'True to life' may not always be true enough. ~Lloyd Alexander
Compton 'Summer Fireworks' combination
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.
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
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 / White and Earth /Cream Tiles
Victorian Blue and Earth tiles square tiles can be made with either a cream or white background.