William Morris

William Morris

William Morris (1834–1896) was the single most influential designer of the nineteenth century. Today Morris & Co. guarantees authentic versions of those designs alongside new interpretations, using innovations in printing and weaving technology to create up-to-date fabric and wallpaper designs with timeless appeal.

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  • Acanthus Fabric

    £109.00 /m
    leaf-green-226896
    woad-226897

    Acanthus Fabric designed by William Morris. This much-loved design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. Printed here on a cotton/linen blend, scrolling layers of acanthus foliage create a dramatic three-dimensional effect. 60% Linen 30% Cotton 10% Nylon. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 53.5cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 46cm. Straight Match. Width 140cm.

  • Acanthus Fabric

    £115.00 /m
    indigo
    mineral-bluelinen
    nettlesky-blue

    Vigorous, fluid curves and an unmistakable energy mark this iconic William Morris pattern from 1875. This folding design is translated onto hardy fabrics – for use in indoor or outdoor spaces – in four harmonious, organic palettes. Made fit for busy homes, gardens, patios and poolsides, this fabric is imbued with UV and water resistance, a wipeable finish, anti-microbial and colourfast properties. Available in three colourways: Nettle/Sky Blue, Indigo and Mineral Blue/Linen.

  • Acanthus Scroll Wallpaper

    £105.00
    parchmenthemp-dmorac102

    Acanthus Scroll Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Acanthus Scroll is a modern adaptation of Morris exuberant wallpaper Acanthus from 1875. Recoloured to depict the scrolling leaves in the foreground this dramatic version provides a more monotone wallcovering which manages to enhance the complex layers and three-dimensional quality of the original.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Width 52cm. Half Drop Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Acanthus Tapestry Fabric

    £169.00 /m
    foresthemp-230273
    grapeheather-230271
    indigomineral-230272

    Acanthus Tapestry Fabric designed by William Morris. This much-loved design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. One of his most iconic patterns, it was the very first wallpaper released by Morris & Co. and now produced as a fabric and tapestry weave. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect and is available in diverse colourways. 90% Cotton 10% Nylon. 42,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 85cm. Horizontal Pattern repeat 66cm. Straight Match. Width 138cm.

  • Acanthus Velvet Fabric

    £179.00 /m
    slate-bluethyme-226401

    Acanthus Velvet Fabric designed by William Morris. This much-loved design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. One of his most iconic patterns, it was the very first wallpaper released by Morris & Co. and now produced as a fabric. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect and is available in diverse colourways. 88% Cotton 12% Polyester 100% Cotton Pile. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 84cm. Horizontal Pattern repeat 65cm. Straight Match. Width 130cm.

  • Acanthus Wallpaper

    £135.00
    charcoalgrey-216442
    madderthyme-216439
    manillastone-216441
    slate-bluethyme-216440

    Acanthus Wallpaper designed by William Morris. This much-loved wallpaper design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. One of his most iconic patterns, it was the very first wallpaper released by Morris & Co. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect and is available in diverse colourways and a fabric of the same name.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 64cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Acanthus Wallpaper

    £129.00
    chalk-212554
    marble-212553
    privet-212550
    stone-212552
    terracotta-212551

    Acanthus Wallpaper designed by William Morris. One of Morris’s most iconic patterns from 1875 and the very first wallpaper released by Morris & Co. Acanthus marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect and is available in diverse colourways and a fabric of the same name.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 61cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Acorn Wallpaper

    £105.00
    sisal-wm74221

    Acorn Wallpaper designed by William Morris. A monotone wallpaper designed by Morris in 1879.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 46cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Apple Wallpaper

    £115.00
    bay-leaf-216689
    chalkivory-216692
    honey-gold-216691
    indigo-antique-216690
    rustgold-216688

    Apple Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Curling acanthus leaves and speckled fruits animate this wallpaper originally designed by William Morris in 1877 and used to paper the walls of May Morris’s workroom at her Hammersmith home. Lovely block print edging adds delicate detail to Apple which has been redrawn and reproduced in a new range of colourways.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 30.5cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Arbutus Wallpaper

