{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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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.

{friday finds: thibaut wallpaper sale}

Thibaut Wallpaper is on sale starting Monday, September 16 thru Monday, September 30.

Thibaut has it all. Grasses, florals, toiles, geometrics, textures, funky novelty patterns to historic reproductions. Great coloring combined with distinctive patterns and great price points makes Thibaut a popular choice. Established in 1886 Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm.

We’re super excited to have a Thibaut Wallpaper sale. Two weeks only! The wallpaper sale is 35% off the retail price on all Thibaut  Wallpapers, plus freight  from the factory.

Not all Hirshfield’s locations carry Thibaut books, so make a call before you make a trip to the store. Also, if there is a particular book you want to look at, call  the store and make certain the book hasn’t been checked out.

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The South Sea pattern in Resort was taken from an old Thibaut chinoiserie pattern called Monte Carlo, and simplified in silhouette. The images are from 18th century French artist Jean Baptiste who created drawings of fantasy, far east, scenes of pagodas, palms and Asian scenes.

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{design trends: embellished walls}

2013 is all about dimension and texture. From the runway to your room, embellishment is guaranteed to draw the eyes in. By rethinking the use of flat walls, you can provide dimension and interest. There is no wrong way to pull this trend off, except by not daring to try it.

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(wallpaper therapy = positive energy)

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 I’m thankful the snow that blew through parts of the state last night missed the Twin Cities. But it’s not enough. I needed some wallpaper therapy to brighten my day. I hope Fleurique puts a smile in your heart with its cheerful colorways and fun, stylish patterns. From our friends in the Netherlands, Eijffinger always puts the “happy” back in color.

This book is not available at all locations, so please call your Hirshfield’s store before you make a special trip. Here’s another post showing more patterns and colors from the Fleurique book.

{friday finds: flerique by eijffinger)

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I’m excited to show you a new wallpaper book from Eijffinger called Fleurique. I know Eijffinger isn’t for everyone, but it appeals to my sense of style. The strong colors, patterns, and European flair is what I like most about this line.

This book is inspired by brightly colored flowers. Rounding out the book are stripes, overscaled snowflakes, raised patterns with matte and glossy finishes playing together. Never a dull color in the Eijffinger books.

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Fleurique surprised me with the elongated triangles shown here in neutrals, which also is available in a lovely pink. And how cool is wallpaper that looks like shiny, iridescent eyes of peacock feathers? It’s a modern looking pattern not found in other wallpaper books; plus, it’s available in some doable neutral colorways. I see patterns from this book crossing the line from residential to commercial applications. Eijffinger has not disappointed me yet.

The wallcovering libraries vary at each Hirshfield’s location. Call in advance if you are looking for a specific book, and ask if the book is checked in. Our stores are seeing a steady increase in customers looking for wallpaper which is very exciting for us wallpaper lovers.

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