Posts Tagged ‘galleria area’

More Foresty-Looking Wallpaper

May 15, 2015

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These tree patterns are really popular. I did one just a week or two ago. I like this one a lot, and find it well-suited for a guest bathroom. The tan/cream/silver/grey color scheme and the nature feel of the trees are soothing, and helps the space feel spa-like.

This wallpaper pattern is by Designer Wallpapers, and I hung it in the guest bathroom of a new home in the Galleria area of Houston.

Wild for Animal Prints

April 30, 2014

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Digital ImageI hung this huge white tiger mural in between two windows in a dining room in the Galleria area of Houston today. This is the same home where I hung faux snake skin on the master bedroom headboard wall, and a zebra print in the downstairs spare room, a few months ago.
https://wallpaperlady.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/out-of-africa-and-into-houston/

The substrate is a non-woven material with a thick vinyl surface. The vinyl is textured to look like short hair – so you get the effect of real animal hide. The manufacturer recommended the paste-the-wall technique, which usually goes a little faster, especially on plain walls like these (no intricate cuts).

Non-Woven papers usually do not absorb moisture from the paste nor expand, but this one did, by 1/4″ per strip. I spent a lot of time measuring and plotting my strategy to get the pattern centered on the wall, and the expansion of the paper threw it off by about 3/4″ inch. Not that anyone would notice but me. 🙂 But still, next time, non-woven or not, I will test before assuming what width the pasted strips will end up. If it had been a more structured design, that 3/4″ would have mattered.

This wallpaper pattern is by Roberto Cavalli
http://www.robertocavalli.com/rc_home/, and was made in Italy, but bought in Russia and carried back to the U.S. by the homeowners.

Sometimes, Simple is a Good Thing

April 10, 2014

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Digital ImageThis homeowner originally wanted an Oriental-themed pattern with women wearing lots of red. When she was unable to find it, she settled on this.

At first, I thought it was a little boring, but the more walls I got papered, the better it looked. Now that it’s finished, it looks great.

The thing about a pattern like this, vs. the original choice is, with the original pattern, the wallpaper would have taken center stage. With this simple irregular stripe, the wallpaper fades to the background, and then the accessories take center stage – mirror, artwork, towels, other decorative items.

This is an inexpensive pre-pasted solid vinyl paper, and was hung in a bathroom in a condo in the Galleria area of Houston.