Morris' House

William Morris appears to be the theme for our outings of recent. On Good Friday we headed as a family down to Standen, an Arts and Crafts house near East Grinstead, designed by Philip Webb, a friend of Morris. The interiors are a wealth of fabrics and wallpapers by Morris & Co. and had a real warmth and a feeling of being lived in. I’m starting to get an idea of what my favourites are, and seeing materials that have so many memories for me, such as Nanna’s sofas.; I didn’t realise they were a Morris creation. The architectural design of the house seemed to me like a collection of parts, and perhaps one day I can emulated the greenhouse and seating alcove in designs of my own.

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