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Wallpaper for DR

gtdj519
11 months ago
last modified: 11 months ago

Hi

we are finishing up a kitchen renovarion in which we removed the wall between kirchen and DR. We have a light blue- grat backsplash. The DR has chantilly lace half wall wainscoat and crown molding. someone suggested a wallpaper for above the wall wainscoat , and I love the idea. the choices are overwhelming and made even more difficult by the huge wallpaper books in which the papers cannot be removed. I would like a textured/ grasscloth like paper in white, light gray, silver. a touch if blue mixed in is okay too, but I feel the backsplash gives plenty color, so i thought a soft color wallpaper will keep the light/ airy look I want

Does it matter if the stripes of the textured paper go vertical or horizontal?

Do you think the direction I am going in will look nice with what is in place?

here are a few that I like so far :

choice 1 - white/ light grey / metallic silver vertical textured




Choice 2

light grey vertical textured metallic (the large grey square)





Chocie 3 grey with blue horizontal textured





Choice 4 light gray and white horizontal grasscloth



The overall space - wallpaper will be in DR onky half wall above the wainscoating. It will be adjacent on the wall to the backsplash.







Comments (32)

  • Lyn Nielson
    11 months ago

    I don't see any photos or ideas as suggested in your original post.

    Wallpaper great idea, verticle generally will help add illusion of height, if you need it.

    Wayfair.com has a great selection of affordable wallpaper for ideas.

    Your style?

  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago

    Sorry… let me try pics again

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    Patricia Colwell Consulting
    11 months ago

    How about just stripes painted on the wall one matte on semi gloss to create a look without the hassle of wallpaper install and for sure grass cloth is tricky to get right. I just looked again at the DR and IMO the wainscoting is too high to add wallpaper and honestly wallpaper is best on a large span of wall which you don't have . I also think the dark wood china cabinet next to the very light kitchen does not really work I would remove the display part of tha cabinet and add a really fabulous piece of art in the colors form the kitchen to make this blend better .All the wall painted the same color and the wainscoting the same or removed

  • HU-918119203
    11 months ago

    Pretty kitchen! I would go option 4. I generally prefer a horizontal grasscloth, and this option seems to have a touch of warmth to it. The others are a bit cold and matchy to the kitchen IMO.

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Patricia , I really sont see how painting srioes would be easier than hanging wallpaper. I also think that would look gaudy. that is not really my style.

    Im not installing the paper myself, I have an installer. I am also not getting real grasscloth, I prefer faux, or just a textured wallpaper.

    the wainscoat is not being removed. It is beautifully done, and excellent quality. It is staying. Same for DR; it is a custom set that I am not changing. I will hang nice art flanking the china cabient to incorporate kitchen colors of blue/ gray.

  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    thank HU— I like number 4, but I do wish it had a touch of metallic in it . its not as warm in person as in the pic. Its a mix of very light gray and white. These phones/ computers are terribke with showing true color!! 🤦🏼‍♀️

    this may show true color on 4 a bit better



  • Mrs. Beasley
    11 months ago

    Your kitchen is lovely. What about adding a wallpaper that has a botanical feel? Then the rooms won’t feel too sterile.

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago

    Thsn you Mrs. Beasley. Id like to keep the wallpaper subtle/ textured,, not to too busy. I like to use botanical/ floral in my art work , which will be added to the DR.

    Thank you susie!! ues, the wallpapers I posted are cooler. The kirtchen, paneling and crown molding are all chantilly lace- a cool crisp white. When I look at the warmer wallappers, they look too beige/ tan/ dirty next to the chantilly whites in the spaces. I dont like it; it doesnt look right. The floors arent really as yelow as the pics make them look. They are natural white oak; so they lean cooler/ whiter than they appear. These online pics are rough to decifer!!

    Some of the metallics look pretty with a soft sheen to them. The faux grasscloths are really nice too. this is tough to choose

  • sydneyfv
    11 months ago

    Will the wallpaper be on the wall you are showing it on and wrap around the 3 walls?

    I like 2 or 3 for colour. I think 4 is too beige looking.

    Could you take pictures on your counter? And next to your cabinets. Those are big surface areas in your kitchen.

