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My Tiny Estate

The story starts here with two developers, Dean Poulton and Borja de Maqua of the Instagram feed @mytinyestate.  In 2018 they began a renovation of incredible magnitude.  It wasn't until 2020 that we discovered this amazing duo.   

About the house...


The 18th-century Georgian manor presents a caretaker's cottage; which dates back to the Tudor times, an adjoining servants' quarters, and a stunning gardener's cottage plus piggery.  All of this sits upon 2.5 acres of courtyards, formal gardens and stables.   

large internal room, fireplace, original wood flooring. A georgian manor house under renovation
the front of a georgian manor in Coleshill, Warwickshire. Courtesy of my tiny estate

Hawthorn Nebula in the Servants' bedrooom

Their renovation work is inspirational and it has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with My Tiny Estate.  Here they have created a beautiful space using one of our existing wallpapers ‘Hawthorn Nebula’ in Soft Steel. 


*Click on the images below to view them on Tiny Estates' Instagram.

The servants front bedroom. Wallpaper by sand and sushi
Front bedroom, wallpapered by sand and sushi

Wallpaper installation

Having beautiful wallpaper requires a high level of craftsmanship.  We understood how the talented chaps skills at Kavanaghs were truly put to test on that curve.

Fireplace surround in the front bedroom of the manor house.  My tiny estate chose wallpaper printed by sand and sushi

Tiny Estates' period wallpaper

Collaborating on this reproduction brought back to life an early 19th-century paper.  Details within the pattern indicated Edwardian (1901-1910). During this period machine-printed wallpaper would have been in full swing. Up until 1840, all wallpapers were produced by hand using the block-printing process which was labour-intensive and slow.


Not surprisingly, manufacturers were keen to find ways of speeding up production and in 1839 the first wallpaper printing machine was patented by Potters & Ross, a cotton printing firm based in Darwen, Lancashire.  


*Click on the pattern to see the room in its early stages.

Reproduction wallpaper by sand and sushi for my tiny estate in warwickshire
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