'Wallpaper'

Adding Drama: Living Rooms

July 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This week we are all about the drama, not in our lives because none of us need any more of it there, but in the decoration of our homes. You can add drama to any room in the house in many different ways, whether it’s using a dramatic color on the walls, rugs or tile on the floors, dramatic art on the walls, you can even get drama from one piece of furniture. Now, like all good things drama can be overdone so you have to be ready to edit yourself and not make it look like your living in a circus tent or a deep, dark cave but instead add as much drama as you’re comfortable with and go from there. Maybe you can add one more accessory, one more dramatic lamp or a dramatic chair or not. I always tell my clients that they are the ones who live in their home every day and it needs to be comfortable for them, not me or anyone else. And, remember I’m not suggesting you need to all of the things we see in the photos, but you can pick one or a couple of things and incorporate them into the decoration of your rooms. To start our look at Interior Design Drama we are going to look at dramatic living rooms, I’ll talk to you more along the way. I hope you enjoy this as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together. Let the drama begin and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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de Gournay Plain Papers

July 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s not all giraffes and exotic birds with de Gournay and their beautiful handmade wallpapers, today we are going to take a look at some of the lovely wallpaper from their Plains Collection. The Plains Collection is made up of papers that are definitely less over the top than the others we have looked at this week but they are anything but plain. Sometimes when you are using wallpaper you are wanting something that will add interest and texture to a room and you want to get that interest and texture “up” in the room and wallpaper is exactly what you need. The papers in the Plains Collection all have beautiful patterns to them, whether it’s damask, polka dots, or row upon row of squares. These papers come in amazing colors and are many times done on paper made of gold or silver. Join me for a look at wallpaper that’s gorgeous and definitely not plain. Enjoy!!! (above Raspberry Crescent Tulip Silk Damask)

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Panorama Papers From de Gournay

July 12, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I have always been intrigued by Panoramic Wallpapers, the kind you see, usually in dining rooms, that depict a scene in some exotic place. As we continue to look at the magnificent papers available from de Gournay we are going to look at their Papier Peints Panoramiques Collection. The papers in the collection depict beautiful scenes, some in bright, gorgeous colors and some in more neutral colors and even sepia tones. I would love to have a room done in one of these papers or to even have a section framed as a work of art which we will see today in the photos I’m going to share from de Gournay. Settle back and enjoy the tour as we lose ourselves in the gorgeous scenes created on these beautiful handmade papers. Enjoy!!! (above is Madame’s Magical Menagerie)

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de Gournay Inspiration

July 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In the world of Interior Design, the name de Gournay is one that invokes deep sighs and admiration among designers. Anything that comes from de Gournay is a true work of art, whether it’s a piece of hand painted porcelain, a yard of fabric, or a single panel of hand painted wallpaper, you know that it has been created by artists who are inspired by the world around them, history, and beautiful things. de Gournay conjures thoughts of an ancient French firm that has been creating since France had Kings, but instead they’ve quickly built a reputation for timeless beauty since their founding in 1986. I have recently been seeing a lot of work by de Gournay online and in publications, they’ve recently teamed up with a retailer to create a one of a kind collection. I thought we would take a look at de Gournay and what they create, starting specifically with their wallpapers. They have several different categories of wallpaper but today we are going to start with their Chinoiserie collection, papers that focus on nature and the world around us. The papers are inspired by antique works of art from Asia and are made up of beautiful colors, whether you are wanting something bright and beautiful or neutral and elegant there’s something here to inspire you. Join me for a look at de Gournay wallpapers and be inspired, Enjoy!!! (the above paper is St. Laurent)

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Getting The Blues: Dark Blue (or Navy)

June 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

On Monday we looked at Light Blue, yesterday was a medium shade of Blue, Chambray and today we are looking at Dark Blue which is one of my favorites, Navy Blue. Navy Blue for me is a wonderful rich color, it coordinates well with other colors like white, orange, gray, light blue and on and on. Navy Blue can give you the dark mysterious feeling you might want for a room without going to black, Navy Blue is also a great accent color in decorating for fabrics, lamps, and accessories. I also think Navy Blue makes a wonderful backdrop for metallics, both gold and silver look wonderful against Navy Blue, think a gilded mirror on a Navy Blue wall. If you want to add some drama to your decorating but are tired of black then be sure and check out your Navy Blue options as in dramatic Navy Blue hallway in the above photo. Now join me for a look at some more beautiful Dark Blue room decorating, let me know your thoughts on Navy and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Wallpaper From Rifle Paper Co.

