About

Fabrics & Papers was formed in 2000 and has pioneered online sales of high quality designer wallpaper, curtain and upholstery fabrics direct to customers. It has become a one-stop shop for all your furnishing needs making the task of finding and matching the right fabrics and wallpaper to your chosen colour scheme stress-free.

Now in its 13th year, the company offers over 5,500 different creative treatments from over 30 leading design houses.

Products are sorted by category and brand for easy access. Cuttings and larger samples can be ordered to check design and colour before you purchase. A bespoke curtain making service is also available, offering a wide range of treatments.

Small swatches can be ordered through the product page and we charge £4.50 for every 8 ordered, with the first couple free of charge.

We have introduced a new area to the site, the Boutique. Here we have a small selection of unique design houses, a number of whom are exclusive to ourselves, the majority of the products are hand printed, and can therefore be coloured to suit your interior style. All samples from the Boutique are worth two from the main store, we will refund you the costs when placing your order.

The pages of Fabrics & Papers feature interior design editorial, including advice on decorating schemes, updated regularly with new content and products

Thanks for sending the samples so promptly. I actually ordered the grey trellis paper on Friday as I thought the paper was beautiful and the quality and service was excellent.

Thanks again, Mellisa

Our Team

Emma Vans Agnew

Design Director

Emma Vans Agnew is the co-founder of Fabricsandpapers.com and is responsible for product selection and overall management of the business.

She has over 20 years experience in interior design. Her career began with the leading design company Colefax and Fowler where she worked on many prestigious projects including the refurbishment of Althorp House , the family home of the late Diana Princess of Wales and Charlie Chaplin’s lakeside home near Montreux in Switzerland.

After taking time out of the industry to have three children she continued her career with the designers Grubb and Kinahan who specialised in London houses and design work for historic country house hotels and conference centres such as Brocket Hall.

Emma is a regular media commentator on interior design topics.

Emma doesn’t seem to have much time to for anything but Fabrics & Papers!

Heather Smith

Business Development Manager

Heather is responsible for business development at Fabrics & Papers. She was previously the store manager at the Brighton branch of Gresham Blake, the bespoke tailor. Her role at Fabrics and Papers includes sourcing new products and suppliers; improving the functionality of the website to enhance customer satisfaction; and supervising the company’s sales and marketing activities.


Heather likes walking her greyhounds along Brighton beach.

Sandra Hill

Orders Manager

Sandra is responsible for all product orders received and dispatched from Fabrics and Papers, ensuring that orders are processed and with the customer in a timely manner. Additionally, Sandra is on hand to help with customers enquiries, offering advice if needed. Prior to joining our team she was the Customer Service Manager at The Real flower Company, company offering high end floral arrangements.

When not in the office Sandra enjoys walking her lovely dog Lola

Liz Smith

Sampling Manager

Liz is our sampling manager, in charge of running our very busy cuttings department, she is a organisational pro after raising 5 boys!

Liz has a love for fabrics and is part of a local sewing group.

Emma Hughes

Cuttings Assistant

Emma works in the cuttings department ensuring sample orders are sent out promptly and with all their relevant information. Emma is a true Sussex girl, after a few years out to study in Canada and Sheffield she has returned to her roots and joined our team here in Sussex.

In her spare time Emma enjoys writing or travelling, especially on horseback.

Grace Couchman

Cuttings Assistant

Grace is a member of our cuttings team, she helps with all aspects of the sampling process to ensure customers receive their samples swiftly. Grace is working with us whilst waiting to join the army.

Grace enjoys looking after her pet rabbit, Lady and is a keen hockey player.

Amy Gaskell

Digital Marketing

Amy works with us part time and looks after all our digital marketing activity. Amy studied Business & Marketing at the University of Liverpool and after having a successful career in London Amy decided to move to the coast to raise a family.

When not at work or looking after her two lovely children Amy enjoys taking advantage of Brighton's eclectic mix of shops & cafés.

Joy Redman

Curtain Maker

Joy has been running her soft furnishing company for over 20 years. Her clients include 5* hotels, restaurants as well as many private clients. We have been using her team to make all our soft furnishings for over 10 years, whether it be for our interior design clients or online customers.

Toto

Office Pet

Toto is Tarka's son. Having been born (not literally!) and bred in the office, Toto is a true Fabrics & Papers ambassador!

Perdita

Office Pet

Perdy has grown into a beautiful young lady. On the days she comes to the office she is always keen to help with choosing fabrics, and moving things around the office!