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York, Ink. - York Wallcoverings
York , Ink .
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Issue 65
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Incoming 2014 trends highlight the bold,
brassy and beautiful
Detroit News
December 27, 2013
Circulation 115,643
Wallpaper is hot again, as evidenced by Tracery in Blue on Buttercream from the
Sculptured Surfaces II collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.
Resiliency is in Metro Detroit’s
DNA.
We rise, we fall. We succeed, we
fail. But above all, we never give
up. Ever. We’re Detroiters.
As another year closes and a
new one dawns, our resiliency
continues to see us through.
This past year was about emerging,
growing, and yes, succeeding,
after the economic downturn that
knocked us to our knees in 2009
and 2010.
And after tiptoeing into economic
recovery, we’re braver and ready to
step outside our comfort zone.
Earlier this month, General
Motors named its first female chief
executive office in the history of
the company, Mary Barra. And our
beloved Detroit Tigers named a
new manager, Brad Ausmus, who
has no Major League managing
experience, to replace Jim Leyland.
At home, we’re also ready to
take more chances with different
textures, colors and patterns.
“When the economy took a
downturn, people didn’t want to
take as many risks,” says Charles
Oglesby, the design manager at
Scott Shuptrine Interiors in Royal
Oak.
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The Detroit News, continued
Now, “everyone is mixing it up.
People finally aren’t playing it safe
anymore.”
Accents and accessories in stronger
colors such as yellow / Muted
accents
“Robocop” (the remake partially
filmed in Detroit) / “Robocop” the
original
That means less matchy-matchy
furniture, more vintage-inspired
pieces, bold accents, and geometric
patterns are big.
Vintage-inspired pieces /
Character-less furniture
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” /
“The Amazing Spider-Man”
Metallic gold accents / Silver
“Mockingjay” / “Catching Fire”
Rich, solid brass light fixtures,
tables, nail heads / Shiny brass
“What Does the Fox Say,” the book
/ “What Does the Fox say,” the
song
I recently reached out to a handful
of local designers, including Paul
Feiten of Paul Feiten Design,
Kevin Harrison of KH Home and
Donnah Milefchik of Donnah
Miles Interiors, to ask what they
see on the design horizon for 2014.
They say neutrals are expanding
beyond boring beige, wallpaper is
hot, and brass is back.
“Brass and gold finishes are
coming back strongly — not the
shiny, plated brass but rich, deep
solid brass and gold leaf,” says
Harrison.
Pantone, the renowned color
authority, meanwhile, named
Radiant Orchid its “Color of the
Year” for 2014, a color its executive
director says encourages “expanded
creativity and originality, which
is increasingly valued in today’s
society.”
As much as we’re ready to change
it up in the year ahead — at home
and at work — we certainly still
have work to do as a region.
Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings
will continue to work their work
through court system this year as
the city tries to regain its financial
footing.
But all we can do is rise from here.
And we will. We’re Detroiters,
after all.
IN / OUT
Wallpaper / Faux painted walls
Geometric patterns / Floral
patterns
Open shelving / Closed shelving
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan /Dave
Bing
Pope Francis /Pope Benedict
Nontraditional animal prints /
Regular animal prints
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics /
London Summer Olympics
Pantone 2014 “Color of the Year”
Radiant Orchid / 2013 “Color of
the Year” Emerald
Waiting to see what Miley Cyrus
will do next / Miley twerkin
Custom furniture / Cookie cutter
furniture
Reclaimed, salvaged wood /
Particle board
LED lights / Incandescent lights
Painted furniture / Brown or black
furniture
Sustainable tabletops / Formica
countertops
High-def and brightly hued
appliances / White or black
appliances
Bitcoin digital currency / Regular
currency
Xbox One / Xbox 360
Kindle Fire HDX / Original
Kindle Fire
Wearable technology /Regular
smartphones
Dark blue and charcoal neutrals /
Bland beige
iPad air and iPad mini / iPad
Round dining room tables /
Rectangular dining tables
Instagram / Hard copy photos
Snapchat / Facebook
Spotify / iTunes
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January 2014
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Storage Doctor
Better Homes & Gardens,
Storage Magazine
Spring 2014
Circulation 450,000
Wallpaper Giacomo (CM2376) from the Dolce Vita collection York Wallcoverings; 717/846-4456;
yorkwall.com.
