Budding Artists & Happily Ever Afters

There is something tremendously heartwarming in the creative motifs and saturated colors of children’s artwork.  At York we capture the spirit of youthful whimsy in our kid’s collections through luscious colors and simple engaging designs that fill your home with a happy family glow.

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Wild Animal wallpaper (ZB3212) and Rocket Space wallpaper (BS5384) both by York Wallcoverings.  Jolie-Pitt wedding photos from Hello! magazine.  Instant Message  wallpaper (BS5472) and Doodlerific wallpaper (BS5427) both by York Wallcoverings.

And York is not the only place you’ll find families are glowing these days!  Hollywood’s dream couple, Angelina and Brad, make it official; celebrating their marriage in France on August 23rd.  Angelina looks beautiful in whatever ensemble adorns her, but this day the fashion statement is all about family.  To quote Hello magazine “Jolie’s plain white floor-length antique lace and silk dress and veil featured an unorthodox twist, with drawings by their six children sewed into the gown by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi.”  And just like York’s Room to Grow collection, the Jolie-Pitt family artists love to draw animals, flowers, the sky and outer space, as well as family silhouettes.

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Kate, William and birthday baby Prince George image from Hello! magazine.  Cars 1,2,3 wallpaper border (YS9130BD) and Ticking wallpaper (SA9135) both by York Wallcoverings.

William, Kate and little Prince George captivated the crowds in Australia and New Zealand during the recent Royal Tour; their glowing happiness as a family apparent at every stop.  And with the recent announcement of baby #2 on the way there will be another royal to watch as the family gains a new member!

Kate Middleton and baby Prince George image from Hello! magazine.  Hot Air Balloons wallpaper (YS9193) and Franco geometric wallpaper (YS9318) both from York’s Peek a Boo collection.

Kate continues to impress with her flair for fashion, always looking lovely in rich colors and fabulous patterns.  Prince George is well turned out too with snappy pinstripes, adorable smocking and whimsical motifs, usually in strong blue tones like his Daddy.  These sophisticated new traditions for the prince are remarkably similar to on trend kid’s room styles like those found in York’s Room To Grow and Peek a Boo collections.

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Soccer wallpaper border (BS5317BD) and Sneakers wallpaper border (BS5362BD) by York.  Photo of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and children from The Urban Daily.

Another family that we find stylishly inspiring is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and their clan.  Wherever their images pop up they exude togetherness and unique style.  So confident in dashing bold colors with a great blend of sophisticated-meets-casual flair.  Wonderfully fresh, just like York’s Room to Grow collection that features bold colors on canvas sneakers, sports motifs with pops of orange that suggest motion, new retro peace signs and juicy color pennant flags.


Peace Signs wallpaper border (KS2274B) and Pennant Flag wallpaper border (KS2286BD) both by York Wallcoverings.  Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and family photo by Posh24.com.

Creating Happily Ever After for your kids is incredibly easy with York’s inspiring youth designs in on trend colors.  You provide the walls, we provide the fun.  Both Room to Grow and Cool Kids are printed on York’s technologically advanced Sure Strip – guaranteed easy to install and removes in minutes.  Parents, this is your Happily Ever After too!

Hot Summer Days, Cool Summer Nights

Heat it Up with Hot Pink
Step aside ballet pink:  hot pink is exactly that – hot!  It’s a bold new look for a feminine classic, whether you wear it, or your walls wear it!  From designer gowns to designer walls, this softly intense color states feminine confidence.  Our Charleston damask takes boring walls to new places with hot pink, stunning in both its scale and dimensional finish.  Accent pieces like this Roccoco mirror with its curves and filigree scrolls add a bright pop of color; truly a reflection of a bold new you.  Smaller accents can be just as dynamic – so don’t hold back – unless its with a graceful drapery accessory!

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Ronald Redding’s Charleston Damask wallpaper (DD8377).  Curtain holdback, Etsy.com.  Hollywood Regency Vintage Hot Pink Mirror, Estsy.com.  Marchesa Fashion gown, Vogue.com.

Cool it Down with Sea Glass.
Cool breezes, aquamarine ocean, sandy beaches.  Ok, perhaps a trip to the Carribean is not in your future.   You can still capture the essence of this little bit of paradise with  beautiful sea glass color throughout your home.  Vintage meets refreshed with sea glass tones in this inspired Scrimshaw motif; the perfect conversation starter for walls in that special room, or the plates you set the table with.  Accent your home with gorgeous sea glass drawer pulls, inspired by the roll of ocean waves; or accent yourself with beautiful sea glass jewelry softened by time and tides.

Sea glass terrace canopy from Coastal Home blog.  Drawer pulls, Potteryville.com.  Maritime Scrimshaw wallpaper (NY4821) from York's Nautical Living collection.  Sea glass pendant from Etsy.com.  Whale plates from Folksy.com.

