Colonial is Coming

The Colonials are coming!

The young United States was rich in color and design, receiving the finest of goods from across Europe. Read on to discover just how much those décor classics are still vibrantly viable today.

 

Botanicals and Naturals: In the American colonies herb gardens, raw wood finishes and pewter ware were valued for function. Today we prize their ingenious simplicity of practical design and admire its beautiful partnership, combining industrial texture and organic warmth.

Dining table, art and kitchen storage all historic originals. ‘Solomon’s Seal’ pattern from the Colonial Williamsburg collection for York.

 

Historic Color: Heirloom colors such as Williamsburg’s ‘Russ Green’ are as on trend, now as ever. Richly sophisticated nuanced shades compliment today’s natural wood and support the trending mix of repurposed with modern.

Colonial foyer, authentic period fabric, glassware from ICFF 2017 and ‘Tanjib Embroidery’ from the Colonial Williamsburg III collection for York.

 

Classic Americana: Famous for cupolas, shutters and salt box houses, Colonial architecture and interiors embody classic Americana. York Wallcoverings has created homage to such distinctive design with pattern ‘Garden Follies’.

Door hinges, cloth and cupola are all historic originals. ‘Garden Follies’ is from the Colonial Williamsburg III collection for York.

 

A “Tail” of Tapestries: Images of exotic animals and tropical fruits were décor’s supporting player in woven and accessories for the status conscious in Colonial society. Today, these motifs maintain their exotic flavor, and are equally strong in statement.

Bedroom and fabric is authentic Colonial; dining room is Kips Bay Showhouse 2017. ‘Braganza’ pattern is from the Colonial Williamsburg II collection for York.

 

With the return of Chippendale chairs, burnished metal finishes, raw wood surfaces and our desire to hold onto our heritage while making it our own for a new generation, the revival of the timeless beauty of Colonial design is about to take center stage; where trend meet tradition.

 

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Behind the Wall…paper

Lights. Camera. Wallpaper!

Personal style begins with fashion and effortlessly flows into the way we decorate our homes. Think of our bodies as a blank canvas; what we choose to wear is a reflection of our taste, current trends and overall mood right? The same idea works in unison with home decor; our walls become the blank canvas, allowing us another opportunity to display our personal style. With this concept in mind, York’s team of experts were able to bridge the current fashion trends with wallcovering patterns, and highlighted them in an advertisement photoshoot. With a few prop adjustments, some lighting modifications, and a zip of the dress, the merging of the fashion and wallpaper world began. Check out the five room-sets we created featuring some of our most jaw-dropping patterns.

 

This style reinvents and revives chinoiserie of the 1930’s with organic expression.

Pattern: “Plume” by DwellStudio

 

The timeless beauty of nature meets a trendsetting design innovation with mother of pearl. Emulating elements of the sea, this contemporary design by Candice Olson provides a raw and unexpected vision of modern organics.

Pattern: “Sublime” by the Candice Olson Natural Splendor collection

 

Native American and Southwest-inspired style continues to thrive. A theme that breathes authenticity as well as a handcrafted technique.

Pattern: “Wavelength” by the Carey Lind Menswear Collection

 

This shot was inspired by the soaring trend of exotic animal prints. Winter Cranes, by Dwell Studio, stays true to this menagerie movement in the fashion world, swiftly making its way into home decor.

Pattern: “Winter Cranes” by DwellStudio

 

Making an investment in the way we style our home is a big deal, and now more than ever we’re investing in creating our own personal art galleries using walls as the canvas. While we continue to keep up with trend and sophistication; individuality and self-expression never fails to shine through.

Pattern: “Burano” from our Risky Business II Collection
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Join The Culture Club

Culture Club has the ability to bring our global family into your space, therefore bringing us all closer together. Our homes are a reflection of who we are and with this fusion of diverse artistic minds, the patterns within are bound to reveal your true personality.

A menagerie of lunar themes and florals to geometrics and “Rohrschach-esque” patterns, the Culture Club Wallpaper Collection is designed and inspired by people just like you; individuals who are brave, suave, smart, dynamic, outgoing, unique, artistic and vibrant…the list goes on.

With this collection, everyone is in the club. Make a style statement. Be you.

 

Always Evolving

Whether it’s our environment, our culture or trends; our world is always embracing growth and change. With a metallic “Lunar” pattern, it’s easy to see how walls can help a space evolve and represent who you are as an individual.

 

Pattern: Lunar

 

Urban Culture

Industrial trends continue to thrive, and the look of an urban environment can easily revolutionize your home. Unique in style, “Mineral Deposit” gives walls textural expression, while simultaneously expressing your personality.

 

Pattern: Mineral Deposit

 

 

Culture Shock

Dimensional, diverse and dynamic. Patterns like “The Right Angle”,  stand out and leave the eye searching for more.

Pattern: The Right Angle

 

 

Behind the Scenes: A Deeper Look Into the Collection

At York Wallcoverings, collaboration is a key component to creating a collection. Many wallpaper patterns were developed by our own team of stylists and graphic designers, one of which was made during a creative session aimed at emulating Rohrschach patterns. Scattered along our large art table, a wide array of paints and inks lay ready to be splattered, brushed, smeared and dabbed. The artful and enlightening merging of minds, ultimately lead to the fruition of a pattern we now call “Pandora”.

Pattern: Pandora

View the entire Culture Club collection here

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