William Morris (1834-1896), an English designer, craftsman, poet, and social visionary, profoundly influenced the decorative arts in the 19th century. Allied with the Pre-Raphaelite school of painting and inspired by an idealized vision of the artists/craftsmen of the Middle Ages, his original designs for furniture (the famous "Morris Chair"), textiles, stained glass and wallpaper redefined the standards of Victorian taste.
Morris joined with another brilliant wallpaper designer, Walter Crane, to form the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, generally recognized as the beginning of the world-wide Arts & Crafts Movement. Their work appeared together in such interiors as Queen Victoria's Kensington Palace; we reunite their two styles once again in our Morris Tradition, Woodland, and Fenway Roomsets.
An intricate ceiling graces the niche above the bed.
Patterns from the three related Morris Tradition roomsets may be used interchangeably, as they were in the Victorian era.