Last night at a local bookshop I came across the new box of V&A Pattern books, and have to say that Garden Florals has gone straight to the top of my favourite design book list. All of my favourite Arts & Crafts textile designers make an appearance - Lindsay P. Butterfield, C.F.A Voysey, William Morris, The Silver Studio etc., and there are plenty of previously unpublished floral textile and wallpaper designs dating from the late 19th century through to the 1950's.
Almond Blossom and Swallow wallpaper frieze designed by Walter Crane for Jeffrey & Co, 1878
Design for a cretonne by Lindsay P. Butterfield, late 19th century
The Iolanthe wallpaper design by C.F.A. Voysey, c.1897
The Cestrefeld wallpaper design by C.F.A. Voysey, 1895
Haelderne wallpaper design by Bent Karlby for Dahls Tapetfabrik, 1951
Roller printed cotton by F. Steiner & Co, 1902
So lovely!Garden Florals is published by V&A Publishing, 2010.