{organic shapes and textures in 2 new thibaut books}

Natural, organic shapes and textures have been on-trend for months (in case you haven’t noticed all of our blogs on the topic), and now Thibaut has their own bold, beautiful contributions to offer. We just love their new books, Greenwood and  Texture Resource Vol. 5.

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Thibaut says this wonderful collection of traditionally rooted patterns is inspired by travels to coastal Australia, Africa, and the brilliant British Isles. The spirited large-scale designs of wallpaper and print and embroidered fabrics include striking zebra stripes. classic paisleys, and invigorating jewel-tone palettes, along with deep blues and rainforest greens.

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Brittany Stripe wallpaper in Teal | Navesink fabric in Mocha

Among the natural inspirations, Venus evokes memories of marble walls from castles and estates. This stunning pattern simulates a marble texture but is smooth and chic. Read the rest of this entry »

{inside the bachman’s 2016 fall ideas house}

 

The 2016 Bachman’s Fall Ideas House has so much to see, we needed two blogs to do it justice. Last week, we toured the new Bar Shed. This week, we go inside.

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The theme of this year’s Fall Ideas House is “Warm Days, Cool Nights,” featuring a mix of terracotta hues, shades of blue, cozy textures, and natural elements. You’ll see mixed metals with green plants and lush florals, with Hirshfield’s paints on all of the walls. Here are some of the highlights.

Living Room

The living room has enough ideas to fill the house, from the metallic leaves above the mantel to the autumn scene filling the fireplace down below. Read the rest of this entry »

{2016 bachman’s fall ideas house: bar shed tour}

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The Drunken Hen

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Welcome to The Drunken Hen, one of the highlights of this year’s Bachman’s Fall Ideas House. It’s an Outdoor Beer Pub, located in the space formerly reserved for the She Shed, Kid’s Clubhouse, and the chicken coop.

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The Outdoor Beer Pub taps into (pardon the pun) another fun trend, pub sheds. There’s a popular website in Britain with a Shed of the Year competition, and there’s even a company in Boston that rents out inflatable backyard pub sheds for parties.

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Bar Sheds For Rent in Boston | ThePaddyWagon.com

But why travel to Britain or Boston when we have this wonderful example in our own (well, technically, in the Ideas House’s) backyard?

Enjoy our virtual tour: Read the rest of this entry »

{5 ways to be adventurous with your trim color}

It’s amazing how much you can change the look of your walls, even the mood of the whole room, with the trim color you choose. Maybe, you want more of a design statement than trim painted white? We have some colorful inspiration: five ways designers used less conventional combinations to create different moods.

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Trim: Gettysburg Gray (HC-107) | Walls: French Canvas (1514)

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Credit: Dresser Photography

In this remodel, Gary Dresser decided to paint the trim darker than the walls. He says, “I spend time just sitting on my sofa admiring the way it looks. It’s crisp and modern but somehow mellower than the other way around. And it works in any style room with any style trim.” Here’s a similar look in a bedroom, where mellow means marvelous.
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A long and dark hallway off the main room in the above photo is painted red, from floor to ceiling. Ka-pow! | Desire To Inspire

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{a wallpaper for every season}

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Holiday Ideas House 2015

Hirshfield’s has the pleasure of working with the dynamic design team that puts together the Bachman’s Ideas House each and every season. Hirshfield’s paints and wallpapers are featured as a backdrop for the creatively styled Bachman’s vignettes, table settings, and floral arrangements. I thought it would be fun to share the array of wallpapers used in the Ideas House over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: new looks from eijffinger}

The newest book from the wonderful Dutch wallpaper company Eijffinger has a Danish influence. This fun, funky, colorful new collection in collaboration with RICE, the Danish homewares and accessories company, known for colorful melamine, handmade baskets, storage, and hand glazed tablewares.

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Metallic gold dots on a white background – best looking pattern in the book!

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From the glittery, gold polka dots to its vibrant, playful, mural-like prints, this collection stays true to RICE’s motto —”make  your everyday more colorful.”

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{friday finds: tips for decorating with organic materials}

One of this year’s big trends is decorating with organic materials. Our design team highlighted the combination of gold and glam with organic materials when they came back from High Point Market Week this spring, but what if you want to bring organic materials into your own home?

Here are 8 tips to help you add warm textures and earthy beauty to your decor — organically.

1. Use wood in unexpected places, like the bathroom:

Master Suite Remodel

Credit: Lee & Co Contractors

If the full wood wall feels a bit like a Scandinavian sauna, we understand. You could just go with the wood shelves that complement it:
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2. Become a dream-weaver:

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