5 Things to Consider Before You Buy Wallpaper

5 Things to Consider Before You Buy Wallpaper

5 Things to Consider Before You Buy Wallpaper

Before you go through the millions and millions of wallpaper options out there – certainly before you fall for a reason – you want to make sure that the wallpaper is the best choice for the room in question. (There is no reason to raise this silky fish footprint only to realize that the room is not suitable for paper). The biggest consideration might be different from the one of love when it comes to paper design, but it is not the logistic space and wallpaper properties to keep in mind, since (fun things!). Here are five things to consider before taking the lightning.
Room fittings
If the room has the shape of a cone head inside, the document will be … difficult. But according to Melissa and Julie Warner Rothblum Massucco Kleiner, the founders of Massucco Warner Miller, an interior design company based in Los Angeles and Seattle, which is more a matter of openings in the plane of the only way. “If there are a lot of doors or windows in a room or a lot of large objects that occupy a lot of visual wall space,” the Post said, “there is not enough space for the bottom of the screen has Good impact “. In other words, if you only see a splinter or design of two exposed, is it worth planning the wallpaper? (You can decide if!)
A Massucco Warner Miller salon covered in red lawn.

Aaron Photography Leitz
Total walls of covered size
In other words, more space and more space on the wall are exposed, more that your project will be expensive – both to buy enough paper to keep an installer on the clock to get the job done. Do you want a direct paper cost from the living room, or spend on fancy paper and wallpaper instead of the small entrance? (For registration, we believe that both can be good decisions.)
A sufficient amount of space on the exposed wall opens the way to radiation, in the kitchen of a Monte Carlo residence designed by Timothy Whealon.

Simon Watson
Scale the desired pattern
Once you have decided that yes, it is worth your time and money to cover the wall, consider paper design. A large-scale model read much more clearly if it has large areas of the wall will keep with the guard; Otherwise, a small alloy model (or paint!) May be the best choice.
Scale models depend, as evidenced by the living room of the designer Mark Christofi’s home in Massachusetts.

François Dischinger
Steam factor in the room
Traditionally, dust rooms are a popular place to pass the wallpaper. As Rothblum and Kleiner stand out: “They are smaller than other rooms in the house, so … some customers feel more secure and do something that is a real showtopper.” On the other hand, it is less hot, hotter than a bathroom or kitchen. Surely you can find wallpapers that can withstand these conditions (waterproof paper, for example), but not all models will be available in a stronger brand. Just make sure that you like the options there are before relying on the wallpaper in a full bathroom or kitchen.
In an Atlanta house, a wallpaper Katie Ridder Holland & Sherry raises a bathroom, which is much more suitable for the task than a warm or warm bath or kitchen.

Pieter Estersohn
It is likely that the children who will be staying
Some papers are very childish (vinyl base color black screen!); Others look like they would be (there’s a whole world of child-oriented models in the screen universe). Others, such as grass cloth, which are made of natural fibers that can not be washed or cleaned, or delicate vintage wallpaper hard to retrieve from a child armed with a pencil or marker. Walls painted by comparison, could always be painted in a particular sector if the marks are not established, but the repipage would be a much greater challenge.

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Qualities Stick To Wallpaper

Qualities Stick To Wallpaper

Qualities Stick To Wallpaper

To see all the decorative design magazines in the supermarket, you think that all the others we have to do with our money is to pump blindly into our homes. No doubt, a beautiful home is important, but it is the same for minor things such as mortgage payments, rent, school fees, light bill, clothes, parties, shopping, life insurance and new tires.

Fortunately, the art of making a good alternative to do without. There are no prices on the wit and there is lack of rewarding wit. When it comes to starting up your nest, using everyday materials with imagination can more than compensate for having to cut corners from time to time.

Example: wallpaper. Since the Chinese invented 2200 years ago, the wallpaper has allowed people of limited resources to enrich their homes affordable with color, pattern and texture. But if you still think that the wallpaper is only fit for walls, then you are not using this miraculous material for all it’s worth.

