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Stroheim and Romann Wallpaper aka Fabricut Inc.

Stroheim WallpaperStroheim and Romann has been a leader in wall coverings, quality fabric, and trimmings for over 140 years. Stroheim products are geared towards  the most discerning clientele. Originally established in 1865 by Julius Stroheim, the company has since been purchased by Fabricut Inc. Currently, Stroheim is one of the most revered and sought-after fabric and wall covering companies in the world of interior decor.

Fabricut itself specializes in supplying a wide variety of contemporary to traditional fabrics for the home interior. Fabricut’s goal is to provide solutions for everyday decorating needs. As of May 17, 2010, Fabricut took over operations of Stroheim.

“We have been looking to increase our profile in the high-end market,” says David Finer, chief executive officer of Fabricut. “At the same time JAB wanted to focus on its home-based European brands. Our acquisition of Stroheim accomplishes both of our mutual objectives. Each brand has its specialties, together and individually; our family of brands provides designers with products of quality, style and price for every taste.”

Stroheim wallpaper products have an impressive longevity that lasts long after the wallpapering is complete, and Stroheim prides itself by staying far ahead of the current trends of design and color. The company keeps to its traditional roots yet always remains up-to-date and in-fashion. Stroheim produces a dazzling range of chic modern fabrics, and wall coverings that are sought after across the globe.

Design experts and savvy homeowners know that every single room of the house benefits from a pattern made by the Stroheim designers. The company employs a team of artists who create products suitable for every lifestyle or desire. Classic designs such as striped, floral, checked, plaid, damasks,  brocade, and velvet, are continuously refreshed to accommodate the ever-evolving contemporary or traditional tastes.

Allow Stroheim’s history and beauty to inspire your next interior design project. At WallpaperWholesaler.com we proudly carry the Stroheim brand at the lowest price available guaranteed. Our designer collections feature popular materials like grass cloth and strings wallpaper, the unique textures and colors are unlike anything else available on the market today.

Stroheim and Romann Blue and White Vignette_7434

Stroheim and Romann Blue and White Vignette_7434

Stroheim and Romann Silhouettes Vignette_8257

Stroheim and Romann Silhouettes Vignette_8257

 

Stroheim and Romann Blue and White Vignette_7435

Stroheim and Romann Blue and White Vignette_7435

Stroheim and Romann Silhouettes Vignette_8253

Stroheim and Romann Silhouettes Vignette_8253

 

 

Warner Wallpaper

Warner WallcoveringsThe Warner wallpaper company was started in 1933 in Forest Park, Illinois by George Warner Sr. The Warner company wall coverings include Chesapeake, Belair, Patty Madden, and Hooked on Walls brands. Wallpaper styles include murals, borders, and wall accents meant to coordinate for just the right look. Warner is part of RJF International Corporation, a prominent manufacturer of decorative and office products.

Artistic illusions by Warner Vignette_8601

Artistic Illusions by Warner Pattern #: AL13682

With Warner wallpaper you can cover your walls with color and style! Warner brands allow homeowners to explore new interior design possibilities like touchable textured wallpapers and borders. Warner has thousands of options for various room designs ranging from bold modern patterns and prints to stones and stuccos, stripes, metallic, geometrics, fabric, silk, grass cloth, bamboo, leather as well as classic damasks.

Warner wall coverings are high performance and are made with processes that are environmentally friendly. Since Warner wallpapers are made with residential customers in mind, many come pre-pasted with ease and convenience in mind. All Warner Collection brand wall papers and wall borders are washable and fully removable.

Warner seeks to take the guesswork out of interior design by providing homeowners with a complete package of wallcovering products.  For best results with Warner wallpapering homeowners should clean and prime walls, painting the walls with latex paint before hanging is also highly recommended. With the newer collections in the future Warner plans to print all wallpaper onto a completely removable substrate.

Warner wallcoverings constantly has designers at work re-inventing and updating the look of existing styles as well as creating brand new patterns. These attractive and fresh new looks offer homeowners the perfect alternative to paint. Nothing else can create the depth and emotion in a room design like the perfect wallpaper can.

 

Wallpaper Wholesaler is proud to offer Warner brand wallcoverings to our customers both online at www.wallpaperwholesaler.com and in our Chattanooga, TN store location.

