Finally after a complete labour of love, our second collection, The Botanist, is finally here and I hope you love it as much as we do.
From launching our debut collection in 2018, we have met some incredible people who have become either valued clients, suppliers or simply friends…we have listened to everyone’s suggestions and ideas and voila, The Botanist collection is here!
We felt our brand would really benefit from the introduction of a floral design and a little more colour. Current industry trends are showing that strong colours and all over pattern is in demand so the creation of The Botanist was based from all this knowledge but with the necessity that the designs are timeless and we think we have achieved this perfectly.
John Tradescant Snr started his career as head gardener at Hatfield House when it was owned by Sir Robert Cecil. He created and cultivated the gardens here and with Sir Roberts blessing, went on many voyages exploring foreign lands, finding many different species of plants and flowers and returning them to England to introduce to the gardens at Hatfield House.
Flora is a beautiful and simply coloured floral printed onto 100% Linen. The parred down version of Grandiflora has a striking yet almost masculine feel to the design. The intricate hand drawn detailing is exceptional. We left the peony amongst other smaller areas of the design un-coloured to allow the crisp oyster colour of the linen to come through and give a strong contrast against the colour of the ground cloth. The teal coloured beetles gives the fabric a subtle vibrancy which is just lovely when the fabric drapes.
Suitable for both soft furnishings and upholstery.
Grandiflora is a huge step out of our collection comfort zone. It is a full colour, all over detailed floral that caused me many a sleepless night. Was it too vibrant, too detailed, too much going on but I just loved it so much that I decided to go for it. I didn’t want a pretty, chintzy design that people would only use in a traditional environment but something that wouldn’t look out of place in any interior setting. We felt that Grandiflora was such an authentic looking floral. It pays homage to all the beautiful gardens in England and we’re sure John Tradescant Snr himself would be pleased with our design which we hope honors the work he did at Hatfield House and all the wonderful specimens of flora and foliage that he introduced to England. Most of which are the most loved plants and flowers in England today.
As standard, Grandiflora is printed onto a Linen/Viscose mix which gives the fabric a beautiful handle and drape. It is such a tactile fabric with the added bonus of being difficult to crease. For a more bold look, we can print the Grandiflora onto our 100% linen which really makes the colours and pattern leap off the fabric.
Suitable for all soft furnishings and upholstery.
Alliga is a fabulously striking design. Its our interpretation of algae and lichen that forms in beautiful patterns on rock faces by the sea shore and on trees in woods. From our colour trials, we selected Absinthe as we loved the intensity of this really useable colour; the ink and blush look magnificent made up and also work perfectly with the more simple fabrics such as Chevron, Pen & Ink and Winter’s Bone from The Curator collection.
The Alliga is printed onto a Cotton/Linen mix and is suitable for all soft furnishings and upholstery.