A cheeky bird pecks at delicious strawberries on this iconic Morris & Co. fabric. Faithfully reproduced on 100% cotton, subtle textures retain the look of the original hand-printed design. Suitable for elegantly flowing drapes,
Strawberry Thief is also available as a wallpaper.
Pimpernel is an unusual figure of eight design inspired by the 1876 wallpaper of the same name. Featuring tulip leaves and flowers in a graphic modern style, this iconic Morris & Co. design is produced on a fine cotton linen blend.
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.
Inspired by the lemons in ‘Fruit’, one of William Morris’s most loved wallpapers, Lemon Tree is finely embroidered on an exquisite cotton linen fabric. Trailing branches and delicate blossom create this fresh and calming design, which is suitable for drapes and upholstery.
First produced as a wallpaper in 1864, Fruit is one of Morris’s earliest designs. Displaying an abundance of ripened pomegranates hanging from the branches of an overflowing tree, flora and fauna entwine to give this fabric greater depth. Available in a cotton linen blend, Fruit is suitable for both drapes and upholstery.
Chrysanthemum was originally designed as a wallpaper by William Morris in 1877 with winding blooms against a foliage background. In this toile interpretation, elegant linework enhances the detail and form of the original pattern, recoloured here to sit alongside the Simply Morris collection.
First produced in 1887, Willow Boughs is one of William Morris’s most instantly recognisable patterns. Printed on a beautiful cotton/linen fabric, entwining stems and delicate willow leaves combine in this enduring design which defines Morris abiding reputation.
Produced in 1879, Kate Faulkner’s small-scale all-over design of elegant hibiscus (mallow) flowers reflects the natural habit of this low growing far reaching annual plant. Hugely versatile, use alongside Mallow wallpaper or together with other Morris & Co. designs.
A dual-purpose fabric produced on a soft cotton/linen blend, Severne was originally designed by J.H. Dearle in 1880 and printed at Morriss Merton Abbey workshop in South London. An elegant damask of acanthus leaves framing a central flowerhead, this is a new design for the Simply Morris collection.
Seasons by May is our interpretation of a c.1895 embroidery called ‘Spring and Summer’ designed and most likely stitched by May Morris. Produced on an textured cloth our version features a mirrored trellis of parakeets stylised roses tulips leaves and turning stems accented with intricate detail across the feathers and petals. Available in three colourways: Linen Indigo and Saffron.
Also Available as an Embroidery for $715 per metre. (Last insitu photograph)
Pomegranates and Indian-inspired motifs cover this small-scale fabric design. Available in versatile colourways, this design is a good way to introduce Morris design into smaller rooms on upholstery and curtains and is printed on a linen-mix cloth in jewel-like colourways.
Inspired by two authentic Morris & Co. embroideries dated 1870 and c.1880 Wilhelmina is a pretty design of trailing honeysuckle clematis and acanthus leaves in an unusual repeat. With a lovely movement and decorative striped borders the motif’s finely drawn botanical detail is stitched using a lustrous yarn to give a silky effect. Available in three colourways: Indigo Brick and Linen
The Morris & Co. studio is delighted to present Indian, seen here for the first time not only as a decadent velvet, but also as a textural flock.
Originally a simple two-colour block printed Morris & Co. wallpaper, Indian is thought to have been designed by George Gilbert Scott, with log books in the Morris & Co. archive showing that this design has been re-coloured more than any other across the decades. Featuring a range of standout colour combinations Indian Flock Velvet in a perfect design to reach a new generation of Morris lovers. Indian Flock Velvet is suitable for contract, drapes and upholstery.
First produced in 1876 Honeysuckle & Tulip is an early Morris fabric design depicting entwined foliage and flower motifs in a mirrored pattern repeat. The effect is of a trellis circling large multi petalled tulips and stylised honeysuckle.
Dating back to 1883, Strawberry Thief is one of Morris & Co.’s most iconic designs. This velvet interpretation retains the same enchanting detail of the original which was said to be inspired by the thrushes Morris found stealing fruit from his kitchen garden.
A classic Morris pattern originally designed as a wallpaper in 1864 Fruit has been carefully adapted into a luxurious velvet seen here for the first time. Reproduced in a variety of authentic colourways Fruit Velvet also features the magnificent contemporary tones of Walnut and Bullrush.
Created by combining elements from two William Morris designed embroideries Wilhelmina’s scrolling acanthus leaves honeysuckle and foliage meld to create this all-over decorative design printed on a cotton linen mix. Available in three colourways: Ivory, Teal and Moss
This beautifully printed design of birds and flowerheads trailing a central fruit tree was inspired by a version of the Kelmscott Manor bed hangings crafted for Melsetter House in Scotland. Now translated into a print this new design by Morris & Co. has been painted to create a fresco effect that represents the colourways of the Orkney landscape. Available in three colourways: Indigo Linen and Grey
Based on a carpet designed by John Henry Dearle in the 1890s, this sumptuous velvet fabric depicts Persian, overblown flowers climbing in a trailing pattern with softened edges and available in distinct colourways. Use on upholstery to give a room an eclectic look and rich palette.
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.
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.
Brer Rabbit is taken from a 17th century Italian silk and Morris first registered the design in 1882. Named after the Uncle Remus childrens books popular at the time this fabric design was originally indigo discharge printed. Today the Morris studio have tried to replicate the mottled appearance of this earlier method using modern printing processes. Available in wallpaper in co-ordinating colours.
For Morris, tapestry was the highest form of decorative art. Inspired in part by J. H. Dearle’s The Brook Tapestry and the friezes that sit beneath the Holy Grail Tapestries, this digitally printed fabric design recreates the crispness and beautiful detail of medieval tapestries. One colourway is printed on cotton velvet and two on textured cloth reminiscent of original tapestry surfaces. Also available as a wide-width wallpaper.
For Morris, tapestry was the highest form of decorative art. Inspired in part by J. H. Dearles The Brook Tapestry and the friezes that sit beneath the Holy Grail Tapestries, this digitally printed fabric design recreates the crispness and beautiful detail of medieval tapestries. One colourway is printed on cotton velvet and two on textured cloth reminiscent of original tapestry surfaces. Also available as a wide-width wallpaper.
Designed by Alison Gee in 2013 this printed fabric depicts scrolling acanthus leaves peacocks hares and foxes amongst bunches of wild flowers digitally printed on velvet and linen for added luxury and inspired by the Forest Tapestry by Morris & Co. Use alongside rich antique wood and painted panelling.
Reportedly one of Morriss favourite designs and originally produced in 1876, this Indian-inspired fabric features clusters of snakeshead fritillaries and is an ideal design to team with larger scale Morris designs. Also available as a wallpaper of the same name, the rich colourways of this fabric have been printed on linen union, suitable for blinds, cushions, drapes and upholstery.
Quintessentially Morris, scrolling flowers and foliage cover this 100% cotton upholstery fabric design from 1883. Originally discharge printed at Merton Abbey, great care has been taken to maintain the marks, textures and colours of the hand block-printed fabric. It is printed in two original colourways along with three modern options and suitable for blinds, cushions, drapes and upholstery.