Posts Tagged ‘groovy’

’70’s Retro Flower Power

December 9, 2020

Here is a home where people are not scared of color, nor of pattern …. What a fun switch from drab to dramatic – with a little groovy tossed in!

The wallpaper is by Sanderson, a British company. Unlike most modern British papers which are of non-woven material, this was printed on a pulp substrate, and the surface felt like vinyl. Once wet with paste, it was fairly flimsy and prone to tear while being trimmed with a razor blade. Once dry, it will be a bit more durable.

This was a small, cramped powder room. It was super appreciated that the homeowners had removed the sink before I started work, so it was much easier to hang paper on that wall.

The home is in the Montrose area of inner loop Houston.

Ditchin’ the ’70’s for Mid-Century Modern

April 10, 2016

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Hung in the hall bathroom of a 1963 ranch style home, this “groovy” blue & tan, large-scaled floral wallpaper pattern was considered quite handsome in its day. Indeed, this paper had seen its way through several decades in this hall bathroom.

Well, we’re 40 years older now, and it’s time for an update.

I love the new pattern this homeowner chose. What’s funny is, the new design is decidedly Mid-Century Modern. So it coordinates perfectly with the era during which the home was built.

Decorating has come full circle!

This wallpaper pattern is by Thibaut Designs, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.