Sea glass terrace canopy from Coastal Home blog. Drawer pulls, Potteryville.com. Maritime Scrimshaw wallpaper (NY4821) from York’s Nautical Living collection. Sea glass pendant from Etsy.com. Whale plates from Folksy.com.

Keep it Comfortable with Neutrals.
For those who don’t like the extremes of hot and cool, there’s always the gracious living created with richly designed and intricately textured neutrals.  These splendid hues are a very distant cousin to boring beige with their warm grounds, rich tops and layers of shimmer and shine.

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Clean line damask wallpaper, Escala (DD8459) and Chunky floral wallpaper (EB2059) both from Ronald Redding’s new Designer Damasks collection.  Rattan chaise by Luxxella Outdoor Patio Wicker.

What a fine balance, the deep warm tones of rattan married to the cool crisp whites of cotton.  And what better way to have them joined then in an inviting double chaise for the garden and in a clean lined damask, or inviting floral for your walls.

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Teahouse Floral wallpaper (EB2073) from the Carey Lind Vibe collection.  Earthy neutrals clothing and accessories from Polyvore.com.  Cork Jack Rogers sandals from Pinterest.  Damask Stripe with metallic accents wallpaper from York’s Botanical Fantasy collection.

Add an earthy splash of garden color to your neutrals with leaf green for a relaxed yet chic look that is equally appealing in cropped shorts, chiffon blouse and sunhat or pretty floral bloom trail for your walls.  Or bring on some bling to an already intriguing texture like these delightful cork sandals or lacey chain damask wallpaper.

Whatever your favorite climate, wherever your favorite locale, and whichever your favorite design direction, York Wallcoverings with its thousands of patterns, has you and your walls covered.  Go ahead, log on to www.yorkwall.com and find the wallpaper that is all about you!

Set Sail for Home

The Lobster Pot
No trip to the Northeast’s craggy coastline is complete without a lobster dinner or two, or a lobster roll if you want it served the easy way!  Try a little lobster whimsy in your décor to truly capture the “downeast” nautical lifestyle in your coastal home.  York’s “Weathered Seashore” wallpaper sets a warm welcome in the entryway; it’s a great combination of lobsters and starfish to name a few and establishes a relaxed mood for your home as soon as you cross the threshold.

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Lobsterfest Blue rug on ottoman by Company C.  Weathered Seashore wallpaper (NY4883) from York’s Nautical Living collection.

Tying the Knot
Want a fun take on a lattice?  So popular this year to see trellis and lattice motifs – why knot take it in a new direction with a rope design?  Clean and simple like the sailor’s bowline knot, it’s the perfect backdrop for any room in a seaside home. Pull the look together with some navy plaid, and blue and white striped bedding and our decorative Sailing Flags border, tripled stacked for more impact.  Round it out with a knotted door stop and some rope base bedside lamps; what’s knot to like!

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Knotted Door Stop from Ballards.  Knot Trellis wallpaper (NY4847) and Sailing Flags wall border (NY4842BD) from York’s Nautical Living collection.

Three Ships Come Sailing In
Truly, the gentleman’s yacht is a stately sailing vessel, its sleek lines a fluid design, its bright white sails capturing the power of the wind.  Whether racing or relaxing, a sailboat makes you one with the sea.  Pen and ink sketches, exquisite scrimshaw and masculine flannel set a classic tone to nautical décor that speaks to traditional elegance done in handsome contemporary styling.  Pair statement graphite gray tones with hints of warm neutrals for a room that is easy to add finishing touches to.

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Coastal Library wallpaper (NY4889), Scrimshaw wallpaper (NY4819), Pond Yachts line drawing wallpaper (NY4974) and Nautical Spot wallpaper (NY4807) all from York’s Nautical Living collection.  Newport Sloop Sailboat model from Ballards.

Simply Sea Garden
Whether the Atlantic, Gulf or Pacific, the sea inspires us with gorgeous shades of blue-green that interpret beautifully into home décor.  Soothing shades of softest blue like the Gulf on a warm summer day bring serenity to your home.  York captures this mood with a beautiful wall design of floating coral and pretty shells in hues that create restful spaces.  Bright seas that twinkle with lights of deep green and rich blue are the essence of the mighty Atlantic and York interprets the depth of these colors in our Lillian design; a fresh floral in sea tones that hints at Jacobean style.  And for those who prefer a more casual lifestyle that creates a relaxed environment York designed our Bartola plaid to be both beautiful, practical, and rugged as the Pacific.


Starfish pillow from Company C.  Bartola Plaid wallpaper (NY5006), Lillian wallpaper (NY4863) from York’s Nautical Living collection.  Mariana Six Light White Coral chandelier from alexdeelighting.com, and Coral Shells wallpaper (NY4870) from York’s Nautical Living collection.

For all the wonderful and inspiring ways to bring your love of the sea shore into your home visit www.yorkwall.com <http://www.yorkwall.com>  and enjoy browsing through our Nautical Living collection.