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Better Homes and Gardens, Storage, continued
Closet Guide
Allegro (WD2903)
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Better Homes and Gardens, Storage, continued
Closet Guide
Allegro (WD2903)
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Better Homes and Gardens, Storage, continued
Closet Guide
Allegro (WD2903)
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Animal house: Decorative creatures big
and small find a nest in your own home
Buffalo News
November 8, 2013
Circulation 145,386
Call of the wild: York’s Snappy Turtles wallpaper pattern, above, is from the Natural Instincts
collection, Ronald Redding (www.yorkwall.com).
This fall, people can shop for
animal decor till the cows come
home. And they will. Cows are just
some of the creatures moving in to
liven up our living spaces.
Cardboard moose head for your
den? Billy goat accent pillow for
your bedroom? Roll over, sweet
pups. You’ve got company.
“We’re used to seeing dogs all
the time. Now it’s all kinds of
animals,” said Maria Jacobi,
owner of Homeward Bound, 927
Elmwood Ave. “One line of pillows
and rugs has elephants wearing
Christmas hats and moose wearing
duck boots.”
While animal-themed accessories
can indeed be whimsical, they
also can be quite statuesque and,
especially this season, remarkably
realistic.
Reflecting the current trend
in fashion of wildlife portraits
covering the fronts of T-shirts and
sweaters, close-ups of barnyard,
jungle and other animals can be
found on decorative pillows, their
likenesses often based on original
photographs or paintings.
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The Buffalo News, continued
Wall-coverings from York and
other manufacturers keep favorite
animals nearby, while murals and
wall accents offer other possibilities
for decorative pet projects.
Where the wild things are: These animal
silhouette decals from the Just Kids
collection, York/Three Sisters Studio
brand, aren't afraid of the dark.
Safari fun: Other animal silhouette decal
options from York's Just Kids collection
Trunk show: York's Indian Elephant
pattern is from the Passport collection,
Georgetown Designs (www.yorkwall.com)
Some furniture legs even are
modeled after the legs of animals.
And one German company offers
scenic photo covers for garage
doors that look so real, passing cars
will come to a halt. One design
creates the illusion of an elephant
sitting inside your garage. What
will the Joneses say? This image
and others can be found at www.
style-your-garage.com/en/Garageposter/.
Of course, people have decorated
with animal paintings, statuary
and prints such as leopard spots
and zebra stripes for a long time.
And taxidermy as an art form dates
way back.
But as interior designer Vern Yip,
star of HGTV’s “Design Star” and
“Bang for Your Buck,” further
pointed out in a recent story for
the Washington Post, there are just
so many other options today. These
include artistically interpreted wall
mounts of rhinos, giraffes and
other animals made of papiermâché, resin, ceramic and wood
– “molded, formed and carved to
look like a more abstract version of
the real thing.”
We’ve seen plenty of them. Pottery
Barn Kids sells a stuffed ram head
in polyester sherpa with corduroy
horns to add a friendly touch of
the wild to your child’s bedroom,
for example. And laser-cut
cardboard rhino, deer, bison and
moose heads in white or brown
from Cardboard Safari are popular
– especially during the holidays,
Jacobi said. Really now, who can
resist hanging an ornament from a
faux antler?
One of Yip’s tips for such wall
art: “Choose to create a real focal
wall by hanging one above your
fireplace. Or, if you like the trend
but don’t want to stare it in the
face all the time, give your powder
room a visual lift by injecting the
adventure a white ceramic elephant
head hanging above your toilet
uniquely provides.”
People decorate with animals for
many reasons. They may be drawn
to the look or characteristics of a
certain breed. A tropical bird or
woodland creature may remind
them of a favorite vacation getaway
spot.
And, as Jacobi noted, it brings
nature inside your home and
enlivens a space in the same way
decorating with plants and flowers
can do.
Animal decor is widely available
on websites and in the home
accessories department at stores,
but also in local shops including
Zootique, the gift shop at the
Buffalo Zoo. It’s right inside the
main gate; you don’t need to go
into the zoo and pay admission to
come shop.
