Posts Tagged ‘paint colors’

Cute Paris Theme for Little Girls’ Shared Bathroom

October 4, 2018

Most everything in this new home in the Woodland Heights neighborhood of Houston is sleek and white. The homeowner wanted to add just a little pizazz to the hall bathroom shared by her two young daughters.

This Paris-themed design, with its pencil-thin lines and three-color palette is just perfect! I love the way the line drawing effect reiterates the lines in the shower’s subway tile. Charcoal grey, white, and just a touch of red are enough to brighten the room, without overwhelming the serene white color scheme. And it’s a fun design to look at. I mean, who wouldn’t love Paris – especially a Paris with a Ferris wheel?

The wallpaper is by York Wall, in their Sure Strip line, and is a pre-pasted product on a thin non-woven backing. It is designed to strip off the wall easily with no damage when it’s time to redecorate. In the meantime, it is thin and hugs the wall tightly, and the seams are practicably invisible. This brand is very reasonably-priced.

The interior designer for this project is Stacie Cokinos, of Cokinos Design. Stacie specializes in helping choose floor plans, finishes (flooring, countertops, paint colors), fixtures (faucets, lights, knobs), appliances, in new home construction and in remodel projects. Her look is fresh and clean, but very livable for modern families. She is a delight to work with.


Love to Do Laundry?

November 5, 2014

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Love to do laundry? You would, if you had this pretty room to spend wash day in. I was lucky, too, because the washer and dryer had not yet been installed, so it was easy to get paper on all the walls, without having to work around heavy appliances.

This cherry trellis wallpaper pattern is #839T7649 by Thibaut Designs, and I hung it in a laundry room in River Oaks, Houston. The interior designer is Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs, a designer I particularly enjoy working with, and who creates some truly lovely-but-livable rooms.

This is a whole-house remodel, and she is coordinating much of the decisions re paint colors, wallpaper (I’m doing three rooms in this house), cabinet styles, drawer pulls, light fixtures, all that sort of thing, and even lining up some of the contractors working there. Really takes the pressure off the homeowners, to have a designer who knows what’s needed and how to get things found, purchased, and installed, and all on time.

This pattern is a good choice for a room like this, which will have a lot of other things going on. The design is not busy, because a.) there are only two colors, and not much contrast between them, b.) the motifs are relatively tight, and c.) the pattern covers the whole field, without empty space between motifs, so it feels uniform.

For those reasons, this will be an easy room to wash and iron in, and, in addition, the classic trellis pattern will not go out of style. The type of paper is also good in a room that will have humidity.

See? See?? Why hiring an interior designer helps direct you toward the right decisions in both style and durability, and saves money at the same time!

Dorota is a Genious Paint, Wallpaper, and Color Coordinator

August 1, 2013

Digital ImageI wish this photo showed more of the whole room. The client was ecstatic with how well the gal I sent them to coordinated their wall paint, molding paint, and wallpaper. In fact, the couple had originally chosen a different wallpaper, but ended up buying this one which Dorota suggested, and they are happier because this pattern will grow with their son better than their previous more juvenile choice.

In addition, the room for their little girl was perfectly coordinated with pink walls and a smokey blue grey color on the trim.

I love sending clients to this gal. She is always so on-target, for finding just the right wallpaper pattern, or coordinating paint colors. She is Dorota Hartwig, of Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet just west of Kirby in Houston, (713) 520-6262,