|Bringing Back Holleywood
I bought two 18th century books from England and Chris Brennan figured out how to turn them into wallpaper. One was an antique atlas, The 1873 Royal Atlas of Modern Geography, the other was Randolph Caldecott's Graphic Pictures, a compendium of illustrated stories from the same era. Both acquired thanks to the dandy internet which put me into contact with a rare bookseller in London, David Hulse. There were enough color plates to paper both powder rooms on the first floor. The best john reading material EVER!
One idea for the walls of the powder rooms downstairs is to make wallpaper out of illustrated pages torn from atlases and cultural catalogs published in the 1850s. Here, Chris Brennan grids possible groupings of pages on the newly scraped floor of the den.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.