{wallcovering wednesday: brewster’s beautiful new books}

Why limit yourself to one new wallpaper book when three will do? Brewster Home Fashions has three new collections, featuring three completely different takes on modern design: Mirabelle and Geometrie from A-Street Prints, and Azmaara from Kenneth James.

Which one is right for you? It depends on your design aesthetic, but with a wide array of prints and colors, these collections have wallcoverings for every home.

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{friday finds: new thibaut book with natural beauty}

After the success of its Natural Resource book, it’s no surprise that Thibaut Design is back with more.  Natural Resource Volume 2 is now in our stores, encompassing raw materials and specialty papers like printed corks, sisals, paperweaves and metallic linens – a new Thibaut book with natural beauty.

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Taza Cork – Thibaut Design

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{french design}

On July 14th we celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. To honor this important day in history, we suggest you pour yourself a nice glass of wine and enjoy this look back at the history of French design…

King Louis XIV, who reigned from 1643-1715, was a huge supporter of the arts. During his reign he converted a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII into the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Grandeur sums up the style of this period – gold on the walls and on the furniture, marble statues and accents and rich velvets, damasks, tapestries were the fashion (for those who could afford it). You can view a slide-show of the Palace here.

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Flikr

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{friday finds: thibaut’s shangri-la}

It was manna from heaven when I received today’s e-mail from Thibaut introducing the Shangri-la Collection. The room sets in this collection are the best I have seen from Thibaut. I always love a little  mix and matching of design styles to keep it fresh.

Noticed… and liked…

Greek Key tape on the sheers

like the wallpaper, curious about other colorways

chair fabric – is there such a thing as a Greek Key ikat?

traditional wainscoting and molding with a contemporary dresser

plush pile on rug (just like the rug at the design studio which I love, love , love)

Noticed…and liked…

tufted inside arm

wallcovering  – 3D?

chinoiserie pillows on a Gustavian sofa – I like this mix of Chinese and Swedish

Noticed…and liked…

Greek Key fabric

the not-so-busy wallpaper

Noticed…and liked…

cathedral quilt pattern used on the base of the lamp

I heard a rumor gold is coming back – the wallpaper is looking  gold to me and the table has gold accents

I keep thinking about gold faucets, don’t know if I’ll be loving the gold

Noticed…and liked…

again, the plush pile rug

gold accents on the light fixture

new chinoiserie wallpaper pattern

Greek Key tape on the sheers and Greek Key fabric used on the chairs

There you have it. What do think? Any ideas jump out at you? I hope so.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the colorways offered for the wallcovering and the decorative tapes. I would think Thibaut will be selling the tapes.

The design studio has all the sample rolls, but the books have not been received in our stores. I’m hoping the books will arrive soon so customers can take advantage of the April wallcovering sale. Please contact one of our stores for details on the wallcovering sale.

{friday finds: chinoiserie wallpaper countdown}

Images from Chinoiserie Chic

Chinoiserie is one of my all time favorite words…I like how it looks on paper and I love the way it sounds (sheen-waz-a-ree). Chinoiserie, according to Webster, is a style that reflects Chinese qualities or motifs, an object or decoration. Europe fell in love with the Asian influence of China and Japan in the early to mid 18th century.

Beth Connolly pens the blog, Chinoiserie Chic, where she shares her love of Chinoiserie and design. Lucky for us, Beth is showcasing her top 10 Chinoiserie wallpapers and her picks are very shareworthy.

You can appreciate the timeless beauty of these papers, even if this design style is not your favorite. Chinoiserie designs make a huge impact. These papers look great in foyers, powder rooms, bedrooms, walk-in closets, or framed out with molding creating a piece of artwork. A little Chinoiserie goes a long way.

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Chinoiserie wallpapers are found in a number of the Hirshfield’s wallpaper books. Browse on your own or let the sales staff get you started in the right direction. Unable to find the paper that speaks to you, the design studio has a great collection of higher end books for your viewing pleasure.

For the month of April, Thibaut papers are 25% off everyday pricing, plus save an additional 10% off, plus free shipping on domestic ground. Now that’s a sale! Thibaut Wallcovering offers the high-end look, without the high-end price tag, and the majority of our retail stores carry the Thibaut books.

Get into our stores and take advantage of this great sale!
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