{wallcovering wednesday: easy up and easy down with sure strip}

If you’ve shied away from wallpaper in the past because you were worried about the paste and the mess, York has a paper for you. And if you avoid wallpaper because you hate trying to take it down later – you’ll like it even better. Prepasted wallcoverings aren’t new, but York’s Sure Strip® goes one step further. This high-performance paper is prepasted to go up easily and come down in one piece – guaranteed.

York says Sure Strip® wallcoverings are easier to install and easier to remove, because they are manufactured with a unique, high-performance substrate and special adhesive. When wet, the high-performance material acts more like a large sticker than an old-fashioned wallpaper. It smooths effortlessly on the wall and removes in full strips when it’s time to redecorate. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: smart strip}

Remember stripping paint back in the day, and that oh-so-familiar burn when the remover splattered on your skin. Ooohh, now that was a burn that had staying powers. I’m sure those strippers are still available, but I don’t think we need to go there after reading this review from Janell.  Smart Strip is carried at Hirshfield’s stores, but call first if you are making a special trip to make certain they have it on hand. Smart Strip + Hirshfield’s = Success.

No projects in your future? Spend time on Janell’s blog, Isabella & Max Rooms, and you will be inspired by her creativity, good taste, and great projects.

Make certain to check out her new on-line magazine “House of Fifty.” It looks like it will be a good read.  It’s on my list of reading material for this weekend.

Did you pay attention? Brass is back.

{wallpaper wednesday: add’l savings on york wallpaper}

York wallpaper

Whether your personal style is contemporary, shabby chic, traditional, or transitional, York has a wallpaper for you and a sale for you. Everyday pricing is 25% off retail and York is offering an additional 10% off during the month of May.

York collaborates with top names in the design community and these designer collaborations are just a handful from over the 190 wallpaper books available thru York. Disney, DwellStudio, Stacy Garcia, Magnolia Home, Candice Olson, and Ronald Redding are brands that may be familar to you.

Sure Strip®

Don’t forget about York’s Sure Strip®. This high-performance paper is prepasted to go up easily and come down in one piece – guaranteed. Sure Strip® is available in many of York’s most popular collections, from Disney to Williamsburg and everything in between.

Magnolia Home Wallpaper

 

coastal Calm wallpaper book

Coastal Charm

 

Stacy Garcia Wallpaper

Stacy Garcia Wallpaper

 

York Wallpaper

Serendipity

If you’re intrigued by the possibilities, you can check out York wallcovering at any of our Hirshfield’s locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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.

{magnolia home wallcovering}

magnolia home wallpaper

It was only a matter of time, right? Joanna Gaines has partnered with York Wallcovering for her first wallcovering collection aptly named  Magnolia Home.  This new wallpaper collection offers 16 signature designs in multiple colorways, with the core of the collection in neutral, black, and white

The designs and colors in this collection reflect Joanna’s very approachable style to decorating that we see on her TV show Fixer Upper. Patterns include shiplap, blueprints, quiet polka dots, vintage farm toile, botanicals, 1930s newsprint and a watercolor buffalo check.

An added bonus for consumers is that her wallpapers are backed with York’s Sure Strip® technology making for easier installation and easier removal.

Skinnylap wallpaper

Skinnylap – not to be confused with shiplap!

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{color club’s top blog posts of 2015}

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As the year draws to a close, it’s always fun to review the highlights of the past year. We’ve gathered all of your favorite Color Club posts from 2015 – reread your personal favorites, and be sure to check out any that you may have missed:

