Posts Tagged ‘european’

Wild, Wonderful Chintz Wallpaper in a Montrose Entry

August 8, 2018


This newish townhome in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston is fairly traditional in style. But the new owner loves color, and she’s not afraid to be a bit daring! She had the ho-hum tan travertine tile floor taken out and replaced with this large, vibrant black & white checkerboard.

Next she woke up the walls with this vivid chintz floral wallpaper pattern. Chintz is an old and classic design – but there is nothing stuffy or old fashioned about these wild colors!

I love the “in progress” shots (2nd photo) because they show the stark contrast between the original white walls and the drama starting to transform them.

This wallpaper is by Eijffinger, a European manufacturer. It is a non-woven material, and is intended to be a hung using the paste-the-wall method – but I prefer the results when I paste the paper.

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Allen Wrenches – American and Metric

October 14, 2017

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Many bathroom fixtures (towel bars, etc.) are removed by the use of an allen wrench (also called a hex key).  My American (inch) set on the left works most of the time.

But it helps to have a metric set (right) on hand, too, for the occasional fixture calibrated to European measurements.