Here you’ll find home accents from
around the world, such as handcarved animals.
“They literally are one of a kind.
They are all carved individually
and people like the uniqueness
– the fact they’re not mass
produced,” said Jeff Blarr, Zootique
general manager, noting that some
of the items are hand-crafted in
developing countries through
programs that provide the artisans
with a source of income.
People gravitate toward such items.
“I think when people see an animal
– whether it’s live or hand-carved
– it brings comfort to a busy day. It
adds warmth,” Blarr said.
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10 Home Design Trends for 2014
Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2013
Circulation 177,054
GEOMETRIC AND GRAPHIC WALLPAPER Steve Appel, of Nouveau Contemporary, is using
graphic wallpapers quite a bit in settings, especially patterns that are an update to the
traditional Greek key. "Vintage style hexagon papers especially are very hot in decorating
this season," he says. Shown: Antonina Vella's Contempo wallpaper collection's Rina
pattern in cobalt blue from York Wallcoverings.
GEOMETRIC AND GRAPHIC WALLPAPER "Whether it be an accent wall, a feature wall or
wrapping the entire room, Appel says, "Circles, hexagons and really any tightly formed
shapes in wallpaper are getting a lot of attention. We especially like using them in
powder rooms and kitchens." Shown: Carey Lind's Jewel Box wallpaper collection's
Insignia pattern in silver on mink, from York Wallcoverings.
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Inside Design: Wallpaper is back
and it's bold
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 6, 2013
Circulation 94,775
This blackberry with silver grasscloth is from the Inspired Elegance
line by Candice Olson. It’s sold at York Wallcoverings.
A couple of years ago, I gave my
house a great Christmas present:
wallpaper.
I know, I know. You spent weeks
painstakingly stripping the hideous
floral paper from your dining
room/bathroom/kitchen walls
when you moved into your house,
and you’ll never touch the stuff
again.
Just hear me out.
The paper I used on an accent wall
in my master bedroom is gunmetal
gray with a large-scale graphic
print. It isn’t frumpy, and it doesn’t
scream “1985.” And supposedly,
when I take it down, it’ll peel
from the wall in manageable strips
rather than the scored, shredded,
soggy mess created by its less userfriendly predecessors.
That’s the new world of wallpaper.
It packs a major design punch,
creates an instant focal point and
even subs in as art when used
in the right room in the right
way. Also, when used sparingly,
it isn’t difficult or expensive to
accomplish. It’s one of those home
products that goes in and out of
fashion (and right now, it’s so in),
but it never goes away.
The funny thing is wallpaper
is also a product commonly
associated with traditional design
— think Robert Adam parlors and
the White House Green Room —
but today’s wallpaper trend is all
about breaking from tradition.
Popular patterns are bold, graphic
and geometric. They’re typically
overscale, and often they play on
traditional patterns without taking
the traditions too seriously.
“Wallpaper is still leaning more to
the contemporary side,” said Kathy
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Commercial Appeal, continued
Young, a Memphis-based account
manager with York Wallcoverings,
which is known for its collections
by designers like Candice Olson
and Ronald Redding. “Traditional
wallpaper is always going to be
around, but right now I’m not
selling a whole lot of it.”
Wallpaper options are wideranging, but certain styles and
finishes prevail for homeowners
who like to be on-trend. This year,
grasscloths, metallics and papers
embellished with beads and other
textures were all the rage. Next
year? Young sees the grasscloth fad
strengthening its hold in ’70s-like
proportions.
“Grasscloth is coming back
stronger than anything,” she said.
“The textures are different. You
can still get that old grasscloth with
the slubs in it, if that’s what you
want, but the colors are updated,
and the styles are updated.”
One of her personal favorite
wallpaper looks is a grassclothcovered accent wall set off by
artwork.
“I think that looks incredible,” she
said.
When choosing a wallpaper, Young
suggests searching for papers that
guarantee easy removal. York, for
example, carries papers that use
an adhesive technology called
Sure Strip that’s designed for easy
installation and takedown. For
the best selection of papers, she
recommends contacting an interior
designer or local paint retailer.
