Posts Tagged ‘rustic’

Venetian Plaster – Whoever Thought This Was A Good Idea?!

February 18, 2018

In the early 2000’s, someone got the idea to put Venetian plaster in American homes. The fad caught on, and soon people were forsaking wallpaper and covering their walls with the new trendy texture, which was supposed to look “rustic,” and “Tuscan.”

To me, unless you had a house that was designed from the ground up to look “Tuscan,” this wall finish never looked good in the typical American home. Even worse was when the finish was poorly executed. Please see the photos.

I’m glad that the pendulum has swung, and people are going back to wallpaper.

There are special prep steps that must be taken, so that the texture won’t show under the new paper, and so the paper can adhere to the surface (true Venetian plaster has a slick wax coating).

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Rustic & Textured & Earthy & Burlapy

January 27, 2016
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This wallpaper takes the texture of grasscloth up a notch. There are knots and lumps and knarled fibers and even bits of nameless debris that got caught up in the webbing. The clients LOVE it!

This rustic, burlap-type material goes wonderfully with their new home in Bellaire (Houston), which is a blend of contemporary (straight lines, smooth surfaces, white walls) and Mexican rustic (rough stone, leather, weathered wood, primitive art).

And I liked it because, with the woven fibers, the seams are virtually invisible.

This product is by Twil.

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.