'True to life' may not always be true enough. ~Lloyd Alexander
May Morris says in the Collected Works of William Morris that Compton was the last wallpaper designed by her father. It was designed specially as part of a Morris & Co. project to redesign Compton Hall in Wolverhampton. Like many Morris & Co. designs, it was a collaborative effort. John Henry Dearle's hand is evident in the details, as is Morris's bold hand. Compton is still very popular as a fabric or a needlepoint rug or pillow.
The Compton tiles come in four seasonal colorways, and two monochromatic colorways.
Compton, Spring Colorway
Compton, Winter, tiled
Summer, rectangular tile
Autumn, rectangular tile
Four Seasons: Winter (salmon), Spring (pink), Summer (yellow), Fall (tangerine)
Square tiles are available in the season colorways, or with Victorian Blue or Earth colorways.
Sizes: 4.25 inch, 6 inch
Pricing: $56, $67 inches
Victorian Blue square tiles can be made with either a cream or white background. The season colors are fixed and cannot be changed.
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 on the vertical -- see Installation photos below.
Sizes: 6 x 8 inch tiles, 8 x 10 inches
Pricing: $81, $91 inches*
*I don't keep the 8x10 blanks in stock so there may be a wait.