Morris & Co - Sweet Briar Wallpaper

Color: Boughs/Rose

Always recognising that true beauty has its thorns, J.H. Dearle designed Sweet Briar in 1912. Depicting the small rose heads flowering pleasantly amongst the barbed stems, this is the tender yet honest view of nature that characterised the Morris & Co. output under Dearle and Morris. Three unique colour stories range from the naturalistic to the fanciful.


Composition - 100% Paper
Width - 52cm
Vertical Repeat - 54cm
Roll length - 10.05m
Design Code - Green/Rust - DMC130101, Mineral/Linen - 217369, Boughs/Rose - 217370
Pattern Match - Straight Match

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*Please note that wallpaper cannot be returned


As a political theorist, publisher, environmental campaigner, poet, as well as an outstanding designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the single most influential figures of the nineteenth century. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew to the status of Arts & Crafts icon that it remains to this day.

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm's medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Although its most influential period was during the flourishing of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1880s and 1890s, Morris & Co. remained in operation in a limited fashion from World War I until its closure in 1940. The firm's designs are still sold today under licences given to Sanderson & Sons.