Scrubbable, tear and is available in an unlimited range of models and colors, the wallpaper can cover a multitude of sins furniture surface

– unfinished, hand, down, basement or dignity, but the exhaustion of time – and other household objects. It’s a time to use (easier on that wall wallpaper), and it’s easily available in paint shops and neighborhood paper. If you organize a vacation home, a first-class apartment or bedroom, or if you want to extend the shelf life of the furniture in the room or the family room of a child, the wallpaper can help reduce costs.

As for the tools, scissors or sharp knife and a good straight edge (a rule or standard) is all you really need. For best results, use a commercial wallpaper primer on all surfaces before applying the background image with the appropriate paste (vinyl or wheat paste), as suggested by the manufacturer.

The true beauty of the background image is that it produces an unexpected surface and transforms an otherwise remarkable piece of furniture into something special series. Of course, it will not last forever, but if you can adjust a few years of use on a coffee table from the family vault, but seriously marked by the placement of it, why not? You can always use the extra time to set aside the money for the granite table you really want.

Obviously, furniture with flat surfaces lend themselves to wallpaper finishes better than furniture with curved or carved surfaces. Seamstresses, safes, old steam cabinets, new skateboards above, stackable storage cabinets, libraries, screens, modular wall units, cabinets, desks, desks, bedside tables and other deck parts are all good candidates for the role .

If you can not be able to adapt to the edges of the drawer or bevelled edges of the boards, first paint a complementary color and then apply the paper to the flat areas.

If you want the small room to be larger, reduce the presence of a large piece of furniture – a cabinet with drawers, for example, or cabinet – by placing it with the same paper you use on the walls. If space is not a concern, consider packing a cabinet with the same paper you used on the walls, but in a different color. You can also use the paper to revitalize simply inside a ceramic box with light, a cabinet curiosities or shelf.

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Game changer wallpaper

Game changer wallpaper

Game changer wallpaper

Although Frank Lloyd Wright died there more than half a century (his 150th birthday was June 8), he remains the most famous architect in the world. It’s easy to see why when you explore the new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, “Frank Lloyd Wright 150: Unzip the File.”

The huge show features nearly 400 American masterpieces, ranging from drawings, models, furniture and printed media to dishes and buildings. It was triggered by the Herculean task of opening more than 55,000 drawings from the archive, 125,000 photos, and much more Taliesin West at MoMA.

But much more than that, describes the conservative Barry Bergdoll, who is entering new voices to review the work and impact of the most impressive architects. Bergdoll invited more than a dozen scientists and curators to unpack (the title of the show – a double meaning) various themes around the work of Wright. What they found reveals that the archives, as Bergdoll said, continue to “develop new experiences” and will continue to do so for generations.


Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1955-1961, pastel and pencil on paper, by Frank Lloyd Wright. Design of stained glass Eugene Masselink

Revelation happens regularly as you explore the 12 divided sections of the show – focusing on drawings and abstract representations of photographs – their well-documented embellishments experiences, structure and construction systems to their relatively unknown research urban planning and agriculture. Other galleries affect the landscape, the Nakoma Golf Club, inspired by Native Americans, near Madison, Wicsonsin, and its Chicago-mile-stone project, to consolidate their bonifides while pressing to participate in the boom construction of the city.

In leading the seemingly endless themes, it is impossible not to admire the drawings and artifacts of skill and seduction, from a surprising neoclassical competition competition for the Milwaukee Public Library, in the 1890s to space, the dome and the concoctions of The 1950s bubble is all art: sections and elaborate architectural and color planes are as much art as complex windows, hexagonal chairs and nearby concentric spheres murals. Everything is unified, very well taken care of together through Wright’s organic ideals and his commitment to your total design (whether for clients or not).

