{wallpaper solutions for your home}

Wallcovering Wednesday: Fabric-Backed Vinyl Wallpaper

Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper is a great solution to many common wallcovering problems. This wallpaper has durable fabric backing and a vinyl surface, which makes it almost invincible. They’re a superhero against dings, scratching, stains and standard wear and tear without being damaged. The benefits of fabric-backed vinyl are virtually endless. They come in many different textures that are just not achievable with paint, they can be easily cleaned with water, soap and even most household cleaning agents without ruining the wallpaper. If your home has wall damage, this wallcovering is great at covering up imperfections.

Fabric-Backed Vinyl

Thibaut’s best-selling fabric-backed vinyl is Bankun Raffia. It adds natural flare to a room in a wide variety of agreeable shades.

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{wallpaper trends for your home}

Wallcovering Wednesday: Wallpaper Trends

Wallpaper is big. It’s not just for your grandparent’s 100 year-old cottage, or for that antique store around the corner. Wallpaper is modern, fun, young and trending. Kathy Basil from Hirshfield’s design studio realizes that not only is it trending, but it’s become a necessary addition to your home. Wallcoverings are flying off the shelves and onto feature walls, half bathrooms, children’s rooms, master bedrooms and anywhere you want a little charm and bold personality.

The patterns Basil sees in the spotlight are ones with a floral flare and intense texture. Designers are going bold.  Eden Verbena from Romo’s Black Edition takes the popularity award. It’s beautiful Monet-like flowers are great for a space with fun atmosphere.

“In one pattern, Eden describes a whole trend. It’s large scale, playful, floral, not too serious, modified, even hippie.”

Wallcovering Trends

Eden Wallcovering Verbena

Romo Black Edition

Romo Black Edition

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{thibaut’s newest collection: grasscloth resource vol. 3}

 

Thibaut Grasscloth Vol. 3

Thibaut Grasscloth Resource Vol. 3 hot off the press.

Wallpaper Wednesday:  Grasscloth Resource Volume 3

Hot off the press is the launch of a new grasscloth collection from Thibaut and Hirshfield’s wallcovering people have given it an overwhelming stamp of approval.

Here’s what Thibaut has to say about their gorgeous new pattern book:

Thibaut introduces Grasscloth Resource Volume 3, a dynamic collection of grasses, raffia and paper weaves.  This vibrant collection includes grasscloths with printed geometric shapes, as well as colorful sisals and mylar papers with high-gloss metallic finishes. The striking textures of these wallcovering add depth and dimension, while warm and freshly colored grounds naturally coordinate with other patterns.

Thibaut Grasscloth Vol. 3

These grasses have a colored metallic background with the look of a luxe Phillip Jeffries paper.

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{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}

Jane Hedin - Professional paperhanger

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.

Paper Tiger

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}

Designer Guild floral wallpaper

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}

thibaut enchantment wallpaper

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

 

thibaut enchantment wlpr book

Lizette pattern

 

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

 

Enchantment collection Thibaut

Etosha Embroidery

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

AML 919 Bougquet

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.

YWD926WORDPLAY

Typography love from Peek-a-Boo

YWD942BookshelfMural

Bookshelf mural from American Classics

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Ogee Damask from Weatherby Woods

YWD926GARDENBUTTERFLIESMURAL

Peek-a-Boo wall mural

GTN 964 Stria Damask

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.

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