Stylish homeware from House of Fraser, Toast and Liberty; plus, the fascinating history of the Brown Betty teapot
For the first time, Liberty has translated four of its classic prints on to fitted carpets and bespoke rugs, as part of a new collaboration with Alternative Flooring. The results are surprisingly subtle and daringly vibrant by turns: the multicoloured 1970s-style floral ‘Flowers of Thorpe’ is not for shrinking violets, while, at the other end of the spectrum, ‘Strawberry Meadow’ – an exclusive version of William Morris’s 1883 ‘Strawberry Thief’ design – is more discreet, looking very grand in the ‘Peacock’ colourway (above). We also love ‘Felix Raison’, a paisley design reworked from a 19th-century shawl. £149 per square metre (alternativeflooring.com).