Posts Tagged ‘modern rustic’

Silvery Grasscloth Accent Wall in a Powder Room

October 15, 2017

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The décor in this home in Bellaire is a sort of modern rustic, somewhat heavy, Spanish-influenced blend. The powder room originally had a nicely done faux finish, and it served well for 17 years. The interior designer had that painted over with a single color, and then had me hang this silvery material with natural colored grass on one accent wall behind the vanity.

It updates the room, adds just a touch of dazzle, and blends nicely with the stone sink and rustic vanity, and the new stone floor.

The interior designer for this job is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs.

Faux Stone Wallpaper

February 16, 2016
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This is a textured vinyl wallpaper with the look and feel of real stone. It is from the Modern Rustic line by York Wallcoverings.

In the second photo, I am using my laser level to ensure that the wallpaper is hung true to plumb.

I hung it on one accent wall in the bedroom of a pre-teen boy, in Cypress (NW Houston). The interior designer for this job is Pamela O’Brien, of Pamela Hope Designs.

Finally – A Realistic Fake Grasscloth

June 21, 2013

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Note in the second photo the texture of the material. And, because it’s printed instead of natural grass, it can be matched from sheet to sheet, eliminating the “paneling” or “shading” effect. (Do a Search for my previous posts on this topic.)

I do wish the seams had looked a little better, though.  (Third photo – click to enlarge.)  This is a thick material, and so the joins show more than with a thin paper. I also noticed a bit of curling at the edges, from the paper backing expanding and stretching. Hopefully this will disappear once the paste is fully dry, and the paper will pull tightly against the wall.

In fact, in the sample book, you can see this curling effect, on the sides of the paper sample (not the top and bottom).  If it curls in the book when it’s dry, you can bet there will still be some curl when it’s pasted and up on the wall.  Still, this looks MUCH better than seams on real grasscloth, which are quite noticeable.

This went in the bathroom of a young family. The original paper was an off-white linen – not at all suited for a tub full of splashing little kids! Besides standing up to bath time, this paper added a whole lot more character and warmth to the bathroom.