Posts Tagged ‘echo’

Dining Room Is Brightened and Warmed at the Same Time

September 11, 2021
Before. Walls are primed and ready for paper.
After
The homeowner raved about how the wallpaper made the room look so much brighter. And it coordinates so nicely with the color of the woodwork and wainscoting.
Detail. There is a slight raised-ink feel.
Using my laser level to get the first strip plumb, and the motifs centered vertically between the windows.
The pattern name “Kashmira” reflects the slight ethnic feel of this pattern. The manufacturer is Baker Lifestyle, in their Echo Collection.

Here’s a dining room in the Woodland Heights neighborhood of Houston that feels both cheerful and snug at the same time.

The material was “non-woven” and could be hung using the paste-the-wall method. However, I prefer the flexibility and accuracy that comes with pasting the paper.

The interior designer is Stacie Cokinos of Cokinos Design, who works mostly in the Heights area of Houston.

Rounded Flame Stitch in a Heights Dining Room

July 10, 2016

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This dining room in a new home in the Houston Heights has traditional block paneling that reaches up 5′ high. In the first photo, you see the painted paneling, and the new Sheetrock above it. I primed the Sheetrock with a pigmented wallpaper primer (Ultra Prime Pro 977 by Roman’s), and then every surface in that room was – WHITE!

And it was – BORING! 🙂

In the next photos, you can see how wallpaper transformed the room. The pattern is small an tight and contains only two similar colors on a white background, so it is not busy or overwhelming at all.

But just look at how that little bit of pattern and color brings life to the room! And look at how the paneling and woodwork suddenly becomes noticeable and beautiful, once it is contrasted against the darker wallpaper.

The interior designer who helped bring life to this home is Stacie Cokinos. The wallpaper is in the Echo line, and is by Baker, a British company. It is on a non-woven substrate, and is a paste-the-wall product.