Posts Tagged ‘lavendar’

“I Should Have Done This Years Ago” – Adding Color to a Previously Brown-and-Bleak Bathroom

February 25, 2018


Sorry, I didn’t get ‘before’ photos – but it was a ’70’s era brown-and-gold-disco-theme paper that didn’t fill the space well, and it felt heartless.

This new lavender-colored wallpaper isn’t much brighter than the old brown paper, but it does have a lot of life. The vines in the floral pattern have an upward movement that engages the eye. The scale and pattern fill the space nicely (this bathroom has very high ceilings).

Best of all, the lavender color – while subdued – is a real game-changer. The room finally, after nearly 25 years, has color and vibrancy.

While I was working, and as the wallpaper began to cover more and more walls, every time the homeowner walked into the room, she said, “Why didn’t I do this YEARS AGO?!”

This is a large master bathroom in the Bellaire neighborhood of Houston. It’s a pre-pasted, paper-backed, solid vinyl paper by Exclusive Wallcoverings, and was sold by Sherwin-Williams.

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The young owners of this newish home in the Houston Heights inherited a guest bedroom that had been drenched in a bright lavender color. They liked the color, but wanted to brighten and enliven the room, but also tone down all that pinky-purple. They also have an eye on a room that would work for a nursery down the road …

I suggested they visit Dorota (see below), and she helped them find this pattern. The color couldn’t be more perfect with the paint on the walls, and the pattern is lively, and it’s charming, without being overly sweet. It’s a grey day, and my cheapie camera is not showing the true colors of this beautiful paper – and I forgot to take a shot of the painted walls, to show how nicely the colors compliment one another. But, trust me, this is one of the best coordinated rooms I’ve seen.

Atypically, they did not do just one accent wall, but two walls opposite one another. I don’t always suggest this approach, but I have to agree this time, it looks fantastic.

I loved working with this wallpaper. It is part of the Eco Chic line, by Wall Quest, 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.