A Classic Trellis, Updated and a Little Sassy

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Trellis patterns like this have been with us forever, but they are super popular right now. This updated version has a black motif printed on a shimmery background. It dramatically changed the look of this powder room, which originally was painted new-home-tan. The pattern visually expanded the walls of the room, making it appear larger, and added pizzazz – with just a little (but not too much) dazzle from the slight sheen.

Some of the walls in this room had bows in them – extreme bows, like I encountered last week (read previous posts), interestingly enough. These bows and un-plumb walls can really wreck havoc on precise patterns like this, especially when turning corners, but I was happy with the way the corners turned out.

This wallpaper was printed on a non-woven substrate (you can see the material in the close-up shot), and has a slightly raised texture. I don’t particularly like most of the new non-woven materials, but this one handled beautifully, and the seams were not very visible (as they can be on some N-W goods). I think it will wear well, and will resist stains. It is by Designer Wallpaper and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

You will notice two photos of the sink. I plotted the layout so that the pattern would be centered on the sink. However, the plumber managed to leave the faucet slightly askew (see photo), so it looks a tad off. (That’s probably par for the course, since the electrician got the light fixture off-center, too.) Finally, I couldn’t stand it, and wrestled with the faucet until I managed to tweak it until it was facing straight forward (last photo). 🙂

I hung this wallpaper in the powder room of the new home of a soon-to-be-first-time-parents in the Riverstone subdivision of Sugarland, just outside Houston.

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