We are delighted to introduce Satin Classics IX, an elegant new collection of silk wallpapers from Mirage. For a traditional home, a beautiful vintage charm, or a Victorian style space, these designs have a refined yet versatile allure. The designs are distinguished by exquisitely layered in-register texture effects, adding a silken intrigue to your walls. Even seemingly simple textures, upon closer inspection, reveal surprisingly articulate details that captivate the light from different angles with a satin sheen. Timeless florals, damasks, and scrolls are reimagined with layers of silky details for a traditional luxury in any room. The book is beautifully arranged into coordinating design groups, accompanied by graceful textures for a subtle sophistication. Mirage wallpapers bring the romance of silk to traditionally beautiful patterns. Lovely scrolls, flowers, cameos, textures and stripes are all infused with a gentle radiance.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the beautiful new Onyx wallpaper collection. Timeless style with a global charisma such as damasks, Jacobean fleurs, ogees, and stripes are treated to transitional and traditional design techniques in the latest collection from Kenneth James. These designer wallcoverings lend an understated luxe to any fine space, embellishing walls with a fabulous blend of pearl and shimmer effects, soft luxurious textures, and chic distressed looks. The exquisite portfolio of texture effects includes ornate embossed designs, tactile and metallic inks and air knife textures. The designs have a pretty dusting of mineral shimmers, ranging from brass and champagne neutrals to ruby, lavender, and jade green. All of the designs are printed on an environmentally friendly non-woven substrate for an eco-chic sophistication.
If you have never wallpapered before, or if you have only used the paste-the-wall method of wallpaper application, then chances are you might not be familiar with why or how to book wallpaper. “Booking” wallpaper is a decorating industry term that means allowing your wallpaper to rest for a period of time while the paper has a chance to expand and contract. It prevents your seams from separating. Here is a quick video of how to book unpasted wallpaper. For instructions on booking pre-pasted wallpaper read on below.
Wallpaper is either pre-pasted or unpasted. If your wallpaper is unpasted and you are using the paste-the-wall method, then you do not need to book your wallpaper. If your wallpaper is pre-pasted, submerge the strip in water to activate the paste. If your wallpaper is unpasted, you can also “book” each strip after applying the glue to make sure that the moisture from the glue application does not cause the strip to expand and later contract, creating a visible gap in between strips.
After wetting the paper, or applying the paste, gently fold both ends of the strip, paste side in, towards the center, without creasing the folds. You should see the pattern facing out. Consult the manufacturers instructions for how long to allow your wallpaper to rest, typically it is between 5 and 10 minutes.
For more help with wallpaper installation, how to remove wallpaper, how to hang borders and any other wallpaper FAQs, please check out our installation guides, helpful hints and decorating resources.
Creating a Striped Wall With Wallpaper
Stripes are a classic design element with timeless appeal. A striped wall is eye-catching and stylish, a look that transcends trends and can be easily matched to other prints and finishes. Creating a striped wall is easy with wallpaper because, unlike with paint, you are guaranteed to get the lines perfect. Our striped wallpaper collection adds visual interest and includes every width and color palette imaginable. From dainty pinstripes to extra wide panel stripes, for large spaces, feature walls, small rooms, or kids decor, stripes are an appealing decor choice. Browse some of our favorite striped rooms below for inspiration.
Vintage Wallpaper Brings Cherished Looks Into Today’s Decor!
Vintage wallpaper can be very romantic in decor, a whimsical nod to the past with charming details. Drawing on Victorian gardens, antique inspirations and retro prints, these dreamy designs have a touch of nostalgia and a timeless beauty. Vintage wallpapers flourish lots of delightful florals in a palette ranging from warm and delicate to vivid and funky. Pair traditional furniture and classic lines with a vintage wallpaper for an inviting ambiance. Or warm up the stark lines of contemporary items with a time-honored print for a fresh and unexpectedly sophisticated pairing. Vintage prints cultivate a sense of your personal lineage, a wonderful way to display your appreciation for heirloom styles, and can mix brilliantly with today’s trends. Brewster Home Fashions features a voluminous collection of wallpaper from every era, with lots of gorgeous vintage decor ideas.
Embracing Emerald Green Decor for 2013!
Every year we look forward to fresh fashion and an alluring new palette of colors. This year, Pantone has spoken, and Emerald Green is the color of the year for 2013! Inspired by the precious gem, this rich jewel tone is a prismatic and deep green with a faint bluish cast. Captivating and influential, emerald green has held significant roles in the past. Jackie Kennedy’s engagement ring, pictured below, was an emerald, a testament to what a treasure this rare rock is. And of course the Emerald City represented the ultimate destination of hope in the Wizard of Oz.
Green can lend a sense of serenity, and the vivid charisma of emerald green has a regal splendor. Bringing elements of this haute hue to your home will invite a fresh and luxurious enchantment. Because it is a darker color, a feature wall of wallpaper will make a stunning statement without overwhelming the space. Or, try using emerald green for bathroom wallpaper. The small, enclosed space provides a unique opportunity to go luxe, and emerald green would dazzle even a jewel-box of a loo! Here are a few of our favorite verdant emerald wallpaper patterns.
What about you? How do you plan to welcome emerald green looks into your life this year? Adding throw pillows to your current decor is always a fun way to add pops of color and freshen up existing decor. Rugs, candles, lamps and other pretty trinkets are also fun ways to introduce emerald. Below are a couple of lush emerald accessories to add a splash of a la mode style to your home, as well as a fabulous green decor idea with a wall mural.