Posts Tagged ‘decorline’

Wavy Hourglass in a Powder Room

July 2, 2016
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Generally, I tell clients that, because powder rooms are small and chopped up, they look better I all the walls are papered, to keep from having too many disparate elements going on in the room. But this pattern is way too bold and energetic to work on all four walls – you would feel as if you had had three too many martinis at lunch! So I agreed with the client that papering one wall would add sufficient drama to the small room.

We were right – this pattern looks great! It has a fun sense of movement and height, plus it compliments the contemporary style the home. And you could not get a better color match with the stone countertop!

This wallpaper is by Decorline, and is printed on a thin, pliable non-woven material, and is a paste-the-wall product. It was vey nice to work with.

An interesting note – the manufacturer placed the seam so that it did not cut through any of the pattern. This helps a lot in keeping the pattern aligned and plumb and level, because, for instance, if the ceiling is not level, I can pull the wallpaper pattern up or down a little, to keep it equidistant from the ceiling and disguise any crooked ceiling lines.

Large Medallion Pattern in a Powder Room

July 16, 2013

Digital ImageDigital ImageWhen I first consulted with the homeowner, she feared this pattern would be too large for her powder room, or too dark. I encouraged her to go for it, and, boy, it sure looks great! The scale is perfect, and, despite the dark color, she made the comment that the wallpaper actually makes the room look larger than it did when it was just painted.

She also said that wallpaper adds warmth and personality in a way that paint simply cannot.

In a room like this, usually I would center the pattern over the sink. But because the large mirror would take up most of the space above the pedestal sink, the homeowner asked me to center the pattern on the longest wall, rather than over the sink.  Oddly enough, by the time I worked myself around a few walls, the pattern centered itself behind the toilet!

The paper is milk chocolate brown with silver and ocher-lime green medallions and swirls. This pattern is #DL30440 by Decorline, and was in the HGTV book by Sherwin-Williams.