Posts Tagged ‘dorota hartwig’

Dramatic Update for College Age Girl’s Room

December 24, 2020

The furniture, bedding, artwork, wall paint, in this bedroom of a college-aged girl are all pretty neutral. The mother wanted bolden things up with a dramatic accent wall behind the headboard. This would be a surprise when the gal came home from school for the holiday.

One wallpaper choice was the Phillip Jeffries “Wish” wallpaper. Well, anything with that designer’s name is going to be really expensive. Plus the cost of smoothing the wall and hanging the paper.

Dorota Hartwig of DMH Designs ( found this – very similar pattern, but much more affordable price. It is by Wallquest, one of my favorite brands, and is called Dandellions.

In one photo, you see the paper rolled out so I can see the full-size pattern and determine how I want it placed on the wall, behind where the headboard will go.

In the last photo, you see a scrap of dark chalk which I used to color the white edges of the wallpaper, to prevent them from peeking through at the seams.

The home is in the West University neighborhood of Houston.

Furniture Sliders Save Client’s Floor / Carpet

July 4, 2014

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Digital ImageTo maneuver and hang wallpaper, I need about 18″ of space along the wall. The husband in this renovated Oak Forest home tried to move this bed, but even with the mattress removed, it was a heavy, heavy behemoth.

I ran out to my truck and got these furniture gliders. He got them under the four feet of the bed and had everything moved away from the wall before I got back inside with my next load of tools! They are padded on the bottom, so will slide across hard floors as well as carpet.

This damask wallpaper pattern is by WallQuest, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.