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This month, we’re swoon­ing over a Lib­erty/ An­thro­polo­gie col­lab and an Alexan­der Mcqueen rug for The Rug Com­pany that has the chiaroscuro look of a Car­avag­gio paint­ing

While the word iconic is of­ten used to de­scribe a brand, it’s rarely jus­ti­fied. Not in the case of Lib­erty Fab­rics and An­thro­polo­gie, how­ever, which are both wor­thy of the ad­jec­tive for dif­fer­ent rea­sons. The for­mer has a her­itage steeped in pat­tern, colour and Bri­tish quirk­i­ness; the lat­ter of­fers a mod­ern take on cu­rated craft (with ar­ti­san in­flu­ences). Un­sur­pris­ingly, the an­nounce­ment that the two were pair­ing up for a part­ner­ship set de­sign pulses racing. The re­sult­ing home and fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion reimag­ines time­less prints from the Lib­erty Fab­rics ar­chive (with evoca­tive names such as Straw­berry Thief and Wilt­shire Berry) on to table­ware, tex­tiles, home fra­grance, sta­tionery and up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture. An­drew Carnie, pres­i­dent of home, gar­den and Europe for An­thro­polo­gie and the man be­hind ini­ti­at­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion, says both brands pro­vide a nat­u­ral fit, since they ‘have a shared pas­sion for push­ing cre­ative bound­aries’. A match made in heaven, we say. (an­thro­polo­

CLOCK­WISE FROM MAIN PIC­TURE An­gelina sofa in Feather Bloom, £2,498; bed­ding in Straw­berry Thief, from £58 for a pil­low­case; and Ma­belle din­ner plate, £26, all An­thro­polo­gie; iconic Lib­erty fabric pat­terns Feather Bloom, top, and Pea­cock Fan, bot­tom

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