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Watts of Westminster at Decorex – Classic beauty steeped in history

Watts of Westminster have created the finest textiles, wallpapers and passementerie for over 130 years and are one of the exhibitors we are looking forward to seeing at Decorex as part of BlogTour London in September.

Watts passementerie Established in 1874 as Watts & Co, the company was commissioned to create textiles and wallpapers, embroideries for prestigious interiors at  Hampton Court  and Ham House among others. Its current incarnation, as Watts of Westminster draws upon their historic archive to produce remarkable and highly sought after designs.

Watts fabrics

Watts fabrics and passementerie were used for the spectacular refurbishment of the St Pancras hotel in London and in the Burj Al Arab, the worlds first seven star hotel which is part of the Wallace collection.

The Queen on GlorianaGloriana InteriorAnd Watts supplied the fabrics for the interior of the Gloriana the royal barge which led the spectacular flotilla to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee earlier this year.

coronation cushion by WattsAs part of that rather special commission Watts were able to draw upon their history. Watts had been commissioned back in 1952 to create a special blue silk for Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. To mark her Diamond Jubilee this year, Watts were able to find the last remaining meterage in their archive to create a commemorative cushion as a gift to her majesty.

Watts passementerieSo yes, Watts of Westminster are a wealth of colour, texture and history with a portfolio of the most prestigious of clients but really you need to come back to the quality of their work and intricacy and beauty of their designs – gladly there’s still room for classically traditional design in this modern world.


  • http://twitter.com/Alexandrafunfit Alexandra Williams

    Wow, what beautiful fabrics. When I was living in Portland, OR, a textile place was going out of business and I bought hundreds of tassels and pillow decorations – fabric too. That Christmas, everybody got handmade pillows from me. I had to teach myself how to sew, but the pillows were a huge hit. My boys were small, so I made secret pockets inside the pillows so they could hide their toy cars or “squirrelled away” candies. Just seeing these pictures makes me want to touch the fabrics. Lovely.

  • Wall Decal Company

    Stunning fabrics, lush and warm very in right now.


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