Mixed Metals

Metallics… the color of radiance

Metallics add dazzle and flash to the world. While some colors absorb light, a metallic finish sees the light of the room and ups the ante, reflecting it back into the space with a wink. They are eye-catching. Did you ever hear the urban legend that gold and silver clash? Well, that’s simply not true. Mixing metals is fun and totally fashionable. Mica flakes can be found in the cave paintings of ancient civilizations, still sparkling today. Even back in paleo times man was looking to add a little glitz! Today, decor featuring a metallic sheen can bring luxurious sophistication to fine spaces, or a chic edge to a more modern style. From vases and candlesticks to shimmering wallpaper and gilded furniture finishes, metallics bring a captivating glow to your home. We recommend infusing some shimmer into decor in doses similar to the radiant spaces below:

splash of silver metallic in decor

metallic silver poofs add sizzle to this decor by Jonathan Adler

splash of gold metallic in decor

A Moroccan influenced decor with golden accents

splash of silver metallic in decor

Shimmering silver metallic accessories against a luminous silver wallpaper

Metallic Turquoise Decor Idea

Silver Blue Metallic Turquoise Decor Idea

Captivating metallic decor idea silver lamp

A silver lamp plays off of the light of the room

Hollywood Glamour metallic accent bathroom decor

Hollywood Glamour metallic accent bathroom decor via decohollywoodblogspot.com

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Buckingham a Regal Chic Wallpaper Collection

All eyes are on England as the World welcomes the royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge! In the spirit of British style and in honor of majestic luxury, we are pleased to introduce a regal successor of our own, Buckingham! The Buckingham wallpaper collection draws on heirloom fabric designs including damasks, stripes, and ogees, bringing them up to date with a grand scale and chic texture effects. Inspire your home with noble touches, evoking the splendor of the beloved English palace in a pleasing palette of gold, silver, taupe and creme with touches of purple and blue. Infused with shimmering precious metal and exuding a glamorous yet timeless look, these designs remind us that our home truly is our castle. While we all wait for a glimpse of the royal nursery decor, enjoy Buckingham, wallpaper fit for royalty. 495-69002 Platinum Floral Damask 495-69004 Damask Stripe Wallpaper Silver White Stripe Wallapaper Taupe Nouveau Damask Wallpaper 495-69024 Taupe Damask Medallion Wallpaper 495-69034 Peacock Ogee Wallpaper Texture 495-69038 Taupe Peacock Ogee Texture 495-69038 Peacock Ogee Texture 495-69039 Espresso Damask Wallpaper Grey Damask Wallpaper 495-69045 Regal Beige Damask Wallpaper 495-69053 Taupe Ogee Wallpaper 495-69055 Blue Grey Canvas Texture Wallpaper 495-69056 Brass Canvas Texture Wallpaper 495-69058 Shimmer Damask Wallpaper 495-69061 Gold Shimmer Damask Wallpaper 495-69066 Shimmer Scroll Wallpaper 495-69068 Shimmer Scroll Wallpaper

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Spring 2013 Trends from Paris to Refresh Your Home

Sharing the Latest Fashion Trends From Maison & Objet

A gentle Metallic wallpaper with traditional beauty

“April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees,” said the popular song lyricist E. Y. Harburg.  Many dream to see “Paris in the springtime,” the much-lauded phrase that captures a favorite time to visit.  However if travel to the City of Lights isn’t on the calendar this spring, another way to learn about its sophistication, style and latest trends is to read up on Maison & Objet, Europe’s largest home design exhibition held earlier this year. Paula Berberian, Creative Director of Brewster Home Fashions, one of the oldest independent, family-owned wallpaper companies in the U.S. scoured the enormous show searching for the latest trends and reports back here with four that can easily be incorporated into your décor.

1. Pastels

Pale Pastel Pink Vintage Rose Cameo

“While Pantone named Emerald Green the color of the year, it appeared that 1950’s sugary pastels were evident and making headway,” says Berberian.  “A hue I especially saw around the halls was a very soft pink that was commonly paired with taupes and black and white, along with a soft yellow, seen most often with grey.”

Whether in the popular pink, the new hot pistachio pastel, subtle watery blues, or in other soft marshmallow hues, the trend is certainly on time for spring.  This palette is beautifully captured in Kenneth James’ Club by Eijffinger® line in the Yellow Geo Square Stripe pattern.  It features always fashionable vertical stripes in pink and yellow.  The design’s pastel pairing produces a look that’s both soft and sophisticated.

2. Geometric

Red wallpaper by Decadence available from Brewster Home Fashions

“There is a lot of financial uncertainty in the world right now” says Berberian.  “Many companies are taking a conservative approach with regards to product introductions taking a deep breath and not wanting to take risks.”  Berberian thinks this may be the reason why there are a lot of subdued modern interpretations of classic prints, such as a refreshed floral or damask.

“Geometric and modern designs were still a favorite but I, along with my colleagues, concluded that there weren’t any drastically new designs.  Overall designers and manufacturers are playing it safe,” concludes Berberian.  For a colorful improved classic, the Decadence’s Harira Purple Moroccan Trellis by Decorline features a classic trellis revived in silver and purple.   Wow guests upon arrival by adding this wallpaper in a foyer.  Its large-scale bright print is as cheerful as it is inviting, and by adding the design to an entryway, it also helps to set the overall decorating style and mood of a home.

3. Nature Inspired

Kenneth James Grasscloth Wallpaper from the Shangri La Collection

“This year’s show confirmed that the natural and artisanal is a trend with staying power,” says Berberian.  “With a universal shift to more eco-friendly home décor, hand-crafted wooden pieces, even furnishings dyed with vegetable color, such as in a popular citrusy lime green, were prevalent.”

While the organic look was captured in wooden furniture from Scandinavian, Dutch and German to Italian designers, this texture can easily be captured in wallpaper as well.  For an eco-friendly wallcovering and one that instantly adds an organic feel to a space, the Fine Bamboo natural grasscloth wallpaper in the nature-inspired ShangriLa collection by Kenneth James is an ideal addition.  Its silky Kong Tawny Grasscloth in a warm spiced cider hue infuses warmth in any space, not to mention putting the “eco” in “eco-chic,” as the wallpaper is made of a fine bamboo harvested in Asia, making it 100 percent sustainable.

4. Warm Metals

Soft Warm Metallic Wallpaper by Eijffinger available from Brewster Home Fashions

Just as colors were softened at the exhibition, so were the metallic accents.  Rose gold, pink copper and yellowy brass finishes, both matte and highly-polished, were on-hand.  In furnishings, the metals were often paired with dark woods like walnut, ceramics and marble and, as Berberian attests, were also seen on walls.

“Metallic-accented wallpaper was a constant at Maison, which serves as an affirmation that we’re on-trend,” says Berberian.  “We offer various wallpaper designs enhanced with metallic foils along with shimmer overlays and other embellishments.”  One such wallpaper includes the Kenneth James’ Zircon by Eijffinger® collection that offers stunning glimmering accents such as in pattern number 317073 that features an intricate metallic gold lace print on a fresh sky blue background.  The delicate wallpaper can transform any dull office or bedroom with neutral furniture into a sparkling, jewel box space.

Get your Paris fix, at least when it comes to getting its latest styles, with these on-trend designs from Brewster Home Fashions.

 

 

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