Chinoiserie Chic

Historical – Romantic – Timeless

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Image via SF Girl by Bay

This beautiful decorating style has a long history. Dating back to the seventeenth century, chinoiserie has transformed through the generations. A mixture of East and West filled with romantic details and idyllic imagery, this cultured design theme has a lovely and ornate look. From Asian inspired fabrics to botanical wallpaper designs, chinoiserie can take on a variety of transformations.

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Get lost in this gorgeous turquoise and gold wall scene – Chinoiserie Wallpaper via the Empress collection

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From designer gowns to porcelain vases, chinoiserie makes a chic statement on both – Images via Pinterest & The Pink Pagoda

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Two lovely wall murals with a chinoiserie style elegance – Images via Houzz & Chinoiserie Chic Blog

“The appeal of chinoiserie lies in the history of how it came about, it was the romantic European take on the Orient, melding different styles of Asian influences—Moorish, Chinese, Indian—that morphed into a style of its own.” – Decorator & Designer Bunny Williams

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A lovely chinoiserie peacock design that has a fascinating global allure – Image via Brewster Home Fashions

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A lovely collection of chinoiserie wallpaper designs in varying hues – Image via Brewster Home Fashions

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Beautiful chinoiserie fabric designs – Images via Houzz & Chinoiserie Chic Blog

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A lush and exotic chinoiserie motif in two different colorways. Which color would you choose? – Images via Somerset House Collection by Beacon House

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Grey Sophistication Forever Stylish & Chic Grey - of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light Image via Houzz Whether you're decorating a living or dining space, or rather a bathroom or bedroom, grey will stand radiant in all four! Today's trendiest neutral, this stylish color can evoke both warm detail and cool sophistication. With the ability to dress wal...

Grey Sophistication

Forever Stylish & Chic

Grey of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light

Grey Kitchen

Image via Houzz

Whether you’re decorating a living or dining space, or rather a bathroom or bedroom, grey will stand radiant in all four! Today’s trendiest neutral, this stylish color can evoke both warm detail and cool sophistication. With the ability to dress walls, furniture, linens, appliances and much, much more, this fabulous shade will forever be in our hearts. Simple, clean and oh so sophisticated, easily transform your home with this beautiful and timeless hue.

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Create a chic and alluring entryway with this stylish grey wallpaper print – Image via Brewster Home Fashions

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Featuring a darker shade of grey, this kitchen and living space is ultra-sophisticated – Image via Greg Natale Design

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A gorgeous pairing of light and dark tones of grey – Image via the Sparkle Collection by Kenneth James

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.”

-Christian Dior

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This modern bedroom is polished in the perfect shade of grey to be both soothing and stylish – Image via the Nesting Place

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An elegant and chic bathroom space done with tile and wallpaper in a complimentary grey palette – Image via Brewster Home Fashions

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Love this fusion of grey tones and complimentary patterns and prints – Image via Houzz

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Bring texture to your walls with this refined stripe wallpaper from Beacon House’s Simple Space II Collection that creates calming and inspiring office space

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This fashionable pairing of grey and cream creates an effortless dining space – Silver Geometric Wallpaper by Eijffinger

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Introducing A Street Prints!

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The New Designer Wallpaper Brand for Today’s Home

Fresh & Hip. Modern & Chic. We are excited to introduce A Street Prints, a vibrant new way to decorate. The collections are influenced by the most a-la-moment décor trends from around the world, from eclectic global prints to bohemian compositions, and contemporary geometrics. The wallpapers speak to today’s most coveted and trendy looks. This new brand will be available exclusively through Brewster Home Fashions.

Enjoy this sneak-peek below of Kismet and Symetrie, the first two collections to drop from this cutting-edge new brand.

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Top 5 Spring 2015 Trends for the Home

Home Decor Trends to Try This Year

Today marks the vernal equinox which means Spring is here! Despite the actual weather calling for snow flurries here, we are delighted about the prospect of warm weather and bright days ahead. We are also giddy about all things new in color, fashion, and fun trends for the new season. Here is a list of our 5 favorite design movements to try this Spring.

