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I am sure there are things that can't be cured by a good bath but I can't think of one. ~Sylvia Plath


Arts and Crafts Washstand with De Morgan Tiles

Never stoop to the ignominy of a paper dado*... it will be understood from this that Morris & Company do not print distinctive frieze-patterns. ~William Morris

Morris himself preferred tapestry wallcoverings and disliked the popular Victorian style of layering wallpapered walls with dadoes* and friezes in living areas, but Morris & Co. made and sold border and backsplash tiles for Victorian washbasins as well as in Morris's own Red House Porch Tiles and Philip Webb birds.

*the lower part of the wall of a room, below about waist height, if it is a different color or has a different covering than the upper part.

Also see De Morgan Fantastic Birds and Beasts, De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze, and the Lewis Carroll fireplace.

Kelmscott Swans Shower, Bethel, VT

William Morris Golden Lily, Shower and Border

These Kelmscott Swans, originally installed in the Green Drawing Room fireplace at Kelmscott Manor, are at home in an 1850's farmouse in rural Vermont.

Golden Lily Shower Grotto and Border, Winchester, VA

William Morris Golden Lily, Shower and Border

These are preliminary photos of a Golden Lily installation in Winchester, Virginia. Better photos are coming!

Golden Lily, Huntington Version

Small Bath, De Morgan Ships: Alexandria, VA

William De Morgan Ships in small bathroom

This small bathroom was converted from a closet in Alexandria, Virginia. The ship border surrounds the entire bath.

William De Morgan Ships and Galleons.

De Morgan Fish Border: Marion, North Carolina

De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze border, Marion Georgia

Persian Fish Frieze

Persian Fish Frieze with alternating Winchester tiles and listello.

Persian Fish Frieze options

Small fish borders

Strawberry Thief Shower: Bethesda, Maryland

William Medway Tulip Vine, California

William Morris Strawberry Thief Shower

Modern Victorian!

Strawberry Thief Tiles and Colors

Medway Shower-Bath: Fair Oaks, California

William Medway Tulip Vine, California

William Morris Shower Panel and Grotto

These are 8 x 6 inch tiles.

More about Tulip Vine:

William Morris Tulip Vine

De Morgan Blue Peony 'Arabia' Scroll: Southern California

William De Morgan Arabia Scroll bath, Southern California

William De Morgan Arabia Scroll in Guest Bath

These are 6 inch tiles, with a subway tile background.

Accent tiles used in this bath were selected from:

William De Morgan Blue Peonies

William Morris Poppies: Alexandria VA

William Morris Poppies, Alexandria, VA

William Morris Poppy Shower in Guest Bath

These are 6 inch tiles, with a subway tile background.

Accent tiles used in this bath were selected from:

Morris Poppies

Poppies are available in salmon, yellow, blue, and tangerine .

Woodland Weeds Bath Accents: Winnipeg, Manitoba

William Morris Woodland Weeds bath, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Woodland Weeds on Cream

These are large tiles, 8 inches! The rest of the bath is warm grays and creamy whites, with William Morris Willow Bough curtains.

Accent tiles used in this bath were selected from:

Woodland Weeds

Woodland Weeds is also available with black and Webb Blue (cobalt) backgrounds.

De Morgan 8-inch Ships Master Bath: Southern California

William De Morgan 8-inch ships in master bath, Southern California

William De Morgan Arabia Scroll in Guest Bath

These are 8 inch tiles, with a 4-inch subway tile background.

Accent tiles used in this bath were selected from:

William De Morgan Ships

Hares and Harebells Shower Grotto, Jonstorp, Sweden

Hares and Harebells Shower Grotto, Jonstorp, Sweden

These are small tiles, 4.25 inches but really stand out against the field tile.

There are three hares and three harebells in the set:

Hares and harebells

Victorian Blue and White Bath: Salt Lake City, UT

William De Morgan Victorian Bath, Salt Lake City, Utah

William De Morgan Fantastic Birds and Beasts

This bath uses William De Morgan blue and white tiles, the Ships & Galleons and the Fantastic Birds & Beasts, as accent tiles, with a gray-green subway tile.

Accent tiles were used in this bath were selected from:

Blue and White Birds and Beasts, and

De Morgan Ships and Galleons

I've added several more ships and fantastic creatures since.

Membland Accent Tiles: Brooklyn, NY

Membland Accent Tiles over sink in Brooklyn, New York

Membland accent tiles. This is a great way to use Membland, when there is not room for a backsplash or the full mural.

