The extraordinary Talliston House & Gardens in Great Dunwow in the UK used ArtMexico papel picado and painted skulls to decorate their wild and wonderful residence for Day of the Dead 2022. The house is a magical and mysterious bed & breakfast with a very intriguing story.
"In 1990 John Tode stepped into a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex and started a personal journey that grew into a twenty-five-year project: To take the UK's most ordinary house and transform it into a wonderland of inspirational locations, each set in a different time and place."
Read the full story and view before and after photos here: https://www.talliston.com/the-story
They have a variety of tours including; weekly Tea & Supper Tours, monthly House & Gardens Group Tours, Meet The Author weekly tours, Christmas Tour, Candlelit Tour, Valentines Tour...and more, you can book tours here: https://www.talliston.com/experiences
Or choose to stay in one of their luxury rooms:
The Haunted Bedroom
"Decorated in Scottish Art Nouveau style, this room recreates in nightmarish detail the bed chamber of a seven-year-old Edwardian child complete with books, toys and ephemera. Unlike other rooms, guests who book for the Haunted Bedroom are guaranteed exclusive use of the entire house and gardens for the duration of their stay."
The Room of Dreams
"All the romance and mystery of a Moorish bedchamber, complete with Zellige tiles, Queen-sized brass bed and mosquito netting. The room is filled with artefacts and treasures collected from travels around the world. Fall asleep to the sound of the wildlife of the Spanish hills, under a canopy of glittering stars."
"Finalist for Channel 4 / George Clarke's Shed of the Year, this period log cabin comes complete with all the fittings and fixtures of a trapper's house in the Canadian wilderness. Sit by the fire and relax to the sounds of the great outdoors before climbing into the gallery sleeping area for an authentic rustic night’s slumber."
Other Parts of the House
ArtMexico Papel Picado & Painted Skulls at Talliston House
Buy the papel picado featured at Talliston House & Gardens here: Cinco de Mayo papel picado or for the plastic papel picado in the main image click here: outdoor bunting and click here for the ceramic sugar skulls.
For More Information:
Contact Talliston House & Gardens direct for further information about the house, a book about the house or their shop:
THE HOUSE: Talliston House & Gardens | Britain's Most Extraordinary Home | talliston.com
THE BOOK: The Stranger's Guide To Talliston | tarrow.co.uk
THE SHOP: Messrs. Weird & Wonderful | weirdandwonderful.shop
And follow them on social media here:
Facebook: Talliston House & Gardens