Posts Tagged ‘secondary pattern’

“Les Touches” Dots for 5-Year Old Girl’s Bedroom

March 19, 2021
Primed and ready
Pattern nicely centered on this focal wall
Close up

“Les Touches” (touch/dots/blots) is a decades-loved pattern by Brunschwig & Fils, a French company.

It has movement, but, having only two soft colors, is subdued. Thus it works nicely on one accent wall. Or, as in this young girl’s bedroom, on all the walls.

I hung this wallpaper in the Tanglewood / Galleria neighborhood of Houston.

Note that the hour-glass striped pattern is hard to see if you are only looking at a strip of wallpaper on your table. Before hanging, it is important to look up the pattern on-line or in a selection book, to see what the overall design and secondary pattern will look like when played out across a wide wall.

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 Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her.

Secondary Pattern in Wallpaper

August 19, 2013

Digital ImageDigital ImageYou might think this wallpaper is going crooked. But that’s an optical illusion… What you are seeing is what’s called a “secondary pattern.”

The main pattern in this paper is the elephants, zebras, and lions. But the secondary pattern is how these elements work on an overall scale… how they play across the entire wall.

In this case, the secondary pattern forms a strong diagonal line. This is emphasized by the fact that the elephant picture is darker than other pattern elements, and is also slanted in the same direction as the diagonal line.

This wallpaper is by Brewster, and is part of the National Geographic line.  I hung this in a new home in the Aliana development in far west Houston.