  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Yes stdneyfv- the wallpaper is going above the wainscoating, wrapping around on the 3 walls . I placed the wallpaper samples on that particular wall and rook a pic, , as the blue/ gray tile will be directly adjacent to the wallpaper on that wall. the other 2 walls ( behind china cabinet and the wall by french doors, are just walls; no tile near/ next to it.

  • cpartist
    11 months ago

    Funny, in my former life I was a wallpaper and fabric designer and then owned a wallpaper handscreen wallpaper company. Sold the co one year after my son was born so I could instead freelance for the co I sold it to, and concentrate on raising my son, and later my daughter. And that was just about the time wallpaper was diving into the toilet so it actually worked out well for me. :)

    Im not installing the paper myself, I have an installer. I am also not getting real grasscloth, I prefer faux, or just a textured wallpaper.

    NO! Looks too commercial. Like you'd see in a lawyers office or an office bathroom.

    Either get the real thing or get a pretty subtle print. Maybe a a tone on tone vine, floral or geometric?

    Trust me when it's hung it won't be too busy as long as you keep it more of a tone on tone.

    geometric

    chevon

    abstract

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Interesrimg cpartist. Glad it worked out thr way it did did. Thanks for sharing your story !!

    i cant / dont wanr real grasscloth. The dust, not being abke to clean etc… i have a daughter with ashma/ allergies , so the real thing is not good for her healrh. I really do like rhe soft subtle look of it. Some of the ones i posted were just textured, not suppose to be grasscoth. i really dont mind the faux grqsscloth , Some are very pretty to me

    i will look at some tone on tones in geometric .. I just worry I may tire of them, look busy, etc Botanicals, no . Vines,no- reminds me of a jungle room. LOL

    The mottled/ abstract ones remind me of mold on a wall LOL Those plaster/textured type remind me of chipped, cracked, broken cement walls in need of repair- horrible!!

    i think geometric would be an option along with the faux grasscloth - even if its commercial looking 😉

  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    I brought these samples home today. Cant get into room to see how they look as contractors are here.

    first two are by Thibaut - called painted desert Its like a watercolor blend paper.

    one is gray blend other is gray and blue bend.

    Watercolor blends grey



    watercolor blend blue-gray


    below are pics of above samples from the website of both colors. The blue gray blend is NOT that blue/ green color in person! seems like you can apply it vertical

    or horizontal





    Basketweave


  • cpartist
    11 months ago

    Thibaut is a good company. Not cheap.

    I hear you on the allergies!

    Personally, I'd look into printed textures without the raised fake textures. Printed will not look so commercial.

    The top one I wouldn't hang horizontally unless your walls are 1000% perfect. However vertically, they could be a good choice. I like that one. It reminds me of expensive silk.

    I'm thinking for you the bottom one may be a bit too busy once it's hung?

  • cpartist
    11 months ago

    Um do you know how that top one is printed? Is it printed vertically or horizontally? I'm guessing vertically, but definitely check.

  • User
    11 months ago

    Thibaut makes a spa blue ombré stripe that is beautiful. It is a thinner stripe than the sample you have.

  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Thank you cpartist and rtpaige03.

    i will look at the thibaut you suggested .

    you’re right cpartist. the bottom basketweave one is bery busy. The wallpaper shoo had a sample roll and have it to me to try. Whoa… made me fo cross eyed 😂.

    the watercolor one I believe is printed vertically. However, I only have the sample attached iin the book, and once I was able to come into the room tonight, they are looking a bit cream/ tan where it should be white.

    I also have a strio of a metallic textured silver/ pl platinum colored one. I like the elegance of it, but I know you will think it is commercial, as it isnt anyhring special. But i do think it looks really prettty.

    i will post pics of them

    YIKES! - way too busy



    metallic silver/ platinum






  • PRO
    Gray Space Interior Design
    11 months ago

    Choice 4 would look the best with it's horizontal orientation! It would make the room appear larger, and add a bit of texture in contrast to your gray tiles. It's light, airy, and would also compliment the wainscoting on the bottom of the wall around the perimeter.

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago

    Thank you gray space interior design . the tiles are actually a light blue- gray color. these phones/ computers skew colors awful and make it hard to know what things truly look like.

