A visit to a supplier in oxfordshire turned out to be a very interesting day indeed, after discussing the nips and tucks of bounteous quantities of upholstery details, we then settled on a bite of lunch somewhere before the long drive home. Driving along the sign ‘Kelmscott Manor” came into view and went sailing past it before thinking “hold up ! wait a minute, lets go visit……….
Turned out to be a very thought provoking and inspiring afternoon. We have on our books a Tudor Gothic victorian property and an arts and crafts inspired building, both needing IDC’s creative touch. Kelmscott was William Morris summer home from around 1871 until his death in 1896. A charming place with orignal textiles, furniture and a charming garden. A huge mulberry tree laden with fruit took centre stage, the very same tree that William and Jane plucked the juicy fruit. There is even a paint box, full of squeezed and dusty paint tubes that belonged to Rossetti.