Warner Wallpaper Collage

Christel by Chesapeake and Warner

Christel by Chesapeake and Warner Pattern #: CHR34089

 

Christel by Chesapeake and Warner

Christel by Chesapeake and Warner Pattern #: CHR11644

 

Cottage Garden by Chesapeake and Warner

Cottage Garden by Chesapeake and Warner Pattern #: CG113013

 

Cottage Garden by Chesapeake and Warner

Cottage Garden by Chesapeake and Warner Pattern #: CG97139

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Top 10 Wallpaper Classics

Classic checks and stripes are the perfect  pattern if you want to work with a timeless theme. These top 10 wallpaper classics are staples of decor that never seem to lose their charming appeal. Stripes and check patterns work well with any design scheme from traditional to country and everything in-between.

Top 10 Wallpaper Classics

Top 10 Wallpaper Classics Under $25!

1) The Neutral Stripe

The neutral stripe wallpaper is understated yet adds stylish dimension to a room.

2)The Tartan Check

This wallpaper brings modern warmth to a room without dominating it.

3) Soft Linen Stripes

When you want to go with elegant French country decor, this should be a top choice.

4) Classic Plaid

Similar to the tartan but generally softer patterns in cooler colors.

5) The Shirting Stripe

Perfect when you want a look that is tailored and crisp, with a hint of masculine overtone.

6) The Georgian Stripe

Bold stripes of color that catch the eye immediately.

7) Rustic Red Checks

If you are looking for that old fashioned farmhouse feel this works perfectly, especially in kitchens.

8) Multi-tone Match

Wallpaper in multiple neutral tones makes a great design palette for a room.

9) Gingham Print

This squared pattern can be bold and brass or come in small calming squares.

10) Woven Look

Last but not least is woven-look wallpaper which adds rich texture to your walls.

How To Use Them

While you can use wallpaper patterns like stripes and checks anywhere they need to be balanced out with solids. So if for instance you wallpaper a bedroom with tartan walls, you should choose a color complimentary solid comforter and compliment the walls with a couple of tartan patterned throw pillows. To get the most out of patterns think size; you would use smaller narrower stripes and checks in small spaces, and large bold stripes and wide checks in larger spaces.

Why We Love Them

These wallpaper patterns will look as at-home in 15 years from now as they did the day they were first applied to the wall. Using wallpaper you can get that luxury look for less, everything we have shown is priced at $25 or less per roll! The simple addition of a classic pattern to a room can dramatically change  the whole feel of the room, a beautiful wall truly brings you home.

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How To Wallpaper | 10 Easy Steps | Part 2

how to wallpaper prep

How to Wallpaper Prep Photo: by m gifford of Flickr

In part 1 we took you through the process of planning how to wallpaper. We showed you the tools you will need to get the job done the right way. In part 2 we will continue by tackling the wallpapering job itself. Let’s get started…

Step 3: Prepare Your Space

You will need to move all furniture away from the walls to the center of the room, remove photos from walls, and take down curtains and curtain hardware. If you have anything especially fragile or easily damaged remove it from the room, you need enough space to set up your supplies and pasting table so you can work without too many obstacles in the way. Make sure to cover and protect outlets and light switches.

Professional Tip: Make sure to follow any specific how to wallpaper  instructions that come with your wallpaper paste and the wallpaper itself.

Measuring Wallpaper

Measuring Wallpaper

Step 4: Measure & Mark Your Way

Measure the height of your walls at a few points around the room using the maximum measurement plus an additional 4 inches, you can then trim at the ceiling and baseboard later for the perfect fit. Start at a corner where there are no doors or windows if possible and use a plumb bob to mark a straight line for your first strip. Begin an inch or two less than one roll width away from the corner, make sure to do this for each corner you round.

Step 5: Cutting Wallpaper

Use your stainless steel scissors to cut your first strip of wallpaper. Avoid cutting several strips of paper until you hang the first one, this will allow you to change length if necessary. Once you have the right length it is helpful to cut many to help the work go faster.

Step 6: Pasting Wallpaper

Place the wallpaper back-side up on your pasting table. Add paste evenly from the centre of the paper to the edge of the paper. Make sure not to use too much paste, and also ensure the wallpaper is coated evenly to all edges.

Professional Tip: Make sure to check your specific wallpaper manufacturer’s instructions, they may vary from this method. Some wallpaper requires a soak time, others are pre-pasted and may require no added paste and will use water instead.

