Personality Plus

Somewhere around 4 months old, babies seem to sprout personality in a big way.  They giggle and smile at you and steal your heart!  Getting their space, the nursery, just right for these budding personalities is a fun adventure with oh so many lively choices to select from for décor.

 

Madison’s Hot Air Balloon, YS9193

Take Madison for example,
she believes the Avenue
was named after her.
(It’s always about her!)
Madison’s walls have eye
catching hot air balloons
in bold graphic patterns;
she can’t wait to shop for
her first polka dot dress on
her namesake Avenue.

 

 

 

Logan’s Trellis, pattern YS9103

Or Logan, who frankly is
happy to chill in his crib.
A white background is a
cleverly clean palette for
the very bold splash of
sophisticated yellow
lattice that really defines
his ambitions.

 

 

 

 

Lily’s Damask, YK0180

And lovely Lily, who knew
from the first step that she
was destined to surpass
the corps de ballet and go
directly to prima ballerina.
She can already do a
pirouette and once she
even remained standing!
Her wallpaper personality
is a soft yet sophisticated
damask, just tu-tu pretty.

 

 

 

Jaden’s graphic chain, YS9318

And last but not least,
there’s Jaden (there‘s one
in every crowd!).  Jaden’s
room is “clothing optional”,
its jammies or nothing for
him.  What better style for
this distinct personality
than a hip graphic
interlocking chain pattern;
after all, its the walls that
really make a fashion
statement, not the clothes!

 

 

And wouldn’t it be nice if the base of the décor, the wallpaper, was playful yet sophisticated enough to last into the tween years?  York’s Peek a Boo collection has you covered.  It’s the perfect blend of youthful color on surprisingly age appropriate yet sophisticated design that will have you saying “thank you York” when it’s time to change it up with a new bed ensemble and cool kid knick knacks.   Get inspired and enjoy, and may we add, live the youthful life vicariously!  CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

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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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Hello Yellow!

Yellow is everywhere on the catwalk for Spring 2012 ! Garden favorites in bright florals made us hungry for the beauty and fragrance of summer.  Wisps of soft buttery linen gauze floated down the runway, and bold primary hues returned, looking crisp, fresh and new.Home decor is no exception to this trend, with everything from upholstery in citrine to wallpapers in rain boot yellow making a comeback.

Yellow increases self esteem, strengthens health and has a calming effect on anger and frustration. Citrine is know as “The Merchant Stone” for the ability to attract and hold financial success. As we look to Spring, as hope and prosperity begins to rise, yellow is leading the way. Yellow is good!

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection. http://www.oscardelarenta.com/
Stair risers, perfect for a touch of wallpaper. Clean, crisp, bright. 
Painted frames from the Family Chic blog by Camilla Fablari. http://cfabbridesigns.com/ 

 

GIACOMO and ALESSA, Dolce Vita collection by Antonina Vella. CM2376 / CM2305

 

Real Simple online magazine article on decorating with yellow. http://www.realsimple.com
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