{wallpaper wednesday: york wallpaper sale}

Cool Kids Wallpaper Book

Book: Cool Kids

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Book: Cool Kids

York Wallpaper

Book: Cool Kids

This Wednesday we’re opening a window to Wallpaper Wednesday and we’re kicking it off with info on the York Wallpaper Sale….50% off York Wallpaper Sale. Read the rest of this entry »

{patterns in small spaces}

Friday Finds: How to Play with Patterns in Small Spaces

It might seem counterintuitive—but if you have a small space, pattern can actually make it come alive and seem bigger, not smaller and cluttered as you might expect. Using patterns in small spaces can offer you a chance to show your personality and take risks. Since it’s a small space, it’s less of an investment in time and materials.

Let’s take a look at how you can play with patterns in small spaces to add pizzazz to your home.

  • Incorporate wall coverings.

Today’s wall coverings are nothing like the wallpaper from back in the day. New versions are like pieces of art with amazing colors and design. You can use wall coverings with bold patterns on an accent wall to give a small space an artistic feel or unexpected feel of luxury.

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{wallpaper tips}

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Jane Hedin, professional paperhanger, wiping any excess adhesive off the paper.

Tips for Wallpaper Prep

Wall coverings are back—in every style. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of offerings today are beautiful, artistic and can add visual pizzazz to your home. But before you can hang up wallpaper on an accent wall, in the nursery, or elsewhere in your home, you need to prep your walls. Here are some helpful tips.

If the room currently has old wallpaper on the walls, you have to remove it. If the old wallpaper is fabric-backed or strippable, you can carefully pull it from the walls. Start by gently pulling a corner of one strip at the baseboard until the entire section peels away. Some styles leave behind a paper backing, which needs to come off next by wetting the surface with DIF remover and scraping with a broad knife.

For non-strippable wallpaper, removers are available that soak onto the old wall covering’s surface. Before you begin, be sure to turn off electricity to the room, cover outlets with tape, and protect the floors with drop cloths or towels. You can also rent a wallpaper steamer to remove old wallpaper. A few Hirshfield’s stores have steamers to rent, but call first and verify they have a rental steamer and that it’s not checked out.

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Score the surface of the wallpaper first to help the liquid remover penetrate more quickly and then apply the remover. Once the paper is loose, you should be able to remove it with a wallpaper scraper. Any paste residue that remains needs to be washed off with DIF stripper plus a rinse with clean water. If you see signs of mildew, it needs to be removed with equal parts bleach and water, rinsed thoroughly, and allowed to dry.

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{interior design trends: florals}

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Jen Ziemer in Midwest Home Magazine

On this dreary first of May I think some floral inspiration is needed to brighten the day. Florals started gathering momentum last year and continue to grow in popularity. This season’s floral trend is bright, big and bold! With that said, I’m just starting to see more traditional patterns like chintz and toilés appearing in magazines and on Pinterest. The floral frenzy has begun. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: thibaut’s enchantment collection}

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Three of the eleven coordinating fabrics found in the Enchantment Collection.

ENCHANTMENT COLLECTION…BY THIBAUT

Thibaut is one of our favorite wallpaper lines and we’re always excited when we receive a new Thibaut book. Their new collection, Enchantment, explodes with color and offers classic patterns designed with that unique Thibaut look.

Thibaut has this to say about the Enchantment Collection:

Welcome a new interpretation of chinoiserie in the Enchantment Collection. With an eastern influence, this fresh collection of coordinating wallpaper, embroidery, print and woven fabrics pays homage to traditional European artistic styles. Modern design elements mimic fashionable chinoiserie compositions like scenics, fretwork and delicate florals.

 

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Luzon pattern shown here in three of the seven available colorways

 

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Lizette pattern

 

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This pattern is a re-worked design of the Cantonese pattern found in the Tea House Collection.

 

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Here’s a link to Thibaut’s site where you can see all the patterns and colorways, plus you can check out their entire wallpaper library. The majority of our stores carry the Thibaut books, but call first if you’re making a special trip. Have a great weekend.

