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A Geometric Pattern Adds Subtle Warmth

March 7, 2019

This week I’m working in a very contemporary newish home in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. Everything is straight lines and white walls. The bathrooms are getting a little warmth and personality with wallpaper.

The color scheme, pattern, and scale of this wallpaper all help it feel muted, so it doesn’t overpower the “minimalist” feel of the home. The geometric design, on the other hand, goes very nicely with the clean lines of the home, and with modern artwork collected by the homeowners.

This product is paper (not vinyl or non-woven) and is by Anderson Prints. It is not particularly easy to work with, since it tends to dry out after only a few minutes of booking time, and I had to repaste most of the edges so the seams would stay down. It also tears up my razor blades faster than most papers.

It was bought from my favorite source for good quality, product knowledge, expert service, and competitive price – Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.


Flaw of the Day

March 13, 2012

Printers Guild Productions #EG21406

Very porous paper, absorbed the paste during the booking time, so by the time it got to the wall there was little paste left to adhere the paper to the wall. I had to repaste most of the seams.

This is a pattern with a huge red medallian on white background. Surprisingly, the red ink was not colorfast. As I wiped the paper with my damp rag, the red color would run and streak. When I needed to wipe the paper, I had to make sure that I wiped back into the medallian, not into the white space, in order to hide any streaking of the ink.

I think many of these issues are a result of manufacturers trying to “be green.” Well, I wish they would try less to be trendy and work harder to make QUALITY products. I also wish they would TEST papers before putting them on the market.





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