THE ARCHIVE STORY
The Print Pattern Archive is a beautiful and exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the mid 18th century to the 1980s.
Visitors and clients are mesmerised by the quality and quantity of hand woven, heritage, conversational, florals, geometrics, mid-century, bark cloths, scenic, heraldic, jacquards, damasks, foliage, novelty, ornate, chinoisery, juvenile and baroque print from all over the world, that we house. From Japanese silks to the most beautiful of British florals, a treasure trove of historical and antique design inspiration.
'The Print Pattern Archive has a life of its own, each print has a story of its own, each piece is a tapestry of history. I am fascinated by who carefully designed and often hand painted a design. I have wallpaper books with notes from the French catwalk in the 1800s I am inspired by what inspired the designers at that time in history. I am intrigued and curious as to what makes a design beautiful and what make it timeless. There are elements of design that touch, inspire and please the eye irrespective of time. This inspires my work and drives my creative flair ' Cheryl
Cheryl's unrivalled eye for design, style and her unique, exquisite private collection has been sought after by Alexander McQueen, Vivenne Westwood as well as a list of global fashion and home brands.
She is passionate about all things print and although a designer by trade she has become recognised as a talented master of aesthetics. She brings a unique artistic flair to her work to reimagine and bring new life to the exquisite antique print in her collection. She is constantly and consistently innovating and sees each new collaboration as an exciting new opportunity.
I have always considered myself a designer but I love that Oscar Wilde described the artist as ‘a creator of beautiful things’. Everyday, I create beauty and each collaboration is an exciting new opportunity to create beautiful things. Cheryl
Cheryl has been a designing and creating beauty for 25 years, she started her career by winning national design competitions as a student, on graduation she worked as an illustrator for Royal Worcester Porcelain, she's worked in New York, Europe and a successful entrepreneur working across many areas of design, products and business.