Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wallpaper is Not Dead!


Here at Design Associates, we often find that if we suggest using wallpaper or a wallcovering to our clients the response is often, "really?"  It seems that images of pink toile or a floral print are often what come to mind.  Thankfully times have changed and there are so many unique and beautiful wallpapers on the market.  Here are some images of our favorites right now. Enjoy!
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Ethereal beauty makes us want to cozy up in the forest.


 Image: Maya Romanoff

For the ultimate luxurious space.  The queen of wallpaper, Maya Romanoff has created this magnificent wallcovering out of mother of pearl.  The way it reflects light is breathtaking and glamorous.

Image: Galbraith and Paul

For a more traditional wallpaper look that isn't too old fashioned or stuffy.  This Galbraith and Paul print is perfect for an accent wall.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Wabi Sabi


I first came upon the term Wabi Sabi while researching unique wallpapers to potentially use for a client.  I ran into a collection from Scion called Wabi Sabi.  The definition:  Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".

I have always been incredibly in Japanese interiors and the way culture and views about materials tie into their designs.  Here are several images of designs that perfectly embody the concept of Wabi Sabi.  Enjoy! 

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houblon:
“ Robinia - Marc Bornemisza - Ecolodges La Belle Verte
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Image McCray & Co.
Specialty flooring product
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WABI SABI Scandinavia - Design, Art and DIY.:

Image: The Guardian