    £115.00
    bluepink-wr84662
    dark-greenred-wr84661
    greenterracotta-wr84663

    Arbutus Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Arbutus was designed by Kathleen Kersey a member of the Morris & Co. design studio on the eve of the First World War in 1914. Perfectly capturing the Morris & Co. style this was one of two patterns Kersey created for wallpaper.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 46cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Arbutus Wallpaper

    £115.00
    silvercobalt-214721
    thymecoral-214719
    woadrusset-216809

    Arbutus Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Arbutus was designed by Kathleen Kersey a member of the Morris & Co. design studio on the eve of the First World War in 1914. Perfectly capturing the Morris & Co. style this was one of two patterns Kersey created for wallpaper.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Artichoke Embroidery Fabric

    £259.00 /m
    auberginegold-234543
    peacockcream-234545
    soft-goldcream-234544

    Artichoke Embroidery Fabric designed by William Morris.‘ Artichoke Embroidery’ is an exquisite embroidered silk. Inspired by Morris’ own design ‘Artichoke’ from 1877, it has repeating patterns of large traditional motifs, illustrating his preoccupation and love of near Eastern and Italian woven silks and velvets. Morris studied a number of these at the South Kensington Museum, now the Victoria & Albert Museum. 51% Viscose 35% Silk 14% Polyester.

    Usage: Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 62cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 43.5cm. Straight Match. Width 131cm.

  • Artichoke Wallpaper

    £129.00
    loam-210354
    vellum-210353
    wine-216850

    Artichoke Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Magnificent oversized artichoke motifs create drama and impact on this wallpaper design, originally designed as a multicoloured wallpaper by John Henry Dearle in 1898. Reintroduced in a stunning monotone version, use this wallpaper in both classic and contemporary settings.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 52cm. Width 52cm. Half Drop Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Bachelors Button Fabric

    £119.00 /m
    oliveturquoise-226840

    Bachelors Button Fabric designed by William Morris. Inspired by an archive pattern book with Bachelors Button on the cover, we’re proud to say this design was the catalyst for Ben Pentreaths Queen Square Collection. Given a modern twist and an undeniable vibrancy, dramatic swirling leaves painted in the style of a medieval fresco coil amongst this show stopper of a fabric. Suitable for drapes and upholstery. P.S. Dont forget the Batchelors Button wallpaper (its an exact match!). 51% Cotton 49% Linen. 12,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Straight Match. Width 137.2cm.

  • Bachelors Button Wallpaper

    £115.00
    oliveturquoise-216959

    Bachelors Button by William Morris. This design was the catalyst for Ben Pentreath to design his Queen Square Collection. Given a modern twist and an undeniable vibrancy dramatic swirling leaves painted in the style of a medieval fresco coil around this show-stopper of a wallpaper. 

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Bachelors Button Wallpaper

    £115.00
    blue-214732
    ecru-214738
    gold-214737
    linen-214733
    russet-214734
    silver-214735
    thyme-214736

    Bachelors Button Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Dramatic swirling leaves coil around on this monochrome wallpaper. The Morris & Co. studio have enlarged the original 1892 design and painted it in the style of medieval frescos with dramatic effect creating a show stopping, 140cm width wallpaper in lots of lovely colours. Also available as fabric and metallic wallpaper – search “Bachelor”.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 45.7cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Bamboo Fabric

    £109.00 /m
    indigowoad-226687
    russetsiena-226720
    thymeartichoke-226710

    Bamboo Fabric designed by William Morris. Bamboo has been adapted from a design by E.W. Godwin of 1872.  Like Morris Godwin was dedicated to beautifying the home and Oscar Wilde referred to him as One of the most artistic spirits of this century in England. Godwin was highly influenced by Japanese design and often used bamboo motifs in his work. 80% Viscose 20% Linen. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 42cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 46cm. Straight Match. Width 137cm.

