Roll Call: Go Wild With Wood Veneer Wallcovering

Find out what makes this real wood veneer special, and get the skinny on how to use wood veneer wallcovering on your walls

Few materials exude visual warmth like natural wood. But if a rustic reclaimed-wood feature wall doesn’t quite jibe with your contemporary or modern style, consider a wallcovering made from real wood veneer.

From simple wood grain to intricate inlaid geometric patterns, there are lots of striking decor options. Click HERE for the full story…

 

 

Roll Call: Shopping for Wallpaper? First Know the Lingo

 We demystify terms and concepts such as repeat, pattern match and roll size

Purchasing wallpaper can be a confusing experience. If wallpaper lingo — such as repeat, pattern match and single versus double rolls — makes you feel like a dithering hot mess, here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.

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Roll Call: Choose Vinyl Wallcovering for Durability and Style

Vinyl wallcovering can pep up and protect your walls.
Learn about the four types and which is best for you

Vinyl wallcovering got a bad rap for many years. Although the tough material is notable for withstanding endless suitcase bumps in hotels and wear and tear in corporate corridors, its aesthetic for residential use has usually fallen short.

Many of us remember the funky mushroom designs or old-fashioned coffee grinder silhouettes in 1960s and ’70s-era kitchens, but more recently, vinyl wallcovering has maintained its durable practicality while amping up its style appeal.

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My article was one of Houzz’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016!

Happy New Year!

I’m going to start 2017 off with tooting my horn.

My article was rated as one of Houzz’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016.

If you missed reading  8 Budget-Friendly Ways to ‘Fun Up’ Your Patio last April, be sure to check it out!

Houzz Tour: Colorful and Pattern-Happy in California

An overhaul of a 1930s Tudor results in a bright, bold space with an open floor plan

Once Joan Schubert and David Fletcher outgrew their home, they decided to return to the Sacramento, California, neighborhood where Schubert grew up, and still has family. But before they could move into the 1930s Tudor-style house, the couple needed to do a major renovation. Besides making the layout more functional, designer Laura Neuman helped show off the artistic couple’s love of mixing different colors, patterns, and genres.

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Roll Call: Why Trendy But Tricky Grasscloth Wallpaper Is Worth It

via Emerald Hills Interiors

Get the ins and outs of beautiful, hand-woven natural grasscloth wallpaper

A staple in the 1960s and ’70s, grasscloth wallpaper has lately become a hot commodity. A natural material, it’s one of the most versatile decor items, complementing almost any style from tropical to rustic, traditional to modern. But despite its good looks, grasscloth is a “fussy baby” in the big family of wallcoverings. It is delicate and isn’t exactly a breeze to install — but it’s worth it when done right. If you’re considering grasscloth, here’s what you need to know.

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Room of the Day: Cool Grays Replace Beige in a Glam Space

A West Hollywood living room goes from drab to fab to match the lively personality of its owner

After buying a white linen chesterfield sofa in hopes of solving a too-bland vibe and awkward layout in the living room of her West Hollywood townhouse, this homeowner quickly realized she needed expert advice. She hired Lucie Ayres to help turn the room into something upbeat, glamorous and fit for mixing a few cocktails during parties with friends.

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Kitchen of the Week: Updated Colonial Style in Creamy White

via PS & Daughters

A kitchen in a once-neglected house gets an elegant and roomy overhaul for a growing family

Paul and Danielle O’Connor grew up outside Philadelphia and met in their late twenties. After marrying and having children, they found their small starter home bursting at the seams. They spent two years searching for a bigger home before landing the traditional stone Colonial-style house they’d always dreamed of owning.

But after sitting vacant for many years, the house needed a full head-to-toe renovation before the O’Connors could move in. Here they share details on how they overhauled the kitchen with modern features and a creamy white look while respecting the history of the house.

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See How Wallpaper Can Transform a Room

 Aside from adding pattern and color, wallpaper can also take hold of our senses and change how we view our spaces

It’s well-known that wallpaper can spice up a room with pattern, but it also has a few other tricks up its sleeve. Depending on the design or even materials that go into making it, wallpaper can alter how we perceive spaciousness, light levels and movement. It can create a sense of cohesiveness — or isolation — in a room.

To me, good interior design is an art form. That’s why I studied both subjects, and earned degrees in fine art and interior design, deepening my understanding of how color, pattern, texture and form work together in interior spaces. And that’s why I believe you can use wallpaper to work wonders in any room. Click HERE to find out how…

Houzz Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse Goes From Fixer to Fantastic

via A. Jennison Interiors

A designer renovates her family’s 19th-century New York home in an impeccable mix of traditional and modern style

Armed with vision and strong nerves, designer Alison Jennison saw past the faded green paint, wood paneling and fiber ceiling panels like many people had in elementary school to realize the full potential of this three-story Brooklyn townhouse. Her efforts peeled back the decades-old features to reveal hidden charm, to which she applied hip modern furnishings.

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