Step 7: Hanging Wallpaper

Hanging Wallpaper

Hanging Wallpaper by no prawns of Flickr

Carefully press the pasted wallpaper to the top of the wall, aligning it neatly with your pre-measured line, leave some surplus paper at the top for trimming later. Smooth the wallpaper into position starting at the top and working down using a wallpaper brush to avoid air bubbles. Make sure to watch so your paper lines up with your measurements all the way down.

Step 8: Finish Up

Smooth the wallpaper into the creases between the wall, ceiling, and baseboard as you go, then once finished trim along the creases. Wipe any excess paste from the wallpaper surface, ceiling, and baseboards with damp cloths or a sponge.  When the wallpaper is nearly dry, smooth the seams between strips with a seam roller, do not over-roll since this can cause the paste to be too thin and the edges will lift.

Professional Tip: Use a smoothing brush to tap seams on the following wallpaper types: embossed wallpaper, fabric wallpaper, foil wallpaper, and flocked wallpaper.

Step 9: Troubleshooting Wallpaper Issues

Air Bubbles: A common issue with wallpaper is air bubbles and there is an easy solution, simply make a tiny neat incision, apply paste, and smooth the wallpaper gently back into place with a seam roller.

Paste Bubbles: If paste is added too thickly or gets trapped it can make bubbles just like air. In this case make another tiny incision and squeeze out excess paste, then wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

Uneven Ceiling Line: Often the only way to fix this is with crown molding or by adding a narrow wallpaper border.

Peeling Wallpaper: The most dreaded of issues, often the solution is to re-paste the paper on the edges. If this does not fix your issue you may have to remove the strip, clean the wall, and re-paste the paper. This issue is usually caused by poorly preparing walls, of by not pasting the edges of the wallpaper well-enough.

Brava By New Line Fabrics Pattern #: 5918838

Brava By New Line Fabrics Pattern #: 5918838

Step 10: Enjoy Your New Wallpaper

After all that hard work you can step back and… finally… enjoy it. You have created an inspiring new space to enjoy for many years to come! Now you know how to wallpaper a room.

Did You Miss Part 1?

How To Wallpaper | 10 Easy Steps | Part 1

See Also… How To Remove Wallpaper

Now that you know how to wallpaper, visit us today at Wallpaper Wholesaler to see the latest in modern wallpaper patterns by top brand names in the industry at up to 85% off retail prices. We also offer free shipping* and no sales tax** on all orders!

How To Wallpaper | 10 Easy Steps | Part 1

How To Wallpaper

How To Wallpaper | Great Couples Project!

Whether you are a complete wallpaper novice or you just need a few reminders on how to wallpaper a room, this article will provide everything you need to know. With these 10 easy steps in mind, you will be able to tackle the job of wallpapering with confidence from start to finish. We take you from the planning stage through the rewarding finish –print this handy guide and everything should go right!

Step 1: Planning How To Wallpaper

Planning is an important step in the process of installing wallpaper since there are not only many different designs, but also many different types of wallpaper. The current and most popular types of wallpaper are the textured paintable wallpaper and grass cloth, which is a type of wallpaper made with organic materials including jute, hemp, silk, and ramie. You also need to consider other options such as strippable, lining paper, vinyl coated, washable, scrubbable, and cloth or fabric.

Professional Tip: The type of wallpaper, and the options it has will be important to consider depending on where the wallpaper will be applied, what is appropriate for a bedroom may not be the right choice for a kitchen or bath.

How To Wallpaper

How To Wallpaper | Illustration: Stephen Dew

Step 2: How To Wallpaper | The Right Tools

Investing in the right tools for the job is half the battle; these tools will see you through this and many projects in years to come. Aside from your choice of wallpaper you will need:

  • Wallpaper Paste – Unless It Comes Pre-Pasted or Self-Sticking. You may want to buy some paste as a back-up anyways, just in case any of the self-adhesive variety has an issue staying put.
  • Sugar Soap / TSP – This cleans the walls before applying the wallpaper.
  • Sponge
  • Primer Or Sealant – To prepare walls for papering.
  • Drop Cloths
  • Electric Or Hand Sander
  • Spray Bottle – To moisten wallpaper if you need to reposition or remove it.
  • Sturdy Step Ladder
  • Measuring Tape & Ruler
  • Level
  • Painters Tape & Pencil
  • Straight Edge
  • Pasting Table – A long wide board  on top of old buckets can work well.
  • A Clean Stirring Stick & Two Buckets For Paste and Water
  • Paste Brush
  • A Plumb Bob Weight
  • A Bristle Brush
  • Stainless Steel Scissors
  • Damp Cloths – To clean off excess paste.
  • Broad Blade Knife
  • Trimming Knife
  • Toss-Away Clothes – This process can be messy and stain clothing just like painting.

