Inspiration

INSPIRED BY HISTORY

With Morris & Co.

THE SENTIMENTAL NATURE OF HOME | BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD CHOOSES MORRIS & CO.

Through the window of actor and director, Bryce Dallas Howard’s 1930s stone house, William Morris’s designs breathe in the fresh Upstate New York air, revelling in sentiment and uplifting escapism that was so important to Howard when designing her home with designer Claire Thomas.

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WHAT’S NEW IN OUR EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER EDIT WITH BREWERS?

Back and newly updated, our Wallpaper Edit with British decoration retailer legend, Brewers is here! Read More.

HOW TO WALLPAPER A KID’S BEDROOM OR NURSERY… BY YOU

We’ve loved seeing many of our wallpapers crop up in your nurseries and kids’ bedrooms. So much so, we’ve brought together just a few of our favourites to inspire other parents out there. Read More.

STEALING THE SHOW WITH STRAWBERRY THIEF | YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITES

Our five-fingered feathered friend remains a well-loved fan favourite, even to this day. We’ve taken inspiration from Morris’s incredible design, adding new chapters to its story and fresh takes on this icon. So, here are five of your favourites. Read More.

THREE WAYS TO USE VELVET IN YOUR HOME

One of the things that we love about velvets here at Morris & Co. is that they’re incredibly versatile, meaning velvet can be helpful with little changes as well as with bigger projects. Read More.

DRESSING THE DRESSER | HOW TO DECORATE A KITCHEN DRESSER

A well-put-together dresser is a delight to behold. It’s the perfect combination of function and display, a marriage of utility and beauty. But how do you balance the two to create a harmonious feeling? We’ve put together five ideas to give you a helping hand. Read More.

LAYING THE OUTDOOR TABLE | MASTER OUTDOOR TABLESCAPES WITH MORRIS & CO.

Knowing how to decorate an outdoor table is a fine art. Something that elevates a picnic to the level of an al fresco fine dining experience. Let us walk you through our tablescape masterclass. Read More.

CRAFTING YOUR SMALL HOME OFFICE OR STUDY SPACE IN FOUR STEPS

Looking for a couple of easy ways to make your home office or study space into a haven for uplifting, joyous work? Read More.

DISCOVER RAMBLING ROSE: A HERITAGE FLORAL WALLPAPER

Rambling Rose, originally from 1877, re-enters our portfolio of designs for the first time in many years as a result of our collaboration collection, Emery Walker’s House. Read More.

SEIZE THE SUMMER WITH 3 EASY OUTDOOR LIVING IDEAS

Summer’s here – hooray! With the countryside, forests, gardens and greenspaces awash with humming life (or in William Morris’s words, ‘the glorious drama of the earth’), we thought we’d share three ways to help make the most of your outdoor living. Read More.

Back to Nature: Creating an Outdoor Living Scheme

We’re proud to introduce our first-ever fabric collection for use in both indoor and outdoor spaces. In fact, here at Morris & Co., we like to say this indoor-outdoor performance fabric collection returns designs to the place that originally inspired them: nature and the great outdoors. Read More.

WARDLE VELVETS COLLECTION

In Wardle Velvets, Morris & Co. are thrilled to introduce a major new tool to the toolkit. Comprising luxurious velvet designs inspired by original archive patterns, each Wardle Velvet beautifully coordinates with one of our twelve inaugural plains. Read More.

AN OASIS INDOORS: OUR TOP 5 BIOPHILIC BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS

 A nourishing bedroom scheme means a restful night’s sleep - and we all know the power a well-rested mind can muster! So, relax, and we hope you find some harmony with our top five tips and ideas for creating a biophilic bedroom. Read More.

OUR DESIGNS, YOUR FAVOURITES | WILLOW BOUGHS, STRAWBERRY THIEF AND PIMPERNEL

Let’s see just a few of the brilliant ways you put William Morris’s 19th-century designs to work in the 21st century. Read More.

MORRIS’S SUCCESSOR | JOHN HENRY DEARLE | AN EXHIBITION REVIEW

Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle, is the first major exhibition to platform Dearle. Read More.

NOSTALGIA MADE NEW | HOW TO CURATE A NOSTALGIC DESIGN THEME IN YOUR HOME

For our nostalgic theme, we’re using designs hand-selected from our Emery Walker’s House collection. Read More.

3 THINGS WE JUST LOVE ABOUT J.H. DEARLE

In conjunction with the William Morris Society exhibition, Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle, we’re celebrating the life of J.H. Dearle by sharing three things we simply adore about the Arts & Crafts creator. Read More.

