Dapper Dads

Dapper: A compliment made to someone who looks incredibly
smart and stylish.

Father’s Day will arrive with all the ties, tools and fanfare we can muster for the most influential of men in our lives, but did you know he’s been a fashion icon since time began?

Stylin’ for summer: Seersucker, foulards, and classic stripes define summer days in light airy color and the brightest of whites with Pop’s “pop” of color.

Patterns “Pragmatic” and “Ralph Stripe” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Patterns “Pragmatic” and “Ralph Stripe” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Travel and leisure: Before he met you, he saw some things and did some exploring, and now he shares all that with you. Here’s to his spirit of adventure!

"The Old Course” and “Double Down” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

“The Old Course” and “Double Down” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Shaken not stirred: Dad can be one smooth operator; putting the ‘dash’ in haberdashery. No one will get bored when he’s in the boardroom!

Patterns “Hemmingway” and “Crocodile” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Patterns “Hemmingway” and “Crocodile” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Start with The Walls!

Spring 2016 brings us landscapes from the urban center, a mix of matte and metals, and casual colors for the athleisure lifestyle. This season classic- meets-casual color for an upbeat approach to repurposed and redefined stylings just right for upmarket.  The key is a balance of opposites in a fast paced world.

Clean

Patterns from left to right: Fashion image found on Pinterest, pattern “Cathedral”, “3” Stripe” and “Galt Embroidery”.

Clean: Stripes organize the eye and sooth the cacophony of noise which surrounds us in the modern age.  Now delivery is bold and dynamic as stripes come to the forefront in unconventional colors and at unexpected angles. It appears that stripes have changed their stripes!

Color

Patterns from left to right: Party favors image found on Pinterest, pattern “3″ Wide Stripe”, “Aquarella” and “Criss Cross”.

Color: from the artist’s palette in a mixed media format incorporating glimmering metallic, with an eye on warm gold. This spring color is a veritable candy store delight composed of vibrant hues in re-imagined classics, anchored by all things blue.

Custom

York Wallcoverings innovative Custom Naturals program will release in of May 2016.

Custom: Uncompromising in personal character, and readily accessible through innovative technologies, custom is coming home to the consumer. D.I.Y. drivers have created a culture demanding personal style; so determine your own color, choose your own texture and create art for your wall.

Cultural

Patterns from left to right: Jewelry image found on Pinterest, pattern “Palace Gates”, “Marble” and “Boho Chic”.

Cultural: The mythologies of our space are defined by the values we carry; inspirational cues taken from our deep rooted heritage juxtaposed with contemporary lifestyle. Trends from urban organic to athletic tribal create a blending of contradiction which forms exciting new energy from a new generation.

Wallcovering is the largest canvas on which a designer will paint the story of any home. Here is where it all begins, a portrait of the people who live there and their vision for identity. Perception becomes reality, and it all starts with the walls!

The Fabulous Five

The Architectural Digest Design Show at the Pier in NYC, March 17-20, was bigger and better than ever before with an amazing array of talented artists and designers present in abundance. Here are five favorites to desire and inspire!

Avo

“Hide” and Seek: “Avo” creates custom design on leather for a natural textural look combined with contemporary geometrics.  www.avoavo.com

Christina Lei Rodriguez

The Golden Child: Fine artist Christina Lei Rodriguez creates beautiful photographic installations translated to fabric, art and more….for “EDGE collections”. www.edge-collections.com

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The Life Aquatic:  This Atlantis-inspired “DIFFA Dining by Design” vignette from participant “Arteriors” http://www.arteriorshome.com/ featuring York Wallcovering’s pattern “Kaleidoscope”  http://goo.gl/g7bWlT is just beautiful!

Moonish

Moonstruck: Fabric with the look of organic forms seen in an x-ray; from “Moonish”. http://moonishco.com/ 

Jan-Kath

A Space Odyssey: “Jan-Kath” rugs from the “Space Crafted” collection are dynamic enough for wall art. http://jan-kath.de/