Liberty’s Secret Garden

March 18, 2015 3


If I asked you to name one London department store that is the most awesome, most traditional and iconic, most refined and pretty luxurious, I bet many of you would name the one and only Liberty in London on Regent Street. This London landmark will make anyone’s knees weak and you will have the hardest time ever leaving the store empty-handed. During our recent Design Bloggers Tour in London we had the fab opportunity to team up with the London based interiors community at{mine} (still in private beta phase) who invited us to visit one of their beta members, Liberty London.

We were welcomed in the design premises around the corner from the store where we met a real design celebrity – the iconic Head of Design Emma Mawston and her team. Anyone of you who is really into textile design will now make big eyes! Yes, it is a rare and privileged opportunity to get a presentation of Liberty’s latest textile and wallpaper collection named ‘Secret Garden’.

Inspired by the book of the same title by Frances Hodgson Burnett, these fabrics and wallpapers come in lush and leafy designs evoking secret gardens full of colourful blooms, rich foliage and exuberant opulence. We were amazed to see all of these designs being hand-drawn before they eventually find their way onto rich and sumptuous fabrics and wallpaper. Suddenly you realize how much inspiration and work is woven into each and every piece of this collection.

As an Urban Jungle Blogger I had quickly found my favorite prints – the Wallace Secret Garden Linen in Green Gauze and the Orchard Wallace Secret Garden wallpaper. Now I only need a big apartment with a room for all my plants and one wall would definitely be covered in this fantastic wallpaper. Up to then I’ll keep on dreaming of my secret garden.

Photography by Susanna Vento, last image by Linda Elmin

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  • Reply Holly March 18, 2015 at 17:05

    wow must have been a really nice opportunity indeed! Collection is nice, my fave is the Wallace Secret Garden Linen in Fresh Air.


    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 18, 2015 at 19:05

      It was a unique opportunity indeed, Holly. Oh and I see our favorites are pretty similar, good taste my dear:-))

  • Reply Anonymous March 19, 2015 at 16:36

    I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in and Liberty London incorporates this very well and I love how the fabrics aren’t too over powering and are easy on the eyes. I have been looking in to getting a linen from Liberty London for an ottoman from but i’m spoiled for choice, what do you pick when they’re all so beautiful?I – Sally

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 21, 2015 at 16:56

      I totally agree with you Sally! I love to use such bold fabrics in neutral stylings or on a neutral sofa – it makes a real design statement! And good luck with finding the best fabric for your ottoman!

  • Reply Sunta Gill March 20, 2015 at 18:00

    These vivid colours are beckoning the commencement of Spring, whilst the patterns tantalise our senses. Seamlessly elegant.

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