{friday finds: thibaut graphic resource}

 

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Thank you, Thibaut Wallcovering for bringing us back. Back into the world of color with the new Graphic Resource Collection and out of our winter wonderland of white. Graphic Resource got it right with great patterns and equally appealing colors. A little something for everyone.

Introducing the shape of things to come. Graphic Resource is a collection of wallcoverings that range from bold patterns to fun novelties and graceful geometrics. Thibaut’s newest wallpaper collection offers a variety of perfectly scaled and upbeat designs in exciting and also subtle color combinations.

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A chunky Chevron is available in 11 colorways with four neutrals filling out the mix.

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{wallpaper sale on select York books}

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Superhero posters wall appliqués from Boys Will Be Boys

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Lovely pearlescent background on the Bouquet pattern from Nantucket

What better way to start off the New Year then with a wallpaper sale!

York has put 15 books on sale through February 28, 2014. What a pleasant treat for all lovers of wallpaper.

50% off retail pricing! 

York Wallcoverings has been manufacturing wallpaper in York, Pennsylvania since 1895. York offers over 15,000 patterns for the residential and commercial markets. Whatever your decorating style you can trust York Wallcoverings to have the designs you’re looking for and the colors you want.

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Typography love from Peek-a-Boo

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Bookshelf mural from American Classics

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Ogee Damask from Weatherby Woods

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Peek-a-Boo wall mural

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Stria Damask from Passport.

Wouldn’t you agree the possibilities for your walls are endless with York? We haven’t even touched on their specialty papers that glitter and sparkle. In addition to the books on sale, here’s the link for the complete listing of York’s wallpaper collections.

If you’re looking for a particular line or wallpaper book call to verify your Hirshfield’s store carries the book. Not every store has the same wallpaper library.

The following is a list of York books on sale: American Classics, Border Portfolio, Boys Will be Boys, Fresco, Gentle Manor, Graystone Estates, Heritage Home, Nantucket, Natural Radiance, Passport, Peek-a-Boo, Royal Cottage, Vintage Patina, Weatherby Woods, York Textures

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{bits & pieces: penguin library wallpaper}

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Penguin Library wallpaper

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Introducing PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper, produced with the kind permission of Penguin.

Just a little something I ran across at the H’s design studio which tugged at my bibliophile heartstrings. A wallpaper featuring Penguin book covers! The Penguin Library wallpaper is from the English company Osborne & Little, if you couldn’t already tell by the civilized phrase…with the kind permission of Penguin.

The PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper is a collage of front covers of those iconic early paperbacks from this famous publishing house and includes Ariel, the very first Penguin paperback published in 1935. The book covers were chosen for their diversity of colour and to illustrate the breadth of Penguin’s publishing backlist. Great care was taken in the design to truly represent the original paperbacks in all their, sometimes well-read and a little worn, glory. The resulting PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper is a glorious colourful ‘conversational piece’ which we hope will be received with as much affection as the books themselves.

 Here’s the press release Osborne & Little provided when the paper was introduced in April. It’s an interesting read.

 

{friday finds: as seen at Hirshfield’s}

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It’s always exciting when paging through a magazine to come across a product that Hirshfield’s carries in our retail stores or design studio. It’s that same feeling I have when designers and their clients leave the design studio smiling because they found what they were looking for at the showroom, or overhearing a H’s employee share his or her paint expertise with a retail customer. I guess it’s about validation. We DO have great employees and great product offerings.

Hirshfield’s Design Studio accessorized the cover of the new Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design magazine. The hide-on-hair rug, gold, spiky stars, flat antlers, and vine ball in the lower right corner are available at the design studio.

Also showcased in the Mpls.St.Paul Design 100 article, are stunning wallpapers from Hirshfield’s and other local papering purveyors. Whether you’re a hipster or hipster grandma you’ll find at least one paper to your liking on page 50.

