Oscars 2017

A vast array of color and pattern trend was on beautiful display at The Academy Awards 2017 last night. Emerging trends included folk prints, fringe, geometrics, butterflies and damask done in luscious colors from lavender to gold metallic. Here are some of our favorites for pattern of the year!


Glamorous Geometrics: Pattern Mesmerize from Candice Olson is a perfect match to the structural elegance of Priyanka Chopra in Ralph and Russo.


Classic Damask: Pattern Paradise shimmers in liquid metallic gold, much like Emma Sone in Haute Couture Givenchy, combining textural mesh and damask with trending fringe accents.


Boudoir Beautiful: Pattern Geometric Trellis and Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture contrasts burnished bronze with sultry black for simple sophistication.


Fresh and Lovely: Pattern Jeweled Monarch and Kelly Ripa in Carolina Herrera, welcome spring in a beautiful botanical on blue.

All celebrity images courtesy of the English Room www.theenglishroom.biz

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The Oscar goes to York

oscars-academyawards-2015 On the Red Carpet this year:  trend setting luxury, shimmering elegance, classic design and gorgeous bling!  In 2015 the fashion statement remains opulent in both design style and finishes whether it is the Oscar wardrobe or your wall wardrobe.  Embrace sumptuous living; for your walls the vote goes to York!

Temptress wallcovering (COD0157N) Emma Stone in  a custom Elie Saab gown.
Temptress wallcovering (COD0157N) Emma Stone in  a custom Elie Saab gown.

Chartreuse, an edgy color that speaks to a willingness to be bold in your fashion statement.  Soft enough to be livable, lively enough to accompany fabulous accent colors like Emma Stone’s deep coral lipstick.  Glam it up with beads and metallic highlights – fabulous on both the gown and the wallpaper!  In your home pair it with glowing glint shades, that wonderful metallic between gold and silver and throw in a pop of coral in your floral arrangements or accent pieces.

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Silk Stripe wallpaper (SA9159) from Ashford Stripes. Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford gown.

Suitably sophisticated in black and white.  This classic combination never goes out of style on the red carpet or in your home.  Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon is “Wildly” chic in this gorgeous Tom Ford gown.  Your walls can range from sporty to svelte adding height and refined simplicity with wallcovering pattern “Silk Stripe” from the Ashford House Stripes collection.

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Leopard Damask wallpaper (RC3718) Rachael Harris in stunning strapless gown.

From the majesty of Versailles, through the Roaring Twenties and still going strong – damasks are the epitome of  timeless good taste.  So on trend in 2015 in shades of graphite and soft gray; the sophisticated neutral.  This gorgeous strapless gown so perfectly fitted to Rachael Harris’ stunning figure, needs no further accent.  So too will your home décor be complete without further accessorizing with York’s Leopard Damask.  There is more than one way to be a “Good Wife” – getting your wall wardrobe just right is the fun way!

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WallpapHer wallpaper (WH2658) by York.  Lupita Nyong’o gown by Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong’o dress is now famous on many levels.  First and foremost the stunning gown design by famed designer Calvin Klein, bejeweled with a thousand pearls has shape, texture and bling all wrapped into one gorgeous package.  Your wall wardrobe should be no less enchanting with color, special finishes and dimension all wrapped into a beautiful wall design like WallpapHer pattern WH2658.  White walls go to a whole new level with a little bit of bling!

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Scenic Garden wallpaper (Y6130606) by York.  Georgina Chapman in Marchesa gown

Beautifully capturing and reflecting light through the use of cleverly soft metallic highlights takes traditional florals to unsurpassed levels.  Georgina Chapman, with her romantic good looks and heart shaped face personifies the new romantic.   Vintage glamor; so on trend in this Marchesa gown.  Your search for romantic glamor for your home, parallel to this Marchesa gown, is complete with the selection of Scenic Garden wallpaper from York’s Reflections collection.  (Y6130606)

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Gated Scroll wallpaper (CR2831) Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab gown.

Blushing pastels, so new and so pretty, add glowing beauty to whatever they adorn.  Deep brunettes like Jennifer Lopez know the value of warming up their skin tone, and blondes value the soft shade for the luminosity it delivers to ivory skin.  Your walls will thank you for this shade too.  Subtly diffused on rainy days and quietly radiant on sunny days, it surrounds you with inviting warmth.  Select a romantic design with dimensional texture that replicates lace for a truly beautiful room.

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Peacock Tail wallpaper (ET2016) from York’s Enchantment collection.  Katie Cassidy in a Julien MacDonald gown.