Spring Decorating Ideas | 5 Ways To Get Your Spring In Full Swing

Spring has sprung, people! So, make like the proverbial lamb, and hop to it, with these five spring decorating ideas. Read More.

Why May’s Coverlet is our favourite embroidery fabric

May's Coverlet, taken from the Emery Walker’s House collection, showcases the traditional embroidery skills that helped make Morris & Co. one of the foremost companies of the Arts & Crafts movement. Read More.

STEPPING INSIDE A MAXIMALIST INTERIOR: EMERY WALKER’S HOUSE

Our latest collection, Emery Walker’s House, draws from the historic Arts & Crafts home of one of William Morris’s closest friends. To help us understand the home that inspired the collection is Senior Curator, Mallory Horrill. Read More.

3 REASONS WHY OWL & WILLOW IS YOUR NURSERY DECORATION FAVOURITE

Recently, there’s one pattern that has been the pick of your bunch, and it’s Owl & Willow. We’ve seen this design crop up again and again as your first choice for delightful nursery schemes. Read More.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2023 - JESS TALKS MAY

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, our lead designer, Jess, talks about one of her heroines and a legend of the Morris & Co. studio from years gone by, May Morris. Read More.

MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL: AN INTERVIEW WITH SHEA MCGEE

Host of the hit Netflix show, Dream Home Makeover, the creative mind behind Studio McGee and McGee & Co. furnishing brand, and the author of some of our favourite schemes in recent years... we are, of course, talking about Shea McGee. Read More.

DESIGNS WITH HISTORY: INTRODUCING THE BEAUTY OF LIFE

Inspired by the life, times and irrepressible quest for beauty of one William Morris, join us as we delve into the history behind a brand-new Morris & Co. design. Read More.

3 WAYS A KILIM CAN ADD VARIETY TO YOUR HOME

Translated into this delightful fabric, we’re thrilled to deliver only Morris & Co.’s second-ever Kilim design. Read More

A NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD PIGGERY

Husband and wife super-team, Michaela and Remy, are the brains behind @theoldpiggery, an Instagram account charting the couple’s renovation journey of a quiet rural site. Read More.

“O! THE HAPPY WILLOW TREE” WILLIAM MORRIS’S LOVE FOR WILLOWS

New for 2022, we’re re-introducing a version of the 1874 Willow rarely seen in contemporary or classic interiors; Emery's Willow. Read More.

EMERY WALKER'S HOUSE COLLECTION

Inspired by the love between friends and the legacy of a truly historic home, Morris & Co. launch four brand new patterns and six re-introduced William Morris designs in the collaboration collection with Emery Walker's House. Read More.

How to have yourself a Merry Morris & Co. Christmas

Sometimes, all you need to give your space a dash of festive magic is a few small changes. So sit back, read on, and let our brilliant Stylist, Emma, lead the way to a Merry Morris & Co. Christmas. Read More.

OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR COSY CORNERS

Pattern and paint are definitely your friends when crafting a cosy corner and reading nook. Read More.

CRAFT YOUR OWN CANDLE

Reclaim your Morris & Co. sample paint pots with our handy guide to candle-making success. Perfect for whiling away a Sunday afternoon or a rainy day, this is a rewarding step-by-step guide for making delightful candles to brighten your home. Read More.

MORRIS & CO. FESTIVE GIFT GUIDE

Have yourself a Merry Morris & Co. Christmas! With rich patterns, enticing florals and traditional craftsmanship, Morris & Co. has everything you need to make this Christmas extra special. Read More.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower Cottage

Modern country style has taken hold, championed by the Instagram troubadour that is @wallflower_cottage. We caught up with Jenny who runs the account to see how she’s used Morris & Co. to achieve a contemporary rustic feel. Read More.

CRAFTING WITH CRAFTSPEOPLE: ENTER THE LOVINGLY CRAFTED HOME WITH SEBASTIAN AND BROGAN COX

Styling their Margate home with a little help from Morris & Co., we caught up with Seb and Brogan to learn all about what makes the Lovingly Crafted home. Read More.

THE LOVINGLY CRAFTED HOME WITH SEBASTIAN & BROGAN COX

At Morris & Co., we have been lovingly crafted since 1861. If slow, thoughtfully made products for the home is something you love too, there’s a husband-and-wife duo we think you should meet... Read More.

PEARWOOD PAINT: A TRUE HERITAGE HUE

Pearwood’s soothing, hemp-like hue evokes the hand-crafted heart of the Arts & Crafts style. Read More.

MEET THE DESIGNER

We caught up with nature-enthusiast, food lover and (not least of all) our fantastic Morris & Co. designer, Jess. Learn about how little-Jess nurtured newts and sketched landscapes, and where the creative spark begun for little-older-Jess, including her long-held love for Morris & Co. Read More.

