{friday finds: new wallpapers with classic inspirations]


What’s “old” is new again in wallcoverings. New collections from York and Thibaut both draw inspiration from classic, old towns — York’s latest WILLIAMSBURG collection and Thibaut’s Bridgehampton. Both books display a timeless style and elegance, with contemporary colors and grace.  Here’s a look at our favorite designs:

WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

York recently launched its second “Trend Meets Tradition” collection with WILLIAMSBURG, the licensing division of the not-for-profit Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Like York’s first WILLIAMSBURG collections, each of the 16 patterns in the new wallpaper book is inspired by an antique object, design, or motif found in Colonial Williamsburg’s archives.

Brazanga | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Brazanga | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Reflecting the colonial-era interest in patterns derived from Asian and particularly Chinese art and décor, the new collection includes several chinoiserie-inspired patterns, including Brazanga (above), and Chinese Peony (below).

Brazanga is a bold adaptation of a classic Indian chintz, named after Catherine of Braganza, queen of King Charles II of England, who brought Portuguese trade routes to the British East India Company, spurring fascination with such Asian goods. Chinese Peony is an interpretation of 1770s handpainted Chinese wallpaper that hung for many years in the Supper Room of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chinese Peony | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Chinese Peony | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

While the Asian-influenced prints tend to make a bold statement, the latest line also includes designs with more subtle nods to their colonial influence. Everard Damask and Albemarle Damask are intended to capture the look of vintage textiles by combining colonial patterns with hints of metallic or gilt coloring for an eye-catching but versatile wallcovering suitable for a range of décor styles.

Everard Damask | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

Everard Damask | WILLIAMSBURG II by York Wallcoverings

PALACE FRET
This fresh overall pattern is suggestive of the carved chair rail molding in the Supper Room in the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Chinese key design is available in indigo and off-white, or ebony and beige, plus three additional color ways.
WBGA99PalaceFret

Palace Fret | Williamsburg II by York Wallcovering

Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Thibaut’s Bridgehampton is a collection of peppy and spirited traditional patterns inspired by the fashionable area in New York. Thibaut has incorporated upbeat and lively designs into this coordinated collection of wallpapers and fabrics.

RO-Interweave

Interweave |Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

The collection features crafty florals, textural paperweaves, a variation of the classic animal print, and graphic patterns in both large and small scales.

RO-MidlandF

Midland | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Waterford Floral is the versatile star of the Bridgehampton collection. In the top photo, its watercolor floral pattern covers both the wall and a Brentwood Chair with its soft, ikat-like effects. Below, it surrounds a divine breakfast nook with the ultimate spring color palette!

RO-WaterfordFloral

Waterford Floral | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Waterford Floral | Bridgehampton from Thibaut Design

Waterford Floral | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

This serene bedroom features Basketry, a slightly textured wallpaper that adds warmth and dimension to any room. Available in five colorways.

Basketry | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Basketry | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Bold and contemporary, Panthera rounds out the Bridgehampton collection with an eye-catching take on a panther print that’s available in six colorways, as a wallpaper and a fabric.

Panthera | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

Panthera | Bridgehampton by Thibaut Design

bridgehampton wallpaper thibaut

You can view the Bridgehampton and WILLIAMSBURG II books at select Hirshfield’s locations. Call ahead to see which books are at your local store, or stop by to chat with our design experts and browse through some of our other fine collections.

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.

 

One Response to “{friday finds: new wallpapers with classic inspirations]”

  1. Rowe Spurling Paint Company Says:

    Love the blue and green together! So fresh and light for Spring!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: