Introducing Oxford: A Men’s Collection by Beacon House

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With an air of adventure, this vintage wallpaper design from the Oxford Collection, brings a well-traveled look to walls

Inspired by both old and new world influences, Oxford by Beacon House is a brilliant and sophisticated collection of wallpaper designs themed for a modern man’s space. Whether you’re looking to design an office, den, man cave or bedroom, this full range of masculine inspired prints, work to bring the finishing touch to your room.

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A handsome bedroom space designed with the Cypress Paisley Damask wallpaper, new from the Oxford Collection

With a wide spectrum of patterns including faux wood, leather and brick effects, as well as nautical looks, vintage cars and newspapers, plaids, paisleys, architectural designs and modern graphics, this handsome selection lends a hand in fashioning a space that’s all your own.

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Warm, comfortable style can be seen throughout this dashing collection of prints

A worldly color palette marked by spice tones, warm hues, blues and neutrals, makes this stylish mirage of traditional and fashionable wallpapers a timeless décor accent filled with dashing adventure, iconic accents and perfectly well-suited appeal.

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Meridian Nautical Plaid wallpaper via Oxford by Beacon House

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Perfect for a study or den, this scholarly print brings a well-educated air to walls accented with a chic vintage vibe

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Create a rustic and modern kitchen space with the Letterpress Typography wall paper via the Oxford Collection

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Classic nautical style via the Voyage Sailboats wallpaper design

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A collection of vintage newsprints on this neutral wallpaper design, brings an antique look and feel to walls

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Vintage ships, compasses, planes and hot air balloons, invite adventurous detail to any space – Explorer Antique Map wallpaper via the Oxford Collection

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Fall Color Report: Warm Cognac

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Walls to couches, skirts, coats and headboards, cognac adds a warm energy to fashion as well as home décor (images from top left: Pantone.com, Pottery Barn, Brewster Home Fashions, Milk Magazine, Pinterest & Style.com)

Where brown is seen as dull, cognac is seen as glamorous! This warm, classy hue brings to mind autumnal bliss, where colorful leaves, cozy knits and days spent by the fire all lay at the forefront of our minds. So it’s no surprise that this toasty shade, reminding us of not only a steaming cup of coffee but our favorite pair of leather boots, has won a place on the Fall 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report.

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Images via A Note on Style Blog, Brooklyn Blonde Blog & Pinterest

A perfect pair to so many colors, you might even call it a neutral! It has the ability to make black seem not so harsh, while also being able to bring out the true beauty of a vibrant red without making it too overbearing (as seen above). There are not many colors you can truly say this about, that can work so fluently alongside others while also being able to stand alone brilliantly!

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Images via Houzz, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions

What is seen in fashion can also transition over to the home décor market. From warm leather sofas, stand out headboards, vintage accessories and cultured brown walls, cognac creates an interior that is stylish and chic as well as pleasant and enjoyable to live in. Whether it is the main focus of a room or subtle addition, adding in touch of this feel-good color provides your home with a comfortable living space.

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Beautiful pairings with white, pink and black accents (images via Houzz, Rue Magazine & Pinterest)

The beauty of Cognac, is that it seems to break all the rules. It not only compliments black, but it looks great with white, even better with color, and yes, it even looks fabulous on its own! This is definitely one color we can get used to!

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The Beauty of Country Chic Décor: Introducing Countryside by Chesapeake

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A timeless entryway created with the Christiana Damask Medallion, Greer Gingham Check & Shandi Bird Hill border, all designs from the Chesapeake Countryside Collection

There is nothing quite like walking into a home that feels both warm and inviting, filled with memorabilia from the past that’s been collected through generations. A wood burning stove, grandmothers precious china, cozy quilted blankets, an antique hutch, rustic and timeless décor that mark the beauty of a well loved home. And today, we are thrilled to announce a new collection by Chesapeake, Countryside, filled with both warmth and style and that uses traditional Americana inspired designs in a fresh and modern way. Beautiful borders, time-worn textures, floral trails and vintage designs blend with gingham and patchwork prints, country chic damasks and more for a selection of wallpapers that mix the old with the new and provide you with a wonderful starting point to creating a memorable home that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Perfect vintage kitchen décor using the Arronsburg Damask wallpaper & Bailey Rooster Script border from the Countryside Collection

