Second Floor

Main Bedroom

This is the third of the large rooms overlooking the river at the back of the house. Sir Emery never used this room, preferring the floor above which has the finest views and is now used as our office.

This was Dorothy Walker’s bedroom and after she died, it became the bedroom of her companion and carer, Elizabeth de Haas. It features original Morris & Co. Daisy wallpaper, a 1920s four-poster, a Webb bookcase, and Morris & Co. Sussex and Rossetti chairs.

The star of the room is an exquisite bedcover, worked by May Morris in crewelwork for Mrs Walker when she was bedridden at the end of her life.  It is one of the highlights of our collection and is a match for that on William Morris’s bed at Kelmscott Manor.