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.
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.
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.