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Master the art of a true rustic escape with the June Heritage Tin Star border & Mapleton Faux Wood Texture

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Adamstown Vintage Newspaper design via Countryside by Chesapeake

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Rose Valley Floral Trail wallpaper matched with the Martha Country Bath border

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A cozy country bedroom designed with the Dixie Floral Trail wallpaper and Marlene Angels & Ivy border

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A light and airy kitchen scene designed using the Shelby Calico Floral wallpaper, Harlow Everything Grows with Love border & the Mapleton Faux Wood Texture

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Timeworn beauty illuminates from the Lisle Roosters and Script wallpaper by Chesapeake for the Countryside Collection

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Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home

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If you’ve ever experienced New England in the Fall, you know the vibrant beauty that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere, transforming busy highways and cottages by the sea into picturesque scenes of color. From gold toned leaves to the comfort of a fireplace to crisp cool nights spent in cozy sweaters, these are the things that make Autumn one of our favorite seasons. So why not invite some of the warmth and magic of the harvest season into your own home? With autumnal colors and natural accents, to decorative pumpkins and more, adding a touch of fall flavor to décor is very simple to achieve.

Bring Nature Indoors

The heart of Autumn decorating stems from the beauty of nature. From pine cones and berries to acorns, pumpkins and leaves, creating a gorgeous wreath or a rustic centerpiece out of natural details is an easy and stylish fall addition.

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Cozy Accents

Layering your room in a variety of cozy throws and blankets adds both warmth and texture to décor, fashioning a comfortable fall escape for you to enjoy on those chilly days and nights.

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Decorative Pumpkins

It’s not about the plain orange pumpkins anymore! Painted and glittered, golden and shiny, pumpkins have come a long way and can be both a chic and stylish fall accessory to home décor.

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Shades of Autumn

Rich browns, brick reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows all lend their part in creating an Autumn inspired atmosphere. Decorative pillows or kitchen linens are a great way to add in unexpected pops of these toasty shades.

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Black & White Photography as Art in Décor

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Classic, timeless, artsy, sophisticated, cultured, these are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the illustrious pairing of black and white. Outlasting both trends and changing fads, this chic color combination remains a constant style icon in both the home décor market and beyond. By merging this tasteful union with pictures, prints and unforgettable moments that have been captured on film, you suddenly have a new and stylish way of decorating your home that remains both memorable and everlasting.

Tips & Tricks when Decorating with Black & White Photographs:

1. Bring dimension and symmetry to a long hallway by lining each wall in black and white photographs of the same shape and size

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2. Bring an element of surprise to your room by covering a vibrant wall in black and white photographs

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3. Mix both small and large photos to add interest to your space as well as keep the eye fascinated and moving

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4. Mix in one or two print’s that aren’t black and white for a pop of color

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5. Create an eclectic look by arranging your photographs asymmetrically

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Wallpaper Panels for a Pop of Pattern

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Create a beautiful mural with hanging wallpaper panels via SF Girl by Bay Blog

From covering walls to ceilings to tabletops, bookshelves and even headboards, wallpaper has truly remade itself in the home decor marketplace. Having been scrutinized and labeled with such terms as outdated and tacky, the new role its taken on is like a breath of fresh air. With endless possibilities that offer you both an affordable and easy design solution when redecorating your house, building a home from scratch in a new apartment or condo, or rather styling a trendy dorm room, wallpaper can make the old new again and turn the ordinary into something beautiful. Today we show you just how simple it is to take a single roll of wallpaper and turn it into a dazzling statement piece for walls. Let’s get started!

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Project: How to Make a Hanging Wallpaper Panel!

Tools & Supplies:

1 roll of wallpaper

2 wooden dowel rods

A piece of decorative string

Staple gun

Scissors

Ruler

Glue

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Step 1: Measure and cut the wallpaper to the exact length you need using a ruler and a pair of scissors (width is already precut for you!)

