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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 (al­ter­na­tive­floor­

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