Here are a few more tips for using
wallpaper to add instant “wow
factor” to your space:
Start with a powder room. It’s
the perfect spot for wallpaper: It’s
small, so it requires a minimum
number of rolls, and you don’t
see it all the time, so it doesn’t
wear out its welcome quickly.
Plus, the “jewel box” quality of a
wallpapered powder room creates a
nice design surprise.
Make a statement with a bold
accent wall. Try using paper behind
a bed, on the backs of built-in
bookshelves or on a fireplace wall.
Add interest with texture. From
grasscloth to cork, glass beads to
sand, textured papers literally bring
a new dimension to a space.
Pick a pattern or color you’ve
always loved so you’ll want to live
with it for a while.
Use wallpaper as art. This trick is
as old as interior design itself. In
the past, Zuber scenic papers in a
dining room were the ultimate in
elegance, adding exotic ambience.
Today, try installing paper within
sections of molding, using it on
one wall to create a glam focal
point or simply framing it and
hanging it in a room.
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Marketplace: Purple reigns
Ottawa Citizen (Real Deal)
January 2, 2014
Circulation 105,902
Mod makeover: Turn blah walls into a lively focal point with the Spiral Dance (WH2604)
wallpaper from York Wallcoverings. The pretty pattern sells for $115.98 a bolt and will
be available at independent paint and wallpaper stores in Ottawa starting in January.
OTTAWA — Pantone, the world
authority on colour, predicts the
hot hue for 2014 will be Radiant
Orchid, a warm pinky-purple
with eye-popping personality. To
celebrate the new trend, we went
shopping for all things purple
and found these colourful home
fashions.
Turn blah walls into
a lively focal point with the Spiral
Dance (WH2604) wallpaper from
York Wallcoverings. The pretty
pattern sells for $115.98 a bolt and
will be available at independent
paint and wallpaper stores in Ottawa starting in January.
MOD MAKEOVER:
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Color Trends for 2014
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January/February 2014
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Inner Beauty in Quartz
Vogue in Raspberry on Silver Mylar
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Gray Wallpaper
Creator's Syndicate: Small Spaces
with Christine Brun
December 1, 2013
Circulation 3,000,000
Chevron in Gray on Silver Mylar: (AB2149) from Ashford House
An approaching New Year means
innovations in home style and
trends. It is fascinating to learn
what worldwide influences come
to bear on how colors for products
are decided. Those of us in the
design trade know that the Color
Marketing Group, an association
of professionals involved in such
things as product design, textile
design, fashion, the paint industry,
interior design and the home
goods industry, are responsible for
color prognostication.
Not surprisingly, the economy is
one huge reason for gravitating
towards certain colors and trends.
Think back at how the carefree
1920s, just before the Great
Depression, was characterized
by the shortest skirts ever, jazz,
wild dance steps and goofy trends
such as swallowing goldfish. The
subsequent seriousness of the
late 1920s and '30s lead to less
flamboyant color and a kind of
dull quiet. Still, the economy drove
people in record numbers to the
movies, where folks would dress to
the nines, to escape reality.
We're in a challenging time again,
filled with extreme poverty and
extreme wealth. Due to electronic
media, we are expected to stay
connected at all hours to our
jobs, with some negative personal
results. This has resulted in little to
no down time. I actually remember
when we conducted business via
the telephone and the good ol' U.S.
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Creators Syndicate, continued
Postal Service. You had time to
actually pause and think back in
the 1970s.
So now the color gurus tell us
that general overconsumption
and overstimulation is leading
to a desire to declutter our lives.
Subtlety is now in vogue. We
are told that we will see the
intersection of whites, creams and
grays. Softness will be popular.
Gone will be that ubiquitous
espresso or chocolate brown shade
of wood that has been the choice
of the last decade.
Wenge wood or stained ash, oak
and maple are going to become
dated soon. The strong contrast
will move over in favor of midtones
and more of a blended look.
The chevron pattern of wallpaper
shown here is available in black
and white, gray and Mylar, and tan
and beige. Made from harvested
renewable resources, low in VOCs
and backed by a substrate sourced
from managed forests, you can feel
responsible when installing this
wallpaper for an instant accent
wall. A single roll of wallpaper
covers just less than sixty square
feet. Consider this as a quick
and affordable nod at a trend. It's
washable, prepasted and strippable
if you tire of the color scheme in
the near future.