  • Bird & Anemone Wallpaper

    £129.00
    oliveturquoise-216958

    Bird & Anemone Wallpaper designed by William Morris. Originally a monochrome precursor to Morris’ much-loved Strawberry Thief (1883) were thrilled that Ben chose this design from our archive transforming it into a vibrant strong Olive/Turquoise colourway. An evocation of the English hedgerow dating from 1882, this wallpaper features thrushes in a vertical entwine of flowers and foliage. Available in an Olive/Turquoise colourway.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 61cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Bird & Pomegranate Wallpaper

    £145.00
    bayleafcream-216841
    bluesage-216815
    charcoalsage-216867
    turquoisecoral-216820

    This delightful wallpaper design shows birds swooping, perching and pecking amidst branches of foliage and pomegranate fruit. Dating from 1926, it was one of the last block printed wallpapers designed by Morris and Co. and inspired by the much earlier Fruit wallpaper. Its rich colourways replicate the deep tones of the original and introducing sophisticated neutral versions creates a lighter look. An embroidery fabric of the same name is also available.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 61cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m roll.

  • Bird Tapestry Fabric

    £349.00 /m
    tump-green

    Paired birds alternate between perched and in-flight in this serene 1878 tapestry design from William Morris. Surprising bursts of colour emerge upon closer inspection  pulling the eye towards the original hand-driven jacquard loom production quality. William Morris designed Bird in 1878 to adorn the walls of his own drawing room in Kelmscott House. His friend and neighbour  the noted typographer Sir Emery Walker  adorned his dining room with an identical Bird tapestry after receiving an inheritance from either Morris or Philip Webb  the famous Arts & Crafts architect.

    Our modern Bird tapestry retains William Morris’s high regard for craftsmanship  being woven by Morris & Co. craftspeople right here in the UK using a cotton-wool blend (80% wool).

    Available in two colourways: Tump Green and Webb’s Blue

  • Bird Wallpaper

    £145.00
    madderweld
    wooded-dell

    Translated on to wallpaper for the first time  Bird is a serene pattern of paired birds alternating between perching and flight. Available in four rich colour stories  bursts of saturated hues make Bird an incredibly striking addition to any wall. Inspired by an 1878 tapestry creation by William Morris  it was the design of choice to adorn his own drawing room in Kelmscott House.

    Available in four colourways: Bough’s Green  Webb’s Blue  Wooded Dell and Madder/Weld

  • Blackthorn Fabric

    £109.00 /m
    green-226707

    Blackthorn Fabric designed by William Morris. Blackthorn designed for wallpaper by J.H. Dearle in 1892 was first adapted for machine printed fabric in 1975 by Sanderson and became hugely popular. Todays versions are reproduced in authentic colours matching the original wallpaper samples and the mottled appearance gives the fabric a hand printed look. 100% Cotton. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 80.5cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 70cm. Straight Match. Width 137cm.

  • Blackthorn Wallpaper

    £145.00
    autumn-216962
    green-216857

    Blackthorn Wallpaper from William Morris. A brilliant statement piece, Blackthorn works exceptionally well in smaller spaces. Designed by J.H. Dearle in 1892 and shown here for the first time with its popping colours and darker ground Blackthorn is a hugely popular wallpaper and an excellent co-ordinate.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 61cm. Width 52cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.

  • Bluebell Fabric

    £99.00 /m
    blackmanilla-220331
    claretgold-220332
    goldvellum-220333
    seagreenvellum-226721
    thymevellum-220330

    Bluebell Fabric designed by William Morris. An elegant symmetrical fabric design printed on 100% cotton cloth, inspired by a collection of linens Morris first admired in the South Kensington Museum. Todays version has been printed with subtle shading to reproduce the aged patina of the original fabrics and is available in sumptuous colourways. A wonderful choice for statement furniture pieces. 100% Cotton. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 63.5cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 35cm. Straight Match. Width 137cm.

  • Bluebell Fabric

    £119.00 /m
    indigorose
    leaf-greensweet-briar
    leafy-arbour

    Perhaps one of the most endearing qualities of William Morris was his love for ordinary flowers  native to the UK. Bluebell is an 1876 design that takes as its subject the charming  but common  bluebell flower. Morris’s design is a richly packed symmetrical arrangement and continues his tradition of naming the design after the secondary flower. Framed by bold acanthus leaves and entwined by larger foliage  the humble bluebell weaves this design together like it does the forest floor in spring.

