23
Nov

Designing Custom Wall Paper

Concept Statement The goal of a true powder room is to welcome and impress guests, but a drab design will have the guest forgetting the room as soon as they leave. The clients wanted to remodel their powder room space to add some pizazz and make it unique and remarkable. The original design was a typical cookie-cutter space. “So our challenge was to build an inviting room around one element the client liked: Chinoiserie wallpaper.
Shortened Concept Statement SMALL SPACES – A Chinoiserie Challenge – A custom designed wallpaper takes a powder room from boring to fabulous
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Overall Budget
$25K
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isq1ysmbkrcssd1000000000The goal of a true powder room is to welcome and impress guests, but a drab design will have the guest forgetting the room as soon as they leave. My clients wanted to remodel their powder room space to add some pizazz and make it unique and remarkable. The original design was a typical cookie-cutter space. So our challenge was to build an inviting room around one element the client liked: Chinoiserie wallpaper. It was more like a word she had really heard and wanted to see what we do to create that effect. The Right Backdrop Chinoiserie, or a pattern of Chinese motifs, was the main look the client wanted to include in the space. Main challenge was then to find the right choice for the backdrop. The wallpaper needed to be inviting and almost living – without being overwhelming and gaudy. After being unable to find a Chinoiserie pattern pattern with the right scale and detail we had in mind, not too traditional and not too modern. I decided to design it myself, creating a delicate design of tree branches and white flowers over a shimmering silver/bronze backdrop. With an initial sketched draft of what I had in mind, I got a prototype made. A few tweaks later, the design was hand painted onto the paper backdrop , and we had a winner. The rest of the color scheme involved taking the glam Chinoiserie effect and extending it to every surface and object in the room. The vanity’s classic black-and-gold palette coincides with the wallpaper’s glamorous shimmering tones. These details continue throughout the space in borders of gold along the mirror, black-and-gold light fixtures and gold hardware. The flooring tile is also a tissue gold – a very thin, metallic sheen – with a light shimmer similar to the style on the wallpaper and gold cabinet. The bright gold accents are complemented by lighter wall colors to keep the space airy and inviting.
Additional Project Information: Square Footage of Space 25 sq.ft
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Challenges & Solutions
sconce-detail-150x150Our challenge was to build an inviting room around one element the client liked: Chinoiserie wallpaper, which was non-existent. We could not find the right pattern, scale, colors and the right backdrop to fit that tiny space. The client did not want anything painted on the walls but wanted it pre-determined before it is applied. The best way to achieve the goal was to design it myself. With an initial sketched draft of what I had in mind, I got a prototype made. A few tweaks later, the design was hand painted onto the paper backdrop , and we had a winner.