The fundamentals of modern decor were pioneered by William Morris. This practical guide shows the reader a variety of simple and cost-effective ways of creating a "Morris" style that will complement any home. Topics covered include pattern matching, floor coverings, tiles and furniture.
Rich, natural colours, light airy rooms and simple wooden furniture - all radical principles of the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement pioneered by Morris, that are still fundamentals of modern decor. This is a practical guide to creating an arts and crafts design in your own home - whatever its size or shape. Snakeshead, Eyebright and The Strawberry Thief are some of the many authentic Morris designs available today as fabric or wallpaper, which draw inspiration from nature and revel in soft, free-flowing forms. These sumptuous patterns can easily be combined with bare floor-boards, oriental carpets or simple painted furniture, in either a modern or traditional home. This practical and illustrated guide by Elizabeth Willhide shows the reader a variety of simple and cost-effective ways of creating a Morris style that will complement your own modern living space, and can be extended to whatever degree of authenticity you desire. Chapters provide information on pattern matching, wall and window treatments, floor coverings, tiles-and furniture. A full colour glossary of Morris and Co wallpapers and fabrics will make pattern-choosing easy, while a suppliers' list contains essential addresses of both antique and reproduction stockists.
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