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William Morris once said “If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most longed for, I should answer ‘a beautiful house’ ” 

Here, at Angel + Blume we are obviously in full agreement with this!

At the moment, we are in the midst of a very exciting project.  This is the renovation of a charming Art and Crafts house designed by the architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott 1865-1945. Having assimilated the styles and ideals of John Ruskin and  William Morris, Baillie Scott developed his own unique Arts and Crafts style which relied on truth to materials and function with great attention to craftsmanship. His gravestone is engraved with the words – Nature he loved and next to nature art.

This has given us the opportunity to look again at the Morris Archives (below are a few pictures from their website) and some of the beautiful fabrics and wallpapers and we are loving it!

Marigold

Tulip

Bluebell

Willow

Kelmscott Tree 2

Kelmscott Tree

Meadow Sweet

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