Get the look: British Eccentricity

In a time where we find ourselves reaching for colour and pattern more than ever before, let us introduce you to the notion of ‘British Eccentric’, a term very much at the heart of new brand Archive, part of Sanderson Design Group. British Eccentricity is about rebelling against conformity and breaking the barriers between heritage and modern. Creating a scheme which effortlessly layers vibrant colour, texture and pattern to create a room that defies time and transcends trends.

Dare to be bold

Don’t be afraid to be bold. The term British Eccentric was created with the aim of allowing individuals to own their quirks and embrace their individualities. Your interiors should be an expression of your unique self. This style encourages all over wallpaper including the ceiling to create a big impact. Each one of Archive’s vivacious wallpaper designs lends itself wonderfully to this concept, with their bold and brave colourways and daring motifs dating back 160 years from Elixir of Life’s dancing unicorns to William Morris’ iconic Strawberry Thief print. If wallpapering alongside panelling, choose your favourite pop of colour from the design for the paint colour.


It’s all about embracing your unique sense of style and pushing boundaries, there should be no rules when it comes to interiors.

Hannah Bowen, Brand Manager at Archive

More is more

Layer items from the Archive collection to create a unique scheme that sets trends, not follows them. Combine Golden Lily wallpaper with Strawberry Thief fabric in the form of made to measure cushions or blinds for a bold, daring look. To make even more of an impact, add more pattern and colour with the addition of a bedding set or ready made cushion.

If you’re not sure where to start, add one pattern and gradual add more to the space as your confidence grows. Opt for the design you love the most so you’ll create a room you still love in ten years time. Over time flow colour and pattern throughout your home to give each room the personality and uniqueness it deserves.

Add your own stamp

And finally, don’t forget to add in some of your own treasured collectables and possessions from over the years for a unique scheme that resembles a treasure trove. Whether it be that vase from your favourite holiday destination or an art print that perfectly showcases your personality, these little touches will finish off your room beautifully.

 

British Eccentricity: Our wallpaper picks

Daisy Wallpaper by Archive Strawberry Fields
Daisy
£115.00
Per roll
Golden Lily Wallpaper by Archive Pink Fizz
Golden Lily
£150.00
Per roll
The St Sabastian Wallpaper by Archive Midnight Embers
The St Sabastian
£115.00
Per roll
Forbidden Fruit Wallpaper by Archive Absinthe
Forbidden Fruit
£99.00
Per roll
Fruit Wallpaper by Archive Tangled Green
Fruit
£150.00
Per roll

British Eccentricity: Our fabric picks

Elixir Of Life Fabric by Archive Sherbert
Elixir Of Life
£99.00
Per metre
Golden Lily Fabric by Archive Serotonin Pink
Golden Lily
£150.00
Per metre
Hyacinth Fabric by Archive Cosmo Pink
Hyacinth
£99.00
Per metre
Fruit Fabric by Archive Twilight
Fruit
£99.00
Per metre
Strawberry Thief Fabric by Archive Miami Strip
Strawberry Thief
£99.00
Per metre

British Eccentricity: Our bedding picks

Fresh maximalism: Our ready made cushion picks

Golden Lily Cushion Ready-made cushion by Archive Bitter Chocolate
Golden Lily Cushion
Archive
£160.00
Each
Hyacinth Cushion Ready-made cushion by Archive Emerald/Fuchsia
Hyacinth Cushion
Archive
£125.00
Each
Elixir Of Life Cushion Ready-made cushion by Archive Liquorice/Sherbet
Elixir Of Life Cushion
Archive
£99.00
Each
St Sabastian Cushion Ready-made cushion by Archive Midnight Embers
St Sabastian Cushion
Archive
£160.00
Each
Fruit Cushion Ready-made cushion by Archive Twilight
Fruit Cushion
Archive
£160.00
Each