Interior Design by Edgar Wood

Edgar Wood loved decoration and interior design. He was reknown for his colour schemes and relaxing interiors. If only they had colour photography in his day!
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This design for a garret has curved roof timbers, called 'crucks'.  They are traditionally found in old English barns and give a sense of strength and age.  Wood makes the room very cosy with an inglenook fireplace, informal carpets and warm oranges and yellows in the decoration.  Notice how the circular shape of the fireplace and table complements the ‘crucks’.  The stairs up to the garret are on the left.

Crucks are timbers cut from trees left in place to brace the frame of the building.

A beautifully proportioned and elegant gesellschaftsräumen (social room) designed by Edgar Wood in 1906.  The cream and white decor is underpinned by complementary blue and brown of the floors.  The round doorways are echoed in the ceiling, lighting and furniture.

A beautifully proportioned and elegant gesellschaftsräumen (social room) designed by Edgar Wood in 1906. The cream and white decor is underpinned by complementary blue and brown of the floors. The round doorways are echoed in the ceiling, lighting and furniture.

Edgar Wood's design for a Study Hall is open, sunny and inviting.  The lower walls are covered with exotic marbles while above are colourful patterns.  The feel is almost Mediterranean.

Edgar Wood's design for a Study Hall is open, sunny and inviting. The lower walls are covered with exotic marbles while above are colourful patterns. The feel is almost Mediterranean.

In this interior design for a meeting house, Edgar Wood plays with semi-enclosed spaces, views and vistas.  The green painted panelling gives a relaxed atmosphere.

In this interior design for a meeting house, Edgar Wood plays with semi-enclosed spaces, views and vistas. The green painted panelling gives a relaxed atmosphere.

This is a design for a country church in North Lancashire.  Edgar Wood uses the beams and crucks found in old barns to give a real country flavour to the interior.  The drawing is great fun and it's a shame it was never built.

This is a design for a country church in North Lancashire. Edgar Wood uses the beams and crucks found in old barns to give a real country flavour to the interior. The drawing is great fun and it's a shame it was never built.

This is the inside of Long Street Methodist Church as it was in 1907. It is now part of the Edgar Wood Centre in Middleton, Manchester, England. The stonework is a pinkish colour, the brickwork is a close match, the roof is brown while the bench in the foreground was stained sage green, an attractive colour contrast. Edgar Wood pioneered a style of church design which was both traditional and modern at the same time.

This is the inside of Long Street Methodist Church as it was in 1907. It is now part of the Edgar Wood Centre in Middleton, Manchester, England. The stonework is a pinkish colour, the brickwork is a close match, the roof is brown while the bench in the foreground was stained sage green, an attractive colour contrast. Edgar Wood pioneered a style of church design which was both traditional and modern at the same time.

The inside of Long Street Methodist Church today, as taken by the photographer Andy Marshall.

The inside of Long Street Methodist Church today, as taken by the photographer Andy Marshall.

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