Thursday, August 29, 2013

Attention Golf Lovers -- We have Golf Wallpaper

Thibaut Design has a great selection of golfing inspired wallpaper as well as matching fabric in its Castle Pine Wallpaper Collection. There is also a design of just golf clubs and golf balls perfectly named Miniature Golf Wallpaper. These patterns would suit a home office nicely!


York Wallcovering has a few golf wallpaper patterns, in the Ronald Redding Houndstooth Collection, in colorways sure to match any color scheme.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ikat Wallpaper Designs

The Ikat design has remained popular over the last year in both wallcovering and fabric. And why not, it was once a symbol of power and wealth. The original Ikat designs usually had symbolic meaning representing religious beliefs. Upholstering a chair in an eye catching Ikat fabric can easily make that the focal point in the room. For a subtler look have custom made pillows made in an Ikat fabric.

Thibaut Design has many great Ikat wallcoverings and fabrics which make decorating a whole lot easier. As of late the most popular colorways seem to be the earth tones....gray and beige.

Island Ikat in Blue from the Avalon Collection.

Bravado Ikat in Smoke from the Neutral Resource Collection

Thai Ikat in Apple Green with Matching Fabric from the Jubliee Collection.

Thai Ikat in Yellow

Ikat Fabric in Aqua from the Fairfax Collection.

Bravado Ikat Fabric in Red from the Tea House Collection.

Stop in to any of our stores to look at the Ikat designs.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Surfs Up with Decorating

Sun, Surf and Decorating! What a perfect combination. When you are decorating with a surf theme Factory Paint & Decorating is definitely the spot for you. From wallpaper borders to bedding sets to murals to rugs, we have the surf decor for sure.

From the Candice Olson Kids collection this border will enhance your surf decor.

The Coastal Waters collection is filled with beach theme borders. The surf board border with the tiki hunt is so fun you will want to pick up surfing lessons.

If you would rather go simply and hang a Surfboard Wall Accent Mural this one here is 17" W x 70 1/4" H our color consultants can help you select a color.

The Surf Rider Bedding set from C&F is so much fun!  Accessorize with matching shams and throw pillows.

The Endless Summer hooked rug is great for a bathroom. The paint colors that coordinate with this rug is endless. Stop by any of our stores to look at the thousands of colors to choose from.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Everything Nautical

Living in New England and so close to Cape Cod you are bound to have some type of passion for the beach or at least the idea of the beach and all things nautical.

The bedding and pillows from C & F are great quality with fantastic designs. There are too many nautical and beach themes they offer to show them all there. Stop by any of our stores to look at the catalog for the full line.

Historie De La Mer bedding with embroidered coral reef pillow.

Fiesta Key in the popular coral color with tufted sealife pillows.

Natural Shells for those that love the soft "spa" color tones.

The wallcovering collection, Cape Cod, by Wallquest is chock full of nautical wallpaper. From light house wallpaper to sailboat wallpaper to nautical maps you will find it.

From Seaside, by Thibaut Design, the Tide Pool pattern is so much fun and full of all things underwater sealife. Available in six colorways, one is sure to make your decor.

The Coral Cables pattern, from the Texture Resource Volume 3 collection, in Coral on White would look lovely with white beadboard. The fabric backed vinyl wallcovering has a texture to it and is scrubbable.

The starfish and seashell wallpaper also known as Neptune from the Toile Resource Volume 3 collection by Thibaut Design, is perfect for a bathroom. Choose from 6 color schemes.

Stop by any of our wallpaper and decorating deparments too look at these selections.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint

Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint is a smooth, hard finish that creates a unique white writeable-erasable surface. Once dry, simply use any dry erase markers to draw or write messages and then erase! Application is easy and it has minimal odor making it safe to use indoors. Ideal for use on interior surfaces such as drywall, masonite, wood, cement, metal.

  • For indoor use
  • Great for offices, playrooms, kids room, kitchens and more
  • Part A and Part B mixes easily and is ready to paint immediately

Apply to a smooth surface and allow to dry 2 days before applying dry erase markings.