May 15, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In the past I’ve shared several things with you from the Rifle Paper Co., they have wonderful wrapping papers, stationery, art prints, greeting cards and now they also offer fabrics and wallpaper done up in some of their wonderful artwork and prints. I guess I’m going to have to break down and use some wallpaper in our home, I keep coming upon wonderful prints, patterns, and colors and I particularly like some of the ones I’m featuring today from Rifle. Rifle has partnered with Hygge & West out of Chicago to create their papers, MADE IN AMERICA!!

We’re thrilled to debut our first wallpaper collection. We decided to partner with Hygge & West due to their reputation for high-quality printing and papers. Every pattern is screen printed in Chicago on coated, durable, and fade-resistant paper with a technique that gives a hand-painted look. “I originally made this pattern for a Rifle Paper Co. wrapping sheet and I’ve always thought that it would work great as wallpaper. It was one of the first patterns that we incorporated into the collection.” – Anna Bond

I think the large stylized florals would be wonderful in a small room like a powder bath, entry way or on a statement wall in a bedroom. The City Toile would even be great for a boy’s room or in a study and the Pineapple would give a great retro kick to a breakfast room or kitchen. Join me for a look at these wonderful prints and let’s see where you could use some fun and color in wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co., Enjoy!!!

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Lilly Pulitzer Wallpaper From Lee Jofa

April 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The Lilly Pulitzer brand has long been known for their fun and bright clothing collections made up of fun color combinations like pink and orange or blue and green and using motifs of palm trees, plants, coral and anything tropical. Now the iconic clothier has teamed up with fabric and wallpaper producer Lee Jofa to create a gorgeous and FUN wallpaper line. The collection is inspired by hand-drawn artwork and is made up of 13 patterns, perfect for a young ladies bedroom and bath, or perhaps a big girl’s bathroom and dressing area. I can also see these prints bringing life and fun to a powder bath or a hallway. Today I’m sharing some of the prints and colors with you and to see more head over to Lee Jofa’s website here. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Designers Guild ~ Majolica Collection

March 31, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The new Majolica Collection from Designers Guild is GORGEOUS, the collection is inspired by the bright and intense colors found in Majolica pottery and is all digitally printed. Designers Guild has played with the scale of some of the prints, especially the florals, to give a traditional type fabric more of a contemporary look. The thing that caught my eye are the colors used, especially the blue in the Majolica Cornflower (above) and the Istoriato Cobalt. In addition to the blues Designers Guild uses some wonderful pinks, purples, greens, and even a few trendy grays. Here’s a taste of what’s available from Designers Guild, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Antoinette Poisson

January 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today I want to introduce you to Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful French company making beautiful products. Antoinette Poisson was founded in 2012 by three people who are paper conservators and met in school, today Julie Stordiau, Vincent Farelly, and Jean-Baptiste Martin create beautiful wallpapers and fabrics based on the 18th-century decorative papers called dominos, the company gets its name from the first name and maiden name of Madame de Pompadour. Dominos were papers used by the design-savvy french to line their closets, cupboards, boxes, and served as the end papers of books. Many times the dominos had the appearance of marble and other times they were florals or other designs. Today, the founders of Antoinette Poisson carve their own blocks to print the designs from as well as color them themselves. The trio says they could see the art of creating dominos was dying and they wanted to revive it so they started Antoinette Poisson. You can order from their website and find some of their products in stores like John Derian in NYC, I want to share a look with you today at some of their beautiful works. Welcome to the world of Antoinette Poisson, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Greenery~Pantone Color of the Year 2017

January 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s start off the new year with some color, Greenery to be exact. Greenery is the name given to the green color chosen by Pantone as the Color of the Year for 2017, every year Pantone names a color of the year according to what they see taking place in the world as well as moods and attitudes. Greenery is a bright shade of yellow-green that will definitely help you bring the outdoors in if that’s your goal. Greenery is meant to mimic the first days of Spring and a new beginning. Green is one of my favorite colors, it pairs so well with other colors and as I’ve said before it’s almost like a neutral color. Join me for a look at Greenery and see if it inspires you, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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