Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Inspiration



Red House, 1859 owned by William Morris, architect Philip Webb. Decorated by Morris & Co., National Trust, Bexleyheath, England.

A departure from the traditional Victorian style because it was open and full of light. Morris reaction to the industrial movement motivated him to hire artists and craftspersons to decorate the home and lead to the beginning of the arts and crafts movement.

Interiors

4 comments:

Marie N. said...

The little structure in the foreground is charming. Is that a well house? I'd love to have a tour inside the house.

Martha said...

It is a well house.


Here is a link to a new book on Red House that has interior shots http://www.amazon.com/William-Morris-Red-House-Collaboration/dp/1905400012

I visited in 1991 and the inside is really wonderful - beautiful stained glass and tapestries.

Hunter Cashdollar said...

That is a beautiful house! Where is Bexleyheath?

jerryritcey said...

Red House
Red House Lane, Bexleyheath DA6 8JF
Telephone: 020 8304 9878 (Booking line)

Via this web page:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-redhouse/

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