I received an e-mail a few months ago, asking if I would contribute to a new magazine, French Style. Well, that sounds right up my alley! Yesterday, I found the magazine in Target and snapped it up.
First of all, it really is a beautiful magazine. I loved looking through it and I felt so proud that I was a small part of it and I was very pleased with how my article and photographs turned out. I always felt like my pictures in print looked yellowish and not as sharp as the other pictures in the magazine. I felt like these were my best and that’s a great feeling.
You can find the magazine on newsstands now.
One of the rooms featured in the article is my master bedroom and the fabric wall behind the headboard. Most people assume it’s wall paper, but it’s actually fabric! I used an old Army wive’s trick that my mom used when we lived in military housing…starch.
You can find my full, detailed tutorial HERE on HGTV.com, but the abbreviated version is that you roll starch, just plain laundry starch, on the wall, put the fabric in place and then roll over it once more with the starch. Allow it to dry and it’s done!
Here’s the brilliant thing about this wall treatment…when you are ready to remove it, you just peel it off and it doesn’t leave any messy glue or damage on the wall in any way. It’s so much easier than wallpaper to install and it’s less of a commitment, which is perfect for habitual redecorators or renters.
I chose a bold fabric to make a feature wall, but you could use a cream linen, just to add texture or something graphic like stripes or checks. Think of the endless possibilities!!