Tea House by James Dunlop

The Tea House collection by James Dunlop brings old world charm back into today’s modern living by reinventing luxurious fabric designs. Inspired by the ritual of sharing tea and fueled by a resurgence in the global craft movement, Tea House is a collection of colourful patterned print designs with a traditional royal velvet.

‘Taking tea’ is not only a lifestyle, it is a sacred ritual observed all over the world. It ignores political divisions and broaches cultural boundaries; taking tea is the international language of ‘welcome to my home’. In Australia and New Zealand hosting visitors for tea in the front room harks from a colonial era that our inner city suburbs were built upon. This ritual continues in various forms throughout our diverse landscapes and is an inescapable part of the fabric of our lives.

The Tea House collection focuses on the intimate nature of ‘taking tea’. Large floral prints feature strong patterns and bold colours of tropical fauna, fresh herbs, cherry blossoms, and bird life, which sit alongside a sumptuous velvet making for a luxurious fabric collection.


The flower of admiration and affection, Camellia is the perfect example of the timeless floral juxtaposed with modern colouration. Painted with a soft watercolour technique adding to the strength of the design. Printed on a sateen cotton, which is suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Drapery - Camellia colour Cameo 


Rich reds and moody greens dominant the colour palette, providing the perfect balance for the traditional aesthetics of a floral print. Sitting on a linen toned base cloth is the finishing touch. Suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Cushions - Concerto colour Willow, Vienna colours Botanical, Antique, Opal


Botanical illustrations created the inspiration for Twining. Bursts of colour mix with detailed plant forms, overlapping and trailing. Twining is a feast to the eye inducing energy and conversation, perfect for that afternoon tea gathering. Printed on 100% linen cloth and suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Drapery and Sofa - Twining colour Botanical, Cushion - Vienna colour Botanical


Inspired by Japanese teahouse designs, this intricate jacquard construction details the soft delicate blossom, lifting spirits on arrival and signalling the wonderful cycle of nature. Pinks, silvers, soft greens and vibrate gold ensure Cherry Blossom compliments the Tea House prints. Suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Screen - Cherry Blossom colour Jasper, Cushions - Cherry Blossom colour Jasper, Vienna colour Antique 


Strong design elements of scale and colour give Chelsea a timeless presence. A traditional floral boldly coloured, creates a transition between traditional and modern living. Black and white, French blue, calming green or blush pink, the stories are endless. Teamed with design Urban, a brushed cotton/linen mix, upholstery plain. Suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Chairs - Chelsea colour Carbon


Cheeky chatter and bursting with fun, The Conservatory delights the eye, taking the viewer into the world of tropical plants, inquisitive birds and laughter. Shades of green, citrus yellow and mulberry are just a hint, to the delightful array of colours. Printed on 100% linen cloth and suitable for drapery and upholstery use.

Drapery - The Conservatory colour Lotus


A velvet to meet the demands of the modern home. Vienna offers the dry cotton look, a luxurious handle and the durability of 100% polyester. An extensive colour palette, complimenting the diverse print offers of the Tea House collection. Suitable for drapery and commercially FR rated upholstery.

Drapery - Vienna colour Bronzed, Sofa - Vienna colour Twilight, Cushions - Vienna colours Antique, Empire, Elm, Botanical, Carmen

If you'd like more information on this stunning collection you can view the collection here, visit one of our Trade Showrooms or contact your Account Manager. 



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