The Oscar goes to York

oscars-academyawards-2015 On the Red Carpet this year:  trend setting luxury, shimmering elegance, classic design and gorgeous bling!  In 2015 the fashion statement remains opulent in both design style and finishes whether it is the Oscar wardrobe or your wall wardrobe.  Embrace sumptuous living; for your walls the vote goes to York!

Temptress wallcovering (COD0157N) Emma Stone in  a custom Elie Saab gown.

Temptress wallcovering (COD0157N) Emma Stone in  a custom Elie Saab gown.

Chartreuse, an edgy color that speaks to a willingness to be bold in your fashion statement.  Soft enough to be livable, lively enough to accompany fabulous accent colors like Emma Stone’s deep coral lipstick.  Glam it up with beads and metallic highlights – fabulous on both the gown and the wallpaper!  In your home pair it with glowing glint shades, that wonderful metallic between gold and silver and throw in a pop of coral in your floral arrangements or accent pieces.

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Silk Stripe wallpaper (SA9159) from Ashford Stripes. Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford gown.

Suitably sophisticated in black and white.  This classic combination never goes out of style on the red carpet or in your home.  Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon is “Wildly” chic in this gorgeous Tom Ford gown.  Your walls can range from sporty to svelte adding height and refined simplicity with wallcovering pattern “Silk Stripe” from the Ashford House Stripes collection.

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Leopard Damask wallpaper (RC3718) Rachael Harris in stunning strapless gown.

From the majesty of Versailles, through the Roaring Twenties and still going strong – damasks are the epitome of  timeless good taste.  So on trend in 2015 in shades of graphite and soft gray; the sophisticated neutral.  This gorgeous strapless gown so perfectly fitted to Rachael Harris’ stunning figure, needs no further accent.  So too will your home décor be complete without further accessorizing with York’s Leopard Damask.  There is more than one way to be a “Good Wife” – getting your wall wardrobe just right is the fun way!

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WallpapHer wallpaper (WH2658) by York.  Lupita Nyong’o gown by Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong’o dress is now famous on many levels.  First and foremost the stunning gown design by famed designer Calvin Klein, bejeweled with a thousand pearls has shape, texture and bling all wrapped into one gorgeous package.  Your wall wardrobe should be no less enchanting with color, special finishes and dimension all wrapped into a beautiful wall design like WallpapHer pattern WH2658.  White walls go to a whole new level with a little bit of bling!

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Scenic Garden wallpaper (Y6130606) by York.  Georgina Chapman in Marchesa gown

Beautifully capturing and reflecting light through the use of cleverly soft metallic highlights takes traditional florals to unsurpassed levels.  Georgina Chapman, with her romantic good looks and heart shaped face personifies the new romantic.   Vintage glamor; so on trend in this Marchesa gown.  Your search for romantic glamor for your home, parallel to this Marchesa gown, is complete with the selection of Scenic Garden wallpaper from York’s Reflections collection.  (Y6130606)

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Gated Scroll wallpaper (CR2831) Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab gown.

Blushing pastels, so new and so pretty, add glowing beauty to whatever they adorn.  Deep brunettes like Jennifer Lopez know the value of warming up their skin tone, and blondes value the soft shade for the luminosity it delivers to ivory skin.  Your walls will thank you for this shade too.  Subtly diffused on rainy days and quietly radiant on sunny days, it surrounds you with inviting warmth.  Select a romantic design with dimensional texture that replicates lace for a truly beautiful room.

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Peacock Tail wallpaper (ET2016) from York’s Enchantment collection.  Katie Cassidy in a Julien MacDonald gown.

Trend setters with an eye to opulent elegance value the marriage of gorgeous design and fabulous finishes.  As with Katie Cassidy’s dress at this year’s Oscars, elegant peacock feathers inspire the overall motif, softly interpreted from top to bottom and lavishly finished with metallic threads and glimmering beadwork.  For a subtle take on this lavish design for your interior, try York’s Peacock Tail from our Enchantment collection.  Timelessly graceful and always welcoming.

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Scribble wallpaper (991601) from York’s Bling collection.  Behati Prinsloo in Armani Couture.

Regally making a statement is for the truly brave of heart.  Strong style with a rich red, intricately accented with touches of glossy black and finished with fine strands of gleaming gold.  This description aptly details both Prinsloo’s Red Armani couture gown and York’s Bling collection Scribble design; wowing the audience on both runway and walls.

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Magnolia wallpaper (AV2920) by York.  Keira Knightley in Valentino gown.

Unabashedly romantic, beautifully feminine, and artistically inspired.  Gone is the severe black of the black tie event!  True beauty often draws from nature and Keira Knightley in her Valentino design is breathtaking in her garden gown.  Bringing the beauty of nature indoors is a design tip that the master’s use to best advantage.  Embrace the lovely; York’s Magnolia wallpaper with its garden flowers loveliness is the perfect accent for your home.

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Circles wallpaper (BS5373) by York.  Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad gown.