Red House Is A True Heritage Hue

A rich, terracotta red, Red House unites colourful warm tones with a Morris & Co. origin story. Read More.

BEN PENTREATH’S FIVE TIPS FOR SUMMERY SCHEMES

With sought-after interior architect and designer, Ben Pentreath, we’re diving into 5 ways to achieve a crafted, summery look in your home. Read More.

LIFE AFTER THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

As RHS Chelsea Flower Show drew to a close, teams worked around the clock to transport the Morris & Co. Garden to a new home. Read More.

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FOOTSTEPS ON A SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY WITH PATH TO PAISLEY

In a seamless meeting of minds, both Morris & Co. and Path To Paisley hold the value of craft traditions close to their heart. Path To Paisley repurpose vintage fabrics from around the world, handcrafting them into unique clothing articles. By working together, Morris & Co. and Path To Paisley have been able to create something truly special. Read More.

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SWEET BRIAR IS OUR HERITAGE PAINT HUE

Sweet Briar cheerfully evokes the dreamy colours of wild rambling roses found clambering up hedges and trees. In fact, the light-hearted pink tone was drawn from the roses in 1864 Morris & Co. wallpaper design, Trellis. Read More.

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ADD A FINISHING TOUCH

Sometimes, it really is the little things that matter. From bouquets of flowers and artwork to objects only you can explain, ‘finishing touches’ are all the things that make a space yours. Our lovely Stylist, Emma, shares her finishing-touches top tips, taking your ideas from vision to fruition. Read More.

INTERIORS

MORRIS & CO. PAINT EDIT: THE CRAFTSPERSON’S PALETTE

Morris & Co. Designer and creator of our Paint range, Jess Clayworth, shares her creative insight in a curated Paint Edit. Combining paint and fabric, Jess presents an irresistible created-by-hand feel for the home. Read More.

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THE JOY OF DECORATING

For over 160 years, Morris & Co. have created beautifully crafted products which uphold the legacy of William Morris. This inaugural Morris & Co. paint range is, likewise, an expression of pride in our heritage and contribution to British interior design. These are true heritage hues for the modern craftsperson. Read More.

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MARIGOLD IS THE PATTERN FOR ALL SEASONS

For us at Morris & Co., one of the greatest joys is seeing designers return to the same design, again and again. Ben Pentreath fell in love with our Marigold pattern. Learn about its various colour stories here. Read More.

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THE NATIONAL TRUST CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AT STANDEN HOUSE WITH MORRIS & CO. MAKEOVER

In 2022, The National Trust is celebrating 50 years of its custodianship of Standen House in West Sussex. Here at Morris & Co., we’re thrilled to be lending a hand with the celebrations. Read More.

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A MOODBOARDING MASTERCLASS WITH MORRIS & CO. STYLIST EMMA COLES

Our talented in-house Stylist, Emma Coles, invites you to discover one of the real tricks of the trade: moodboarding. Combining fabric, wallpaper and paint, moodboards offer a creative vision in microcosm, a blank canvas on which to plan your craft creation. Over to Emma. Read More.

EVENTS

THE MORRIS & CO. GARDEN AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2022

Garden designer Ruth Willmott shares with us the joys of designing the Morris & Co. garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Read More.

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RETURNING TO THE SOURCE: THE MORRIS & CO. GARDEN AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2022

For William Morris & Morris & Co., the natural and garden worlds have been a source of abiding inspiration. It’s a privilege to be returning some iconic designs to their source at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Read More

HISTORY

WILLIAM MORRIS AND HIS GARDENS

As we prepare to open our Morris & Co. Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we look back on Morris's enduring creative partnership with nature. Read More.

HERITAGE HUES

TRUE HERITAGE HUES - SUNFLOWER

Read about the dreamy, sunny hue of the happiest Morris & Co. Paint colour. Read More.

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LIGHT UP A ROOM WITH MORRIS & CO. LAMPSHADES

Illuminate your home and introduce iconic pattern to every corner with the new range of Morris & Co. lampshades, brought to you by Pooky. Read More.

RECIPES

RUSTLE UP AN ALTERNATIVE EASTER FEAST

Craft yourself a dish to remember, whilst taking the time to enjoy the pleasure of cooking simple dishes with natural ingredients. Read More.

INTERVIEWS

SIMPLY MORRIS MEETS SIMPLY-SCANDI-KATIE

How fresh maximalism can bring calm to the home with Instagram's favourite scandi- fan. Read More.