  1. {50 shades of gray – the paint edition}
    There is quite the buzz in the air about the movie, 50 Shades of Grey, you can’t help but read about it, hear about it, and see it everywhere. People can’t seem to get enough of it. So welcome to 50 Shades of Gray – The Paint Edition.
  2. {bold and beautiful wallpaper trends for 2015}
    Wallpaper continues to gain popularity with homeowners and designers. Here is our look at wallpaper trends for 2015 – the hot colors, prints and textures – from some of the top manufacturers.
  3. {wallcovering wednesday – easy up and easy down with sure strip}
    If you’ve shied away from wallpaper in the past because you were worried about the paste and the mess, York has a paper for you. And if you avoid wallpaper because you hate trying to take it down later – you’ll like it even better.
  4. {backyard bungalows: designer sheds and outbuilding}
    Well, I have come upon a new trend – backyard sheds. Nope, not those ugly sheds designed to house your tools and your mower; but rather a separate building designed for relaxation, entertainment and a refuge from the real world.
  5. {fabulous front door paint ideas}
    A simple, inexpensive exterior makeover will add plenty of curb appeal (and home value) and welcome you home each day. And new paints make it even easier to brighten your front door.
  6. {choosing colors – going from beige to greige}
    I spent hours looking at paint samples, and I learned that gray can be a tricky color to choose as it can skew either blue or brown – and, depending on what accessories and furniture you have, it’s important to lean one way or another.
  7. {bits & pieces: dog washing stations}
    But we should add that if you’re painting the walls in your pampered pooch parlour, Hirshfield’s recommends our Heavy Duty Latex Enamel — doggone indestructible and highly resistant to the splishing and splashing and inevitable after-bath shaking.
  8. {what the color of your front door says about you}
    What’s so fascinating about the portal to a house? Perhaps it’s because an interesting front door communicates something about the personality you’ll find inside. What does your front door color say about your mood and your home?
  9. {how to pick the right paint color for your home}
    Painting the exterior of your home doesn’t happen often, so when you’re deciding on a color, you have to be 100% confident that this color will be timeless, elegant, and beautiful.
  10. {bachman’s spring revival ideas house 2015}
    The Bachman’s Spring Revival idea house is filled with attractive and affordable ways you can put your personal stamp on room design. This year, many inventive solutions utilizing found art and objects were featured.

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{4 tips for redoing your teen’s bedroom}

When a child becomes a teenager, so much changes. From newfound hobbies, friends, and style, to preparing for high school, parenting a teenager can be an exciting time. Or frustrating. It depends on the day. So, how do you handle the transition from a cute kid’s room to a more age-appropriate teen’s bedroom? Here are some tips to help you create the mature, teenage haven of their dreams. Read the rest of this entry »

{summer house wallcovering by thibaut}

Summer House Wallpaper by Thibaut

The past few dreary days has me longing for sunshine and a bright blue sky. Thibaut Wallpaper to the rescue! Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics. The flowers, simple shapes, paperweaves, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

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{friday finds: easy 4th of july decorations for your home}

Want a patriotic look for Independence Day that’s quick and easy? Sure you could stop by the store and buy something cheesy, but DIY is as American as apple pie, and these patriotic projects are all quick and easy.

Spray painted lawn stars:

Looking for an easy and unusual way to add some spirit to your lawn? Cut a stencil, grab a can of spray paint, and let the kids help create a very patriotic addition to your front yard.

Credit: Previously Paired

Easy Red, White and Blue table runner:

Add color to a white tablecloth with red and blue strips of crepe paper. Weave the colors and tape them to the table’s edges with double-sided tape. Read the rest of this entry »

{fearless trends: how to pull off interior color blocking}

If you loved it when we discussed color blocking a few years ago, we have good news: the trend is back and bolder than ever. Color blocking returned to fashion last season, and it has funneled back to interior design this year. So, here are 6 tips to fearlessly add color blocking to your decor, plus a few extra ideas from Benjamin Moore.

1. Pick one color to emphasize unique architecture.

Accent walls are a basic kind of color blocking, but you can do so much more. Advance a level by highlighting some interesting architecture or painting around a corner or two.

Credit: ArkPad

Credit: ArkPad

Credit: Remodelista

Credit: Remodelista

2. Use painter’s tape liberally.

If you want geometric, modern lines, grab an armful of painter’s tape and a friend, and tape your walls before you begin painting. Here’s a yellow outlined block filled with pink. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: subtle ways to decorate for valentine’s day}

Love is in the air, and the countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Wasn’t it just Christmas? These decorations are more subtle — no outdoor lights for this holiday — but we do have some DIY tips and simple, yet useful ideas that will surely spread the love throughout your home!

Hearts and Crafts

Credit: Dream Home Decoration

Credit: Dream Home Decoration

Valentine’s décor is about anything heart-shaped, and these cute, homemade hearts don’t fall short. Grab a scissors and colored paper, and the opportunities are endless. Read the rest of this entry »

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