Capturing the twinkling stars at night and interpreting them into runway magnificence is the sign of a true couture artisan.  Anna Faris in her sparkly silver Zuhair Murad strapless sheath gown does not disappoint!  Playfully simple in design motif yet undeniably spectacular in glistening finishes.  Create this winning combination in your home with York’s Circles wallpaper for a home décor style that steals the show.

For design inspiration and runway worthy home décor visit and find the wall wardrobe that defines your personal style statement.

Have Your Cake… And Live With It Too

Decidedly decadent, wonderfully creative and always welcome; a description that perfectly describes a fancy cake or a beautiful wallcovering.  Both unleash artistic inspiration with adornment so lovely, how can you resist?  And why should you resist when you can have your cake and eat it too – or as is the case with wallcovering - live with it too!


Heart layer cake Watercolor poppies wallpaper (WT4504) from Carey Lind Designs Watercolors by York.  Dishes from Macy’s. Deep blush ombre wallpaper (WT4510) from Carey Lind Designs Watercolors by York.

Like a scrumptious layer cake, its the icing that makes the cake.  Carefully crafted to characterize the honored individual, a specialty cake personifies the style and taste of the receiver.  So true too, is the wallpaper selected for your home.  York has thousands of patterns, styled in every conceivable design and color, allowing you to complete your room’s décor in a wallpaper design that personifies your personal taste.  Perhaps the soft informal watercolor ombre style in shades of warmest blushing pink is your idea of gorgeous décor and just the thing to compliment your home fashion statement.  Watercolors combine strength of color and softness in technique; so on trend now in all things that are artfully decorated.

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Plaisley wallpaper (RB4238) from Risky Business by York.  Plates from  Dotty Stripe wallpaper (BS5442) from Room to Grow by York.  Open Trellis wallpaper (WB5507) from Botanical Fantasy by York.

Turquoise, teal, peacock blue and all shades between blue and green continue to top the vogue charts.  So rich, yet fun and lively; its no wonder this color family stays in favor with artists of all kinds!  With its connections to sea and sky, sprinkled with confectioners sugar white, it marries depth of color with a clean finish that is bright and inviting.  The artist designing this ruffle cake has captured the essence of teal, so too will your home reflect this color with panache whether you select a lacey paisley, beaded stripe or garden trellis.

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Lavender cake from  Hydrangea wallpaper border (KH7062BD) from Kitchen and Bath by York.  Dishes by Lenox.  Open Trellis wallpaper (WB5508) from Botanical Fantasy by York.

Lovely lavender.  Delicate and pretty.  Connecting us to aromatic gardens of hydrangeas, lilacs and lavender.  Adorning a cake with this soft tone invites a special occasion with fancy tea and embroidered napkins.  Similarly in the home, lavender is the feminine choice for elegant yet soothing spa living.  As a sprig of fresh lavender on your pillow assists with calming the mind for sweet dreams, so does a pretty lavender wallpaper assist in transforming your home into a haven.  Select from a soft trellis, contemporary beaded stripe or artistic hydrangea border then relax on a velvet chair with your feet up on a button tufted ottoman and enjoy a slice of decadent elderberry cake.

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Nouveau gold wallpaper (ET2002) from Enchantment by York.  Golden cake from  Bouquet Damask wallpaper (AR7703) from Charleston II by York.  Dishes from  The Plaza wallpaper (EK4143) from Ronald Redding Designs 18 Karat II collection for York.

Living the gilded life.  The soft sheen and gleam of gold has long been appreciated as the height of sumptuous living, embraced by kings and queens alike.  We need look no further than Versailles with its scrolling gold filigree décor or Marie Antoinette’s famous quote “Let them eat cake” to understand the luxury that embodies this precious metal in everything from home décor to the most distinguished of elegant cakes.  York’s gilded wallpapers range from pearled and beaded historic designs to formal rose bouquets atop a shimmering golden background or art nouveau inspired golden Mylar.


Tiered cake with scrolls and strawberries from  Modern trellis wallpaper (YS9100) from Peek a Boo by York.  Dishes by Macy’s.  Divine scroll wallpaper (WH2637) from WallpapHer by York.  Tree Silhouette wallpaper (YV9012) from Ashford Black & White collection.

Black Tie:  a classic renewed.  Artisan bakers inspired to statement making cakes understand the value of timeless black and white. Chic without being too edgy, elegant without being overly formal, and always tasteful, quite literally!  Decorating your walls in Black Tie creates a décor rich with the same beauty points of chic, elegant and tasteful.  Add a splash of strawberry red for a daring accent.  The Ashford House Black & White collection is full of beautiful designs that will tastefully complete your décor style; always with good taste, always pleasing to the palate!

Surrounded by Luxury: Mink, York’s Color of the Year 2015

The design industry awaits, with great anticipation, the launch of the important trend colors that will influence our fashion statements for the new year. With home décor now paralleling runway fashion so closely, incorporating these colors into your wardrobe as well as your home attests to your fashion savvy. In York’s design center we remain attuned to the large space commitment that wallpaper represents in the home, and as such, we have targeted luxurious trend color Mink as the stellar supporting actress to the flash and dazzle of this year’s seasonal bright stars.