Bold Blue

Marsala was declared the color of the year, but we have to say that bold blue is stealing the show. Rich Mediterranean blues are adding a regal tranquility to every room of the house. From accent walls to furniture, and kitchen cabinets to accessories, blue is a major trend in home decor this season.

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images via HGTV and Brewster Home Fashions

bold blue decor trend spring 2015

images via HGTV and Brewster Home Fashions

bold blue decor trend spring 2015

images via Brewster Home Fashions

Industrial

Inspired by chic lofts, artist studios, and the juxtaposition of finery with streamlined modern spaces, industrial decor is a contemporary trend to watch. Lighting, in particular, designed with a utilitarian feel that has been adapted with interesting finishes and unexpected scale, is adding a refined beauty to decor. The trend extends to furniture and wall decor, with sheet metal, steel, and exposed rivets creating drama.

Industrial Chic Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Anthropologie Freshome and BrewsterHome Fashions

Industrial Chic Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Brewster Home Fashions and the Decoist

Industrial Chic Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via HGTV and Brewster Home Fashions

Geometrics

Mathematics is the language of the universe and geometrics create a contemporary and balanced look. We love the sophistication of clean lines, uncomplicated forms and chic shapes. HGTV has declared Geometrics as the front-running trend of 2015 and we could not agree more!

Geometrics Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Urban Outfitters and Brewster Home Fashions

Geometrics Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Brewster Home Fashions

Geometrics Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Brewster Home Fashions

Free Standing Tubs

Beautiful bathrooms featuring free standing tubs are giving us bathroom envy this year! Whether featuring modern lines, vintage stylings, or a transitional mix of both, some gorgeous tubs are taking center stage these days. What a beautiful spa-like decor idea for those who love to take baths and have the space for a tub that doesn’t double as a shower.

Free Standing Tub Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Image via HGTV

Free Standing Tub Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Image via Brewster Home Fashions

Free Standing Tub Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

Images via Brewster Home Fashions

Warm Metals Copper

We love shiny things! Metallics have been captivating home decor and the trend continues to prosper this season. Shimmering gold, warm copper, and beautiful brass bring a touch of luxury to any space, radiating the light of the room. Pendant lamps, mirrors, furniture and wall decor, even sinks and hardware are all benefiting from the beauty of metallic finishes.

Warm Metals Spring Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

images via Brewster Home Fashions

Warm Metals Spring Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

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Warm Metals Spring Home Decor Trend Spring 2015

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Beautiful White Interiors

Welcome Spring with Fresh White Details

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Calm and cozy, this white bedroom just begs you to relax – Image via Oprah.com

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Simple, clean, crisp and fresh! The color white is able to marry all of these terms together beautifully. From crisp white linens to fresh white cabinets, simple white bedding to clean white walls. A home decorated in all white has a refreshing aura, where the beauty of Spring lies around every corner. With Spring just 9 days away, there’s no better time to revive the look of your home. Find all the inspiration you need for a beautiful white interior below.

The Bedroom:

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Images – Houzz, Style Me Pretty Living, Style at Home, Brewster Home Fashions & M.S. Architecture

The Living Room: 

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Images – Digs Digs, Liz Marie Blog & Brewster Home Fashions

The Kitchen:

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Images – Houzz, Style Me Pretty Living, Dreamy Whites Blog, Planning Pretty & Style at Home

The Bathroom:

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Images – Houzz & Brewster Home Fashions

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Want to Win Wallpaper?

Tell Us Which Wallpaper You Would Pick For a Chance to Win a Feature Wall!

How to Win Wallpaper Home Decor Contest

 This breakfast nook is pretty sweet, but it could be even cuter! Tell us which wallpaper you think would complete this room the best for a chance to win some wallpaper of your own! A rustic wood panel, or a Scandinavian chic block print? Perhaps a glamorous silver floral, or an enchanted birch forest? We can’t wait to hear what you think! Simply comment on this blog post with your top choice and we will enter your name into the drawing. You could win a whole feature walls worth of our wallpaper to do your own decorating project. The winner can choose their own wallpaper design, tailored to their own space, and will not be limited to the patterns above. See below for a complete list of rules, and some more information on these beautiful looks.

