"Splatter-Drag" ....common builder's texture
My kids have lived in various places in the east, southwest and southeast, and they all have smooth walls. But here in Texas, we do texture.
The "Tuscan/Old World" look has been a popular decorating trend for several years, and a "skip-trowel" texture, painted with a glaze, has complemented that style.
It's been done Alot ! and I mean ALOT !
I had a client ask me whether we should texture her walls in an upcoming re-do.
I am conflicted?
As a designer I know that when something becomes "standard" then it's probably time to move away.....very quickly.
I hate designing on the back end of a trend, knowing that in a year or two, the trend will be passe'. I prefer, when my clients will allow, to push the envelope a bit and do something that I know will still look fresh and beautiful for at least the next 7 -10 years.
Obviously, when considering the "whole design package" , I like to be consistent with the overall mood of a home, or of a room.....I'm kind of crazy that way. I think you should move from the front door, through the house and out the back without feeling schitzophrenic. We don't like to match, but I think we should have a consistent "feeling" throughout a home.
Is that something that wall texture can do? Do we really need to pay attention to something so insignificant?
I thought it might be fun to see what other designers are doing with wall treatments, so I went on a pictorial quest...you knew I would!
Textured "Old World" finishes
Douglas Freidman, photographer
Eleanor Cumming, interior designer
Jean Stoffler, interior designer
Venetian Plaster - Allison Cocoma, interior designer
Neal Stewart, interior designer
Jeffery Bilhuber, interior designer
High Gloss Paint
Todd Alexander Romano
Charlotte Palmer, interior designer
High Street Market blog
Fredericksburg Texas Designer unknown
Michael Carter, Carter and Co.
Wendy Konradi, interior designer
Lisa Martinson, interior designer
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