Mods Rock!

The Mod youth culture movement of the mid sixties fueled a fashion revolution whose cultural and style impact is as strong today as ever.

London Calling: The Mod’s love of tailored suits and R&B music set the stage for the “British  Invasion” of the sixties which changed our culture forever.

Pattern “Femme Fatale”

 

The Who

 

Mod-ernism: Clean lines, bold color and abstraction are signatures of Mod stylings.

Pattern: “Piet” by Ashford Whites collection

 

Modrian’s iconic abstract inspired Yves St Laurent in 1966

 

Black & White a Go-Go: Stripes and Op Art geometrics then and now.

Edie Sedgwick

 

“Origami” pattern from York Wallcoverings Risky Business II Collection

 

Bold style and innovation are the first sign of cultural change. From suburban ranch to urban loft, open floor-plan to tiny house living, and cost cutting to custom; welcome to the new Modern.

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The Young and the Restless

The saga of how one edgy young artist discovered the wonderful world of wallpaper.

Amanda Wilson is 23. Armed with intelligence, talent, enviable organizational skills and an Associates Degree in Special Technologies and Multi Media Design she stepped out to meet the world, and found us.

Amanda’s picks: modern clean lines with pops of sunny color, like pattern “Alessa”

“When I started almost a year ago at York Wallcoverings I knew absolutely nothing about wallpaper. I had no idea it was still being used, let alone the mass market appeal, but what really surprised me was the art side to these designs. There’s just so much my generation does not know about this media, but I’m telling all my friends about it.” Seeing beautiful images in roomsets from York’s collections have changed the way she sees wallpaper.

Much like may of her young “Gen-Y” counterparts, Amanda fell into the “mauve trap”. “I thought wallpaper was dated and the kind of thing you matched to your drapes in the 1980’s, but what’s happening here is all about the very best in color and design. I would definitely use wallpaper myself now, particularly for an accent wall or a full bath.”

Something calming with a gentle spa effect in soft green sculptured ink, Fonatine, has a hand applied artisan feel for an Amanda top choice.

As a Pre Press Specialist here at York, Amanda sees a wide range of creative ideas and on trend color palettes that inspire. “I love variety and never do the same thing twice, plus, I get to work with color and design every day. It’s a good company, my contributions are always appreciated and I’m proud to work here.”

Vintage updates and anything with a natural feel like archival choice “Bengali” are also favorites. Designs based in nature are Amanda’s real joy. “It is an unending source of inspiration, and it’s all around us.”
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