Postcards from Paradise

Warm gentle breezes and lazy vacations parked under a palm define this side of paradise for most of us. Take a trip of the imagination to sunny worlds far away, and dream. Those dreams can become reality and when you get there, remember to bring a little piece of heaven home to hold onto.

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Patterns: Athens (MS6491) from Modern Shapes by Carey Lind Designs, Watercolor Jacobean (AT7020) from Tropics by Ashford House, Garden Pergola (GE3684) from Geometrics by Ashford House.

Santorini Greece;  home of the ancient Minoan civilization, which gave rise to the mythological lost city of Atlantis. This volcanic island on the glittering teal blue Aegean is possibly one of the most beautifully romantic places in the world. Hot baked whites and desert clay, vivid color with the intensity of the sun; this is the desert by the sea.

 

 

 

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Patterns: Moroccan Spot (GE3618) Geometrics by Ashford House, Bali Leaves (AT7052) Tropics by Ashford House, Belle of the Ball (GC8801) Global Chic by Waverly.

Havana Cuba; the Paris of the Antilles, is a 500 year old port of call which summons fantastic  images of  pirates, rum and cigars in the heart of Old Havana. The once vibrant and exotic pre-revolution playground of the rich and famous is poised on the edge of a new age of luxury as a resort destination. Now filled with nostalgic vintage Americana and abundant retro style, experience the charm of the Caribbean in weathered pattern and soft wind worn color, before it’s gone.

 

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Patterns: Bamboo Trellis (AT7079) Tropics by Ashford House, Homeycomb (GE3641) Geometrics by Ashford House, Chunky Floral (EB2060) Vibe by Carey Lind Designs.

Cancun Mexico; The Throne of Snakes, was once a sleepy fisherman’s island surrounded by undiscovered shores, sitting just north of the Riviera Maya has now been transformed into one of the most visited resort areas of Mexico. Embraced by the second largest coral reef in the world and kissed by cooling trade winds boasts a pastel palette of soft sand, flamingo pinks and cooling crème de menthe all offset by brilliant Caribbean blue. It truly is an invitation few could refuse.

Find your own little piece of heaven inspired by the patterns from paradise, and live the dream all the year through. www.yorkwall.com

 

 

 

Pink is for Princess

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

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Banner from wills-and-kate.tumblr.com.  Chandelier from sweetretreatkids.com.  Neoclassical Cameo (AV2800)  by York Wallcoverings 120th Anniversary Archive Edition.   Princess Charlotte from bbc.com.  Duchess Kate from google.com.au.  Christening cake topper from ebay.com.  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. blogspot.com.  Raspberry Charlotte recipe from kcet.com.  Ombre Stripe (WT4512) Watercolors by Cary Lind.  Aquarella (ST6022) Stacy Garcia Paper Muse.  Flowered skirt from chicwish.com.

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 dailymail.com.  Elegant Damask (BA4535) Casabella ll by York Wallcoverings.  Rose Stripe (BA4570) Casabella ll by York Wallcoverings.  Pink lemonade from  bellamumma.com.  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 zimbio.com.  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 www.yorkwall.com.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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