Nature’s inspiration is all around us…especially in Autumn!! Historians, artists, and designers have loved all elements of its beauty for centuries! These special weeks of seasonal change bring nature’s beauty and aesthetic to the fore…for our homes, tables, hearth, spirit, and bodies!! Celebrate an artful fall!
Today, Marlene celebrates the natural world with nature-themed art and home decor
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The Global Art, Antiques, and Design worlds begin anew each Fall…with special exhibitions to invigorate and inspire! Totally thrilling!
As we enjoy such beauty, let us celebrate Nature.
Nature truly equates with the Arts and Crafts Movement ~ the world over!
Visionary artist, textile and furniture designer, poet and writer William Morris (1834–1896) and his fabulous designs have become synonymous with this awe-inspiring Movement!!
Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Tankard | The Complete Pattern Directory: 1500 Designs from All Ages and Cultures | William Morris Poster Golden Lily Print Vintage Floral Wall | William Morris Willow Pastedpaper® Vintage Floral Pre-pasted | Bless international Single Picture Frame Painting on Wood
These traditional crafts are based in the natural world. Morris creations have been celebrated extensively since the 1862 International Exhibition, London!! His Cotswolds country home and gardens – his “heaven on earth” ~ Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire informed most of his best loved works, enjoyed to this day.
William Morris is recognized “as one of the most significant cultural figures of Victorian Britain.” His works ranging from prints, tapestries, textiles, tiles, and wallpapers are held by the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Tate London, The Huntington (San Marino, California), Cooper Hewitt, New York and more.
This major creative movement of Arts and Crafts has informed and influenced art and architecture throughout the world.
It’s influence is evidenced in our collective artistic heritage, from Pre-Raphaelites - Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John William Waterhouse to the art, architecture and designs of Gustav Stickley, Charles Rohlfs, Frank Lloyd Wright (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York) Greene and Greene, Dirk van Erp, Roycroft and Newcomb Pottery ++
This Fall, Williams Sonoma x Morris & Co. is being introduced with much acclaim. Based on William Morris’ legendary, multitalented 19th-century textile designs, it is just in time to grace our homes for the future and holidays to come.
Many of the textiles in the collection feature Morris & Co.'s most famous prints, like the Gold Lily, designed by J. H. Dearles in 1899. Woven at one of Europe's most venerable mills, they're cotton, elegantly tailored with crisp mitered corners.
His vibrant and detailed works are as relevant and beautiful today, as ever!
Williams Sonoma x Morris & Co. Cotswold Dinnerware Collection | William Morris 1834-1896: A Life of Art: Fiell, Charlotte, Fiell, Peter | Williams Sonoma Home x Morris & Co. Honeysuckle Tulip Duvet & Shams | Williams Sonoma x Morris & Co. Canisters | Williams Sonoma x Morris & Co 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
Hoping you and your home enjoy the natural beauty for a very Artful Fall…