Friday, May 08, 2009





Shepton Mallet, Somerset - Morris Country Interiors is run by Mark and Kim Morris, and situated on the site of an imposing Victorian factory building. Inside is a big, bright and airy room full of colour and stuffed to the brim with dressers, plan chests, boxes, bowls, tables and shelves. The room is divided by a wall covered in Mark's own paintings, scenes of old French street also full of colour and life. Through a doorway is the workshop where Mark and Kim add their magical finishing touches to curtain poles, finials, holdbacks, and rings. One part of the business is to provide a bespoke service making up curtain fittings to match any fabric or colour. Mark has a plenty of tales to tell of the many buying trips in England and France they have been on over the years. Morris Interiors have exhibited at the Salvo Fair for many years. Their stand this year is sure to be one of the most colourful as always.

Morris Interiors website





Above: Antique curtain poles of brass and mahogany, 1-2m long, tend to be short as French windows are tall and thin. £30 - £100 each



Left: A dresser made by Mark in the days when they handcrafted reproduction furniture from reclaimed timber with antique fittings. Covered now in antique curtain pulls. £10 each






Left: Another dresser with antique finials £20 - £60 pair.



















Above: Antique French brass curtain rings in sets of all sizes £2-£5 each






Left: Antique French curtain hold backs £50 - £100 a pair. Normally made from turned fruitwood, apple, pear and cherry. Mark thinks its because there are not many knots and not so much grain, and therefore easier to turn.

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