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  1. To enter, contestant must comment on this blog post with which wallpaper they would choose for this space
  2. For 2 entries you can choose to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram – include in comments if you did so!
  3. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday March 13, 2015 & Announced on the Blog. Winner will also be notified by email.
  4. The Winner will receive 4 bolts of the wallpaper of their choice from the following brands: Brewster, Kenneth James, Beacon House, Chesapeake or DecorLine (contingent upon available stock)
  5. Natural Grasscloth Products are excluded from the Contest
  6. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S.A and Canada, age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

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Trending: Wood & Metal Mix in Décor

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Image via Pinterest

Wood and metal could not be more different; one is natural, rugged and rustic, while the other is refined, modern and chic. When paired together, this opposite attraction creates a beautifully layered space full of both color and texture. With an assortment of looks and finishes from organic to shiny, this trendy match can take on a wide variety roles. Whether you’re designing a rustic interior or opting for a more modern space, this favored décor trend offers an impeccable option when redesigning the look of your home.

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Two lovely examples of the wood and metal trend taking a rustic appearance as seen in the kitchen and living room above. Images via Houzz and Apartment Therapy

Rustic Inspired

The combination of weathered wood coordinated alongside wrought-iron details, brings a rustic, rough-hewn appearance to décor that’s both organic and elegant. To achieve this natural vibe in your room, look for pieces where the wood is unrefined and the metal has an antique allure.

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Bright, retro style accent chairs matched against a reclaimed wood table and adorning metal seats, is a perfect eclectic look! Images via Apartment Therapy, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions

Eclectic Haven

To accomplish a more eclectic space, mix your finishes and styles of furniture together. Pair both wood and metal chairs alongside one another, or add in a pop of color or a dazzling metallic accent. Garnish with antique accessories such as a gilded metal frame or mirror. This look is funky and stylish and allows you the freedom to personalize as much or as little as you desire.

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Images via Houzz, My Scandinavian Home Blog and Better Homes and Gardens

Modern Masterpiece

Pairing wood that has a polished and smooth appearance beside ultra-refined metal as seen in the examples above brings modern flavor to décor, many times with an industrial look and feel that’s both stylish and chic. To achieve this contemporary coupling, use modern pieces of furniture as well as modern room accents to tie your whole look together.

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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

Michael Kalesti; At Home With; Westchester Home magazine

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

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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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Chevron Chic: A Trend We Love

Chevron print is absolutely everywhere today, from clothes and decor, to fashion, accessories, and graphic design. These groovy inverted “v” stripes have a pleasing and chic appeal that adds a fresh and stylish look in a virtually any color duo. Since the pattern can even be found gracing ancient art like pottery and stone carvings, as well as military emblems, on retro 70′s apparel, and in contemporary spaces, we have to happily conclude that it is here to stay. The pattern has a mod captivation that just seems to go with everything! From baby pink nursery bedding, to bold rugs, blue and white nautical inspired decor, wedding themes and beyond, chevron is right at home – adding a cheerful, trendy vibe. Glancing over the gorgeous rooms below, we think you will agree that the recent comeback is well deserved, for a print that truly transcends styles and ages.

Chevron Stripe Wallpaper in a Mod kitchen with a white tulip table

Chevron Stripe Wallpaper via Brewster Home Fashions

Chevron Rug Jonathan Adler design via House Beautiful

Chevron Rug Jonathan Adler design via House Beautiful

Chevron Stripe Rug home bunch via pinterest

Chevron Stripe Rug from Home Bunch blog via Pinterest

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chevron stripe nursery decor via adoreyourplace.com

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chevron stripe upholstered chair image via decor pad

 

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