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William Morris Compton Tiles

'True to life' may not always be true enough. ~Lloyd Alexander

William Morris Compton tiles, Summer Fireworks limited edition tiles

Compton 'Summer Fireworks' combination

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William Morris Compton Tiles, summer colors William Morris Compton Tiles, autumn colors


Compton was designed as a wallpaper in 1895, primarily by John Henry Dearle, especially for Compton Hall in Wolverhampton. It is still very popular as a fabric or a needlepoint rug or pillow .

Compton comes in four seasonal colorways, each in two sizes.

Square Tiles

Winter (salmon) and Spring (pink)

Square tiles are available in Winter and Spring colorways only.

Sizes: 4.25 inch, 6 inch

Pricing: $44, $55 inches

Compton, Winter and Spring colorways

Rectangular Tiles

Summer (yellow) and Autumn (orange) Colors

The summer and autumn colorways are available as rectangle tiles, in 6 x 8, or 8 x 10 inches. Rectangular tiles are *not* seamless -- see Installation photos below.

Sizes: 6 x 8 inch tiles, 8 x 10 inches

Pricing: $78, $91 inches


Compton Installation Photos