Vanessa Arbuthnott

{ Nature Study }

Vanessa Arbuthnott is a U.K. designer who offers fabrics, wallpapers, and home furnishings through her website and also through designer showrooms internationally. The simple, beautiful designs and soft colors sit right on the cusp between traditional cottage-style and modern. Fabrics are printed on a medium weight linen union (60% linen, 40% organic cotton) woven in Scotland that is 139 cm (54″) wide. Each print comes in several colorways apiece. There are nine different collections total — see them all on the website. She also offers an oilcloth collection and a handprinted range.

{ Swallow Dive }

{ Pie in the Sky }

{ Flora & Fauna }

{ Cow Parsley }

{ Wild Rose }

{ Stripe and Dash }

{ Feather and Egg }

{ Hen Run Oilcloth }


  1. Heather says:

    Wow! These especially warm my heart and make me feel all mushy inside. I love the colours and tones. It must be the linen that provides that warm, home-spun effect. And the designs are lovely. Swallows remind me so much of my Dad. A little nostalgia to boot.

  2. Natalie says:

    Beautiful designs from another age – I love them all!