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Celebrating our National Trust Fabric & Wallpaper Collections

10th August 2020

Founded on 12 January 1895, the National Trust houses world class examples of period styles and British design. Our carefully curated collection is a celebration of this national treasure and its commitment to caring for our natural and cultural heritage.

As it continues to restore our nations beloved homes and surrounding of countryside, its portfolio has altered over the decades, but its interiors have not. In recognition of its exceptional dedication to preserving these historical jewels, designer brands including SandersonLittle Greene and Moon have each joined forces with the National Trust to produce their very own ranges of fabrics and wallpapers. Each inspired by the designs that still adorn the ancient walls of Britain's most loved and visited homes, this carefully curated collection pays homage to the history and craftsmanship of the past...

The National Trust: Erddig Hall

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Set on the outskirts of Wrexham in Wales, Erddig Hall was built in 1684–1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire. Designed in 1683 by Thomas Webb, it was then and still remains one of the country's finest stately homes. Its walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th century formal gardens in Britain and contains rare fruit trees, a canal, a pond and a Victorian era parterre for visitors to explore.

In 1714, A rich London lawyer named John Meller bought Erddig and set about enlarging his new home. A wing was added to each side and were filled with fine furnishings and magnificent portraits that you can still see hanging today. He ordered every room in order of importance, so the decoration and furniture reflected the status of the space. All the furnishings were ordered from fashionable London makers and upholstered in the very latest fabrics of the time.

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Little Greene: National Trust Papers

Representing 200 years of timeless patterns, this eclectic collection of wallpapers are based on original designs from the National Trust’s property portfolio. Inspired by motifs from the early 18th to the early 20th century, they include fragments conserved in archive drawers, preserved rolls found hidden in attics and designs that still adorn the ancient walls of some of Britain's most loved homes. Re-imagined in new colourways and scales to suit modern day homes, they look wonderful when hung on all four walls or on chimney breasts for an eye-catching feature wall.

The National Trust: Saltram House

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A grade I listed George II era mansion house located in the parish of Plympton, near Plymouth in Devon, Saltram House was deemed by the architectural critic Pevsner to be "the most impressive country house in Devon." Designed by the architect Robert Adam, the drawing room is widely considered to be one of his finest interiors.

One of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house, Santram retains much of its original decor, plasterwork and fine furnishings. Surrounded by the remains of 18th-century landscape parkland, its secret gardens are home to expansive lawns, bountiful floral boarders and extensive woodland. Home to a diverse population of wildlife and fauna, its diversity and nature makes it a very special space that can be enjoyed by all. 

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Sanderson: A Celebration of The National Trust

This exquisite range of fabrics celebrate the core values of the National Trust and its commitment to caring for our natural and cultural heritage. Enjoyed by those who love that country cottage style, this collection features a mixture of rich embroideries and textural weaves with depictions of the tranquil waterways, abundant blooms and wonderful wildlife that share these properties with us and call them their homes.

The National Trust: Mr Straws House

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Located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Mr Straws House is an Edwardian home that has remained largely unchanged since the 1920s. This semi-detached home was built around 1905 and became the residence of the Straw family. Owners of a very successful grocers shop in the area, William Straw and his wife Florence set out decorating their new home with the latest wallpapers, fabrics and carpets of the time.

Creating a fashionable and modern place for entertaining and relaxing, their make do and mend attitude resulted in the house largely avoiding modernisation. After Williams death in 1990, he generously left his home and an accumulation of over 30,000 objects to the National Trust to preserve. A collection that provides a fascinating glimpse into a forgotten time, this home is now open to the public to enjoy.

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Moon National Trust Wool Collection

These fine wool furnishing fabrics have all been inspired by, and named after the historic properties that are lovingly cared for by the National Trust. Woven in Yorkshire at the historic Abraham Moon mill, these stately checks and textured upholstery fabrics are the results of a special collaboration between two celebrated British brands to showcase the very best of home-grown craftsmanship and quintessential style that we enjoy in Britain today.

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- The Landmark Trust -

Breathing New Life into Buildings at Risk

The Landmark Trust take on historic places which may otherwise be lost. Founded in 1965 by philanthropist John Smith and his wife Christian, together they faithfully restore and transformed old buildings into holiday homes or historic places of interest. Built on the idea that historic buildings should not end up as museums to simply be looked at, join us to explore inside some of our favourite Landmark Trust properties.

National Trust Property imagery credit to nationaltrust.org, Peakcock Hand Painted Wallpaper from Erddig National Trust Trip Advisor, Female Kingfisher image from Saltram National Trust Trip Advisor, Williams Bedroom image from Mr Staws House Trip Advisor, References from wikipedia.org.