50th Anniversary Promotion Month One – GP & J Baker: The Archive

GP & J Baker

GP & J Baker, founded by brothers George Percival and James Baker in 1884, consists of an impressive seven brands; GP & J Baker, Mulberry, Threads, Baker Lifestyle, Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils. Having been producing stunning prints and weaves for over a century, this company have one of the most exciting and largest privately owned textile archive in the world.

The Archive

GP & J Baker have conjured a huge archive of a spectacular range of documents dating back to the 18th century. This rich resource has provided inspiration for the design studio since the company was founded, designs are skilfully adapted in order to meet today’s tastes and colour palettes. A large contribution of pattern books in the archive can be traced back to renowned Swaisland Fabric Printing Company, which the brothers purchased shortly after arriving in England. This unique archive provides an extraordinary insight into all the major trends during the 18th century, this leads to the GP & J Baker archive to be considered a ” reliable history of design and printing in England”. Designers from all of the GP & J Baker brands are constantly making use of this remarkable archive, bringing to life stunning large scale prints such as ” Nympheus” and “Magnolia” , not forgetting the more delicate designs ” Oriental Bird” and ” Peony and Blossom” – all coming from this treasure trove. 

Nympheus - Linen-Teal&Green R1206.7 Peony & Blossom - Burnt Orange&Lime BP10392.3

To this date, only a fraction of this exceptional resource has been used – meaning GP & J Baker’s team of designers will be able to explore its rich heritage for decades to come. 


See GP & J Baker’s facebook page for more history, or keep an eye out for our next blog post!


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Start shopping the sale now…

g c johnson sale

Our January sale is in full force! Lasting until 31st January, we are offering 20% off all wallpaper, fabrics and stock accessories. Discounts like this do not come around often so act fast. We are constantly getting in new stock that will enhance any interior!

Also keep an eye out for red tag items as these are sporting special low prices for a short time only.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Please note that this sale does not include Lincrusta, House of Hackney, Glitter, paint, paste or already reduced items. Carriage will also be charged on all orders placed during this sale period.

Christmas at G C Johnson…

It has been a busy year for G C Johnson, from moving warehouses to new staff members to a complete re-organisation of the paint shop. We also have exciting new additions such as Benjamin Moore and Tikkurila, which we are sure you’ll love! To top it all off we are looking forward to 2019 to celebrate 50 years of G C Johnson Ltd.

In the meantime, to get in the Christmas spirit this December, we are offering a chance to win a Fitbit, an Amazon Echo Smart speaker with Alexa, and a Casio G Shock Watch! All you need to do is enter our Christmas raffle. Just pop in the shop and collect a ticket, it’s as easy as mince pie – which are also available everyday!

As Christmas is fast approaching make sure you pop in before we close, raffle winners will be announced Thursday 20th December – just in time for last minute gifts!

Our closing dates this Christmas holiday are as follows:

Close: Friday 21st December at 12pm – The last day for deliveries is Thursday 20th December.

Re-open: Wednesday 2nd January at 7.30am for the paint shop and 9am for interior design.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyal custom, additionally we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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