Step 2: Cut each dowel rod 1-2 inches longer than the width of your wallpaper

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Step 3: For both the top and the bottom, place the wallpaper over the rod, tucking into place and securing with a staple gun, stapling every couple inches

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Step 4: To make sure the rod stays in place, run a little glue down the length of your rod, making sure the edges are thoroughly fastened into place

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Step 5: To hang, take a piece of decorative cord and tie it to each end of the rod and then hang from a hook on the wall

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Voila! A lovely new addition to your room. Want to see more paneled looks? Check out some additional inspiration below!

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Spruce up a home office with wallpapered panels! Image via House to Home

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An enchanting addition to kitchen décor via Camille Styles Blog

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Vibrant & eclectic wallpaper panels via Dustjacket Attic Blog

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Vintage inspired framed wallpaper panels via The Hunted Interior Blog

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Framing Wallpaper It is evident that wallpaper has really made a comeback in the past few years and it’s here to stay. Sometimes, wallpapering entire walls is not an option. Perhaps you can't find enough rolls of the wallpaper that you want to cover an entire wall. And other times it’s extremely expensive to purchase multiple rolls of some of the brand name wallpapers on the market today. Sometimes, we’re too scared to commit to a big design and renovation where you’re unsure of the outcome. Other times, ...
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How To Create a Custom Coffee Table with Wallpaper

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Glass Top for Coffee Table

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Measuring Tape

Utility knife

Straight Edge for tracing and cutting

 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Measure your coffee table top length and width
  2. Turn the wallpaper pattern side down onto a work surface. Measure and mark the appropriate size piece to cut
  3. Cut the wallpaper with a utility knife, using your straight edge as a guide
  4. Lay the Wallpaper on top of the coffee table
  5. Place Glass on top of wallpaper
  6. Change your design whenever you feel inspired

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Coastal Chic Beach Homes

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Ocean Front Home, Newport Beach CA via Houzz

To some, home is where the beach is. Filled with ocean relics, sea tones, rustic details, simple design elements and nautical themes, these awe inspiring, feet in the sand, hair in the wind relaxing escapes, offer a breath of fresh air from the monotony’s of life. Meant to relax and inspire, rejuvenate and renew, the feelings that arise from the inside of a beach home are truly anchored to its design. From peaceful living rooms to serene kitchens to blue and coral bedrooms, come get lost in the beauty of coastal chic décor…

The Entryway:

Warm textiles, weathered wood and pops of blue and aqua, work to transition these high traffic areas into clean and comfortable entryways.

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A Coastal Chic Minneapolis Entryway via Houzz

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Comfy Beach House Entryways via Wayfair Coastal Living (left) and Taradennis.com (right)

The Kitchen:

Soft blues mixed with wood and wicker detailing and vintage beach signs, makes for a comfortable and warm eating area for everyone to enjoy.

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Coastal Kitchen Décor via Houzz (top & bottom)

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The Living Area:

Often the most occupied area in the home, clean white furniture mixed with nautical inspired pillows, wood detailing and pops of blue, aid in designing a perfect beach inspired living room.

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A Boca Raton Living Room via Houzz

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Coastal Vintage Style via Better Homes & Gardens (left) & A Beach Cottage Blog (right)

The Bedroom:

Below, elements of the sea are brought through in colorful prints and peaceful photographs inspiring a perfect relaxing escape for one to rest their head.

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A Santa Barbara Bedroom via Houzz

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Images via Houzz (left), Cabbage & Roses Winchelsea Beach Lookbook (middle) & DMagazine’s Home & Design Blog (right)

The Bathroom:

From shells to starfish to a fish net covered light fixture, coastal chic bathrooms often bring natural sea elements to life in new and exotic ways.

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Breezy Seaside Cottage Style Bathrooms via Houzz (left) & Elle Decor (right)

The Coastal Chic Details:

When it comes to coastal chic décor, little details do make a difference. An antique ship to a roped lamp to sea inspired curtains, all help to bring that perfect beach vibe inside to enjoy day after day.