Membland was a collaboration between William Morris and William De Morgan. It is also available as:

a full mural,

fireplace tiles, and

borders and backsplash tiles,

as well as accent tiles.

The evolution of the tile-making process for Membland itself is also quite interesting.

Carta Marina: Washington, DC

Carta Marina shower

The Carta Marina sea monster map shown here is 4 feet by 3 feet. Individual monsters were made larger on individual accent tiles and these placed on the adjoining walls in this many-angled Victorian bath. The blue color is truer in the accent tiles; the mural was taken in lower light to offset the glare.

The Carta Marina was created in Rome between 1527-1539 by Olaus Magnus of Sweden. From the 17th through most of the 19th century, its existence was widely considered a rumor. In 1886, the news of a remaining copy found in Munich spread quickly through Europe. More information and closeups: Carta Marina Tiles.

De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze: Carlisle, MA

William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze

These De Morgan fish are installed in a Carlisle, Massachusetts bath. These fish are available in two variations: The base pattern and extended set for an infinite repeat.

In the installation photo, the customer chose to use the base pattern, with panels reversed for symmetry. The seamless verision allows an infinite repeat without reversing. William De Morgan Fish Tiles.

Glasgow Arts & Crafts Bath: Jessie M. King Mermaids: The Bronx, NY

Glasgow Arts & Crafts bathroom in New York featuring Jessie M. King Mermaids tile mural.

This Mermaid backsplash in Bronx, New York, shows the mermaid backsplash in a darker blue for this installation. A custom matching panel was made for the adjacent wall behind the sink. The mermaid mural consists of 48 4.25 inch tiles. Smaller sizes are available. Mermaid backsplashes and mural.

Arts & Crafts Shower: De Morgan Fantastic Bird: Northampton, MA

Arts & Crafts shower in Northampton, MA, by E Stuart Giles III, featuring facing William De Morgan Fantastic Birds on eight-inch ceramic tiles

The Fantastic Bird shower, installed in Northampton, Mass., was designed by E. Stuart Giles III. The facing William De Morgan Fantastic Birds are large: three eight-inch tiles per panel.

Arts & Crafts: De Morgan Jeweled Fish, The Bronx, NY

De Morgan fish at home in The Bronx

The turquoise, and amethyst and lapis De Morgan fish are at home in The Bronx, New York. The tiles are 4.25 inch and repeat indefinitely. I have several De Morgan fish designs available.

William Morris Bird and Trellis Shower: Vancouver, BC

Bird and Trellis shower is Vancouver, British Columbia, with pale flowers on very light cream background.

Bird and Trellis was inspired by the birds Morris watched darting in and out of the trellis in his Red House garden. This is Bird and Trellis shower mural is installed in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have several color variations of Bird and Trellis. The pattern repeats seamlessly on both the horizontal and vertical. Bird and Trellis.

Blue and White Tulip Vine Guest Shower: Prairie Village, KS

William Morris Medway (tulip vine pattern in six-inch blue and white tiles outlining a guest shower installed in Prairie Village, Kansas

These tiles are installed in a guest shower in Prairie Village, Kansas. The Tulip Vine (Medway) tiles shown here were made a deeper blue than the Victorian blue I originally made. Medway (tulip vine) tiles

Briar Rose and Willow Bath, Chicago, IL

Briar Rose and Willow bath

These Briar Rose Tiles are installed in a home in Chicago. Through the owner, curator of the Glessner House museum in Chicago, I learned that historic homes are no accident; John Glessner wrote an enchanting story about the constructon,furnishing and decoration of Glessner House. Like Red House, Glessner House is an intentionally unconventional home born of dynamic relationship between architect and owners. The decorative arts need not be an afterthought. If you have a restoration project, or are just interested in cultural heritage homes, you will like this interview that covers not only the design, but restoration, including its William Morris "Kennet" draperies and portieres. More about Glessner House Museum

Victorian Ships and Galleons: 4.25 inch ships

Victorian cobalt blue and white De Morgan galleon border in Massachsetts guest bath.

Ships (and fish) are the most popular De Morgan tiles I have. The shower installation at left is in a home in Carlisle, MA.

The ship bath is in Bethesda, MD.

De Morgan made 18 ship designs, of which there are many variations.

De Morgan ship tiles -- close up

You can see close-up daylight photos of all my De Morgan Ship Photos.