 Visit any of our Paint Departments to talk with a paint sales associate about Dry Erase Paint.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Introduce Yourself to Wallpaper

We are pleased to introduce our guest blogger Jacki Burke. She is a decorating consultant from our Plymouth store and has years of experience in both decorating, paint and wallpaper. 
Thank you Jacki for your great tips! 

I have created a list of fun and creative uses for wallpaper besides actually wallpapering your walls. These are simple ideas that will introduce you to using wallpaper. You just may love the warmth and charm that it brings that you will want to decorate your whole house! I have also included a few of my favorite wallcoverings with each project.



Idea #1

Wallpaper the faces of drawers with a fun pattern like Clarence Trail from Thibaut's Small Print Resource II. I can help you, along with one of our color professionals, pull out a paint color to paint the rest of the furniture.


Idea #2

Wallpaper the top or sides of a dresser or bed side table with Giada from Antonia Vella's Glitteratti II. The charcoal/gold colorway is gorgeous!

Idea #3

The back of a built in book shelf is always a great place to showcase a great wallcovering. A geometric wallpaper pattern like Lucian from Anna French's Lyric would look stunning in the back of a large floor to ceiling built in, as long as the space between the shelves is large enough to support the pattern.

Idea #4

For smaller spaces such as an entertainment center or a small book shelf try a grasscloth wallpaper such as Thibaut's Antilles Weave in Copper from Grasscloth Resource 2.

Or a basket weave such as Sachon Basket in color Navy from Thibaut's Menswear Resource Collection.

Idea #5

Frame out large panels of wallpaper on a wall. They can be any size depending on the scale of the wallcovering. The larger the scale the larger panel. I have selected a few patterns that I absolutely love, the wallpaper options are endless!

Sulu in Charcoal - Monterey

Downing Gate in Metallic Gold on Bark - Neutral Resource

Allison in Navy - Geometric Resource

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Roman Shades & Draperies - As popular as ever

The most popular fabric shades are the Roman Shades. A Roman Shade is versatile and more economical than a long drapery although the full length draperies have remained very popular among our customers. The Roman Shade acts, to an extent, as a problem solver. It lets you adjust the amount of light in your room as well as maintaining a certain level of privacy. Adding fringe to the Roman Shade will give it a more formal look.

The Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Shades are a great natural fiber Roman Shade. Available in many styles, lift systems and natural materials, the shade has a casual but chic look.

The Pinch Pleated and Grommet Custom Drapery are the front runners within our stores. They both have a luxurious feel to them. Both styles can be dressed up with the hardware they are paired with.

Custom Treatments typically take 8 weeks. Contact one of our decorators to explore what style fits your room.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Easy Counter Top Face Lift

Turn your old counter top in to a new one with Giani Granite! Sold in our Pembroke store only, Giani is very easy to apply and can be used on most surfaces. Giani allows you to have fun and be creative with this unique product. Assembled in one kit it is very easy to transform an average size kitchen (35 square feet of counter space) in a weekend. Your actual painting time will be about 4 hours with about 16 hours of drying time.

To see the Giani products visit our Pembroke store.

What can GIANI be used on?

  1. Traditional granite countertops and vanities
  2. Corian countertops
  3. Butcherblock countertops
  4. Primed or painted wood
  5. Primed or painted drywall
  6. Cabinet inlays
  7. Table tops
  8. Mantels









How durable is GIANI?

The GIANI polymers are automotive grade resins that are used in the manufacture of car bumpers, so it is very durable. The cure time is approximately two weeks to achieve its full hardness, although you may use your counters in 48 hours. 

A few other great features

-Just like Formica and granite it is not recommended for cutting or chopping.
-GIANI locks out moisture and resists bacteria.   
-Will not show fingerprints
-Heat Resistant up to 250F
-Can be used outside but not designed for surfaces that may be submerged in water

Take a look at the before and after pictures you will truly be delighted by the transformations.