Grasscloth Warms a Bedroom

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Pic #2 During
Pic #3 From a Distance
Pic #4 Close-Up

Previously, even with the huge upholstered headboard (not pictured) the painted wall in this master bedroom in a home in Bellaire was boring and lifeless. The lightly textured grasscloth in neutral colors brought in warmth and personality. The homeowner loved it!

Grasscloth usually comes 36″ wide, and, because it is a natural material with no pattern match, each panel is very visible. I took care to balance (equalize) the width of the strips, to give a uniform appearance to this accent wall. This meant I had to hand-trim the four main panels from 36″ wide to 30″, and the ones above and below each of the two windows were trimmed to 34″ wide, making sure to center those pieces. Both the right and left seams fell 4″ in from the outer edge of the window molding, adding to the uniformity.

The last photo shows a close-up, so you can see the texture.

I was pleased with this product, because there was minimal shading (difference in color from panel to panel). The third bolt did have some shading (it was a slightly lighter shade), so I used it for the strips on the far sides of the wall, which also had shorter seams (over and under the window), so the color difference was less noticeable.

The interior designer for this room (the whole house, really) is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs. From my end, she is a lovely person to work with, and from the homeowner’s end, Pamela is great at melding her ideas with the client’s taste, and creating beautiful rooms that are still livable for modern, busy families.

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