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Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends. ~Alfonso X, King of Castile (1221-84)
*Fireplace renovations can have more space constraints than tile renovations and the configurations are endless. By changing the tiles blanks to 8 x 6, the height can be increased or decreased in 6-inch increments. Leaving a slightly larger outside border allows widths to be adjusted at install time. Let me know if your project needs this kind of accommodation.
The Evolution of Daisies tiles are installed in three alternating rows in this fireplace in New Preston, Connecticutt. This version has the yellow centers, which resonate with the warm brass hardware.
The daisies are also available with blue centers. See the Evolution of Daisies tiles and more installation photos.
This larger fireplace in Louisville, Kentucky, has Seaweed tiles with an Arts & Crafts blue background.
The background color of the Seaweed tiles matches the blue in the custom solid inset tiles. See Other colors and options
This is fireplace highlights four 'The Forest' border tiles, and is set with dark grout. Available sizes
Brother Rabbit tiles in Victorian blue.
Brother Rabbit(More colors)
Peacocks and Salamanders are mythic symbols, as well as popular Victorian and De Morgan Persian themes.
This bedroom fireplace is part of a Victorian home renovation.
Peacock and Salamander panels(More fireplace photos)
I usually think of blue and white tiles as Victorian but the large (8 inch) William De Morgan ships work even better with the clean lines of this paneled fireplace surround in this New England coastal home.
This is a very large fireplace with 'The Forest' on six-inch tiles. Available sizes
A later Arts & Crafts fireplace with classic William Morris Woodland Weeds accent tiles inset.
Woodland Weeds (available in black, cream, and cobalt)
The turquoise peacock fireplace brighten an Arts & Crafts sitting room on Loch Earn in Scotland. The colors of the De Morgan carnation border were adjust to work with the peacocks. I very much like the owner's re-use of the copper from the original fireplace. The copper works so well with the turquoise.
De Morgan did something different with the Fantastic Ducks: He stenciled them. These ducks were bespoke tiles for a Boston area fireplace installed in May 2016. The stylized ducks work equally well in American Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and early Victorian installations. De Morgan Duck Tiles
William Morris Poppies (several colors available)
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