Have you ever wondered why gingham conjures images of cute farmer’s guilds, or why just a ﬂicker of tartan has you humming God Save the Queen? We know, pattern history is difficult to unpack. But, once you know it, you won’t be short of water cooler conversation.
Take a deep dive into some of the world’s most popular fabric patterns with Plumbs, the furniture reupholstery experts, below.
Looking for more pattern inspiration? You’ll find more than 800 fabrics in the Plumbs collection.
Within this collection, you’re free to choose from the most iconic patterns (like stripes and checks), as well as perennial favourites like florals, and leaf patterns. Even semi-plain fabrics have sophisticated prints which instantly liven up old sofas, footstools and curtains.
Sophie is a great granddaughter of the founders of the business - so fabrics and furniture are almost part of her DNA! Her interests include home interiors and upcycling, and her favourite show to watch after work is The Repair Shop. Some of the topics she covers on the Plumbs blog include sofa reupholstery and furniture protection.