Posts Tagged ‘hummingbird’

Historic Hummingbirds Pattern in Home Office

August 22, 2019

“Before,” this first floor home office in a home in Bellaire (Houston) had a pretty color on the cabinets, but felt empty and blah. “After,” the dark wallpaper really sets off the cabinets, and gives the walls definition and personality.

The wallpaper also went in the area below the counter top – I wanted to take the photo before we lost daylight.

This Hummingbird pattern by Cole & Son is over 100 years old. It’s printed on a non-woven substrate, and can be hung by the paste-the-wall method or by pasting the paper (which is what I did).

Wouldn’t You Like to Wake Up to this Beautiful Bedroom?

August 21, 2014

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Digital ImageThis gorgeous hummingbird print is a historic pattern dating to the 1800’s. I hung this in the master bedroom of a 1935 home in the Museum District of Houston. There is beautiful green foliage outside the windows, and the bedspread is a whispy cheesecloth-like material. The whole room looks like it’s floating on a cloud, with birds and leaves everywhere!

This wallpaper is of what we call a British pulp composition, and is by Cole & Son, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.