Pink is for Princess

Pink is for Princess…like Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with blushing cheeks and rosebud mouth.

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Banner from  Chandelier from  Neoclassical Cameo (AV2800)  by York Wallcoverings 120th Anniversary Archive Edition.   Princess Charlotte from  Duchess Kate from  Christening cake topper from  Delicate Rose Stripe (AV2808) by York Wallcoverings 120th Anniversary Archive Edition.

The pretty baby girl, daughter to Prince William and Duchess Kate and little sister to Prince George, is fourth in line for the British throne. The newest royal is named for her grandfather, Prince Charles, great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and paternal grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Sweetly feminine and artfully aristocratic, this floral cameo wallpaper, with lovely coordinating stripe, is perfect for a  royal nursery done in sugar and spice and everything nice…just like a delectable Raspberry Charlotte dessert!

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Obsession (WH2617)  WallpapHer by York Wallcoverings.  Kate from hrhduchesskate.  Raspberry Charlotte recipe from  Ombre Stripe (WT4512) Watercolors by Cary Lind.  Aquarella (ST6022) Stacy Garcia Paper Muse.  Flowered skirt from

From powder pink to POWER pink, a look at the Royals’ fashion history demonstrates the popularity of the reddish color, which is currently on trend in wearable fashion as well as home décor. Queen Elizabeth, Diana Princess of Wales, and Duchess Katherine have all been pretty in pink…from soft shell to vivid cerise. Pink can be demure or assertive. This watercolor floral in soft and strong color takes center stage, shown here with a wide ombre stripe and novelty wallpaper featuring stylish accessories.

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Diana from  Elegant Damask (BA4535) Casabella ll by York Wallcoverings.  Rose Stripe (BA4570) Casabella ll by York Wallcoverings.  Pink lemonade from  Toss the Bouquet (KS2393) Cool Kids by York Wallcoverings.   Alexis Mabille – Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013.

Both the Queen and Diana have had roses named for them.   Perhaps one day Charlotte will, as well. In his revised “Candle in the Wind”, Elton John sang “Goodbye, England’s Rose”; a fitting tribute to Diana.  She had become a style icon, seen here in a simply elegant evening dress.  Surely she would approve of this traditional rose stripe along with the lacy damask and a glittering contemporary floral.

Galt Embroidery (WM2536) Williamsburg by York Wallcoverings.  The Royals from  Fruit and flowers from Hostess with the Mostess.  Open Floral (WB5403) Botanical Fantasy by Ashford House.  Gentle Cascade (WT4564) Watercolors by Cary Lind Designs.  Large Lattice (WT4602) Watercolors by Cary Lind Designs.

On a visit to Guadalcanal Island with Duchess Kate, Prince William opted for a bright pink shirt…very appropriate for a tropical setting.  Greens and pinks complement one another in the floral silhouette wallpaper which blends well with the green striae and the faux embroidery design.

So remember…Pink is for Princess…and for Princes, too!  Find all your great pinks fit for royalty at


York Wallcoverings’ First Corporate Paper Party

York Wallcoverings Paper Party invite artwork. Sure Strip wallpapers by York Wallcoverings from left to right – Liminary (ER8172) Waverly Cottage, Jaco Floral (EB2033) Vibe by Cary Lind Designs, Pom Pom Play (WP2436) Waverly Small Prints, Toss the Bouquet (KS2393) Cool Kids, Large Lattice (WT4609) Cary Lind Designs Watercolors)

Who doesn’t love a party? That’s what we thought!  So we invited a group of convivial guests to spend an entertaining and enlightening experience with us at a York Wallcoverings Paper Party.


The unique York Wallcoverings sign fashioned from antique printing press parts. Julie and Steve Groff and their crafty ciders from Wyndridge Farm. Guests pose for a photo op before Watercolor Poppy (WT4505) from the Cary Lind Watercolor collection.

The soirée began with a buffet of delectable light bites and a selection of refreshing craft libations from Wyndridge Farm of South Central PA. It was an opportunity for everyone to socialize with York Wallcoverings’ President, Carl Vizzi, and members of the Executive staff, plus others from the studio, marketing department, and retail store.

On the list of events were guided tours of both factory and studio, complete with a demonstration by our Digital Graphic Designer, Alexis Mills.


Gina Shaw, VP of Product Development. Diamond Oasis (WH2667) from WallpapHer,  Delicate Rose Stripe (AV2809) York Wallcoverings  – 120th Anniversary Archive Edition, Large Lattice (CM2383) Watercolors by Cary Lind Designs.

A highlight of the evening was “Trend Talk,” a power point presentation by Gina Shaw, VP of Product Development, where she shared gorgeous images and insight into Bohemian luxury, geometrics, and blue with metallic gold color trends, among others featured at the Paris Deco Off and Maison D’Object design shows for 2015.


The York Wallcoverings Décor Style Profile, a fun way to reveal your inner designer.

A fun aspect of the evening was a multiple-choice quiz geared to determine one’s style personality; a step toward zoning in on the most appealing collections to mesh with individual fashion sense.


Joanne Berwager, Marketing Manager, assisting guests with their Décor Style Profiles. Couture style fashioned from York wall paper.

