Three days solidly spent trying to steam off layer upon layer of wallpaper finally offered something special…

The coming of the industrial revolution in Victorian times, meant that wallpaper became available to the general public. Printing from engraved rollers allowed for fine detail and shading that manufacturers had been unable to achieve with the old block printing. This, of course, paved the way for designers to create more complicated, and in some cases, more garish wallpapers.

Personally I don’t think this example is garish, I think it’s rather lovely…. although a whole room of it may have been a bit much.

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It certainly beats the layers of 1980’s woodchip paper which were masking it!

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