The Wherwell Collection evolved from two heirloom textiles: the first a tree of life embroidery by Caroline Inchyra's great-grandmother, probably sewn in the 1920s, and the second a beautiful but disintegrating antique silk brocade cushion that sat in the drawing room here at Inchyra. The cushion was a major influence on the collection and, as part of the development of the designs, we painstakingly recreated it as a standalone print, now available as The Wherwell Cushion.
The collection introduces three new linens - Wherwell, Plume Stripe and D'Arbres - and one wallpaper, Plume Stripe.
The collection takes its name from the historic village of Wherwell in Hampshire where Caroline's great-grandparents retired, moving into a traditional Hampshire thatched cottage dating from 1516. The embroidery hung there for many years before being passed on to her mother. Caroline's family still lives in the cottage to this day.