selection of rich hues, its colour palette presents a captivating furnishing fabric for a modern day aesthetic. Meadow is a versatile design that transcends the seasons, featuring both summer plants and autumnal leaves. Taken from a chintz produced in the 1830s, this design features subtle shading on the foliage, creating a unique richness and depth.

Romano is a distinct and historical design, developed from a spectacular Rococo furnishing fabric. This design features emblems from antiquity. Striking and timeless, Romano also incorporates an antiquated bust – a symbol of 18th century grandeur. Regarded as one of the 18th century’s most eminent calico printers, William Kilburn’s opulent floral designs are still an inspiration today. One of his complex and colourful chintz patterns, Floris is a delightful blend of exotic leaves, ribbons and seaweed. Highlighting intricate birds of paradise, butterflies and flowers, Paradise is inspired by a British textile dating back to 1830. Available in a selection of vivid colourways, Paradise injects a touch of natural utopia.The fabrics are available to buy on their own for upholstery or curtains, also including a collection of stunning statement cushions that come with carefully picked coloured piping to add character and a sense of history to any room.

V&A Kinetic Collection

These designs were carefully selected by their sense of movement. The way the fabric dances and interacts within a space make these designs incredibly dynamic. The four designs come in a range of colours and are presented on a mixture of velvet and linen.

Bursa is based on an ancient weaving technique, whilst Morton’s Marble is a bold geometric. Jazz and Obelisk both take inspiration from the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s.

V&A Garden Collection

This beautiful collection of designs from the V&A archives all employ a sense of the natural world. Whether it be the striking birds of paradise in Manaus, or the gentle leaves of Heather and Fern, this collection will bring a little bit of the outside, indoors.

Coromandel and Heather and Fern are both presented on a subtle, sophisticated linen-look cloth. Whereas Bamboo Garden, Manaus and LoveBirds all sit on a rich velvet fabric. These designs are a beautiful way to make an interior feel organic and rich with life.