{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

{friday finds: thibaut wallpaper gets creative with sex and the city 2}

“I’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture,”

quips Carrie Bradshaw at the beginning of

Sex and the City 2.

Realizing not everyone has the budget of Carrie and Big, Thibaut put their creative team to work on the SATC2 set. After searching through Thibauts’ collections of  fabrics and wallpapers, here is a cheat sheet of their offerings.

I think they did a great job finding affordable alternatives from their collections. What do you think? My favs are the Roman Shade from Charlotte’s kitchen and the foyer selections. The color needs to be tweaked a tad on Carrie’s bedroom paper. It really is gray, but hard to tell from the photos.

Thanks to Thibaut for all their hard work…and for their great wallpapers and fabrics…which can be found at most Hirshfield’s retail locations.

Shop local…For every $1.00 you spend in a local business, 68¢ stays in your community. Spend that $1.00 in a national chain and 43¢ stays in your community. Support your local businesses.


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