Winter Garden Holidays

Glistening ice crystals clinging to silvered evergreens and the soft pattern of frost on marble, the hush of a pathway with new fallen snow; let nature’s winter time beauty inspire your decorating this holiday season.

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Evergreen table setting from nicety.livejournal.com.  Sage and silver holiday decorations from Frontgate.  Oversized sage fern on silver metallic wallpaper (WB5489) and medallion stripe on silver metallic wallpaper (WB5441) both from Ashford’s       Botanical Fantasy collection.

Borrow from Mother Nature’s innate good taste and soften spaces with sage greens and  hints of icy silver that cleverly reflects the twinkle lights and hints at frosty snowflakes.  The successful marriage of organic design with shimmering metallics creates a sophisticated décor that is truly refined.  Look no further than Ashford’s Botanical Fantasy collection to pull your silver sage room together with patterns like Texture Leaf (WB5489) and Damask Stripe (WB5441), both great enhancements for your walls.

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Metallic branch spray and ornaments from Frontgate.  Gold metallic leaf wallpaper, Tender Sprigs (661415).  Rolls of grass cloth wallpapers from Ronald Redding’s Designer Resource:  Grasscloth collection. Gold twig and blossom wallpaper Zen (ET2031) from the Enchantment collection.  Mantle decor from Frontgate.

Perhaps, in this most magical time of year, your décor is elevated to the next level with hints of precious gold and bronze nestled side-by-side with silver and sage.  The addition of warm metallics to soothing shades of sage creates a precious balance in the room.  Grass cloth, always a popular choice, becomes a work of art when overlaying a pearled metallic heightening the organic to urbane elegance.

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Fir swagged table and decor from Ballard Designs.  Edible tabletop arrangement from Traditional Home.  Floral branch wallpaper, Haven (RX6645) from Ronald Redding’s Sculptured Surfaces III.  Gentle leaf wallpaper, Floral Branch (WB5416) from Ashford’s Botanical Fantasy collection.  Table top and apple with pinecone mantle decor from Pinterest.

The whisper of pine, the lushness of blue spruce and the graceful beauty of bow and branch are wonderfully compelling inspiration for holiday décor; no bling required.  Let your senses respond to the rich aroma of balsam and cedar and the vision of York’s artistic renderings of twig and leaf in beautiful wallpapers like Ashford’s Botanical Fantasy Floral Branch (WB5416) and Ronald Redding’s Sculptured Surfaces III Haven (RX6645) surrounding your room with nature’s splendor.

Happy Holidays from York Wallcoverings.

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Brown Sugar and Spice, That’s Nice!

With Thanksgiving soon upon us it’s a busy time of year for both you and your home.   There is a chill in the air and families nestle inside enjoying parades, football and of course, elaborate meals.  It’s time to dust off the dining room furniture and get this oft neglected room back to the forefront.

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Tailored Stripe wallpaper (GX8113) and Paisley Scroll (GX8138) from York’s Passport collection.  Harvest table top and pumpkin pie from Pinterest.

Comfort Living with Pumpkin Pie                                              Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Rich, with a hint of spice; a description that aptly describes pumpkin.  For home décor, it’s a color that suggests cozy warmth.  Not as regal as red, you can relax around this color and feel comfortable in your favorite jeans and cashmere sweater.  Pumpkin is amazing on your walls; it infuses the room with a soft glow, blanketing it in contentment.  In the dining room it is an especially pleasing color, enhancing both the appearance of the decor and the presentation of the food.  It is also a gender friendly color; attractive to men and women equally.  A stylized medallion, as shown in this Georgetown design by York Wallcoverings suits both classic and contemporary décor and invites accents of honey sand and sable for easy coordination from one room to the next.

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Scenic Woodland wallpaper (AP7449) from Ashford’s Silhouettes collection.  Laurens paisley damask and Boxhill Stripe wallpapers both from Ronald Redding Designs collection 18 Karat II.  Pear Spice Cake adapted from Gourmet.  Pear centerpiece table top from Pinterest.

