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The Woods in a Powder Room

February 20, 2015

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People love this pattern, and this is at least my fourth time to hang it.

The fattest tree is a dominant feature in this pattern, and, as you can see in the third photo, I centered this tree above the sink and between the sconces. It will look super, when the mirror is hung, smack in the middle.

In the fourth photo, you see that the large tree is also centered on the rear wall. Reflected in the mirror, this will be a really cool effect. This took more than a little engineering, because, after you position the first strip, you don’t really have control over how the pattern falls on each subsequent strip. So it took a little finagling to get the tree to land in the center of that final wall over the cabinet.

This pattern has a strong diagonal theme. This 4-roll powder room is too small and chopped up for the secondary pattern to play out (the overall look of the pattern, as seen from a distance), but you see a little of it in the second photo, with the branch heading diagonally away from the fat tree trunk. The thinner branches reiterate the diagonal movement.

In the last shot, I am pointing out, again, that, if you choose a thick non-woven paper, expect to see the seams. That’s just how it is. But, really, hardly anyone notices that stuff but me. 🙂

This wallpaper pattern is called “Woods,” and is by Cole & Son, a British company, and is printed on the newish non-woven substrate that manufacturers are using more and more of these days. Non-wovens are breathable, and are designed to pull off the wall easily and in one piece, when it’s time to redecorate. I hung this in a powder room, above a beaded-board wainscoting, in the Memorial City area of Houston. The contractor who remodeled this powder room and the adjoining kitchen did a fantastic job. Wendell Smith. http://wendellrsmith.com/

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