Posts Tagged ‘bar’

A Totally CUUUUTE Wallpaper for a Home Bar

March 14, 2019


The husband wasn’t sure he wanted this paper in their home bar area. The wife and I decided that it was sooo cute and charming, it was going up, hubby’s approval or not! ūüôā (Don’t worry – he loves it!)

This playful pattern is by Marimekko, and is a non-woven material. I hung it by pasting the wall (instead of the paper), which was ideal for this one accent wall with no turns or intricate cuts.

An interesting feature is that the company engineered this so that the glasses and goblets did not cross any seams. Also, they were aligned so that whole figures could be placed at the top of the wall, with none being cut off as the paper was trimmed at the ceiling.

This allowed me to put the motifs I wanted smack at the top of the wall on every strip – even if the ceiling line was not level, or if the side walls were not plumb.

This makes for a much more pleasing view of the wallpaper.

The home is a mid-century modern gem in the Piney Point neighborhood of Houston.

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Adding Some Pizzazz To A Home Bar

October 26, 2017

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This home in Southside Place (near West University Place in Houston) has a number of significant arches. When you stand at the front door looking toward the back of the house, and there are several full-height arches that you look through, each with its own hanging lantern chandelier. Quite impressive. The arch theme is carried out in other areas of the house, and one is the view from the dining room into the adjoining bar (top photo).

Everything in this new home is white, and the homeowner wanted something to make the view through that arch ‘pop.’ She chose this silver cork wallpaper. It’s flashy but understated at the same time. It certainly adds the excitement she was seeking for the bar area, without overwhelming the calm feeling of the home’s white color scheme.

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, and was bought at below retail price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

Dark Bar Goes Bright

September 21, 2017

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The woodwork and cabinets throughout this home in the West University (Houston) area were originally painted a smudgy, moldering, dispiriting grey-green.  Many of the walls were a similar sad color.  The new homeowners hated the gloomy green, and had all the walls and most of the woodwork lightened up.

But the green wood stayed in the bar area.¬† In addition, the bar was¬†papered with a dark moldery green stripe pattern.¬† There wasn’t much differentiation between the walls and the trim, and the whole room had a feeling of malaise.

Repainting the woodwork would have been costly.¬† So the interior designer found this lovely pearlized¬†wallpaper that lightens the mood in the room, and also coordinates nicely with the paint color on the trim.¬† In addition, the large damask is a classy pattern that fits right in with the home’s lightly-traditional d√©cor.

This wallpaper is by Fabricut.¬† The interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs, assisted by Joni Karnowski and Danna Smith.¬† http://www.pamelahopedesigns.com/

Soft Medallion in a Home Bar Area

April 14, 2016
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I admit, I was expecting something a little more dramatic for this bar area across the hall from the blood red dining room in a new home in the Houston Heights.

But as the paper went up, it was clear that it is a wonderful choice. It is light and cheery and brightens the space, while adding warmth and personality. The interior designer will add accents that will pull together the soft baby blue of the wallpaper and the bold red of the dining room.

The clients bought enough paper to allow me to place the medallion at the top of the wall, and then down the center of the wall between the other wall and the cabinet. And I had enough to replace a strip that came with smudges and stains on it. Apologies for the dark lines in the last three photos – cheap camera. ūüė¶

This home was built by Dee Todd-Simmons and David Hatcher of HDT Builders, who specialize in custom homes, all modern interpretations of traditional-style architecture, which blend in wonderfully with the character of the Heights neighborhood of Houston. The quality of the home is fantastic, floor plan to construction to finish work to fixtures and appliances. I see a lot of homes, and I can tell you that this one is very well done. If you’re looking to build in the Heights – call them!

This is my second time to hang this wallpaper pattern and color. It 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.