You May Also Need:

  • Overlap Paste – For Vinyl Wallpaper.
  • Water Tray – For Pre-Pasted Paper.
  • Safety Goggles – To protect your eyes.
  • Felt Wallpaper Roller – For flock, molded, and other delicate wallpaper.
  • Steam Stripper – To Help remove old wallpaper.
  • Extra Wallpaper – You may need to make repairs in the future, so having an extra roll handy is a good idea.

Read More…

How To Wallpaper | 10 Easy Steps | Part 2

See Also… How To Remove Wallpaper

Now that you know how to wallpaper, visit us today at Wallpaper Wholesaler to see the latest in modern wallpaper patterns by top brand names in the industry at up to 85% off retail prices. We also offer free shipping* and no sales tax** on all orders!

Source: We recommend this great book for further reading, it has served as a wonderful resource for this article. “How to Decorate with Wallpaper: A Practical and Inspirational Guide with Step-by-Step Projects” – by: Bernadette Fallon and Lauren Floodgate

Hello Kitty Wallpaper

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Princess Brothers and Sisters 4 by York RMK1200GM

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Princess Brothers and Sisters 4 by York RMK1200GM

Hello Kitty is an adorable and popular character created by Japanese company Sanrio in 1974, to this day Hello Kitty wallpaper, toys, games, cartoons, and apparel remain extremely popular. This sweet starry-eyed white kitty has won the hearts of millions around the world, making her perhaps the most popular fictional character of all time.  Hello Kitty first started in the United States then spread quickly to the Asian countries and around the globe, she is the most successful of all Sanrio’s characters to date.

Hello-Kitty-Wallpaper-Vignette_5798

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Vignette_5798

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Is Perfect For Little Girls Rooms

Cute Hello Kitty wallpaper like this has been a staple in many little girl’s rooms over the years. There are many color varieties, themes, and accessories available locally and all over the world to mix and match making it an even more popular choice for parents and children. Hello Kitty iphone wallpaper is one of the most popular mobile phone wallpaper choices for teens (and perhaps secretly adults!), so longevity is also pretty impressive.

Hello Kitty Wallpaper RoomMates Peel and Stick Decals by York RMK1737BCS

Hello Kitty Wallpaper RoomMates Peel and Stick Decals by York RMK1737BCS

In fact, this pink Hello Kitty Wallpaper Border has been one of our most popular children’s products, surpassing even some of the most popular Disney characters. Some of our customers tell us they had a Hello Kitty toy or poster when they were younger, and they knew their children would like the same. Hello Kitty has become quite a popular theme for nurseries, and we have a feeling nostalgia is part of it!

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Brothers and Sisters 4 by York Pattern BT2788BD

Hello Kitty Wallpaper Brothers and Sisters 4 by York Pattern BT2788BD

Fun Facts About Our Friend Hello Kitty

Official Name: Kitty White

Birthday: November 1st, 1974

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Food: Mama’s Apple Pie

Favorite Subjects: English and Music

Personality: Cheerful, Playful and Happy

 

Hello Kitty Shopping Guide

Do you love the items pictured? Would you like to see what other Hello Kitty products are available for creating the most adorable perfect Hello Kitty room ever?  Click Below & Check It Out.

Hello Kitty Princess Wall Appliqués By  Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern RMK1200GM

Pink Hello Kitty Wallpaper By Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern BT2770

Pink Hello Kitty Wallpaper Border By Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern BT2766BD

Hot Pink Hello Kitty Wallpaper Border RoomMates Peel and Stick Decals by York RMK1737BCS

Floral Pink Hello Kitty Wallpaper By Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern BT2790

Floral White Hello Kitty Wallpaper By Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern BT2789

Hello Kitty Ballet Wall Appliqués By  Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern RMK1199SCS

Purple Hello Kitty Wallpaper Border By Brothers and Sisters 4 by York – Pattern BT2788BD

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