Wallpaper is a fun way to pay ode
to the colors of the day. Paper just
one wall of a dining room or a
bathroom for a unique style. The
suggested retail price for the Mylar
version is $69.99 and the paper
version is just $47.99. Of course,
you can also paint an accent wall
and the variations are endless.
Other ways to bring in current
colors might be to introduce
stationary side panels over a
functioning window treatment like
blinds or cellular shades. You might
consider adding a top treatment
such as a padded valance box or
even a simple shirred fabric valance
on a rod. Think about accessories
that are part of new colors. Items
like large vases, center pieces or
plant containers can be added in
a room as a way to sprinkle a little
of the hot, new color in your space
without changing the entire decor.
Know that silver or pewter metal
will be a nod in the direction of
gray this coming year. You might
change all of your picture frames to
silver, add candleholders in a silver
metal tone and call it a day.
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Home Trends: What to watch for in 2014
Stable sales, modern looks, vibrant walls and a return to Woodstock top the list
Ottawa Citizen
January 2, 2014
Circulation 105,902
Geometric patterns and radiant orchid, sometimes in tandem, Shown is York
Wallcoverings Vogue design, WH2700, from the WallpapHER collection
OTTAWA — What’s hot — and
not — in housing for 2014? We look
at some of the trends, from market
conditions to what colours and
accessories the best homes will be
sporting this year.
THE MARKET
New home starts in Ottawa should
remain stable through the first part
of 2014 before softening, according
to Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corp. Sales will initially move a
bit higher before scaling back as
interest rates start inching up by
mid-2014, says the agency.
That pattern echoes the agency’s
predictions for the country as a
whole.
In Ottawa, look for a drop of over
36 per cent in condo construction
to allow for absorption of existing
inventory, says the agency. More
row homes will be built and about
the same number of single-family
homes as in 2013. All told, about
5,350 units will be started, down
from a forecasted 6,300 for 2013,
according to CMHC’s Housing
Market Outlook released last fall.
The agency expects the average
price of a new single-family home
in Ottawa to hit $494,000 this
year, up from $488,000 in 2013.
“The market is quite soft,” says
Greg Graham, president of
Cardel Homes’ Ottawa operation.
“Builders are offering lots of
incentives like free granite counters
and will continue to do that. We’re
hoping the market will stabilize.”
Cardel’s plans for 2014 include new
launches or phases in Longfields,
Blackstone and Richardson Ridge.
Minto, which plans to open new
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Ottawa Citizen, continued
projects in the east and south
ends in 2014, is “confident in the
market,” says Brent Strachan, vicepresident of development at Minto.
“We believe buyers are still there
for good products.”
On the resale side, Re/Max
predicts a two-per-cent increase in
sales nationally over 2013 and a
three-per-cent rise in home values.
CMHC is roughly in accord on
sales growth, but says prices will
rise at the rate of inflation: about
1.9 per cent.
The average price of a resale home
in Ottawa will be $358,000 in
2014, says CMHC.
THE LOOK
Modern design continues to make
headway in Ottawa as evidenced
by the entries in the 2013 Housing
Design Awards organized by the
Greater Ottawa Home Builders’
Association.
Overall, the look of Canadian
homes is a “little edgier; there’s a
modernism we haven’t seen on our
pages for a while,” says Suzanne
Dimma, editor-in-chief of House
& Home magazine, which recently
published its 2014 trends issue.
Cardel’s Graham adds that homes
in Ottawa are starting to shrink,
largely because of affordability,
with demand for three-bedroom
units increasing.
Strachan says that while openconcept design will continue to
drive the new home market, buyers
are looking for functional space.
Oversized rooms with little nooks
no longer cut it, he says.
Sleek European design also ranks
high among clients booking
renovations into 2014, says John
Liptak of OakWood Renovation
Experts.
Mike Martin of Michael J.
Martin Luxury Renovations says
the renovation market — where
kitchens and bathrooms continue
to dominate — will likely see a dip
of seven per cent this year, as it did
in 2013. “But we’ve been up for a
few years, so it’s not really down
down.”
