While in England last month, I had a chance to visit Standen House and Garden a Sussex country estate. Apart from the beautiful gardens, the house itself features flowered wallpaper and material from Morris & Co. designs. Many of these wallpapers and prints were developed in the 19th century and were again popular in the 1970s. The original garden was designed by Margaret Beale for the Beale family home, keeping both the architecture of the home and gardens in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement which changed from the traditional Victorian style to one more in harmony with nature. Standen House and Gardens are now part of the National Trust. One of the docents pointed out to us the beautiful embroidered curtains that were purchased in kit form with the print design stamped on the material (you could choose different embroidery silk colors). The curtains were then hand embroidered.
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