ISSUE 7  |  At the Table

Shopper’s Diary: Anta in Edinburgh

February 19, 2010 8:00 PM

BY Francesca Connolly

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On a 48-hour side trip to Edinburgh, I discovered Anta, a purveyor of fabrics by the yard, pillows, rugs, throws, and pottery. Founded in the 1980s by designer Annie Lachlan and architect Stewart Lachlan, Anta brings a refreshingly modern approach to Scottish design. The couple now has three shops in Edinburgh and an outlet shop at Fearn, near Ballone Castle, which they bought in 1990 and restored from a ruin. Additionally, they offer Stewart Lachlan–designed furniture pieces and architectural services. In London, you can visit Anta at 55 Sloane Square.

N.B. Anta fabrics can be seen at the Highlands Gastropub in New York. For ordering information, go to Anta.

Above L: Cawdor Boot Bag of 100 percent wool carpet; £108. Above R: Utility Bags; £40 each.

Above: Linen cushions; £45 each.

Above: Durable Harris tweed fabric is available by the yard.