Posts Tagged ‘cypress’

Wallet-Friendly Rivets

February 2, 2016
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These homeowners loved the look of the “Rivets” by Phillip Jeffries. (Google it) But that product is way pricy. The interior designer found this similar pattern in a good quality paper, at a much more pocket-friendly price.

I hung this on an accent wall in the bedroom of a pre-teen boy, in a new home in Cypress (NW Houston). The furniture in the room is what you’d call “industrial contemporary” – all brushed / distressed metal, clean lines, with an urban edge. The wallpaper is the perfect backdrop!

The interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs, and the wallpaper manufacturer is Thibaut, one of my favorite brands.

Faux Brick Wallpaper

January 9, 2016
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Boy, I liked this look a lot! This is a textured vinyl wallpaper, that mimics the look and feel of real brick. It sure changes the feel of this room!

This went on the accent wall in the bedroom of a 16 year old boy, in Cypress (far NW Houston). The texture and rustic feel go well with the interior finishes inside and out of this new home.

The wallpaper is manufactured by Sunworthy, and the interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs.

Contemporary / Rustic Powder Room

January 8, 2016
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I call this pattern contemporary because of the geometric feel and the mechanical gear images. But I also get a rustic feel, because of the textured surface, which you can see in the close-up shot. It’s well-suited to the style of the house, and to the family, which also has ranch property, and three sons.

This is in a powder room in a brand new Perry Home in Cypress (Houston). The interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs. I think she did a fantastic job of marrying the wallpaper to the granite counter top.

The painters had brought the wall paint down onto the caulk around the backsplash. I painted over it with a color that better melded the color of the granite and the wallpaper. I then ran bead of caulk around the edge, to keep splashed water from wicking under the wallpaper, which could cause it to curl up.

This wallpaper is by J & V, and is has a woven fabric embedded in a thick vinyl (which gives it the texture) on a paper substrate.

My View of the Day – Mud and Trucks. And a Few Friends

January 7, 2016
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I’m hanging wallpaper this week in a brand new subdivision in Cypress (far northwest Houston). Only a handful of homes have been built, and the rest is all land that is being dug up, flattened, and prepped for development – and a whole lot of trucks!

It’s so far out in the country, some of the neighbors are cattle!

Out the front door, though, is a large lake. Once all the homes are finished and the landscaping goes in, the new homeowners will have a lovely view.

Cypress is BOOMING!

November 13, 2012

Man, there must be something going on in Cypress (approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston).  I sure am getting a LOT of calls from clients in that area.  Just today, three e-mails and two phone calls – one was from a designer who said that she is flooded with work in that area right now, too.  I think I will be looking at five different homes, at least, up there the next time I spend a Sunday giving bids, and I already have several jobs lined up in that area, too.

I think it’s a combination of affordable new homes, safe areas for raising families, and ease of commuting to the city.  Well, OK, Highway 290 can be a bear during rush hour, but it’s a straight shot, and usually flows pretty well.

The Sherwin-Williams paint and wallpaper store on Barker-Cypress has been a friend to me, too.  And a good place to buy wallpaper, too, with a good selection of books and knowledgeable people willing to help you.

Keep the calls coming, Cypress/Fairfield/Copper Lakes.  A lot of paperhangers don’t want to drive outside their comfort zone, but I love exploring new neighborhoods.  Besides, I have friends in Fairfield, and this gives me an excuse to pay them a visit!  🙂