A monochrome paper and therefore relatively inexpensive, Marigold, designed by William Morris in 1875, is nevertheless a complex and rich design. The assorted flowers and willow-like foliage in white are entwined against a coffee-brown ground colour. The curves of the stems form parallel designs. Morris often named his designs after a single flower, not always the one which is most immediately obvious. The design was registered as a chintz in the same year. Marigold was block-printed in distemper colours by Jeffrey & Co. Like the other Morris papers in the house, it was probably hung when Walker decorated the house following his acquisition of the freehold of 7 Hammersmith Terrace in 1924.

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