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!

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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

DIFFA_DBD_Booth14_Arteriors_Room

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/

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Holiday Decor Trends

Home trends influence the season in the most beautiful of ways for 2016.

SugarPlums
Bottom wallpaper pattern: ‘Jeweled Monarch’ – All other images found on Pinterest.

Visions of Sugar Plums: While holiday decorating with frosty retro pastels is a modern classic, add their neon cousins and trending compliments to the mix for the panache of the divinely sophisticated, taking Christmas past into Christmas future.

HipsterHoliday
Bottom wallpaper pattern: ‘Regent’s Glen’ – All other images found on Pinterest.

Hipster Holiday: Edgy and whimsical, today’s bright new generation invents their own version of all things seasonal by using classics in stronger, individual ways; so mistletoe the dog, have your Christmas tree in a cup, or wrinkle the wrap. Have fun with it, people, no rules for the yule!

Gold1
Bottom wallpaper pattern: ‘Velocity’ – All other images found on Pinterest.

Golden Season’s Greetings: Gold has become an international sensation and is stepping out to claim the status of the only metallic to use in 2016. Do not fear gold with colour, use blue, blush or even the “new neutral” grey. Remember, Gold is the new silver and grey is the new beige!

NoelleNaturalist
Bottom wallpaper pattern: ‘Irongate Trellis’ – All other images found on Pinterest.

Natural Noel: Creative new ways to use organic materials have filtered into holiday décor and this year the look is cleaner and simpler than ever. Don’t overdo, just let winter tell its enchanting story. Saving the world, one organic decoration at a time…..

 

 

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