Posts Tagged ‘nina campbell’

A Pretty Paper for a Dining Room

June 20, 2015
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The young couple who own this meticulously-renovated bungalow in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston lived for a while in England. They developed a taste for Things British, including wallpaper. This is the second room I’ve done for them, both using traditional patterns made by British manufacturers.

This one is by Nina Campbell, for Osborn & Little. It is a “pulp paper,” a more traditional substrate, as opposed to the “non-woven” materials the company (and many others) is moving toward. I love the pulp papers.

Would You Put Wallpaper on This Ceiling?

April 17, 2014

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Digital ImageI don’t often like patterned wallpaper on ceilings. But the interior designer wanted that surface papered, too, and I have to admit, it looks pretty good in this small powder room under the stairs.

The brand is Nina Campbell, a British paper, and the designer is Shirley Webb of Houston.

Do Not Touch the Wallpaper!

February 23, 2014

Digital ImageMost wallpapers, especially uncoated brands like this British Nina Campbell pulp paper, can be easily stained by water, beauty or cleaning products, or even hands.

Since I won’t be there to keep an eye on the electricians when they install light sconces, I left a little note. I keep a supply in my tool box.

New wallpaper.
Do not touch it.
Do not lean on it.
Very fragile.
No water.
No Windex.
No tape.

Next time I print off a batch, I’m gonna remember to add “Gracias.” 🙂

The Most Weirdly Angled Room I’ve Ever Done

February 14, 2014

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Digital ImageThis is an under-the-stairs powder room in West University Place. A paperhanger friend called it the “Alice in Wonderland Optical Illusion Room.” Plotting how to position the pattern on the various surfaces was a (fun) challenge, and I think it turned out great in the end.

The wallpaper is a British brand, Nina Campbell, and the interior designer on this job is Shirley Webb, in Houston.

Curling Nina Campbell Pulp

February 13, 2014

Digital ImageDigital ImageI love the old-fashioned pulp papers made by British wallpaper companies, so I was looking forward to working with this paper by Nina Campbell. But it turned out to be very stiff and difficult to maneuver, and when it got wet with paste, it the edges curled really badly, making it even harder to handle and keep clean, and giving me a real workout trying to keep the seams flat on the wall.

Trends in Babies’ Rooms – All Over the Map!

January 25, 2012

I’ve done several accent walls in nurseries lately. An accent wall is an easy and affordable way to get major impact with wallpaper, without overpowering the room.

One family expecting a girl chose to go bold an dramatic, with a strong teal medalian design on a metalic silver background.
http://www.harlequin.uk.com/DesignDetails.aspx

Today I did another nursery for a little-girl-on-the-way, and the parents chose to go sweet and playful, with pastel colors, birds, butterflies, and flowers.
http://shop.ninacampbell.com/perroquet-wallpaper.html

Interestingly, both papers were British imports (Harlequin and Nina Campbell).

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Flaw of the Day

January 25, 2012

Nina Campbell #NCW3830-02

Minor things like very small ink spots here and there, and long blue marks (scratch? ink?) running vertically from one design about 12″, in several places – this wiped off, so no big deal.

But the edges of the paper were not cut straight, which meant that some sections of the seams butted perfectly, like they should, while otheres gapped or overlapped. From a distance you can’t really see it, but up close, or with the light coming at an angle, this will be visible.

I usually love hanging the British pulp papers like this brand, because they usually go up perfectly, and the seams, while they look noticeable while wet, dry and are about the most invisible seams of any paper I work with. So today’s issue was unusual and unexpected.
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