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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A door that makes you never want to leave...

The inside of the entrance door to Red House

It is hard for me to describe how beautiful I find this door (you must click to enlarge).  It is in Red House, a house built and furnished for and by Morris in collaboration with his friend and architect Philip Webb (while they were in their twenties!).  The door captures everything I love about Morris and his art -- how he takes his "formal" wallpaper (in this case Apple) and pairs it with this wacky fun paint job.  Is it medieval? or modern hipster?  It's certainly very cool.  The picture is from a lovely book "William Morris and Red House" by Jan Marsh.