    Available in three colourways: Leafy Arbour  Indigo/Rose and Leaf Green/Sweet Briar

  • Borage Fabric

    £89.00 /m
    barbed-berry
    indigo
    sunflower

    Morris & Co. are thrilled to re-introduce Borage  an 1883 design by William Morris. Originally conceived as a furnishing fabric  Borage’s spirited floral pattern and multiple axes of symmetry bring a lively point of visual interest to any furniture item. Beloved by bees and other pollinators  Borage is a perfect example of William Morris drawing ideas about ornamenting interiors from the natural world.

    Borage re-enters the Morris & Co. range due to the collaboration collection with Emery Walker’s House  the historic home of noted typographer and close friend of William Morris. Walker  dutiful to the design ideas of his friend William Morris  has used Borage as a furnishing fabric in his drawing room to great effect.

    Available in three colourways: Sunflower  Indigo (loyal to Emery’s original) and Barbed Berry

  • Borage Wallpaper

    £105.00
    inky-fingers
    leafy-arbour
    red-house
    sunflower

    Morris & Co. are thrilled to reintroduce Borage  an 1883 design by William Morris. Translated for the first time on to wallpaper  Borage is a spirited floral pattern with multiple symmetrical axes  lending the eye many pleasing resting points. Beloved by bees and other pollinators  Borage is a perfect example of William Morris drawing ideas about ornamenting interiors from the natural world.

    Borage re-enters the Morris & Co. range due to the collaboration collection with Emery Walker’s House  the historic home of noted typographer and close friend of William Morris  Sir Emery Walker.

    Available in four colourways: Red House  Sunflower  Leafy Arbour and Inky Fingers

  • Bower Fabric

    £119.00 /m
    barbed-berryindigo
    herballweld
    indigo

    The definition of a bower  a pleasant  shady place under trees or climbing plants in a garden or forest  aptly describes this upliftingly rich design. Registered as a William Morris pattern in 1877  Bower depicts a floral wonderland of foliage and flowers ripe with life. The Bough’s Green/Rose colourway is the closest to the joyous original  whilst Indigo and Barbed Berry/Indigo offer moodier and cooler hues respectively with Herball/Weld being a happy mid-tone.

    Available in four colourways: Bough’s Green-Rose  Herball/Weld  Indigo and Barbed Berry/Indigo

  • Bower Wallpaper

    £129.00
    boughs-greenrose
    herballweld
    indigobarbed-berry

    Rising to the surface of this densely packed design is a forest floor full of floral delight. Influenced by the composition of medieval woodcuts  William Morris designed Bower in 1877 as a vibrant tribute to the forest walks and flowers he so adored. Bough’s Green/Rose is the closest colour story to Morris’s original  whilst Indigo and Herball offer cooler variations.

    Bower returns to the Morris & Co. collection for the first time in many years in the Emery Walker’s House collection  echoing the beautiful garden lovingly maintained by Dorothy Walker.

    Available in three colourways: Indigo/Barbed Berry  Herball/Weld and Bough’s Green-Rose

  • Bramble Fabric

    £109.00 /m
    bullrush-224464
    indigomineral-226724
    mineralslate-226716
    winethyme-224465

    Bramble Fabric designed by William Morris. A stylised pattern of blackberry briars with berries and white flowers cover this upholstery fabric, designed in 1879 by Kate Faulkner – a talented sister of one of the partners of Morris & Co. Available as both a fabric and wide width wallpaper, this fabric design is produced in dramatic colourways. 100% Linen. 20,000 Rub Test.

    Usage: Upholstery, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 63.5cm. Horizontal Pattern Repeat 34cm. Straight Match. Width 137cm.

  • Bramble Wallpaper

    £125.00
    charcoal-214699
    indigo-216811
    pale-blue-214698
    red-214697
    thyme-214696

    Bramble Wallpaper designed by William Morris. A stylised pattern of blackberry briars with berries and white flowers cover this wallpaper designed in 1879 by Kate Faulkner – a talented sister of one of the partners of Morris & Co.

    Vertical Pattern Repeat 64cm. Width 68.6cm. Straight Match. Sold as a 10.05m Roll.