{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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{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

 

thibaut wallpaper

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 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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{get your pink on}

Cystallisation

 Happy Valentines Day!

What better day to showcase one of my favorite colors, “PINK.” Enjoy the eye candy and have a grand day. Read the rest of this entry »

{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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{wallpaper week: jubilee wallcovering by thibaut}

Ingrid wallpaper & Cayman fabric

Guadeloupe wallpaper

…the Jubilee Collection by Thibaut is chic gathering of patterns and colors sure to inspire.  Painted in pastoral hues, worldly motifs are translated upon sleek, tactile grounds in a great array of textures, shapes and styles.

Jubilee Collection is Thibaut’s newest wallcovering (and fabric book) hot off the press…so hot, it is not due into our stores until next week.

The color palette offers a wide range from neutrals to refreshing brights. You’ll find classics like the ikat, trellis, and an updated antique crewel pattern. Throw a monkey into the mix and you’ll have a chinoiserie wallpaper gracing your bathroom walls. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: fabrics }

Here are some fun fabrics that caught my eye at Hirshfield’s Design Resource showroom. Offerings from Kravet, Duralee, and Thibaut to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: the anniversary collection by thibaut}

Celebrating Thibuat’s 125 years in business, the company is honoring its past with a traditional collection of document prints and designs.

Oxfordshire wallpaper and fabric, Alfredo Plaid, Helix Velvet, Tanzania fabric

Buccini

Phoebe wallpaper and Montgomery fabric

Belhaven

Daniel

Denmark

Thibaut has taken inspiration from antique documents, embroideries, maps, and textiles gathered from countries around the world;  reinterpreting the patterns to reflect the creative and distinct look of a Thibaut wallpaper and fabric. Also, with this collection Thibaut expanded their fabric selections which coordinate and complement the wallcovering offerings.

The books have arrived and are in the stores ready and waiting for your perusal. Call your “home” store and make certain they have the book on hand. Customers check out the books and not all the stores have the same books.

Congratulations Thibaut on 125 years in business!

{friday finds: get your zig zag on}

Osborne & Little

House Beautiful May 2009

Have you noticed the presence of chevron and herringbone designs in home decor and fashion? Rugs, flooring, fabric, wallcovering, handbags; that zig zag is all over. It knows no boundaries, mixing it up with every style.

Things That Inspire

The difference between chevron and herringbone? From Things That Inspire …a chevron style floor, where the planks are set on the diagonal, and meet in a center line. On the right, the herringbone pattern, where the planks are also set on a diagonal, but interlace.

Things That Inspire and Door Sixteen have some gorgeous chevron and herringbone floors.  The wide plank chevron, ooh-la-la. I don’t think I have ever seen a herringbone or chevron hardwood floor in Minnesota. Are they out there?

Lonny April-May Rubie Green fabric

Thibaut Herringbone Weave

Detail of Herringbone Weave wallcovering

Mary McDonald

Balenciaga

This floor is stained to create a chevron pattern - Coastal Living

Mother of pearl wallcovering from Maya Romanoff - Hirshfield's Design Resource

Arren Williams

Lonny magazine April/May

Benjamin Moore

Ralph Lauren fabric - Hirshfield's Design Resource

I’m not quite finished with chevron and herringbone. I have some good looking DIY projects that might pique your interest, which I will share in another post.

Do you have any herringbone or chevron in your home? Share a photo as we would love to see how you are using this pattern.

{friday finds: velvet}

It is classic and luxurious. Velvet is re-emerging as a popular selection for upholstery, bedding, accent pillows, and draperies. Has it ever gone out of style? I think not. For centuries, royalty could only afford the fabric and it wasn’t until the industrial revolution that the common folk could afford this glamorous and durable fabric. Cut, pile, tufted, silk or cotton, how do you like your velvet? Be inspired.

Hirshfield’s Design Studio is a great resource for velvets and they also offer a fabricated headboard program. Stop in and see the samples on display in the showroom.

If you’re interested, here is a link from Kravet Fabric on how the different variations of velvet are made.

Images: Thibaut Luxembourg Damask, Thibaut Tidewater Blue, Anthology magazine, Duralee ad, Lonny decorating, Thibaut Tidewater Brown velvet and Resource wallcovering, House to Home, Decorati Kravet Fabric, House of Turquoise, unknown, Velvet Gate Tuxedo, Kravet fabric.

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