Timeless & Modern : CW Stockwell.

We are a family-run California business – now in its fourth generation. Join us as we bring this heritage brand into 2020, with a collection drawn from & inspired by the rich archives of 115 years.

Have questions? We’d love to hear from you. Read on below for some of the most frequently asked questions, as well as some of the highlights from our century in business.


Where to buy:



How do I order?

Please call us at (800) 735-6823 or write us at orders@cwstockwell.com – and we’ll take it from there!

Where can I see the collection in person? 

Check out our Where to Buy page, and stay tuned for news of additional locations to come. 

Can I request samples?

Yes! We will gladly send you samples of your favorites. Shipping for up to ten samples is free (via USPS first class mail, usually arriving in 5-7 days). If you need your samples to arrive faster, expedited shipping options are available for a surcharge. 

How soon will I get my order? 

If the items on your order are in stock and your order is received by 12pm (pacific time), it will ship the same day via UPS Ground (shipping rates are determined based on delivery location and weight of shipment). Items not currently in stock will have a lead-time of between four and six weeks (though we will always do our best to get them to you sooner). 

How much [fabric or wallpaper] do I need?

We very strongly recommend that you contact an interior design professional and/or a professional wallpaper installer for precise measurements of your project, whether it is a sofa to be upholstered or a dining room to be wallpapered. Measurements and consumption will also vary from pattern to pattern, depending on the width of the goods and the length of the pattern repeat. Our wallpapers and fabrics are made by hand and also will require trimming before installation.

How are your products made?

All of our fabrics and wallcoverings are printed by hand in Los Angeles, CA using hand-mixed water-based, solvent-free inks on a variety of base fabrics and substrates. Due to the handmade nature of the CW Stockwell collection, minor variation from piece to piece is not only to be expected, but celebrated. For our fabrics we use the finest Belgian linens, which are made from entirely natural fibers, so color variation can often be traced back to subtle differences in the flax materials used. We therefore cannot guarantee against variations in color, or against shrinkage or fading stemming from natural wear. 

Can I order a custom color? 

Yes! Our fabrics and wallpapers can be customized. Minimum order quantities for custom colors will depend on the pattern you select. Please contact us at orders@cwstockwell.com and we will be able to provide further details based on your custom inquiry. 

Do you offer a trade discount?

We offer a trade discount to interior designers. To create an account with us, please contact us at orders@cwstockwell.com with a copy of your current resale license. 

For large orders or for hospitality orders, we may be able to offer special pricing; please contact us at orders@cwstockwell.com so that we can discuss the details of your order.

Returns/exchanges/order cancellations:

We cannot accept returns or exchanges for any products. Orders can be canceled up to 24 hours from when they are placed; after that time orders cannot be canceled. 



A century of craftsmanship.

In 1905 Clifton W. Stockwell – a pharmacist from Armstrong, Iowa – moved to Los Angeles and started a wallpaper business there by importing hand-printed, hand-blocked wallpapers from Europe and Asia. He was eventually joined in the business by his daughter Lucile and her husband Remy Chatain, Sr.

Lucile and her son Remy L Chatain, Jr. both graduated from New York’s Parsons School of Design where they both studied interior design and architecture, and both also spent time overseas gathering further inspiration.

CW Stockwell’s business grew rapidly when the two Parsons alumni began to develop proprietary and innovative designs alongside a talented cadre of illustrators, textile designers and recent art school graduates. The business grew exponentially, and the Chatains opened showrooms across the United States: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles. While at CW Stockwell we are most currently known for Martinique®, our iconic banana leaf design, for the better part of the 20th century the brand was known for quite an extensive collection of dynamic, colorful, often insouciant patterns within fabric and wallcoverings.

The three generations of Stockwells and Chatains shared a desire for extremely high product quality, meticulous craftsmanship and unparalleled color consistency. For more than one hundred years, the collections have been produced by our trusted makers in the same time-honored manner: by hand, in Los Angeles, California.

The values of quality and craft; the spirit of exuberant, not-so-serious design; and the emphasis long placed on innovation are all held dear by us as we re-imagine this brand as it heads into its fourth generation.