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“To the Hunt” Wallpaper

November 4, 2014

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Here’s a classic sort of pattern – hounds and horses and men in stockings on the hunt.

I hung this in an upstairs bathroom in a 1965 ranch-style house in the Meyerland area. The bathroom had been totally redone, with new travertine tile on the walls and floor, a brown granite countertop, dark brown cabinets, and a 24″ long x 10″ wide trough-style sink with dual chrome pump-style faucets.

The overall look was fantastic – snug, classic, and a taste of British refinement; a perfect complement to the den across the hall, which had mounted hunting trophies and other outdoorsy and sporting d├ęcor.

The wallpaper is by Cary Lind for York Wallcoverings, and was bought on-line from For the Love of Wallpaper, which sells a lot of vintage patterns, dating back from 5-30 years.

Note that the manufacturer took the care to print this dark paper on a dark substrate, reducing the chance of seeing white edges, if the paper should shrink at little at the seams (which is pretty common.)