Davidson Small Farms Unit, painted wood model and particle board 1932-1933, by Frank Lloyd Wright

And while the architect was light years ahead of his time, exploring the technological and formal systems so that as close to him he might not follow (which explains in one point, all the cracks and leaks), he was Capable of creating spaces, systems and components that almost everyone can enjoy. Wright’s work is universal both in its ability to hold together in all its variants and in its ability to connect seamlessly with the world.

This combination of complexity and accessibility, the show that led to the house, continues to hypnotize the public. Perhaps even more than architectural creation. The show, Bergdoll said, is basically a billboard to encourage researchers and visitors to keep looking for lessons at all.

“The goal here is to announce that the files are here and are open to new questions and new people,” says Bergdoll. For Wright, the promoter of himself par excellence, all the broadcast, and yes, fame, would have been fine.

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Getting animated about wallpaper

Getting animated about wallpaper

Getting animated about wallpaper

NEW YORK – Oxygen Media is the last place in New York that you can expect to see the 19th century landscape wallpaper. The company, founded in 1998 by, among others, Oprah Winfrey’s websites and the woman he made famous Nickelodeon, Geraldine Laybourne, which operates a cable television network and women operate on five floors decidedly contemporary in the market Chelsea market on the ninth avenue.

Inside, walls covered with a variety of lean industrial materials are equipped with television monitors constantly connected to the oxygen network. Deposited on the third floor, the entertainment unit, which produces telenovelas cartoons for oxygen websites and fun promotions to its network, was flooded with curiosity on an old wallpaper recently.

At least their computer screens were: half a dozen workers have erased since the beginning of this year to complete a three-minute digital film could be described as background story curiosity for viewers with little patience for stable and static images.

The animated micro-documentary welcomes visitors entering into “rooms with a view,” a new exhibition exploring the history of wallpaper and links to landscape painting at the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution. The show continues until October 14.

And beaten

The hairdresser responsible for this unlikely marriage of technology and craftsmanship is Kit Laybourne, 58, who is not only the husband of Geraldine Laybourne and director of oxygen animation projects, but also an evangelist wallpaper.

“As a facilitator, I’m very interested in flat stories and flat surfaces, as well as repeating models,” said Laybourne. “So, the wallpaper is something I can not help seeing. Every time I see the wallpaper, I always try to understand what the models are: Where is the Branch? Is it a subtle connection or not?”

His animated film “moving wallpaper” can give “rooms with views”, and by extension, the world of background image, a much needed energy shake. As white interior pieces have returned more and more in the last decade, wallpaper manufacturers have seen their sales as worn tulips. The world’s largest producer of wallpaper, Imperial Home Decor Group based in Cleveland, filed against bankruptcy in the January 11, 2000 chapter, with a disappointing sales figure.

Oxygen The film will also be transmitted in the oxygen network.

Background of depth

Basically wallpaper can suffer from fropieuse reputation, but for most of its history, it has closely followed art trends. At the beginning of the 20th century, abstraction took a few years to migrate from painting to wallpaper. Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder were some of the artists commissioned in the late 1940s by a New York manufacturer, Katzenbach and Warren, to create embellishments on screenwall wallpaper walls.

Joanne Kosuda-Warner, who chairs the museum’s 10,000-object wallpaper collection – the largest in the United States. – is accustomed to seeing bright eyes when talking about the details of wallpaper design: the thickness of trees and wide areas of the sky, for example, is used along the edges to make a document easy to fill and adapt without interrupting The flow of a field view.

She was pleasantly surprised last fall when Laybourne, during a tour she regularly performs in the collection, stepped forward to announce her fascination with these details.

“This is not something that happens to me every day,” he said.

Laybourne, meanwhile, sees nothing unusual in a cartoon animator who falls in love with an 18th century trade. “I love the wallpaper as it seems to be a very commercial applied art,” he said. “For me, it’s attractive as a good hybrid, a remedy that people do not take seriously.”

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