{friday finds: beautiful botanicals and fabulous ferns}

Even as the cold weather begins to hit, there’s nothing more beautiful than interior décor that is stylish and chic, and even brings a hint of lush nature indoors. We’re not talking plants that you have to care for every day, but stunning wallpapers that bring the outdoors inside.


Nature has been a strong influence and source of inspiration for decor this past year. The beautiful botanicals, fabulous ferns, and pretty palm leaves have seen a resurgence in popularity. The iconic palm leaf style actually originated from Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, which was created by decorator Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The bold wallpaper has since been transformed to more classic looking styles that can be used for any room and not just upscale Beverly Hills hotels.

Beverly Hills Hotel

Is that the lovely Lesley Ann Warren?

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{wallcovering wednesday: discovering thibaut’s trade routes}

If you love traveling to exotic places (or just dreaming about it), Thibaut Design has a book for you. Thibaut’s new Trade Routes collection of coordinating wallpaper, print and embroidered fabrics was inspired by handcrafted and primitive techniques from faraway places.

For example, Goa (below), a stunning pattern named after the beautiful beach town in India that has colorful buildings and palm trees, and at one time had wild cows roaming freely along its beaches.

Gao | Trade Routes

Trade Routes | Goa

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{wallcovering wednesday: large floral prints for spring}

Big, Bold Floral Wallcoverings

Spring is here and so are the flowers. Some of our favorite wallpaper collections feature large scale floral prints, with bold, modern takes on the natural classic.

Diva from Scion

Diva from Scion

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{get into gingham}

Gingham Takes Fashion Home

The theme in this Spring’s fashion runways – from Diane von Furstenberg to Michael Kors to Oscar de la Renta – was the return of the check. From simple, traditional gingham designs to bold, broad checkerboard patterns, designs were fresh and breezy.

Gingham on the Runway – Credit: Trend911.com

How might this be interpreted in your home fashion? Check out some of these interior ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: wallcovering inspiration for spring}

Spring Looks from Thibaut

As the world freshens up, thoughts turn to bringing the outdoors inside. With the world starting to bud, it’s time to put away the saturated hues of Winter and embrace the colors of Spring for an on-trend accent wall or room.

Geometric Resource Vol 2 Wallpapwer

Turner is an updated trellis pattern available in eight colorways


Thibaut Design’s Geometric Resource 2 wallpapers offer classic motifs executed in everything from soft, understated neutrals to brightly shaded palettes that evoke narcissus and tulips. Updated trellises, simulated studs and even animal prints are executed in two-toned patterns, and many are enhanced by special techniques like flocking, beads and printed grasscloth.

Thibaut Geometric Resources 2

Javan Wallpaper in Neutral

Let Javan bring you animal print neutrals as you’ve rarely seen them, in subtle and surprising hues.

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{hirshfield’s wallpaper love on pinterest}

Modern Nature Wallpaper

Modern Nature by Candice Olson

Osborne and Little wallpaper

Osborne and Little (it’s the pattern and not your eyes)

Here at Hirshfield’s we love our wallpaper and we want you to be just as excited and inspired by all the beautiful papers available. Colors, patterns, and textures have never looked better. Wallpaper, more so than a fresh coat of paint, changes the entire look of a room.

Visit Hirshfield’s on Pinterest and see why everyone’s excited about wallpaper. Going on Pinterest and figuring out your “wallpaper style” will make it easier to find the perfect paper. Once in our stores, Hirshfield’s sales staff will guide you to the right books and answer any of your wallpaper questions.

Hirshfield’s wallpaper boards on Pinterest:

Wild for Wallcovering

Eijffinger Wallpapers

Hirshfield’s Design Resource Showroom

Thibaut Wallpapers

Orla Kiely

Trending in Home Decor

Hope to see you over on Pinterest and leave a comment or two on your favorite wallpapers.

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.

{friday finds: horizontal plank walls}


House Beautiful April 2010

My love affair with horizontal plank walls began in 2010 when I saw this House Beautiful Magazine cover. The width of the planks and soft whitewashed finish on the pine planks looked crazy good to me. The three blue paintings replicating the horizontal lines of the planks made this corner the pièce de résistance in this gorgeous home.

Four years later I’m still crushing on plank walls, but know (and accept) this DIY project will not be happening in my house. My walls are plaster and I won’t go there.

The DIY bloggers who’ve put up their own plank walls make it seem like a manageable project. Painted, stained, or whitewashed, plank walls add anther layer of texture and interest to a room. Enjoy the photos – they may even inspire you to try your own DIY project.

Bruce Knuston planked wall

Bruce Knutson – Edina remodel

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