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Coastal Chic Details from Pinterest (left & right) & A Beach Cottage Blog (middle)

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DIY Project: Wallpaper on Stair Risers!

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Alternate wallpaper designs for an exceptionally unique touch

From black and white prints to the more vibrant and colorful, adding a beautiful pattern to stair risers is an easy way to bring stylish detail to the interior of your home. With numerous ways to express your own individual design style, this is the perfect time to allow those creative juices to flow! Whether you choose a pretty floral print for a more romantic and girly feel or instead opt for a chic geometric for that dash of modern flavor, this simple DIY project will truly make a statement in your home as well impress those around you by showing off your artistic talents!

Project Tools:

  • 1 roll of wallpaper prepasted or unpasted (2 rolls+ if you are looking to alternate designs as seen in the picture above)
  • 1 can of acrylic wallcovering primer
  • 1 can of wallpaper paste/adhesive (if using unpasted wallpaper)
  • 1 quart of matte gloss or gloss clear acrylic
  • Household cleaner & sponge
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper sponge/brush
  • Smoothing tool
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Before & After: Bare white stairs transformed into a lovely new décor statement

Project Directions:

  1. With your ruler, measure each stair riser separately as each stair could vary in size.
  2. Using your pencil, trace out each measurement on the back of your wallpaper and cut to size with a pair of scissors (read the wallpaper label to determine the exact pattern repeat, to ensure that each sheet remains proportional to one another).
  3. Next, wash your steps to make sure they are free of any dust or debris.
  4. Apply a thin coat of primer to each stair riser and let dry. This helps the wallpaper stick to the surface better as well as makes it easier to remove later.
  5. If you are using an unpasted wallpaper, apply a thin coat of paste to each stair. Next, press the wallpaper onto each stair riser and even into place with a smoothing tool. If you are using a prepasted wallpaper, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on the correct booking time, and then use the same steps from above to apply.
  6. Wait until the wallpaper has completely dried, while making sure to wipe away any excess paste with a sponge.
  7. Lastly, apply a thin coat of glaze to protect your stairs from future wear and tear.

More Inspired Designs…

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Think outside the box by mixing and matching colors and patterns

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A subtle yet sophisticated example from Good Housekeeping

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wallpaper book shelfShelves can be a true pinnacle of where chic meets function… or they can be a jumbled eyesore! One true sign of sophisticated decor is a thoughtfully arranged shelf. Mixing books with framed photos, vases, shells and sculptures is an expressive art form. Your shelves are more than just a handy place to pile books and keep electronics and clutter! They are a stage to set the tone of your space, a place to display your collections and precious memories in an attractive and organized manner. This will help bring your personality to life in the room, and give your treasures a well deserved presentation. If you have built-ins, you are lucky indeed! If not, you can get the look with a tall bookcase or a pair that match, set against the wall and painted to coordinate. Either way, adding a splash of color and pattern to the back of your shelves is a brilliant way to create a dazzling focal point for your arrangement. Below are a few of our absolute favorite looks for well appointed shelves in decor, followed by a few tips on styling your own perfect arrangement!

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Well Organized built-in shelves give this room panache!

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1. A potpourri of pretty: Each of the above shelves is completely unique but they all have one thing in common: diversity. Mix and match books with candles, shells, framed art and family photographs, small statues, curiosity items, ceramics, plants… whatever you have collected that you love! As long as you don’t overcrowd your shelves, you should be able to find a balance that showcases your style with panache!

2. Arrange, then step back… and Re-arrange: Your shelves can be an evolving art installation, changing as you acquire new things to display, or to accomodate for fun seasonal decor items, or just to refresh the look of your room! Try arranging everything, then studying the overall look before re-approaching the shelf to make final adjustments.

3. Keep a Secret Stash: be honest with yourself about the fact that some things might end up on the shelf that do not necessarily merit being on display. Most of us have a lot of stuff and might have a tendency to toss mail, remotes, receipts, trinkets, keepsakes, etc. onto our shelves. It helps to have an attractive basket or box in your display mix so that you can stash less than lovely items with ease.

 

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