“The Classic Floral Collection” from Snow Leopard Designs is inspired by the many classic 19th and early 20th century textiles and wallpapers in the Snow Leopard Designs archive. The tradition of naturalistic floral fabrics was developed in the mid 19th century in England and France as a result of the exotic flowers and plants being brought back from distant lands by Victorian plant hunters and botanists. Soon these designs were being used to give displays of style and abundance in the great English stately homes. This evolved into what became known as “The English Country House Style” which is a style of understated, timeless, floral perfection. This new collection from Snow Leopard Designs expresses this same quality of classic perfection and ranges from large designs of full blown roses, hydrangeas and poppies, down to small scale designs of densely packed flowers that have an ageless jewel-like quality and are always loved by quilters and dressmakers, as well as for projects in the home.