If you see something of interest in a magazine, clip and save for you never know when you will reference it later, especially if you are renovating or moving into new digs.
HGTV magazine editor, Sara Peterson recently said, “This is the second year in a row that I’ve delivered a design challenge to the HGTV Star contestants, and let me tell you, it’s a rush!” The designers had 48 hours to decorate a living room in the Icis Apartment Homes in Glendale, California, without making any permanent changes. Brooks Atwood and Tiffany Brooks won. “They made this room feel special,” says David Bromstad. “The graphic walls and teal and orange palette gave edge to what could have been a bland space.”
We like what Brooks did to the accent wall. He taped off horizontal stripes of different sizes on the light gray wall and painted the stripes a dark gray. He said it’s a way to add punch without being too drastic. We agree and could have saved Brooks some time with our individual stripes of varying widths. They’re repositionable (don’t have to bother with taping), removable (not permanent as paint) and can be reused.
In a Coastal Living interview Los Angeles designer Betsy Burnham was asked, “Wallpaper or Paint?” She replied, “Wallpaper adds something extra to a space, but I recommend limiting it to a smaller area, like a sunroom or powder room, or even an accent wall.
That’s a good recommendation if you are hesitant about the design or the commitment of using wallpaper. We’ve tried to ease that for you. Our wallcoverings require no paste or glue, can be a DIY project, are easily removed without leaving a residue behind, and are even reusable.
Shax Riegler of House Beautiful interviewed another LA designer, Timothy Corrigan, who bought a chateau in the Loir valley and undertook a 10 million dollar restoration project. His Rizzoli book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce hit the bookstores in October and is a beautiful publication.
It may have been a challenge, but I bet he loved every minute of it and certainly he was never bored!
– Lorre Lei