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Bedford Park Daisy

William De Morgan Bedford Park Daisy

It signifies neither more nor less than the starting point of the smaller modern house, which spread from there over the whole country. ~Herman Muthesius, The English House, 1904

Bedford Park, outside London, was the first garden suburb, a fashionable area in the 1880s, created by developer Jonathan Carr with a "village atmosphere" yet be close enough to the city of London proper. The poet W.B. Yeats and painter Camille Pissarro lived there. It sat on 24 acres in West London and was only 30 minutes away by steam train. It was known for its many fine trees. The first architect was Edward William Godwin, a leader in the Aesthetic Movement. Bedford Park is now a conservation area.

There are several color and pattern variations of this pattern; I'll be adding these as time and interest allow.

I offer two versions of the Bedford Park Daisy:

The nine-patch version, available with blue flowers only interspersed with green foliage, and

The single Bedford Daisy,in white on a blue or cream background.

White Bedford Daisy Tiles

The white bedford daisy is available on cobalt or cream. The white Bedford Daisy is available on 4.25 or 6 inch tiles.

De Morgan Bedford Daisy, white on cobalt

De Morgan Bedford Daisy, white on cream

Nine-Square Bedford Park Daisies

The nine-square Bedford Park Daisies set has two complementary variations. Nine-square daisies are available on six-inch tiles only.

William De Morgan Bedford Daisy

One of De Morgan's earliest designs, Bedford Park Daisy, was influenced by Morris's daisy and columbine patterns. This version is available on marble or ceramic tile on both 4.25 and 6 inch tiles.


Pricing for Bedford Daisies (both versions)

4.25 inch square tiles: $56 each

6 inch square tiles: $68 each

Minimum Order: 8 tiles, any combination.

How to Order Bedford Daisies