Posts Tagged ‘pottery barn’

Sweet Priano in Dusty Pink for New Baby Girl

May 8, 2021

The first-time parents of this soon-to-be-here baby girl have done a super job of coordinating colors in the nursery. This wallpaper from Serena & Lily, the crib and changing table from Pottery Barn, a rug, and other accessories all share the same “toned-down” shade of pink.

The swirling leafy design of the wallpaper is a sort of background pattern (as opposed to making a huge statement on its own). It will suit any age child, from infant to school-girl to teen.

The home is in the Spring Branch neighborhood of Houston.

World Map Mural – Keeping Australia on the Planet

August 14, 2013

Digital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageAs this world map mural worked its way around the wall, Australia got cut off by the door.

The last photo shows a little trick I used to keep Australia, as well as the chart, in view.

And just FYI, the chart to the right of the door looks like it’s off-kilter, but that’s an optical illusion… it’s actually at the same height as the chart to the left of the door.

The mural is by Pottery Barn, and is made from dry-erase material. This is the third time I’ve hung this wallpaper mural. Since it comes in eight panels, you have the option of placing them so as to focus on the continent of your choice.

Map Mural Install Today

August 7, 2013

Digital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageDigital ImageI hung this same West Indies map last year! This install was interesting because, instead of going wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor, the map was centered between a window and another wall, hugging the ceiling line. This way, it lined up with the bed, and the bottom of the map fell right about at the height of the headboard.

Like last time, the map gave a little trouble keeping it straight. I started at the center, hanging against a plumb line. But since the crown molding was not perfectly level, the top of the map started to go crooked, and would have had to be cut off. The top of the map is a narrow border, and was important to the design, so could not be cut off.

So I used some wallpaper hanging tricks to fool the eye. What I did was to cut off the border, let the crown molding encroach down a little, and then I pasted the border back on top of the map, keeping it even with the bottom of the crown molding. The eye doesn’t notice that some of the top of the map is hidden, but it does notice that the border along the top is intact and nice and straight.

That solved the problem of the unlevel crown molding, but I had stretching and twisting issues, too. Even though I started in the center and worked outward toward the sides, and there were only three panels on each side, the paper got a little off-plumb on the right side. Since it was not running right into the window on the right, that meant that there would be a distance of 14.5″ from the map to the window at the top and 14″ at the bottom. The eye would notice that. So I had to figure a way to get rid of that extra half inch.

What I did you see in the bottom two photos. This was an easy fix, since the map had vertical lines as part of the pattern. I moved the right edge of the map so it was straight and equidistant from the window. This created a wrinkle in one of the panels, larger at the bottom and tapering to nothing at the top.

So I simply cut a slit along one of the lines, and let the pieces overlap, eliminating the wrinkle and keeping the right edge straight and plumb.

This map was purchased through Pottery Barn.