Posts Tagged ‘pulp paper’

Sweet Fairy Tale for a Baby Girl’s Bathroom

November 26, 2016
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This mother is crazy about her just-learning-to-walk daughter, and wanted to do something special for the little girl’s room, starting with the bathroom.

Originally, the mother was pretty sure she wanted pink and white stripes. On our initial consultation, I assured her that stripes are classic and safe. Then I encouraged her to explore more options – there is a whole world out there of wallpaper patterns suitable for children, from sweet little girls to raucous boys to patterns that will remain appropriate from toddlerhood through the teen years.

I am glad that she took my advice. And she is, too. In fact, she is positively thrilled with the soft color and sweet charm of this storybook wallpaper pattern. Look closely, and you will love it, too!

This wallpaper is in the Jane Churchill line, by Cowtan & Tout, a British company. The design features Winnie the Pooh and friends, and is called “One Hundred Acre Wood.” It comes in several colors, it is positively adorable, and, in fact, I have another client who is planning to use this same paper and colorway in a few weeks.

This wallpaper pattern is printed on what we call a British “pulp paper” stock, and will stay nice and tight to the wall, even under humid conditions. There is no vinyl coating, though, as with many American alternatives, so staining is a possablity. To prevent this, the homeowners must be careful not to touch the paper with their hands or splash water onto the paper while using the sink.

I hung this cute story book toile pattern in pink-on-white in a little girls’ bathroom in a newish home in River Oaks. This wallpaper is by Cowtan & Tout, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. She is great at helping you find just the perfect paper! Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

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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.

“London Map” Wallpaper in Master Bathroom

October 13, 2013

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The substrate was what we call a “pulp” paper – dry and brittle and much like the manila paper you used in Kindergarten. It’s common in British papers, although Thibaut is an American brand.