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On the magazine cover you can barely see the vine ball tucked away in the corner and this piece is too cool to miss. Here’s a photo showing how the piece is displayed in the Hirshfield’s showroom.

When the vine is still alive, it’s manipulated into a circular objet d’art and left to dry. Voila! Vine balls. It’s a complementary piece for just about any design style. Personally, if I can move a piece of furniture or artwork from room to room I feel it’s money well spent.

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The bowl of Chinese calligraphy brushes caught my eye in this photo from Heart to Home magazine. These Chinese calligraphy brushes are hand-made in Asia, duplicating the age-old process of brush making. The handles are made from natural products such as:  jade, bamboo, cow bone, ceramic and coral. The bristles are made from sheep or goat hair. You could do some “super sized” calligraphy or use them as decorative accents in your home. The photo below shows a few of the brushes available at Hirshfield’s Design Studio.

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Hirshfield’s Design Studio

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Back in the day when the women folk made bread, the dough bowl was the appliance that took up space on their counters…and was actually used on a daily basis. Today we see these hand-carved, antique wooden bowls used as a tabletop centerpiece, repurposed into a sink for a bathroom vanity, or like Veranda magazine shows, a one-of-a-kind accessory holding throws and blankets.

You can see in the photo below that Hirshfield’s Design Studio took a page from Veranda magazine and use their dough bowl as a catchall for throws, kanthas, and suzanis.

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(Psst – the design studio only has one left)

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Irish-born fashion designer Orla Kiely brings her distinctive look to our homes with her wallpaper line. The line consists of her graphic patterns, fabulous color combos, and coordinating neutrals. Orla Kiely as seen in House & Home June 2013. Most H’s stores have her wallpaper book on hand, but call first to make certain it’s not checked out.

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Orla’s papers are often paired with Mid-Century Modern pieces, but in this photo the expanse of the stairwell and larger scale of her patterns work well together.

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  I wasn’t surprised to see Minnesota-based Martha O’Hara Interiors featured in the September issue of HGTV magazine. The award-winning designers at MOI consistently turn out stunning interiors. It was a nice surprise seeing a Hirshfield’s paint color (Techile 0533) featured alongside the national “heavy hitters.” Hirshfield’s paint is manufactured right here in Minneapolis.

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When Flea Market Style magazine asked for plaid wallpapers, I thought for certain the wallpapered dresser would be the shining star.

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  Not the case when there’s a cute pooch involved in the shoot.

If you love “the plaid” then turn to page 96 in the FMS magazine for 16 DIY projects. The wallpapers featured are from Thibaut and Ralph Lauren and available at most Hirshfield’s locations.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{friday finds: wallpaper sale at hirshfield’s}

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Who doesn’t love Candice? From York Wallcoverings

Is it time for a change in your decor? Give wallpaper a look-see.

For the month of October, Hirshfield’s is offering an additional 10% off the following wallpaper lines:  York, Blue Mountain, Seabrook and Brewster. Hirshfield’s “every day” pricing, is 20 – 30% off, plus an additional 10% off these lines.

Today, in the world of wallpapers, there are so many beautiful papers to choose from. Each new wallpaper book is better than the last. It’s up to you to decide the role you want wallpaper to play in your design plan. A large-scale geometric taking center stage in your entry or a neutral grasscloth adding texture to your lower level. The choice is yours.

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Great looking robot pattern from Brewster Wallpaper

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Gracia by Eijffinger

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Pip by Eijffinger

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Club by Eijffinger

Included in the sale is the wallpaper line Eijffinger – one of my favorites. Strong designs and colors are a signature look for this Dutch company. Their lovely “modern florals” are cheerful and bring a smile to your face. All the wallpaper companies participating in the sale carry vinyl, paper, grasscloth, beaded, and bedazzled papers. You have until October 31, 2013 to place your orders. No tricks – Hirshfield’s treat.

If you’re looking for a particular line or wallpaper book call to verify your Hirshfield’s store carries the book. Not every store has the same wallpaper library.

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