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THE CORNUBIA COLLECTION BY BEN PENTREATH

Discover Cornubia, the latest collection by sought-after designer and interior architect, Ben Pentreath. Spring, summer, and the delightful tones of a landscape reborn are fully realised in this most intimate fabric and wallpaper collection. Read More.

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MORRIS MEETS FRESH MAXIMALISM

Combining the romance of timeless pattern with the optimism of sunny colour, Suzanne Imre waxes lyrical upon the charms that await in the contemporary collection, Simply Morris. Retaining the authenticity of original designs whilst bringing forth a contemporary colour story, discover #FreshMaximalism from the original Maximalist. Read More.

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2022 | AN EXPRESSION OF TRUE ARTISTRY

London Design Week marked a magnificent Morris & Co. takeover in the Sanderson Design Group showroom on Chelsea Harbour, with new collection highlights and a week full of creativity emanating from the design hub. Read More.

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The art of wallpaper | A William Morris Exhibition

Dovecot Studios, the world-renowned tapestry studios in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, is hosting a blockbuster exhibit of William Morris’s inestimable contribution to British, and world, design. Read More.

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SIMPLY MORRIS WITH LINDSEY CORAL HARPER

American Interior Designer Lindsey Coral Harper is known industry-wide for her light, joyous and wholesome aesthetic. Her bespoke look makes her the perfect person to explore Morris & Co.’s latest collection, Simply Morris. Even throwing in a few tricks of the trade for styling Simply Morris, Lindsey discusses the lively, fresh tones and uplifting colour story behind Morris & Co.’s most contemporary collection to date. Read More.

HISTORY

THE HISTORIC WOMEN OF MORRIS & CO.

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we at Morris & Co. want to celebrate the inspiring and creative women who have helped shape us into the brand that we are today. Let’s take a journey to the past and learn about May Morris and Kate Faulkner. Read More.

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THE MORRIS & CO. WOMEN OF TODAY

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we at Morris & Co. want to celebrate the inspiring and creative women who have helped shape us into the brand that we are today. Let’s meet Rebecca and Emma, two creative forces at the heart of Morris & Co. today. Read More.

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AN ENGLISH IDYLL -

THE SEARCH FOR BEN PENTREATH’S CORNUBIA COLLECTION

Ruth Guilding is an art historian and writer. As a long-time contributor at World of Interiors, Ruth’s penchant for lived-in and loved homes around the UK takes her far and wide in search of the unearthed and undiscovered, pulling at threads of heritage until original craft re-emerges, natural, sometimes dishevelled, but always compelling and awe-inspiring. Read More.

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PIGMENTS, PATTERNS AND PAINT


Keren Protheroe, Morris & Co. Archivist, reveals how new research into our historic design archive helped inform the creation of an authentic Morris & Co. palette. Read More.

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THE LOVINGLY CRAFTED HOME WITH ANNEMARIE O'SULLIVAN

Celebrated basket maker, Annemarie O’Sullivan, talks us through growing, making and living in her East Sussex workshop and home. Read More.

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HERITAGE HUES: INKY FINGERS

To celebrate the launch of Morris & Co. Paint, we’ll be exploring one colour at a time in each instalment of our Heritage Hues series. Read More.

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FRESH MAXIMALISM

There is movement afoot in interiors. A change of guard at the house of decorating. Morris & Co. take a look into the new world of #freshmaximalism by Suzanne Imre. Read More.

INTERVIEWS

RECOLOURING MORRIS WITH DAVID NICHOLLS

Homes and Gardens editor David Nicholls caught up with interior architect Ben Pentreath on the inspiration behind the recolouring of Morris designs.
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THE GENIUS OF PATTERN With Ben Spriggs

Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decoration magazine, Ben Spriggs explores the legacy of William Morris and how his work is at the heart of his enduring relevance. Read More.

 

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60 SECONDS WITH PEARL LOWE

Morris & Co. catch up with English fashion and textiles designer, Pearl Lowe to discuss interior inspiration. Read More.

INTERVIEWS

60 SECONDS WITH... No feature walls

Laura Hunter set up No Feature Walls to explore the world of wallpaper, embracing pattern and print in both interiors and fashion. Laura speaks to us about her love for Morris & Co.
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INTERVIEWS

60 SECONDS WITH ISLA SIMPSON

Morris & Co. catch up with London based designer and illustrator, Isla Simpson to discover design secrets and inspiring ways to bring the outside in. Read More.

INTERVIEWS

60 SECONDS WITH BEN PENTREATH

Interior Designer Ben Pentreath has an enduring affinity for Morris & Co. He joins us for an express chat about the brand, talking everything from collaboration to design inspiration. Read More.

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