Model in Marsala from Vogue.  Marsala branch wallpaper over Mink background - Vertical Blossoms (BR6229).  Leaf design chair from Pinterest.  Fabric Damask

Model in Marsala from Vogue. Marsala branch wallpaper over Mink background – Vertical Blossoms (BR6229). Leaf design chair from Pinterest. Fabric Damask Marsala wallpaper (FD8429) from York. Allie Sculptured Surfaces wallpaper (SS2254) by Ronald Redding Designs. Chevron toss pillow from Joss and Patterned pant model from Vintage brick wallpaper (RB4305) from York.

Pantone is one of the great color authorities, influencing markets at practically every level.  Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala.  Full bodied, intensely rich and multi faceted, it ranges from amber to garnet and is described as hearty and unifying.  In home décor it lends itself to more liberal use than past Color of the Year options and when married to York’s Mink palette, becomes a sophisticated accent befitting its luxurious backdrop.


Dining Table image from Pinterest.  Mink Damask wallpaper by York.  Decorative Pillow from Bookcase wallpaper by Ronald Redding Designs.  Room with bureau from niagaranoviceblogspot.  Scroll wallpaper by York.  Camelback sofa image from the  Grand Medallion wallpaper (EK4209) from Ronald Redding Designs.

Soft gold and warm white continue to build influence in the home décor market.  Pearls and opalescence guarantee an air of refinement that surpasses bolder bling.  Married to Mink’s chameleon nature these mineral hues create stunning new neutrals pleasing to the most discerning of tastes.  Select a warmer version of Mink to pair with golden tones, and a cooler version to accompany whites, or incorporate all three for truly stunning decor. The contrast of matt and shimmer is always a winning combination, as evident in many of York’s artistically crafted wallpaper designs.

Coral Reef painted roomset from Sherwin Williams.  Delicate Floral Branch wallpaper (WB5445) from York.  Coral gathered skirt from Pinterest.  Solid bedspread ensemble from  Franco geometric wallpaper from York. Mink colored skirt from Carolina Herrera.  Leaf bedspread from Bed, Bath & beyond.

Coral Reef painted roomset from Sherwin Williams. Delicate Floral Branch wallpaper (WB5445) from York. Coral gathered skirt from Pinterest. Solid bedspread ensemble from Franco geometric wallpaper from York. Mink colored skirt from Carolina Herrera. Leaf bedspread from Bed, Bath & beyond.

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year for 2015 is a warmly rich and organic hue:  Coral Reef.  “Upbeat and optimistic, Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal and is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.”  A wonderful accent to many neutrals, Coral Reef is enriched by pairing with York’s Mink.  Achieve a soft glow with an organic wallpaper accent that highlights warm Coral and shadows with Mink on a pristine field, or try a bold splash of Coral balanced with a backdrop of sueded Mink, even an edgy geometric design that divides the balance of power equally between the two shades is stylishly eye catching!

Garden Oval chair from  Teahouse Floral wallpaper (EB2072) from York.  Starburst mirror room set from  Soft Blossoms wallpaper (WT4532) from York.  Geometric wallpaper (ST6079) from York.  Lovebirds wallpaper (WT4557) from Carey Lind Designs.  Runway model from Victor Dzenk Verao.

Garden Oval chair from Teahouse Floral wallpaper (EB2072) from York. Starburst mirror room set from Soft Blossoms wallpaper (WT4532) from York. Geometric wallpaper (ST6079) from York. Lovebirds wallpaper (WT4557) from Carey Lind Designs. Runway model from Victor Dzenk Verao.

Everyone loves the teal family.  Over the last few years we’ve been engaged by true turquoise, teal, sea glass and now Peacock.  Rich and almost jewel-like, Peacock has depth of character that insists upon an equally grand and rich compliment, making it the perfect accent to York’s Mink tone. This well received pairing provides many design style options from organic wildflower motifs to renewed classics to cutting edge geometrics multi layered with intricate lattice and ogee designs.


Green fashion grouping from  Chandelier from  Camden Passage wallcovering (RRD0759N) by Ronald Redding Designs Uptown collection.  Green and Mink evening gown from Pinterest.  Runway image from  Green Wonderland wallpaper (WS8060) from Walt Disney Signature by York.

Benjamin Moore’s Guildford Green (HC-116) is their 2015 Color of the Year. “A neutral color that is a natural. A silvery green that works a wide range of color combinations – from neutrals to daring shades.”  As a green with subtle silver highlights it has a sheen that marries well with the luxury of Mink.  Soothing and sophisticated, this pairing is the epitome of graceful good taste. Like York’s color of the year, Guilford Green also has a chameleon quality; this picks up and absorbs the earthier tones of Mink, shifting the green into a more yellow base that is delightfully deep.

Whatever your design style or accent color preference, take a closer look at the various shades of Mink that York offers; wrap your walls with a wardrobe of soothing luxury and be prepared to be impressed!