Trend setters with an eye to opulent elegance value the marriage of gorgeous design and fabulous finishes.  As with Katie Cassidy’s dress at this year’s Oscars, elegant peacock feathers inspire the overall motif, softly interpreted from top to bottom and lavishly finished with metallic threads and glimmering beadwork.  For a subtle take on this lavish design for your interior, try York’s Peacock Tail from our Enchantment collection.  Timelessly graceful and always welcoming.

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Scribble wallpaper (991601) from York’s Bling collection.  Behati Prinsloo in Armani Couture.

Regally making a statement is for the truly brave of heart.  Strong style with a rich red, intricately accented with touches of glossy black and finished with fine strands of gleaming gold.  This description aptly details both Prinsloo’s Red Armani couture gown and York’s Bling collection Scribble design; wowing the audience on both runway and walls.

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Magnolia wallpaper (AV2920) by York.  Keira Knightley in Valentino gown.

Unabashedly romantic, beautifully feminine, and artistically inspired.  Gone is the severe black of the black tie event!  True beauty often draws from nature and Keira Knightley in her Valentino design is breathtaking in her garden gown.  Bringing the beauty of nature indoors is a design tip that the master’s use to best advantage.  Embrace the lovely; York’s Magnolia wallpaper with its garden flowers loveliness is the perfect accent for your home.

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Circles wallpaper (BS5373) by York.  Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad gown.

Capturing the twinkling stars at night and interpreting them into runway magnificence is the sign of a true couture artisan.  Anna Faris in her sparkly silver Zuhair Murad strapless sheath gown does not disappoint!  Playfully simple in design motif yet undeniably spectacular in glistening finishes.  Create this winning combination in your home with York’s Circles wallpaper for a home décor style that steals the show.

For design inspiration and runway worthy home décor visit www.yorkwall.com and find the wall wardrobe that defines your personal style statement.

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And The Oscar Goes To York®

Watching the Oscars is a sensory delight for the eyes.  Fashion masters cleverly adorn Hollywood’s beautiful elite for a fabulous night of design inspiration.  Design that is quickly translated into home fashion – the gap between the runway and interiors has never been slimmer.

DE8818, Velocity

It’s not your imagination about the decidedly Art Deco theme that permeated the Oscars.  The much anticipated Great Gatsby film releasing May 2013 has already added a new level of glamour from gowns to wallpaper.   Halle Berry’s striking statuesque beauty reaches new heights in her gleaming gown, as will your home with Candice Olson’s Velocity pattern – just the right balance of graphite gray and silver Mylar.   Accent your room with a mirror paneled side table and silk toss cushions in deep gray.

DE8839, Hourglass

Or perhaps you like sophisticated curves and gentle arches?  If the magnificent Chrysler Building in NYC is your favorite architectural masterpiece, and your style is more in line with Naeem Khan’s art deco powerhouse gown draped so elegantly on Stacy Keibler (George Clooney’s significant other) then Candice Olson’s Hourglass design awaits you.  Always elegant, this wallpaper is a show stopper on either a feature wall or surrounding the entire room.

DE8824, Grillwork Mica

If you are all about the bling and you find best actress nominee Naomi Watts’ sparkling gown takes your breath away, you need to jump into jazzing up your home décor with Candice Olson’s Grillwork Mica.  Lots of flash and dazzle for that special accent wall.

DE9003, Dotted Paisley

Sophistication finds its romantic roots with opulent lace that gracefully shimmers and glistens with subtle precious metal accents.  Sandra Bullock wears her softer side for all to see on Oscar night in this beautiful gown that is a wonderful combination; elegant yet whimsical.  Following this theme in your home is easy with Candice Olson’s Dotted Paisley – playfully elegant!

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If black tie is a bit dark for your taste, make your statement with 18 Karat Gold.  Gold is trending up again with its warmth and classic sophistication.  Gold never looked better than on Catherine Zeta Jones, or on your walls with Ron Redding’s many golden options in his new 18 Karat collection.

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DE8855, Dazzled

Formal doesn’t have to be without color either.  A splash of red shot with shimmering gold can steal the show either on the red carpet or in your home.  Or opt for dreamy in softest aqua; a soothing statement in a sea of glitz.  In the home this color generates a restful haven that is almost spa-like.

RZ3300, Contessa

If setting the trend is important to you in your apparel and home, go directly to the boldly quiet sophistication of sparkly ginger to be at the pinnacle of vogue.  Complimentary to all, but especially irresistible to gorgeous redheads like Jessica Chastain, this color captures the innovative award both at the Oscars and in your home.  Glam, glitz, shimmer and romance; your style is ready to shine whether you wear it or your walls do!

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