The Design Library
Image is from WWD, January 2006.
A sort of Eden for designers, The Design Library houses about five million prints and patterns -- documentary fabrics, wallpapers, original paintings, embroideries. Textile connoisseur Susan Meller and her late husband, Herbert Meller, began the repository 30 years ago, and today it boasts the world’s largest collection of its kind.
Susan Meller's book, Textile Designs, is a critically acclaimed resource, but the Design Library also offers CD-ROMs which allow buyers to use any of the designs, for any purpose, royalty-free. Three categories are available: Floral, Geometric, and Conversational/Ethnic/Art Movements & Period Styles. $295 each or $695 for the set.