The Arley House V&A Floral Abundance fabric collection is here

And it's a blooming beautiful vintage ode to the romanticism of the 18th and 19th centuries...

Introducing a match made in heaven… British fabric designer Arley House has joined forces with the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), to create the exciting new Floral Abundance collection.

The Arley House V&A Floral Abundance collection is a stunning exploration of 18th and 19th century artistic design derived from the V&A’s extensive archives. Combined with Arley House’s in-house design and innovation, five new fabrics have been developed both as stand-alone furnishing fabrics and a collection of signature cushions.

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As the name indicates, the key motifs in the new fabric range are foliage, blossoms, and birds, inspired by period chintz designs.

‘We are thrilled to once again be working with the V&A on this exciting collaboration,’ says Arley House’s Head of Brand, Louisa Tratalos. ‘Florals have been a key theme throughout Western design for centuries; this collection future-proofs a heritage design for the contemporary eye.’

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance

Arley House V&A Romano fabric in Plum

The new fabrics are a captivating and ultra-stylish way to add print, pattern and colour to your home with timeless prints that have been given a modern makeover.

Meet the five fabulous new fabrics below and inject a splash of rich, opulent grandeur into your interiors.

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance: Georgette

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance

Arley House x V&A Georgette fabric in Jade

A celebration of classic English florals, Georgette hails 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 modern day aesthetic.

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance: Meadow

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance

Arley House x V&A Meadow fabric in Sand

Meadow is a versatile design that transcends the seasons, featuring both summer plants and autumnal leaves. Taken from a chintz produced in the 1830s, the print features subtle shading on the foliage, creating a unique richness and depth.

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance: Romano

Arley House x V&A Meadow fabric in Sand

Arley House x V&A Romano fabric in Pink

The distinct Romano has been developed from a spectacular Rococo furnishing fabric featuring emblems from antiquity. Striking and timeless, the Romano also incorporates an antiquated bust – a symbol of 18th century grandeur.

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance: Floris

Arley House x V&A Romano fabric in Pink

Arley House x V&A Floris fabric in Black

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.

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance: Paradise

Arley House x V&A Floris fabric in Black

Arley House x V&A Paradise fabric in Teal

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, while there’s also a range of cushions that have been created with the range so all the hard work as been done for you if you’re not a dab-hand on the sewing machine.

 

Arley House V&A Floral Abundance

Arley House x V&A Floris fabric in Black

 

The Arley House and V&A Floral Abundance fabrics start from £85 per metre, and the cushions begin at £75. For more information visit www.arleyhouse.com.

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