In praise of the founding father of interior design as we know it

William Morris's 19th century designs can be seen all around the world to this day, writes Julianne Kelly.

11th March, 2012
In praise of the founding father of interior design as we know it
A William Morris-inspired design.

Decorative artist William Morris (1834-1896) lived a fantastically energetic life - he was a distinguished scholar, poet, linguist and a committed socialist.

However, his most long-standing influence was on the decoration of homes worldwide, with his wallpaper designs and invention of the interior design shop.

William Morris's early years influenced worldwide interior design greatly. He is described as leading a spoiled childhood living near the woods in Walthamstow, northern London. He spent hours walking through...

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