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All designs by Whitney English

For custom color requests, please email! Whitney English is an aesthete, grandmillenial, designer, author, entrepreneur, and most importantly, mama and wife. She's on a mission with printed, planners, and patterns to make your li

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Tartan plaid, toiles, chintzes, herringbones, and tweed are all classic hallmarks of British Style—and an interior design trend I can't get enough of lately. Whether you are seeking to emulate the elegantly rustic country estates or the grandeur of Buckingham Palace, British Style is a statement you can't go wrong with. This pattern collection is your one-stop shop to put a British spin on your home. 1. **Tartan and Plaid**: Often associated with Scotland but widely used throughout Britain, these patterns are timeless and add a touch of tradition. 2. **Toile de Jouy**: Though originally French, Toile has been extensively used in British interior design, especially in more traditional settings. 3. **Paisley**: This intricate design has roots in various cultures but became particularly popular in Britain during the 19th century. 4. **Floral Chintz**: A staple in British design, characterized by bright, detailed florals on a light background. 5. **Stripes**: Vertical or horizontal, stripes are versatile and can be either formal or casual. Think of the stripes often seen in regency or coastal-inspired interiors. 6. **Damask**: Elegant and somewhat formal, this pattern is commonly found in British stately homes. 7. **Geometric**: Modern British design also includes bold geometric shapes, which can range from mod designs to more contemporary abstracts. 8. **William Morris Patterns**: Though not everyone's taste, the intricate, nature-inspired designs by William Morris are iconic to British design history. 9. **Polka Dots**: A less formal, more playful pattern that gained popularity in Britain, particularly in the 1950s and 60s. 10. **Gingham**: Another pattern that, while not originally British, has been widely adopted, especially in more casual or country-style interiors. 11. **Liberty Prints**: Known for their floral and graphic prints, these fabrics are quintessentially British. 12. **Union Jack Motifs**: Sometimes used sparingly for a pop of British flair. 13. **Herringbone and Tweed**: These textile patterns are often used in upholstery and have a very British feel, associated with the tailoring heritage of places like Savile Row. 14. **Animal Prints**: Think countryside hunting scenes or fox and hound motifs, which can add a British rural touch. By integrating these textile patterns into interiors, you can create spaces that reflect various facets of British style, from the timeless elegance of stately homes to the eclectic flair of modern London apartments.

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