“Fortress” Pattern by Thibaut

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Lots of homeowners choose stylish textures or geometric patterns, which are very hot right now. Not these homeowners. These ladies wanted something more traditional, that would coordinate with the bathroom’s floor and shower tile, as well as compliment the colors in the adjoining master bedroom, and still be a timeless pattern that would look good for years to come.

They chose this “Fortress” design by Thibaut. The room had previously been painted a butter yellow. Pretty and bright, but nothing special. Once the wallpaper started going up, it was clear that it was a stellar option.

The traditional pattern won’t go out of style. In fact, I believe this to be a hundreds-years old design, partly because, instead of the standard 20 1/2″ width, is 18 1/8″ wide. I am told that these narrower widths are because the papers are printed on the actual, authentic printing presses that were used in the ‘1800’s.

Anyway, back to the pattern choice … besides the timeless quality of the design, the rust and burnished gold and forest green colors meshed perfectly with the bathroom’s floor tile, shower and tub tile, and vanity, plus with the colors in the adjoining master bedroom. The paper is good quality, and shouldn’t peel or curl or stain.

All around, a perfect choice!

Note the photo where you see small, rhythmic gashes cut into the wallpaper. These defects ran down either side, and sometimes diagonally, of two double roll bolts of wallpaper. These cuts were not obvious from the front, though, so I was able to go ahead and hang these strips with no one knowing the secret. 🙂

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, 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.

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