'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
Winter (salmon) and Spring (pink)
Square tiles are available in Winter and Spring colorways, or with Victorian Blue or Earth colorways.
Sizes: 4.25 inch, 6 inch
Pricing: $44, $55 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.