The Indienne Collection – Watts 1874

Hidden deep within the archives of Castle Howard is a remarkable group of textiles and wallpapers.

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These were part of an ambitious project by Rosalind, 9th Countess to redecorate the house in the last decades of the 19th century.

Numerous bolts of fabric and rolls of wallpapers were carefully stored, protected from the ravages of light damage, and so offer a unique glimpse into the vibrant colours and bold designs fashionable at that time.

Watts 1874 was given the privilege of developing and cherishing this special collection with the custodians of Castle Howard for the 21st century redecoration of the stately home.

Inspired by Rosalind’s legacy, Vicky Howard was committed to bringing this impressive archive back to life. Watts 1874 and Castle Howard were a natural partnership for this process and a collaboration began.

The Watts team carefully selected a balanced range from Rosalind’s fabrics and wallpapers, forming a bespoke collection of seven designs that are both bold, delicate…and delicious.

The partnership celebrates timeless style and grand interiors, as well as a collaboration between two prestigious brands.