Posts Tagged ‘room set’

Classic Damask in a Dining Room

July 1, 2016
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This dining room full of antique furniture greatly benefited from the addition of this traditional damask wallpaper pattern. And the color coordinates perfectly with the paint on the chair rail and the wainscoting beneath.

Note the slight shadowed / striped look in the wallpaper. If you were thumbing through a selection book, you might not notice these subtle color variations. I certainly didn’t see this when I had strips of the paper rolled out side-by-side on my work table. This is why it’s important to look at the room-set photos in the selection book. These shots will show you how the pattern will look full-size, in a real room, and give you a chance to see any secondary patterns, such as this shadowy effect.

This pattern is by Designer Wallpapers, and was bought at a discounted price from Sherwin Williams. I hung it in a dining room in west Houston.

Silvery, Swirly Floral on a Bedroom Accent Wall

June 23, 2016
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The “before” image is good enough – a grey tufted headboard against a deeper grey wall. But in the “after” shot, you see how pattern, color, movement, and depth create a more interesting and inviting setting for this master bedroom.

Just about everything in this house is grey. Walls, furniture, tile floor, rugs, dishware, dog bed. Grey can easily feel cold, but accents like this wallpapered wall, and pops of color in accessories and artwork, plus textured fabrics and furniture with curves all keep the scheme from feeling too austere.

When playing with the pattern layout on the floor, all I could see was the floral pattern. But once a few strips were up on the wall, the vertical stripe design became very obvious. This is a good reason why I urge clients to always look at the room-set photo in the selection book, so you can see not just the primary design, but how the pattern will play out across a larger area.

This wallpaper pattern is from the SG line by York Wallcoverings, 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.

Be Sure to Look at the Room Set Photo

August 3, 2015

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When you are looking at wallpaper samples in the selection books, you get to look at a page maybe 18″ x 24″. But to know what the overall pattern will look like, be sure to look at the photograph with the wallpaper installed in a room setting.

This particular pattern probably showed some smeary blue and light blue colors on the page in the selection book. But, as you can see, the overall pattern splayed across a wall definitely has a strong striped effect. This could come as quite a surprise, if the homeowner had not looked at the to-scale photograph in the book.

This wallpaper pattern is by Designer Wallpapers, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her

Damask-Trellis in a Home Office Adds Old-World Feel

March 4, 2015

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This was in a just-finished brand-new house in Bellaire (Houston). The overall feel of the home is English Country Rustic. This room is a home office, and you can see the beautiful job on faux-finishing the woodwork and cabinetry in the room.

The wallpaper choice compliments the style of the home, and coordinates super well with the woodwork.

The design is a damask pattern surrounded by a trellis. Note the secondary pattern, which is the smeary tan vertical lines, enhancing the weathered / worn feel. I always suggest that shoppers look at the photograph of the room-set in the selection book, to see what the pattern looks like on a large wall, so they can be aware of not just the main pattern, but the secondary pattern, too.

This wallpaper pattern is by WallQuest / EcoChic, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.