Posts Tagged ‘fabricut’

Dark Bar Goes Bright

September 21, 2017

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The woodwork and cabinets throughout this home in the West University (Houston) area were originally painted a smudgy, moldering, dispiriting grey-green.  Many of the walls were a similar sad color.  The new homeowners hated the gloomy green, and had all the walls and most of the woodwork lightened up.

But the green wood stayed in the bar area.  In addition, the bar was papered with a dark moldery green stripe pattern.  There wasn’t much differentiation between the walls and the trim, and the whole room had a feeling of malaise.

Repainting the woodwork would have been costly.  So the interior designer found this lovely pearlized wallpaper that lightens the mood in the room, and also coordinates nicely with the paint color on the trim.  In addition, the large damask is a classy pattern that fits right in with the home’s lightly-traditional décor.

This wallpaper is by Fabricut.  The interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs, assisted by Joni Karnowski and Danna Smith.  http://www.pamelahopedesigns.com/

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Chutzpah For Your Walls

July 4, 2016

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It takes a lot of guts, and someone who loves to live large, to put a “Wow!” pattern like this in a prominent room in the home. This homeowner has it, and the dining room turned out super.

The original wallpaper was a gold and red faux-finish, with bold gold paint below the chair rail. The new pattern coordinates beautifully with the gold paint – and ads a whole lot of punch!

The wallpaper is by Fabricut, and is printed on a non-woven substrate, and is a paste-the-wall product.

Tweaking the Pattern to Get a Better Layout

June 19, 2016

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In this dining room, I hung the paper around the upper portion of wall first. Then I had two options for papering the column below.

One was to line the balls up with the pattern above, so they fell in a perfectly plumb line. This would have moved the centers of the balls a little to the right of the center of the post.

The other option was to make those dynamic circles really the focal point of the column, by giving them center stage. I placed them so their centers were smack in the middle of that central angle. This allowed the full ball to show, with none being cut off at either edge of the column.

It’s a little out of alignment with the pattern above. But this was a much better way to dramatize an already-bold pattern, and really draw the eye to it. Hey, if you’re going to use a wild pattern like this, punch it up every way you can!

This wallpaper is by Fabricut, an comes with matching fabric. I hung it in a dining room in Greatwood (Sugarland) (Houston).

Old World Pattern in a Brand New House

July 1, 2015
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This weathered and worn-looking pattern is the perfect fit for a powder room in a brand new home in Bellaire (Houston), that has many old-world features, such as stone floors, carved stone fireplaces, wide distressed dark wood flooring, iron grillwork, cathedral vaulted ceilings, lantern style light fixtures, and more. An ornate, antique mirror will hang over the sink. (I hope they send me a photo!!)

The color in the second photo got washed out, but you can see how the color and timeworn finish on the door compliment the wallpaper superbly. The paper has a little bit of glitter, and a little bit of texture, which add a nice element of glitzy-but-shabby (in a shabby chic sort of way).

This wallpaper pattern is called Audrey and is by Fabricut.