Wallpaper. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that we’re seeing a resurgence in its use. Whether you apply it all of the walls in a room or use it to create an accent wall, the wallpaper of today may surprise you.
Wallpaper manufacturers are making lots of changes that may just surprise you. Various textures, finishes and even digital printing can all find their way onto your wallpapered walls.
While we tend to keep our clients’ walls neutral, sometimes a space just screams for a large graphic wallpaper or maybe even the slightest shimmer of a metallic finish. Here are just a few of the ways our Vastu designers like to get wild with wallpaper.
If you missed Vastu co-owner Eric Kole’s epsiode of Showhouse Showdown, then you’re in luck.
HGTV finally has the episode, “Loads of Layers vs Less is More”, online! Enjoy!
We know you’ve been waiting to see pictures of Eric’s rooms since his episode of Showhouse Showdown premiered on September 12th. Especially if you weren’t able to catch it or DVR it. Well continue on below to see photos of Eric’s designs and a list of products shown in each room!
Vastu art dealer, Brian Petro was recently on tv alongside Eric Kole. Okay, well, Brian wasn’t physically there, but some of his art was!
In charge of finding new and exciting art and artists to showcase in our showroom, Brian has been a friend of Vastu’s for quite some time. He occasionally has exhibitions in our space and you can even seee him at work during one of the many open studios that occur throughout the year.
For his episode of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, Eric used three of Brian’s pieces from his Grocery series. They beautifully adorned the wall in the family room and looked great next to the Finland Sectional and Bowie Swivel Chairs from Steven Anthony and the Saarinen coffee tables from Knoll.
Read more about Brian Petro’s Grocery series in this past Design Clique post and be sure to stop by Vastu as Brian is offering 30% off of any purchase of work that’s in his studio. Call for appointments – (202) 270-7352. The studio is here at Vastu – 1829 14th street, NW, Washington DC. Hours are 11 am to 7 tues-sat, sunday 12-5.
Last week we received a couple of emails that just made our collective day and put a big smile on Vastu co-owner Eric Kole’s face.
The first was from Hope M. of Rochester, New York. While watching Eric’s premiere episode of Showhouse Showdown, she was so inspired by his design that she submitted the following comment on our website:
“I just watched HGTV’s ‘Showroom Showdown’ on 9/14 and had to write to let Eric know that he got robbed. I wasn’t surprised by the end results of who ‘won,’ given the demographics of the area. But I wanted Eric to know that at least 1 viewer thought his design was absolutely beautiful and inspiring. From the fireplace and stunning furniture selections to that headboard (oy.,,,) and sublime graphic tree wallpaper to the citrus slices and grocery art, I was literally jumping off the couch. Even my dogs got into it! I would have bought that house in a minute. Actually i would have MOVED that house to a much cooler location! Thank you for providing a much-needed breath of modern, clean, fresh design. Someday when I’m rich, I’ll hire you! Peace out, Hope.”
In a follow-up email, Hope continued with:
“I truly was drawn to your ideas and thought the spaces you created were so simple and sophisticated, yet still fun and very livable. I’m an avid interior design junkie and this is the first time I’ve been moved enough to want to contact the designer.”
Comments like these let our designers know that they’re doing something right! And even though Eric didn’t win his individual episode, Hope’s messages really did make him feel like the winner. Thanks Hope!!
The second message we received last week was from a recent Vastu client, Jason H. of Arlington, VA. He had ordered a custom Cosmo Bed by Steven Anthony and when he received it, he had this to say: Read more
A clear winner from HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, based on all the calls we’ve already received, is the Spring Blossom Wallpaper Eric Kole used in his master bedroom. Sold in 4-roll sets, measuring a large 78.75″ W by 118″ L (that’s roughly 6.5 feet by 9 feet, 10 inches).
In using this specific graphic, Eric was evoking the cherry blossoms that DC is famous for and that people come from all over the world to see in the spring. It’s a great way to add interest to your walls without the use of paint and can definitely be an unexpected and fun design element.
While Spring Blossom wallpaper does come in its standard size, it can be scaled up or down to fit any wall in your space. For pricing on this and other products you saw in the “Loads of Layers vs. Less is More” episode on Showhouse Showdown, give us a call or visit us today!
Hey Design Clique readers! First we’d like to thank you for watching Eric last night in the premiere episode of Showhouse Showdown on HGTV. We had some great comments on our Facebook page and had fun following the conversation on Twitter (via #ShowhouseShowdown). While Eric didn’t win this episode, we don’t feel down at all. We love the relationships we have with our vendors and being able to show you how we use their products in a well-designed space (if we do say so ourselves) on a national stage was awesome!
Stay tuned to Design Clique in the next few days as we’ll be sharing some great info on the products used in Eric’s showhouse like the EcoSmart Firebox 1200DB or the fabulous Blossom Wallpaper as seen in the master bedroom!
That’s all that’s left until the series premiere of HGTV’s new program, Showhouse Showdown.