{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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{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 »

{we’ve just decked the walls}

Wallpaper Prints We’ve Used and Love in Minnesota Homes

“I thought I was over my wallpaper phase, but looking at what you have online has me right back into it.  Oh, some of the papers are so gorgeous!” – Hirshfield’s customer K.M.

A few months ago K.M. saw a white birch bark wallpaper in an Arizona model home and could not get the paper off her mind. She emailed Hirshfield’s and I happened to have a sample roll of the paper in my office. Karma. The birch bark paper is really a paper-thin sheet of cork, adhered to a paper backing, and dyed white. K.M. plans on hanging the paper in a powder room.

Inquiring minds want to know? What are people hanging in their homes? Jane Hedin, skilled paper hanger and long-time Hirshfield’s customer, shares intel on recent wallpaper jobs:

  • Dining Room – String, navy damask, and Sanderson green floral. All four walls were papered in these dining rooms – no feature walls.
  • Kitchen – Candice Olson geometric pattern
  • Entryway –  Birch Trees by York Wlcvg.
  • Hallway – Natural Reeds
  • Stairwell and Entry – Zoffany vinyl texture
  • Powder Room – Best of Show by Osborne and Little (black and white), Candice Olson Squiggle (glass beads), Thibaut chinoiserie, and Schumacher’s Imperial Trellis
  • Ladies Dressing Room – Nudes (black and white)
  • Mid-Century Modern Home – Black and white mural

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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.

{wallpaper wednesday: the latest & greatest wallpaper books}

thibaut Caravan wallpaper book

Tulsi Block from Caravan

Caravan Paper by Thibaut

Patara Ikat on the wall and Pongo fabric on the ottoman – Caravan

Hirshfield’s retail stores have received so many new wallpaper books in the past month, that it’s a great time to be looking for wallpaper. Florals, geometrics with a twist, embossed classic motifs to digitally altered designs. Papers printed in the United States and United Kingdom bring a good mix of colorways and printing techniques. In addition, there are price points for everyone’s budget. Don’t you have a guest bath that needs some wallpaper TLC? Exciting times in the world of wallcovering.

Caravan by Thibaut

Venture to a place where treasures await at every turn in the Caravan collection. Classically inspired designs and worldly motifs are enlivened with a fresh and adventurous color palette. This energizing collection of coordinating wallpaper, print and woven fabrics is full of surprising shapes and movement that embrace traditional design. Read the rest of this entry »

{wallpaper solutions for your home}

Wallcovering Wednesday: Fabric-Backed Vinyl Wallpaper

Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper is a great solution to many common wallcovering problems. This wallpaper has durable fabric backing and a vinyl surface, which makes it almost invincible. They’re a superhero against dings, scratching, stains and standard wear and tear without being damaged. The benefits of fabric-backed vinyl are virtually endless. They come in many different textures that are just not achievable with paint, they can be easily cleaned with water, soap and even most household cleaning agents without ruining the wallpaper. If your home has wall damage, this wallcovering is great at covering up imperfections.

Fabric-Backed Vinyl

Thibaut’s best-selling fabric-backed vinyl is Bankun Raffia. It adds natural flare to a room in a wide variety of agreeable shades.

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{friday finds: thibaut’s enchantment collection}

thibaut enchantment wallpaper

Three of the eleven coordinating fabrics found in the Enchantment Collection.


Thibaut is one of our favorite wallpaper lines and we’re always excited when we receive a new Thibaut book. Their new collection, Enchantment, explodes with color and offers classic patterns designed with that unique Thibaut look.

Thibaut has this to say about the Enchantment Collection:

Welcome a new interpretation of chinoiserie in the Enchantment Collection. With an eastern influence, this fresh collection of coordinating wallpaper, embroidery, print and woven fabrics pays homage to traditional European artistic styles. Modern design elements mimic fashionable chinoiserie compositions like scenics, fretwork and delicate florals.


enchantment copy

Luzon pattern shown here in three of the seven available colorways


thibaut enchantment wlpr book

Lizette pattern


thibaut wallpaper

This pattern is a re-worked design of the Cantonese pattern found in the Tea House Collection.


Enchantment collection Thibaut

Etosha Embroidery

Here’s a link to Thibaut’s site where you can see all the patterns and colorways, plus you can check out their entire wallpaper library. The majority of our stores carry the Thibaut books, but call first if you’re making a special trip. Have a great weekend.


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