  • cpartist
    11 months ago

    You're right. To me they remind me of Dr offices and lately I've been to way too many. LOL.

    Try looking at some geometrics too.

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Lol cpartist I dont asssociate the faux grasscloths with doctor offices myslef, so I am okay with them. but I understand what you mean about associations. You cant shake it out of your head!

    For me , the textured distressed wallpapers remind me of worn out, dilapidated walls in the houses in need of repair….. I grew up in The Bronx 😂

    i will go back to the store tomorow and look some more. There is an overwhelming amount of chocies . I do think a light silver/ pewter metallic looks really nice. I am finding that the gray wallpapers read tan,, taupe in the space. - they arent really looking right The silvers look good .

  • Maureen
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    It sounds like you have a good sense of what you want, just hard to find the one you love. Given you are papering the dining room, it should be the focus (vs if only holding up to the tile). You started with a simple faux grasscloth look; it was a good choice as you won’t tire of, it will not take over and to work with dining room’s furniture (and flooring), consider a bit of a brown inclusion. The quality will also make a big difference.


    Sample available, if interested.

    https://wallcoveringsmart.com/collections/all/products/75814-grey-faux-grasscloth-wallpaper?variant=21439712067689


    Be sure you are 100% sure, it’s a big commitment. (Years ago my mother, husband and I were papering our dining room and I got a dreadful feeling it wasn’t right and it never was!)

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  • Mary Iverson
    11 months ago

    Consider a painted Strié effect - the colors are limitless.





    Please no gray + gray + gray.




  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago

    Thanks maireen! very helpful advice and I agree, I have to feel 100 percent good about the paper chocie, as its not a small investment. i do like the frasscloths, its just finding the right tone.

    thanks you mary and raimondi for the suggestions. appreciate it.

    just for a few more books from the shop today and will look through


  • cpartist
    11 months ago

    Agree with Raimondi. I understand understated, but that doesn't mean bland. :) If I lived near you, I'd come help you pick a good wallpaper.

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Had a few minutes ro look at a few books before the contactoes came .

    I thought this may be pretty option.

    its a tonal sort of brush stroke metallic.

    there is this silver one and there is also a white tonal. The white Iis too light I rhink, , , but the silver looked nkce I rhoight

    silver




    white




  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    I have 5 that I am considering. The pics dont show well, but they are light silver metallic, and rhey all have a sheen/sparkle to them.

    A lot of the prints are just way overdone, or I feel like i woukd get tired of them after a week. i want something elegant and simple, and I am having a hard time finding that in a pattern. I found one pattern I thought was simple and nice, but my husband said it looked like it belonged an office space 🤦🏼‍♀️😂

    pattern that got voted out


    wallpapers we both like below



  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    11 months ago
    last modified: 11 months ago

    Update….

    we chose a silk/ strie looking wallpaper from Galerie Walkcoverings in a silver/ platinum color. It has a subtle gltter/ shimmer theoughout the paper which looks beautiful when the lights/ sunlight hits the walls. I think it is very pretty and elegant. The pictures unfortunately do not show the color or details well at all. Looking forward to seeing it installed. Thanks everyone








  • cpartist
    10 months ago

    Funny the only one I thought doesn't look like an office space is the one your husband voted out. LOL. Goes to show everyone has different ideas.

    I'm sure your choice will look elegant once hung. Be sure to come back to show us.

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  • rebunky
    10 months ago
    last modified: 10 months ago

    Well somehow I missed seeing this thread.

    I like what you chose because the lines are super subtle and run vertically.

    Your tile runs horizontally, so I like the change of direction where it butts against the backsplash. The slight glitz definitely fits your elegant style. 💕

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  • gtdj519
    Original Author
    10 months ago

    Thanks cpartist and rebunky.

    we wanted ti keep it siimple with texture. Artwork/ rug will bring in the blues to the dining space. prints weren’t the direction we wanted. The one we chose with the soft shimmer, really leans elegant. The pic is bland looking, but in person its a beautiful sheen and strie texture.

    i will be wallpapering my ceiling entryway with something more of a statment. Looking wallpaper with light blue watercolors or gemetrics.

    thats the next task on the list i began searching for 🤦🏼‍♀️ little by little