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Dolls' House Inspiration - William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement

18 April 2018

For today’s blog we’ve gathered together some beautiful images of interiors inspired by and designed by William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Arts and Crafts movement began in Britain around 1880 and ended in the 1920’s. It was inspired by the ideas of the designer and poet William Morris, the writer John Ruskin and the architect Augustus Pugin.

It was created as a reaction against a decline in standards at the time of craftsmanship, that was thought to be threatened by mass production and industrialisation. The Arts and Crafts movement wanted to re-establish these skills that were believed to be under threat, in the form of interiors, architecture, objects and artefacts. It revived medieval standards and methods of making artefacts, being true to the materials being used and using traditional constructional methods, producing beautiful individual pieces and designs.

We hope they help inspire you. Enjoy!

Image from: https://hammersmithfulhamforum.com/2015/01/23/simon-daykin-celebrating-the-story-of-emery-walker-and-william-morris

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://daydreamtourist.com/2014/12/09/william-morris

Image from: https://daydreamtourist.com/2014/12/09/william-morris

Image from: http://sorozatmania.com/art-and-craft-london/red-house-built-for-william-morris-google-search-fantastic-intended-for-art-and-craft-london

Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/httpwwwflickrcomphotosbobrad/23303020826

Image from: https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/things_to_do/preview/5110

Image from: https://www.pooky.com/inspiration/interiors/amazing-interiors-red-house-bexleyheath-the-home-of-arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://www.pooky.com/inspiration/interiors/amazing-interiors-red-house-bexleyheath-the-home-of-arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://www.periodideas.com/william-morris-standen-house

Image from: https://www.periodideas.com/william-morris-standen-house

We hope that these images have inspired you to create something beautiful.

All images © their respective owners 2018

Interiors for Miniature Inspiration

18 December 2014

Whether you want a period look for your dolls' house or something more contemporary, there is a wealth of inspiration to be found. Read on for our tips on where to find yours!

Interior design isn't a new interest, think of William Morris for some 19th Century influence or Charles Rennie Macintosh for Art Nouveau and these great designers can be your muse for your miniature home or you can decide on something more thoroughly modern and browse some of the many interiors blogs and websites or even pick up a magazine.

What ever your choice, we're also sure you can find something in our product range to complement it.

The Shaker kitchen is a popular style still today and can be replicated in your dolls' house. The Shaker kitchen is a popular style still today and can be replicated in your dolls' house.
The mirrored table and tapered legs give this 'Art Deco' dressing table the period touch it needs. The mirrored table and tapered legs give this 'Art Deco' dressing table the period touch it needs.
Detailed after the modern classic, this is a contemporary twist for your dolls' house. Detailed after the modern classic, this is a contemporary twist for your dolls' house.
A neat and compact nightstand, perfect for the modern bedroom. A neat and compact nightstand, perfect for the modern bedroom.
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