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.
5. Summer can stay forever withShangri-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.
Truly an eclectic mix of what’s individual, what’s yesterday, and what’s next, explore the entire Patina Vie wallpaper collection here.
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.
“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.”
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.”