Design Source Material

Scope and Content

A variety of source material for design reference and inspiration including a vast array of wallpaper samples, a number of clippings from interior furnishing catalogues, and a small selection of design sketches. The wallpaper includes samples of textured, flock, and hand printed paper, including at least two designed by William Morris for Sandersons. One of the design sketches is signed William Scott Morton and dated 30 January 1884. These items illustrate how Templeton's kept abreast of the current interior design trends, and help contextualise the Design Archive as a whole. They were removed from plastic folders and were originally stored with the Fabric Samples STOD/201/1/10, which were undoubtedly used for the same purposes.