Embrace Authentic Style with Patina Vie Wallpaper

The Patina Vie brand was conceived in a rustic cottage in Wisconsin four years ago. This studio is where founder, Sarah Willett, and team create and curate distinctive decor furnishings and accessories. Willett’s decor is inspired by historic reverence and with a casual approach to the authentic lifestyle. The hugely successful boutique of Patina Vie now comes to York Wallcoverings with the release of their first collection of wallpaper. Beautiful patterns effortlessly emerge as the understanding of  history and personal style align; Patina Vie is truly where history and style collide. Keep reading to view five of our favorite patterns from the collection.

Sarah Willet of Patina Vie

1. Designed with a respect for historical significance, Distressed Paisley Wallpaper blends heritage with personal style.

Featured pattern: Distressed Paisley

2. Washed in soft Bohemian style, Prisha Patchwork Wallpaper  is divinely unique and washes relaxation throughout.

Featured Pattern: Prisha Patchwork

3. A vintage pattern like Fatima Tiles Wallpaper embraces Moroccan mosaic charm and authenticity.

Featured Pattern: Fatima Tiles

4. Birds of a Feather Wallpaper is soft, yet delicate bringing beauty to life on the wall.

Featured Pattern: Birds of a Feather

5. Summer can stay forever with Shangri-la Fan Wallpaper. “Surround yourself with the warmth of summer, relaxed afternoons, and don’t forget to surround yourself with the things you really love”, says Sarah. We couldn’t agree more.

Featured Pattern: Shangri-la Fan

Truly an eclectic mix of what’s individual, what’s yesterday, and what’s next, explore the entire Patina Vie wallpaper collection here.

 

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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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