{friday finds: silhouettes by ashford house}

Scenic Woodland

Medallion with Scroll

When I hear, “you’re going to love this new book” my heart races for a few seconds. A new wallcovering book always carries the hope of great expectations. The Silhouettes book is a winner in every category! Read the rest of this entry »

{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 »

{wallpaper week: eijffinger’s uni royal book}

I have deemed this week “Wallpaper Week.” Why? Because I have images from five incredible wallpaper collections to share.  According to our store personnel, more and more people are coming in and asking for help selecting wallpaper. I’m hoping you’ll see a room setting which inspires you to get excited about wallpaper. Whether you are a wallpaper newbie or always had wallpaper in your home, Hirshfield’s staff will help you find the perfect paper for your home and your personality. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: schumacher wallcovering}

House of Turquoise recently did a post featuring the Chiang Mai Dragon wallpaper pattern in blue. The aquamarine and lacquer colorways of this pattern are so stunning, I never paid much attention to the blue colorway. After seeing this bath redo I’m a believer in the blue. Having the millwork painted white makes the wallpaper all the more striking.

F. Schumacher & Co. ran a contest this past spring asking designers to submit projects showcasing Schumacher wallpaper. An honorable mention was bestowed on Renee LeJeune Hallberg, RLH Studio, Minneapolis. Gorgeous room, isn’t it?

My personal favorites:

  • wallcovering (of course)
  • wallcovering application at the ceiling
  • palest of pale blue/gray paint on the makeup vanity
  • vanity stool

Click here to view the work of the other talented designers selected by Schumacher.

Hirshfield’s Design Resource carries all the Schumacher books as well as some of retail locations. Call first if you’re making a special trip.

{friday finds: as seen in hirshfield’s design studio}

Julia (Hirshfield’s Design Resource) loves her design magazines and design books. She has a very keen eye and will dissect every inch of a room, pointing out pieces the showroom has on the floor, had on the floor, or a piece ordered by a customer. Here’s a small offering from the showroom as seen in some of Julia’s favorite magazines and catalogs.

Duralee

This retro Duralee fabric, as seen in the Crate & Barrel catalog, arrived in the mail this week.

Recessed by Given Campbell

Recessed wallcovering as seen in House Beautiful, September 2011 issue.

Natural Curiosities artwork as seen in Lonny July/August 2011 and House Beautiful September 2011. I know, not the same piece, but both from Natural Curiosities. When you find the piece you cannot live without, and there are many, call Hirshfield’s Design Resource and they will be happy to assist you.

 Antlers as seen in Lonny July/August 2011. Every shape and size have been spotted in design magazines; ours happen to be gazelle.

Fresno 020

Benjamin Moore Fresno 020 as seen in House Beautiful September 2011.

In addition to Julia, Kathy, Greg, and Meropi work at the showroom. They are available to help designers and their customers, and the showroom is open to the public. One designer refers to the showroom staff as her “secret weapon.” That’s a nice complement, but we don’t want to be “a secret.” Spread the word. Stop in and check out Julia’s “as seen in” Hirshfield’s Design Studio. And while you’re there, put the very talented staff to work on your projects.

{thibaut + alpha workshops = the artisan collection}

Rio

Rio

Maryse

 

La Gioconda

Alpha student printing wallcovering

The wallcoverings shown here are a few of the offerings from the new The Artisan Collection by Thibaut. This collection is a collaboration with Alpha Workshops and Thibaut. The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with AIDS/HIV, in the field of decorative arts. How cool is that? Their areas of expertise are wallcoverings, tables, lamps, faux finishes, gilding and restoration. The quality products and finishes from the Alpha Workshops are found in residential and commercial settings, including Gracie Manor, the residence of the mayor of New York City.

For Thibaut, the license with Alpha presented an opportunity to work hand in hand with the creators of Alpha’s designs to shape their new interpretations. The Alpha Workshops recognized that in Thibaut, they had a partner who could capture the handmade quality of their designs and make them widely available.

This sounds like a win-win situation for both parties. The best thing about their collaboration is a percentage of the sales for the licensed designs will be paid to Alpha Workshops Studio School.

You are thinking about putting wallcovering in your home this year, aren’t you? Please consider the papers in the The Artisan Collection.  For your viewing pleasure, click here for a peek at the new book. The books should arrive in our stores next week.

{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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