First used by Liberty of London in 1920, the Liberty prints are an ever-expanding archive of patterns. Anthropologie has acquired the rights to use 18 of these heritage designs to create their 40-piece collection. The designs include the classic 'Strawberry Thief' – a bird plucking a fruit from the stem, first designed by William Morris in 1883. You can buy it on the Anthropologie's Strawberry Thief Rivona Chair (£1,398) and as a quilt.
For something smaller, try candles, cheese knives and aprons adorned with Wiltshire Berry print, Nina Taylor print and Bonnie Bloom print – ditsy, sweet floral patterns that are well suited to the beautiful crockery collection. If you can't afford the super-sized sofas, these will give your room a smattering of pattern.
Take note of Anthropologie's styling. They've tried to keep these archive prints looking modern: note the tapered chair legs, in a natural polished finish, that scream 'Scandi!' even whilst your pillows whisper 'heritage'.
But there's one set of pieces that seems deliberately archaic: the Mabelle porcelain collection is a full set of china, including teapot, serving platter, and milk jug. The original print was for a Liberty fabric in 2007 and draws upon 17th- and 18th-century Indian chintz designs. But the design of the set itself, including the gold banding, is Anthropologie's own – and it's a lovely traditional approach. Some things don't need updating.
Naturally, we love it all.
|What||Liberty for Anthropologie: homeware collection|
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14 Aug 17 – 31 Aug 17, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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