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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Good Brand to Know: Tempaper Temporary Wallpapers

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Forest_COPPER_FO091_swatch-2.jpgAre you afraid to commit to a wallpaper? This post is coming to you from someone who leaves wallpaper samples thumb-tacked to her walls for years without ever even calling that great wallpaper hanger a designer friend recommended, so trust me, I completely relate. That’s why Tempaper is so brilliant. Their selections are self-adhesive and totally temporary.

So long as your walls are nice and smooth (they recommend that your surfaces that have been painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish paint, not flat for the best results), you can simply peel and stick this self-adhesive temporary wallcovering to your walls, ceilings, doors, backs of bookshelves and other DIY projects. No paste, no water, no professional required!



Tempaper’s Brick Temporary Wallpaper gives you the look of exposed brick without the dust. It will give you the look of that fabulous movie loft that doesn’t ever seem to really exist in real life.


The wood accent wall look has never been more popular. But finding that wood, cleaning it, smoothing it, etc. turns into a major construction project. With Tempaper’s options, you can get the accent wall look with ease.



Tempaper Herringbone Temporary Wallpaper will give your walls texture and pattern. It’s available in Ash (seen here) and a darker version, Walnutherringbone_ash_textured_he500_swatch



If you’re not so into herringbone, faux bois woodgrain paper may be for you. It’s available in indigo and pewter. Tempaper also has a wide variety of other patterns, from traditional damask to botanicals.



Tempaper Branches Temporary Wallpaper is a modern take on a woodland, available in graphic black and white seen above as well as Mystery Blue:


Tempaper is made in the USA.

Tempaper’s installation recommendations and other information:

It is recommended that you apply Tempaper to surfaces that have been painted with an eggshell or satin finish.It is recommended that you apply Tempaper to surfaces that have been painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish. Applications on matte or flat paints are not recommended. Tempaper is a phthalate-free, VOC-free and lead-free product. The adhesive and inks that we use are environmentally safe and friendly, and will not be affected by steam, humidity or indirect moisture from a bathroom. Our back liner is biodegradable.

There are so many more options to check out. Will Tempaper help you get over your wallpaper commitment-phobia?

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Mod Mom Furniture on this Friday’s episode of SHARK TANK on ABC


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Program your DVRs, set your TiVos and get the VHS tape ready to record, Kiersten Hathcock from Mod Mom Furniture will be on this Friday’s (4/1) 8pm/7pm central episode of Shark Tank on ABC. In the preview above you’ll see Kiersten for a second say “Everything is riding on this.” Ohhhhh the suspense! A hint as to how it went down,  ABC put out a blurb that says “sharks fight over mother’s furniture company.” Gooooooo Kiersten!


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Black and White Style: A Preview


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I found myself feeling really happy when I looked at this picture last night and then started scouring flickr for some favorite black and white (and charcoal) images to share with you in tomorrow’s “Flickr Faves on Fridays” post. Then I thought, why not share the image that inspired me in the first place as well? It comes from our very own Ali Beckford, who is a super-stylist and photographer (and hilarious, when you click over to her blog, make sure to check out this post). She and he professional photographer S.O. Cooper love to snag their neighbor’s toss-aside furniture from their hallway and they scored big time with this dresser.

As for some of the other pieces, Ali tracked down the camera print after spotting it in this Unison Porter bedding shot:

The artist is Rod Hunting. The vintage clock came from an old school in Olympia Washington. Doesn’t it remind you of being bored out of your mind in some high school class, praying for the second hand to move, thinking that the bell was NEVER going to ring!


Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Our Site Got a Makeover. So What Do You Think?


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Last weekend the creatives over here at Design Public redesigned the site. I was cut off from you for about a week, and I have to say, it made me feel a little panicky. I had this big burst of creativity last weekend and I couldn’t get into the blog and to write and upload and link and share! and it was a bummer! I missed you!

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So, my WordPress is all updated and turned about and it’s taking a little getting used to – it’s making me cross-eyed at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll find there are very good reasons why everything moved around, and I’ll wind up thanking my lucky stars for it. I’ve been looking at the new design for a week and although I am always scared of change, I’m digging it (BTW, I had nothing to do with it, so it’s as new to me as it is to you). I am a big believer that less is more, especially on a website. Especially on a website full of modern products.

But enough about what I think, what do you think? Is there anything about the old site you miss? Is the navigation easy and intuitive? Is there anything you’re finding tricky to figure out? Let us know in the comments section. The main reason we started a blog was to create a little community and be able to receive feedback with ease.


Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Who is Wallter?


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Upon the event that you are curious who Wallter is named after. It is this guy: