{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.


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.


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 »

{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). Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: a new twist on damask in thibaut’s new book}

The latest collection from Thibaut Design has a familiar name, but Damask Resource Vol. 4 features a unique style that starts with the traditional Damask pattern and then introduces new colorways and innovative print treatments. The dramatic designs range from classic interpretations to modern shapes in sizable proportions and include printed corks, embossed vinyl, luxurious metallics, and flocked patterns.


Rowan Damask | Metallic Gold on Peacock

The symmetrical layout of Passaro Damask features birds and other grand scrolls with luxurious colorways, like Metallic Pewter on Seafoam and Metallic Gold on Red.


Passaro Damask | Metallic Pewter on Seafoam

In the red, a truly happy color, the detail of the birds and foliage really stands out. Kathy Basil of our Hirshfield’s Design Studio recommended a pattern very similar to Passaro Damask in a small powder room recently, and she said it looks beautiful, with a very “luxe” feel. Read the rest of this entry »

{wallpaper wednesday: large prints for powder rooms}

Prints to Make a Big Impact in Small Rooms

Are you looking to revitalize a small bathroom or powder room and need some inspiration? Stretch your imagination and embrace a bold move. Remember the adage, opposites attract? Take a literal leap with a small space – like your powder room – and go for a big impact with large format wallpaper prints.

It’s your opportunity to showcase your artistic expression with bold vision and dazzling wall coverings. Vibrant, exotic, playful, and enchanting – these print designs will charm you and inspire you. Embrace the dramatic feel.

Five of our Hirshfield’s designers contributed their favorite large wall covering prints for a big impact on a small powder room.  Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: house of turquoise dream home tour}

Benjamin Moore Whyte Blue

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

Be still my beating heart.

House of Turquoise did a week-long blog tour of this Utah reader’s dream home. Cristi and her husband Jeff recently finished this incredible house and then shared photos with House of Turquoise. Cristi’s inspiration? Her design file filled with favs saved over the years and House of Turquoise.

This Friday Find is showcasing the wallcovering and paint used in the home. The home is filled with wallcovering – so there, all you naysayers. Starting off, this home wins hands down, “the curb appeal” award.

Thibaut Natural Resource

Thibaut Natural Resource

Benjamin Moore Spirit in the Sky

Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue

Thibaut grasscloth

Love this room

Are you in love with this house as much as I am? I can’t think of anything I would change in the house. Reclaimed wood, rugs, window treatments, it’s all perfection.

Here’s a link to start the tour at the House of Turquoise. There are more paint and wallcovering photos which I’ll put on Facebook.  Hirshfield’s carries Thibaut  Wallcovering and Benjamin Moore Paints, so stop by and check out your favorites.

{friday finds: avalon by thibaut wallcovering}


Waterbury fabric

Have you been entertaining thoughts of wallpapering? Just a little? Take a look at Thibaut’s new book Avalon. Thibaut’s designers did a great job coloring the patterns, making all the patterns in the book very user-friendly. My two favorites are the Popsicle colors of the Waterbury pattern and the Vancouver pattern done up in matte metallic colors. The popularity of metallics is still on the rise.

Ecuador pattern




For all you gray people – the Candise paper in gray is also quite lovely. Even softer and more subtle in real life.  It would make a great headboard wall in a bedroom.

Click here to view more inspiring room settings from the Avalon book. Don’t forget about Thibaut’s fabrics which you can view on-line and also find in the books. Avalon is out in our stores, just check with your neighborhood Hirshfield’s to make certain they carry this particular book.

{grasscloth wallcoverings}

Looking to add some warmth and texture to your space but not ready to commit to an intense wallpaper pattern? Grasscloth is reemerging as the wallcovering of choice for its timeless look and added character. Grasscloth has actually been around for millennia — its most popular period in recent history was the seventies.

Available in a variety of colors and textures, grasscloth can be woven into just about any design aesthetic. Additionally, grasscloth gives you the option to create your own patterns and designs, as this photo from Hirshfield’s Design Resource illustrates.

By simply cutting the grasscloth wallcoverings into the shapes and sizes you desire, you can create a truly unique, never to be duplicated design. Grasscloth is also eco-friendly, since it is prodouced from natural elements—reeds, grasses, bamboos, etc.

Sustainably sourced, ever-popular grasscloth is now printed with dramatic designs – large-scale florals, damasks, scrolls – and available in a delicious range of colors, significantly broadening its versatility.

Odi et Amo also offers some great grasscloth design inspiration on her blog. If these images don’t leave you feeling inspired, I don’t know what will!

The beauty and benefits of natural fiber wallcoverings:

  • Grasscloth brings a natural, serene effect to your room, bringing a bit of nature indoors
  • Absorbs noise and adds texture
  • Heavier wallcoverings such as grasscloth, fibers and fabric will cover any slight imperfections in walls
  • Grasscloth & natural fiber wallcoverings are environmentally friendly
  • Depending on your decor grasscloth and natural fiber wallpapers can lend an exciting backdrop to modern, country or tropical decor
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