{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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{friday finds: wild about wallpaper}

Schumacher Byzantium book

Another colorway of the Nasrid Palace Mosaic

House of Turquoise



Schumacher wallcovering

Pattern from Pip (totally Anthropology looking)

Pip – get use to seeing seafoam…again!

Pattern from the  Suzani book

Pattern from the Geometric book

House of Turquoise

Pattern from the Suzani book

There are so many rockin’ wallpapers available right now it makes my head spin. Traditional, European, retro, flocked, classic, vinyl, hand blocked, screen printed, transitional; wallpaper is very much in vogue.

The staff at Hirshfield’s Design Studio tell me naturals are trending: grasscloths, linen looking papers, bamboo, or silhouettes of nature, like trees and flowers. Also, for a single wall application (focal wall) geometric patterns and damask motifs are customer favorites. The wonderfully exotic Moroccan influence has been emerging over the past year and is now starting to appear in the wallpaper industry.

 Hirshfield’s carries an extensive wallpaper library in the majority of our stores. We offer wallpapers at all price points and have the most diverse selection of high-end or “to trade only” books in town. Our sales staff are wallpaper savvy and knowledgeable with every aspect of the world of wallpaper.

No other decorating product offers so much color, design and coverage to suit any mood, taste and need. Stop by your neighborhood Hirshfield’s and see for yourself all the exquisite wallcovering options.

{what’s on thibaut’s best sellers list?}

If you’re not familiar with Thibaut, they offer over 50 books in their wallpaper library. Each collection contains a distinct group of designs by themes such as traditional, nautical, stripes or toile. Also, included in the offering are papers, vinyls, natural textures, and lovely fabrics.

Here are the top four patterns from their best-selling book Texture Resource Vol. 3:

Tuscany Leather

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{friday finds: the seamy side of grasscloth}

You have found the perfect grasscloth for your dining room. You’re ready to order, but first ask yourself if you’re able to embrace the idiosyncrasies of these natural beauties.

With grasscloth, natural or dyed, you will see seams when the paper is up on the wall. If the paneled effect bothers you then grasscloth is not for you. As we like to say in the business, “That’s the inherent beauty of grasscloth.” You won’t have as many seams with grasscloth, because it is 36″ wide compared to 20 1/2″ or 27″ wide standard wallpaper. Grasscloth is a natural fiber and there can be shading variations from roll to roll, even if it is dyed, you will see color variations.

With that being said, grasscloth is timeless and has been a favorite of designers for years. It brings another layer of texture, color, warmth, and in some cases, another pattern to a room. Grasscloth can be the rock star of a room or the back-up singer, the decision is up to you.

What are your feelings on grasscloth? Have you used it in your home? Do you prefer a natural color or a dyed version?

All papers are available at Hirshfield’s.

1. Palmer Weiss
2. Phillip Jeffries
3. Amanda Nisbet
4. House of Turquoise
5. Thibaut
6. Thibaut
7. Bryn Alexandra
8. House of Turquoise
9. Phillip Jeffries
10. House of Turquoise

{beach inspiration}

As June turns into July, it seems the lazy days of summer are all too quickly passing us by. If you haven’t already, now is the time to fully embrace summer and draw inspiration from all it’s warmth and beauty to help carry you through that dreaded season that starts with a “W.”

Nothing says summer quite like a day spent at the beach, so for this post we wanted to highlight all the ways you can recreate a sunny day at the beach in your home.

We always like to start with color when designing a room. Warm, natural and muted colors all work well for creating a weathered beach look.

Pebbles & Cream Palette from Hirshfield's Devine

Natural elements like wood, grasscloth and stone all have comfortable, easy-going feel perfectly suited for a beach theme.

Thibaut Grasscloth

Erin Paige Pitts

In a recent article in the Washington Post, designer Erin Paige Pitts explains what colors work well when going for a coastal look:

Neutral colors, especially ones with a gray base. All of Benjamin Moore’s OC colors are neutrals with gray undertones. Neutral doesn’t always mean white.

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{using bamboo on your walls}

Wallcoverings are all the rage right now – thanks to modern designs and modern materials. We’ve talked about the benefits of grasscloth and how great it can be even as just an accent to a wall in your home. Now, it’s time to think about using bamboo.

Bamboo Wallcovering

You’re probably familiar with bamboo as a green option for flooring or even cabinets since it’s harvested from the seasonal growth of natural bamboo.  As a wallcovering, bamboo is also an eco-friendly option to really add high-end design to your home. It adds texture and natural drama to any space. Many are backed with fabric and accented with eco-conscious elements like jute and hemp.

At Hirshfield’s you’ll find bamboo wallcoverings from Phillip Jeffries’ Wall Bamboo Forest and Woven Bamboo lines.

For the Wall Bamboo Forest collection, authentic bamboo is backed with fabric to create dramatic panels for your home. It could make a great statement as a backsplash in a kitchen or an accent wall.

Green Wall Bamboo Forest

Brown Wall Bamboo Forest

Woven Bamboo is also a great option to add texture to your room. You’ll find different textures and colors to create just the look you’re going for in your home.

Woven Bamboo

So don’t just think about bamboo as an option for your floors. It can bring a lovely, natural touch to the walls of your home.


We recently did a post on a new trend in wall covering – grasscloth. But pictures just really don’t do this natural, warm material justice. So in this video, Kathy from Hirshfield’s Design Resource, shows us how grasscloth can add an inviting touch to your space.

Be sure to visit Hirshfield’s Design Resource for more information about grasscloth.


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