7 Hammersmith Terrace
There’s a new place ripe to visit: No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace, once the home of printer Emery Walker has just been re-opened to the pubic and proudly boasts the most complete and authentic Arts & Crafts interiors in the UK. Delights include hand blocked Morris & Co Wallpaper, a veritable smorgasbord of textiles and authentic Philip Webb furniture. Deep sigh..few houses in the world have original Morris & Co wallpaper on every floor in nearly every room…but this one does.
Walker was a key member of many of the organisations that embraced the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement and as such was a close friend and mentor to William Morris.
His house has just undergone an eighteen month renovation – during the process all sorts of delicious discoveries were made like letters from Rudyard Kipling used as book marks and spectacles belonging to Morris with cuttings of his hair in a desk drawer. It is a living and breathing time capsule.
Could be my new favourite place in London…
Laters, Kate x
When I was a teenager, I was obsessed by the Art and Crafts movement (and also by the Bloomsbury Group) and I was sure when I owned my own home that it would be filled with original pieces. I used my waitressing money to buy an antique iron bed and original Victorian wooden furniture, for my bedroom! Sadly, my tastes moved on, but it’s coming full circle, for me, as these things do. Would love to visit Hammersmith Terrace but with the boys to look after, London trips are few and far between, sadly. Nice to visit by proxy, though. Bx
I can’t imagine you not liking that era you vintage queen! but shows what influence life has on us. If you’re ever in London, we’ll go xxx