William Morris Early Tiles

Philip Webb, Red House Birds

Farmhouse Backsplash based on
Philip Webb's Design for William Morris' Red House, 1859

Philip Webb Red House Birds Farmhouse Backsplash

...more a poem than a house ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Red House Birds Farmhouse Backsplash

About the Birds

The birds were designed by Philip Webb for Red House, William and Jane Morris's first married home. The original birds (duck, goose, stork, magpie (grouse), hen, and cockeral). are available in 6 inches square, and 4.25 inches square. The birds with the Victorian floral borders are available in 6 inch and 8 inch tiles. The border tiles are 6 x 3 inch tiles.

Original Birds

The original birds are available in 4.25 and 6 inch tile only. They're shown here with an alternating nine-bough square that was sold through Morris & Co. I have other variations on blue and white foliage available.

Red House Birds accent tiles

Title: Philip Webb Red House Birds

Tile: Ceramic

Background Colors: blue and white or blue on light cream background

Red House Bird Border Tiles

The Red House birds border tiles with leaves and pomegranates separators.

William Morris Red House Birds border tiles, 6 x 3 inches in blue and white

Title: Red House Birds Border Tiles

Tile: Ceramic

Size: 6 inches by 3 inches

Colors: blue and white or blue and cream tiles

Other Colors: Colors can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.

Availability: Birds can be shipped fairly quickly, usually within a week.

Pricing: $53 each.

Pricing on Red House Birds Tiles

8-inch (with whorl border): $88 each.

6-inch: $63 each.

4.25- inch: $53 each.

6 x 3 border tiles: $63 each.


Farmhouse Backsplash

The Farmhouse backsplash is based on the Red House birds designed by Philip Webb. The large backsplash birds are interspersed with an early Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. daisy tile by Philip Webb.

The backsplash is scaleable. You can add rows and columns to widen and length the backsplash in six-inch increments. Birds can be reversed.

Small Farmhouse Backsplash - 6 tiles

The small backsplash shown consists of six bordered tiles: The corner tiles are 8-inch square, the top and bottom tiles are 6 x 8 inches.:

The minimum backsplash size, is four 8-inch tiles (16 inches x 16 inches). The six-tiles backsplash is 22 inches by 16 inches.

Red House small backsplash

Pricing on Red House Birds Backsplashes

Four-tile backsplash (16 x 16): $410

Six-tile backsplash (22 x 16): $580

Additional side or top tiles (8 x 6): $85

Center tiles (6 x 6): $58

Philip Webb Window at Red House

William Morris Red House Birds, stained glass window with birds