Curated by House & Garden

Seven Decades of Style

‘Seven Decades of Style’ – Celebrating 70 years of fabric and wallpaper design



In celebration of the 70th anniversary of House & Garden, this is a special exhibition of fabric and wallpaper designs from the last 70 years right up to the present day.  Positioned at the front of the festival, it features the designs from eight well-known brands charting the evolution of design and fashions in colour and pattern over this time. It reveals the huge innovation and creativity but also the timeless appeal of many of these designs.  

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Pierre Frey, Dedar, Zimmer + Rohde, Romo, Zinc Textiles, GP&J Baker, Colefax & Fowler and  Harlequin, who have each selected a decade to bring to life at the Festival. A platform to gain inspiration and generate interior decorating ideas for your home.



1940s - Pierre Frey

A family owned company, founded in 1935, designs, creates and manufactures fabrics, wallpaper, carpets furniture and home accessories in the purest French tradition.

1950s - Dedar

Established in 1976, Italian textile firm Dedar focuses on producing cutting-edge collections of fine fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings, driven by a passion for precious qualities and sophisticated colour palettes. Since 2011, Dedar has partnered with Hermès for the production and distribution of its home fabric and wallpaper collections.

1960s - Zimmer + Rohde

The Zimmer + Rohde collection offers a classic contemporary style. Within the six brands is offered a variety of fabulous plains, sumptuous, rich silks and embroideries and a Mediterranean look. High-end contract fabrics are also available.

1970s - Zinc Textile

Zinc Textiles marries 1970s glamour with a sensibility for modern day design through its varied collections of fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories. Original, quirky, and deliberately unpredictable, Zinc offers innovative and sensual design solutions for high-end contemporary interiors.

1980s - Romo 

Romo is renowned for its assorted library of classic and contemporary designs and versatile plains, offering a diverse style and timeless elegance enriched with a sophisticated colour palette. Generations of experience and distinctive British design are the foundation of the Romo brand.

1990s - Harlequin

Harlequin has earned a global reputation as a high fashion, trend-leading brand. Harlequin brings together high quality collections with delicious colours, innovative textures and catwalk-inspired designs. The in-house design studio experiment with watercolours, gouache, inks and more to create new effects and colour blends. The end results are ranges that bend the rules and allow consumers and designers to be as creative with their look.'

2000s - Colefax & Fowler

Tradition and timeless elegance define this essentially English fabric and wallpaper brand. A collection characterised by subtle colours and sophisticated designs. Featured alongside renowned Colefax classic florals is an extensive range of striking silk and linen embroideries, luxurious velvets and weaves. Completing the fabric collections is a beautiful series of decorative and textured wallpapers.

2010s - GP&J Baker 

Stunning translations of designs from the renowned GP & J Baker archive achieve the perfect balance between its legendary heritage and striking new designs.   Established in 1884 and holder of the Royal Warrant since 1982, GP & J Baker enjoys an international reputation for producing magnificent fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings exceptional in quality and creative innovation.