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Staging and Style

Wallpaper for the Fifth Wall: A Modern Fix for Popcorn Ceilings?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Some home designers want to make a bigger statement with the ceiling, and they’re turning to wallpaper to do it. Wallpaper is once again growing in popularity for walls, and some designers are now experimenting with it to dress up the ceiling too.

Some designers are using it to transform a ceiling’s living space with wallpaper in minimalist designs or in metallic. It can add texture and certainly some drama to a space.

Some designers are using floor-to-ceiling wallpaper all in the same print. Others may have the walls all painted white or a light color and then use a wallpapered ceiling to jazz up the room. Faux tin on the ceilings can be a way to create a statement ceiling too.

Use with caution, however: A dark or bold of wallpaper could make a ceiling appear lower.

But for spaces that can pull it off, a wallpapered ceiling can look chic. Plus, if you have a listing with dreaded popcorn ceilings, this can be a way to give the ceiling a modern, yet less expensive update. Check out some of these examples from designers at Houzz.

Community Restaurants

The Chipper

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Several months ago, the lady who works at the British Depot store near the Tamina Farmers Market just west of the Woodlands, told me about a new fish and chips shop opening in the area. I have been anticipating this opening ever since. And boy, The Chipper lives up to all my waiting and wondering and anticipating. I had high expectations. This is authentic, outstanding fish and chips. They sell haddock and cod and the haddock is crazy good. The chips (or fries to us Yanks) are the best I’ve ever had. They are historic, and I can’t stop eating them. My favorite thing they sell is the mushy peas. I love mushy peas. If you’ve never had them, you have to try them. They have a nutty flavor that goes perfectly with the fish and chips. They also sell a dill flavored tartar sauce and a curry sauce. Their traditional English pies (different meat pies) are excellent too. If you are adventurous, they sell haggis. This is a small shop with about four tables, typical of fish and chip shops in England. Because of the small size, I usually get mine to go. Currently, they are open Wednesday through Saturday noon to 8pm. Go enjoy our little spot of England in Texas.

Community Real Estate

6 Night Heron In The Woodlands

6 Night Heron In The Woodlands

Amazing home in The Woodlands completed with tasteful updates in today’s look! Beautiful wood tile floors throughout most of the first floor flow effortlessly from one room to the next, kitchen with granite and brand new stainless appliances and backsplash. Light walls make this home light and airy. The master bedroom offers fabulous views of the serene gardens and wait until you see this master bath. Complete with freestanding tub, beautiful shower with tile accent and frameless enclosure, new stylish cabinets, sinks and fixtures. Private study is spacious. Huge game room up. Bath upstairs is also completely remodeled. Unbelievable storage. The park like setting back garden has a deck for your enjoyment….relax in this tranquil setting or bring your friends for entertaining. You will love the outdoors and all it has to offer. Just minutes to Park and Ride, I-45 and shopping. Neighborhood parks, hike and bike trails, plus schools are so convenient. Fall in love with the home and The Woodlands lifestyle today!

The Woodlands Village of Alden Bridge

The Woodlands Alden Bridge village is located in the northwest section of The Woodlands. Alden Bridge Park, largest in The Woodlands, features a pool, basketball/tennis courts, picnic areas, fishing, and skateboard track. The Conservatory, a 55+ senior independent living rental complex is located at Alden Bridge and Crown Ridge. Shopping areas include Windvale Village and Alden Bridge Centers.

Other Neighborhoods in Alden Bridge: Acacia Park, Alden Trace, Alderon Woods, Ashley Green, Auburn Place, Autumn Branch, Avonlea Court, Benton Woods, Bethany Bend, Bluff Creek, Brooksedge, Camellia Grove, Canopy Oaks, Cedar Grove, Clingstone, Clovergate, Cottage Green, Cottage Grove, Cypress Lake, Deepdale, Eagle Mead, Elm Crescent, Elm Grove, Evangeline Oaks, Fairbranch, Foxbriar, Glen Erin, Glentrace, Goldenvine, Granite Ridge, Green Gable, Greenhill Terrace, Greenvine, Harvest Wind, Hawthorne Hollow, Hidden Meadow, Hollylaurel, Jasmine Bend, Larkwood, Laurelhurst, Linton Ridge, Maple Glade, Marlberry Branch, Meadowbrook, Millport, Noble Bend, Orchard Pines, Pinery Ridge, Pipers Green, Pleasant Hill, Plum Crest, Russet Grove, Sandalbranch, Sienna Bend, Silver Woods, Slatestone, Spring Hill, Sterling Pond, Stockbridge Landing, Summerhaze, Summerlyn Lane, Summerlyn Waye, Sundance, Sundance Falls, Taylor Point, Terradale, Truberry Bend, Valley Oak, Veranda Ridge, Villa Oaks, Walden Elms, Webb Creek, Westwinds, Whistlers Bend, Wildflower Trace, Willow Point, Windvale Park, Wintergreen Trail, Wynnoak.

Staging and Style

The Secret to Kitchen Envy: A Stylish Island

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Home buyers love kitchen islands. It’s become a gathering spot for not just cooking but also eating, working, and socializing. As the island continues to gain stature in kitchens, homeowners are finding ways to spotlight it with contrasting shades or even different countertops to make it the focal point.

Check out some examples from designers featured at Houzz, which show how the kitchen island can become the showpiece of your space.

An island of a different color

Furniture-styled islands

Contrasting countertops

Lighting it up

Plenty of seating