A Pear of Pretty Colors                                                      Pear Spice Cake Recipe

Anjous, a very aromatic pear with a pleasant sweet flavor and hint of citrus, is a great choice for a special Thanksgiving dessert, either cooked or eaten as is.  Their rosy hue adds a beautiful warmth to any fruit basket and when used as a centerpiece, lends an air of quiet elegance to the table top décor.  This autumn favorite is equally beautiful surrounding your walls, and pairs nicely with a wide range of warm neutrals from heavy cream to deep champagne.  Select a stripe to add height to the room, a filigree damask to add refinement, or this scenic woodland motif for whimsy.

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Links wallpaper (LD7621) from Carey Lind Designs Jewel Box collection.  Harvest table top images and Gingerbread House image from Pinterest.  Filigree geometric check wallpaper from Carey Lind Designs Jewel Box collection.

The Gingerbread House                                                Gingerbread House Recipe

If your decorating style is clean with a hint of bold, there’s nothing quite like a geometric design with a splash of strong color.  The color ginger, like the spice, is not for the faint of heart.  It clearly states your on-trend tastefulness and ability to be at the forefront of cutting edge décor.   Whether you are totally committed or opting for an accent, this ginger spice shade will wake up your room.  York’s new age plaid “filigree” and ribbon lattice “Links” designs from the Jewel Box collection have just the right edge in color and design with their soft honey background and strong accents of color.

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Hampton Trellis wallpaper (WA7707), Forever Yours floral trail in roomset (WA7757) and Casa Blanca Rose wallpaper (WA7735) all from Waverly Classics collection by York.  Autumn Garden table top image from Pinterest.

Apple Blush:  Soft yet Crisp                                                      Apple Crisp Recipe

A trip to the orchard market each fall is a time honored tradition with a dozen varieties of shiny apples to choose from.  Macintosh with its deep red skin, honey crisp – the middle ground apple that is both sweet and tart, and gala – that yummy slightly vanilla tasting crisp apple that is the personal favorite of so many of us.  The special rosy glow of nature’s gala apple skin inspires many designers as it is the perfect color compliment to any room décor.  Richer than pink and more livable than red it soothes, and warms and invites you to stay awhile.

Whatever your decorating style this Thanksgiving, you can trust York Wallcoverings to have the designs you are looking for in the colors that keep you on trend;  printed right here in the USA and ready to ship to your home.  Visit our website www.yorkwall.com and let our search engine make it easy for you to find exactly the right wallpaper.  There are so many great patterns; you may decide to decorate more than just your dining room!

 

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Hot Holiday Decorating

Here are a few of the latest trends we see to set this hoilday season apart.

Merry and Bright:

Traditional red and green is so ho-hum-holiday. Long gone is primary green as the perfect fit for enchanting style; enter lime for a power punch of whimsey that fits perfectly with the transitional decor and relaxed lifestyle of the modern home. Lime pairs well with holiday reds and snowy whites, so just remove the holiday specific pieces after Dec. 25th, but keep the lime and white to brighten gloomy January.

Vintage Goes Natural:

Christmas decorating came into it’s own in the U.S. in 1846 when popular royals Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were illustrated standing beneath their decorated Christmas tree, causing a sensation in decorating across England and fashionable American East Coast society. We still love those beautiful, antique images from lush Victoriana for formal Christmas decorating, but with a new twist; anything natural. Holiday glamour stands out against burlaps and linens, bare winter sprigs in a vinatge milk bottle, wood carved ornaments on the tree in sharp contrast to shimmering balls and lights. These are the new Victorians.

How the Gray Stole Christmas:

Gray has become the perfect on trend mainstream neutral, and new dark gunmetal and charcoal palettes enhance the shimmer of traditional metallic holiday ornaments. Replace those “silver bells” with gold and see just how “new” the latest 80’s retro return to metallic gold updates perfectly against a backdrop of darkest gray.

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