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William Morris & Co: Classic Wallpapers Reimagined

William Morris & Co: Classic Wallpapers Reimagined

Melsetter showcases the incredible talents of May Morris, daughter of William and one of the most influential figures in English embroidery. Displaying flawless techniques and a distinctive style, May’s designs earned a place in our hearts, deserving to be recognized and enjoyed. 
Featuring 10 beautiful wallpapers, Melsetter shares May’s commitment to her creative vision and to her father’s ideals, resulting in a collection of original and reimagined designs, each with their own historical story.
Taken from our archive this design was originally a ceiling paper by Arts and Crafts designer Andrew Brophy (1844-1912). We've recreated the structure of the trellis and added flowers and leaves from one of May Morriss original designs to create Brophy Trellis an incredibly usable design which pairs beautifully with other Morris & Co. fabrics and wallpapers.
As its title suggests this wallpaper is inspired by a set of embroidered panels depicting the seasons in stitch-work designed and probably also embroidered by May Morris c.1895-1900. Now reinterpreted as a wallpaper Seasons by May features parakeets stylized roses tulips turning stems leaves and flowers amongst a mirrored trellis. 
Inspired by the lemons in Fruit one of William Morriss most loved wallpapers Lemon Trees chalky white print mark adds detail to trailing branches and delicate blossom creating this fresh and calming design. 
Scrolling acanthus leaves and abundant blooms feature in this beautiful Morris & Co. wallpaper taken from our archive. Beaded detail adorns the motif reflecting the light and introducing a subtle shimmer to Double Boughs painterly design.

 

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