Geometric Pattern Right Side Up & Sideways

Digital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageI know that many readers of my blog love these geometric wallpaper patterns. They’re really hot right now. I have done them in both bold colors like this, and in tamer colors, such as last week’s tone-on-tone trellis.

This was installed in the hall bath in the home of interior designer Jak Kesterson, of Houston, Texas. Jak is a hoot, with a big personality and daring taste in decorating, as you can see. Much of the furniture in his living room is HOT PINK!

In the adjoining potty room, he had me hang a 5″ wide black & white stripe, by York. He positively loved the way the two rooms worked together.

What’s extra cool about this sink room done in the trellis pattern, is the way he had me railroad (run horizontally) the paper in the recessed area. This was formerly a linen closet. Now, with the shelves removed, it will be a showcase for a special piece of artwork.

I am particularly pleased that, in this older townhome with crooked walls and trapazoid-shaped areas over the doors, the geometric pattern still came out nice and straight. And even in the art niche, as you can see, it centered perfectly in the niche, with the ovals ending at each side of the wall perfectly intact.

Running the pattern horizontally in the niche yielded more benefits than just looking cool. You see, as you hang paper around the room, hang one side of the niche, then over the top, then the opposite inside wall, you can match all of those pieces to each other, keeping the pattern correctly matched. But the back of the niche can only be matched on one side. right or left. It’s kinda hard to explain, but if you study the photos, you will see how, after wrapping paper around the two side walls, there will be a mismatch at one end when the back wall is papered.

This railroaded treatment eliminated that. Plus, it just looks GREAT!

And what’s extra cool is, unless you really stop and study it, you don’t even really notice that the paper in the niche is running perpendicular to the paper on the walls.

The pattern is by Designer’s Guild #537/03.  I call it “Pills & Capsules.”

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