Anyhow my brother and his wife were good enough to entertain our kids for the afternoon so after a quick internet search 'what to visit less than 20 mins drive from us' - we headed to the Red House
You can't see but cunningly hidden is the recycle bins behind here - *sign* why can't my flower beds look this good?
Large entrance hall, perfect for those ladies in full crinoline skirts - but the lady of the house used to wear robes without corsets underneath #scandalous
Mural detail on the wall next to the Minstrel gallery
Imagine perched up there with your lute players - the first floor living room
Wood block used to make the now classic William Morris wallpaper. There were thick sample books of the original wallpaper designs to flick through. Amazing how luxurious the colours and textures were and still relevant today.
Lot's of William Morris details everywhere
I took loads of pictures for inspirations but edited out the ones of me doing a lot of pointing...
I'll leave you with this quote from William Morris - 'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful , or believe to be beautiful'.