The piece de resistance was the interactive exhibition of Sure Strip, our revolutionary new product that is as user friendly as it is decorative. Tim Quinn, VP of Sales and Marketing, and Joanne Berwager, Marketing Manager, showed, with the able assistance of retail sales personnel and willing volunteers from the audience, the effortless Sure Strip installation and removal that makes it a breeze to change out your wallpaper whenever the mood strikes. No longer need wallpaper strike fear in the hearts of do-it-yourselfers, when the mist of H2O from our spray bottles makes hanging and stripping this beautiful art form amazingly quick, neat, and simple!


Spray bottle, brush, and knife. Lattice (JR5749) Sapphire Oasis collection. Associates from the York Wallcoverings retail store assist guests in hanging and removing our Sure Strip products.

A grand time was had by all. Now who doesn’t love a Paper Party?  I can’t wait for the next one!


Kim Gates, Marketing Director, and Jeremy  Slagle, Graphic Designer, love our Sure Strip wallpaper.









A Lasting Bouquet for Mom

More beautiful than a bouquet of flowers, your Mom’s warmth, wisdom, wit, and wonderful commitment to you, blooms in your heart and helps you to blossom into the beautiful person she believed you could be.  Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give back to Mom; give her a lasting bouquet.

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Flower Power wallpaper (RB4207) from York’s Risky Business II collection.

Purity and cheerfulness all wrapped up in a pretty multi petaled flower.  Daisies are the fifth most popular flower in the world.  Sending them is the perfect way to brighten your Mom’s day.  Even better, give her a daisy bouquet that wraps her walls in bright, fresh color in a slightly retro style that says she respects the past but is fully positioned for the future.  Petal Pusher wallpaper is simply the perfect motif for the Mom who likes her home clean, fresh, and inviting.

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Watercolor Poppies (WT4504) from Carey Lind Designs Watercolors collection by York.           (Sure Strip)

Peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor.  With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune.  The unconditional love from your Mother is a fortunate blessing, and honoring your Mother with a rich bouquet of peonies, the perfect reciprocation of that love.  Capture the warmth of family in your home with resplendent peonies for beauty around you all year long.

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Damask wallpaper (AP7499) from Ashford Silhouettes collection by York.

Calla Lilies: clean, beautiful lines with elegant grace; its no wonder their name comes from a Greek word for beauty!  Traditionally, along with divinity, this gorgeous flower symbolizes devotion.  Pick a bouquet of these elegant lilies for the Mom who is classically graceful, and moves through life with poise and dignity.  Her home too, should represent gracious living and devotion to both family and good taste.  Pick a stylized lily motif for the wallpaper; a wonderful design to compliment the clean sophistication of white.


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Lavish Rose wallpaper (660801) from the Bling collection by York.

Red Rose:  True Love.  Who is your sweetheart?  For Mom’s its often the young son who really captures her heart, and he reciprocates the emotion completely!  Deep crimson roses are the gift of choice to give to the people we have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage; synonymous with Mom.  Rich red is a color that never really goes out of style for the home.  Use it with glints of gold for a renewed classic look, or tuxedo the room with classic black and white with touches or feature walls of red.  Either way, you will fall in love with your room.

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Large Rose Vine wallpaper (EL3980) from Arlington collection by York.

Rose gardens, soft with whimsy and tenderly beautiful.  Light pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, just like your Mom.  A bouquet of blushing tea roses warms the heart, and adds a quiet prettiness to any room.  Even more beautiful when it surrounds your walls with gentle splendor like a rose trail wallpaper.

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Hydrangea wallpaper (JT7656) from Ashford House Blooms collection by York.

Hydrangeas symbolize heartfelt emotions.  An obvious choice for Mom!  The flowers can be used to express gratitude for being understood - another good reason to select them for your Mom as part of her bouquet!  Fresh and clean, while still firmly resting in the classics for design style, these abundant blooms soften the décor in any room with their relaxed and graceful lines.  The perfect accent for the perfect Mom!

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Sweet Violets wallpaper (ER8102) from Waverly Cottage by York.  (Sure Strip)

Violets:  delicate in petal, yet deep in color.  Called the “Flower of Modesty” because it hides its flowers in the heart-shaped leaves.  Persians and Greeks used the plants to help induce sleep, to calm anger, and to heal the heart and the head.  An equally apt description for the virtues of a mother.  While far from modest in its intricate design, violet wallpaper motifs in the home add graceful beauty and dainty detail to the coziest of spaces for Mom to take a well deserved rest and relax with a cup of tea.

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Tulips wallpaper (AK7541) from Ashford House Blooms collection by York.

Making it through the long cold winter deserves a happy ending and spring flowers, especially tulips, just seem to renew us and prepare us for delightful times in the sunshine.  Tulips seem synonymous with cheerful thoughts and sweet charm, just as Mom is always ready with a cheerful smile and kind word.  How better to express simple joy than to incorporate pretty tulips into your home décor with a lovely wallpaper.

Whether your Mom is a daisy, rose, or tulip personality, there is a wallpaper that defines her home accordingly, so when you think about a bouquet for Mom, give her a lasting one with a floral design from York Wallcoverings.