Posts Tagged ‘gp&j baker’

Dark, Murky Colors for Pearland Hall Bath

July 22, 2021
The colors coordinate beautifully with the deep blue/green of the wainscoting.
I love these colors, and the soft matt surface.
Manufacturer is GP&J Baker, a British company.

After 25 years in their Pearland (south Houston) home, the couple was ready for an update. Hubby got his new bathroom a couple of years ago. Today the wife got hers!

The room was ripped out down to the studs. Then they got new: deep soaking tub, shower with geometric tile, toilet, vanity with marble top, burnished brass mirror & light sconces, and … wallpaper!

I love traditional patterns like this. And the dark colors really stand out against the white tile and countertop and floor.

This is a non-woven (synthetic) material, and is designed to strip off the wall easily and in one piece when you redecorate. It can be hung via the paste-the-wall method, or the paste-the-paper technique (I usually prefer this option).

Piecing In a 1/4″ Strip of Wallpaper

March 5, 2017

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Sometimes, you do what you have to do. This last strip of wallpaper fell near a corner, but it was just 1/4′ shy of that corner. And, beings as how it was a rigid geometric pattern on a thick unyielding substrate, any attempts to “fudge” the pattern, “grow” it, “shrink” it, overlap and appliqué it, or pull any other paperhanger’s trick to move the pattern over 1/4″ – would not work.

In the end, I had to cut and fit in a 1/4″ strip (with a little more added on, to permit a tad to wrap around the corner, which is standard paperhanger’s protocol).

This geometric pattern is called la Florentina, and is by GP & J Baker, a British company. Designers credits include David Hicks and his daughter Ashley Hicks.