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William Morris Compton Tiles

'True to life' may not always be true enough. ~Lloyd Alexander

William Morris Compton tiles, Summer Fireworks limited edition tiles

Compton 'Summer Fireworks' combination

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William Morris Compton Tiles, summer colors William Morris Compton Tiles, autumn colors


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, each in two sizes.

Compton Tiles

Rectangular Tiles

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: $78, $91 inches

Square Tiles

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

Compton, Winter and Spring colorways

Victorian Blue / White and Earth /Cream Tiles

Victorian Blue and Earth tiles square tiles can be made with either a cream or white background.

Compton, blue and white

Compton, Earth on Cream


Compton Installation Photos