Posts Tagged ‘bespoke’

Heads In The Sand On A TV Wall

August 28, 2016
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The homeowner saw this paper and fell in love with it. She wanted it on an accent wall in the living room; a big-screen TV will be mounted on the wall.

The home has a mid-century modern vibe to it, and is in the far west section of Oak Forest (Houston). The wallpaper manufacturer is Bespoke, a British company.

This pattern is darned cute – I have hung it before, in fact. I knew it would look good on the wall, but it wasn’t until I had finished and stepped back that I got the whole picture, and grasped just how perfect this paper is for this room.

The big birds add a clever bit of whimsy to the room, and, because the design is printed with only one color, there is not a lot of busyness to distract the eye.

Personally, I think I would rather look at the wallpaper, than watch the TV. 😉

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Nice Packing Job, for a Change!

December 16, 2014

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This wallpaper was made in England, and – wow! – look at how carefully it was packaged. A double-thick cardboard box, cushioned with bubble wrap AND foam inserts at the ends of the box, to protect the edges of the wallpaper. All this did a good job, too… No banged edges! 🙂

Funnily enough, though, the paper itself had some manufacturing faux-pas, with little ruffly areas along the left edge, for about 1/3 of each roll. I was able to cut around most of this (Note: Always buy extra paper, just in case!), and what did end up on the wall was not very noticeable.

This wallpaper is made by Bespoke, a British company.

Just the Cutest Pattern Ever!

November 14, 2014

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Isn’t this the cutest pattern you’ve ever seen?! I was particularly tickled that it worked out that the tops of the ostriches were at the top of the wall, and their feet fell exactly at the top of the wainscoting tile.

This pattern is “Ostrich 03” and is by Bespoke wallpaper, a British company, and printed on a non-woven stock. Note, as I have said before, these stiff, thick non-woven papers are hard to work around intricate moldings, and to push tightly into corners and at ceiling lines, making neat cuts difficult.

And, as you can see in the fifth photo, depending on from what angle you are looking, the seams pretty much always show. Most people are not bothered by this.

Still, the non-woven goods have their advantages, the main one being that, when you are ready to redecorate, you can strip the paper off quite easily and with minimal damage to the wall.

Plusses for the installer (me!) is that they don’t expand when pasted, and you have the option of pasting-the-wall, which usually goes a little faster than pasting the paper’s backside. Most are pretty water-resistant, too.

I hung this in a downstairs bathroom in a nicely remodeled bungalow in the Woodland Heights.