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Morris & Co fabrics and wallpapers

William Morris Woad wallpaper
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Mention Morris & Co fabrics and wallpaper to those who know, and their minds will conjure up the geometrics, structure and colour of the art décor period and the world of William Morris.

John Young has been a supplier of Morris & Co fabrics and wallpaper for many years, with customers choosing to add Morris as an accent, or as a theme.

With a narrower focus, these Morris & Co fabrics and wallpapers have beauty and useability, and we introduce them to customers who are looking to rejuvenate existing furnishings. Initially, we use elements to bring a room up to date with a feature piece but often find customers want to take the look a stage further.

Using modern technology to rework the designs and recreate/reimagine them for this century, these traditional designs have a modern colour twist.

Morris & Co is a very grown-up style and suits older style houses that are classic but not fussy.  The designs also work well in modern homes too. The range has kept up to date with colourways. The current popularity of navy with hues of blue right through to pastels is easy to see in the Strawberry Thief design.

Morris & Co designs are at home in the Lake District and were at the heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  There are several large houses in the county that feature Morris designs – including Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house at Bowness on Windermere.

The Arts and Crafts movement considers Morris as one of the most influential interior designers of his day. It’s a style that is well recognised and is as authentic today as it was when the original 19th century William Morris designs were first created.

Now part of the Sanderson group, the designs are produced under the Morris & Co brand and still crafted in their grade 2 listed UK factory which is based fairly local to us in Lancashire.

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Morris & Co fabrics

If you are looking for a Morris fabric, you will have plenty of choice for upholstery curtains and accessories. William Morris patterns can be found on velvets and cotton linens.

Simply Morris

Many of our customers appreciate the Simply Morris range which celebrates some of the most iconic prints that have been rejuvenated with modern colours. Modern living with classic style.

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William Morris fruit
William Morris Lemons

Emery Walker’s House Collection

 Emery Walker was a friend and collaborator living in a historic home. This new collection is befitting of that history and tradition. Launched in 2023 includes 4 new designs alongside 6 William Morris classics.

John Young customers appreciate this new sample book which illustrates a superb range of darker forest greens and fashionable indigo blues.

Morris - Emery Walker cushions
Yellow Emery Walker House
Emery Walker's House design
Red Emery Walkers House wallpaper

Melsetter Collection

A very distinctive style created by May Morris, daughter of William Morris and very influential in English embroidery.  This Melsetter collection includes seven prints and seven embroideries which showcase May’s flawless technique, talent, and style.

Morris & Co wallpaper

Like Sanderson wallpaper, Morris & Co wallpapers were originally created using wooden blocks. The ethos of creating these simple and repetitive designs is still very much at the heart of the designs. Authentic, updated, classic.

Geometrics | Arts & Crafts | Birds | Velvet | Fruits | Gardens

The Morris & Co design choice is wide-ranging and suits contemporary as well as classic styles. Liz helps customers pull together themes and colours that are right for your home.

Call into the shop to see the wide range of fabrics and wallpaper samples we have instore. It’s often easier to decide when you can see and touch the samples and it’s an opportunity to talk through your thoughts with our interior design support team.

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