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  • The Manor Collection by Anna French

The Manor Collection by Anna French

Apr 2017

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Captivatingly elegant: With extravagant prints, ornate embroideries and decorative woven fabrics, the Manor collection by Anna French encompasses roaring style with lush European fl air. A sophisticated color palette ranges from lavish jewel tones like fuchsia and sapphire to neutral taupes and charcoal greys. Designs include dramatic damask and suzani motifs, playful animal spots, a luxurious cut velvet and large-scale scenic patterns.

Inspired by an antique scarf from the 1940s, African Leopard is the perfect upbeat and whimsical companion to the grand patterns in the Manor collection. The randomness of animal spots makes this fabric ideal for tricky upholstery pieces.

Caserta Damask is a brocade where the warp makes the fi gure and the weft makes the ground. Both the warp and the weft make the distressed effect on the design. The damask pattern comes from an archive dating back to 1940.

Castile Embroidery is a large-scale suzani embroidery that has many interesting stitching details and a touch of bohemian flair.

Claudio is woven with mélange yarn which gives it a heathered effect. It’s as soft as it looks! This small-scale pattern works with all other fabrics in the Manor collection.

Taken from a block print from the 17th century, Moorea depicts Asian fi shing scenes at a waterfall in an exotic forest. This fabric has a halfdrop match and a large 71" repeat. Note: 3 colorways are printed on fine 100% linen, 2 colorways are printed on linen-cotton blend to achieve lighter ground.

Jardin Maze Velvet is a luxurious cut velvet made in Belgium. The shadow in the weave is a fine detail that gives this fabric extra dimension. A sophisticated color palette includes fuchsia and coral colorways.

Printed in England on 100% linen, Villeneuve was taken from a 1700s French document The artwork is reminiscent of handetching which gives it an antique look and feel. The pattern has birds, butterflies and flowering water lilies throughout.

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