COLOUR
Purple is the colour of the year for
2014. Unless it’s blue. Or maybe
yellow.
Radiant orchid is the big one,
says the international colour
authority Pantone Color Institute.
It’s showing up everywhere from
wallpaper to accessories. The
institute touts purple as inducing
creativity, confidence and other
good things.
It complements olive, deeper
hunter greens, turquoise, teal, light
yellows, grey and other colours,
says the institute.
Which is good, since Sico earlier
this year earmarked yellow as
a dominant colour, while blue
continues to be high on the Color
Marketing Group’s favourites list.
“We’re seeing blue in a lot of new
fabrics,” says Catherine Pulcine
of Decorating Den Interiors in
Ottawa. “It’s tending to cobalt
blue, which ties into orchid. We’ve
been seeing pretty vibrant colours
over the past few years. It’s not for
everyone, but it does pop.”
HELLO WALLS
Once the stuff of Grandma’s
house, wallpaper has made a big
comeback in recent years, whether
for an accent wall in a powder or
dining room or cosily surrounding
you in a bedroom.
Geometric patterns and radiant
orchid, sometimes in tandem,
number among wallpaper trends.
Wallpaper “adds panache to a
space, but you have to ask yourself
if it’s something you’re going to
get tired of,” says Pulcine. It’s an
important question: The stuff can
get pricey and isn’t always easy to
remove.
Dimma says wallpaper, mouldings
and wall tiles all add texture. “It
gives so much more character and
an architectural feel than just the
drywall you get in a builder house.”
So-called statement walls,
including those with hand-painted
murals, number among the
magazine’s top 10 trends for 2014.
Also on the list: painting trim
and walls the same bold colour to
eliminate contrast and increase the
sense of spaciousness.
RECIPES FOR A TRENDY KITCHEN
Dramatic and sophisticated, black
countertops in granite and quartz
are zipping up the kitchen hit
parade, according to the online
real estate information service
Zillow. Marble and light grey
counters in the same room provide
contrast.
Also hot, says Zillow: open shelves,
glass-fronted cabinetry and dark
colours such as copper and deep
red (because they make rooms feel
smaller, such colours work best as
accents).
“Glass (in doors) is popular but
what’s very trendy is frosted glass,”
says Dominique Girard, a designer
with Ottawa/Gatineau’s Theo
Mineault. “Most people don’t want
to display everything.”
She says high-gloss cabinetry in
PVC and other manufactured
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materials as well as sleek, linear
lines — discrete cabinet door
handles are becoming de rigueur —
are also trending.
“The biggest trend is larger
refrigerators. People want more
fresh food,” says Jay Armstrong,
manager at Corbeil Appliances’
Pinecrest store.
Samsung supports the fresh
food craze with its T9000 model
($4,200): it has two fridge and
two freezer doors, but one freezer
compartment converts to a
refrigerator on demand.
hint from what Dimma calls the
Woodstock Revival. Sears’ spring
2014 home collection, for example,
includes owl lanterns that look like
they’re made of macramé as well as
cheery, folk-art inspired cushions
and table napkins. Boomers should
totally relate.
To that list, those in the know add
sculptural light fixtures, animal
prints such as crocodile and zebra
(actually trending for the past
couple of years), and furnishings
and accessories inspired by classical
Greece and Rome.
OTHER TOP TRENDERS
Stainless steel remains No. 1 in
finishes, but businessweek.com
reports that appliance makers are
softening that with less-austere
designs, matte finishes, rounded
edges and furniture-like handles.
It’s all part of the kitchen’s
transformation into informal
gathering spots for family and
friends.
As to those brainy devices like the
Samsung fridge that offers menu
suggestions based on what’s inside,
they’ve not yet invaded the Ottawa
market, says Armstrong.
FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES
We’re increasingly viewing
furniture as an investment rather
than disposable fashion items, says
Dimma. If there’s a trend at all,
it’s toward traditional or modern
classic styles that will work for
years to come.
Pulcine says the industrial look is
fading. “People like to add warmth
to their space, particularly for us
who have to deal with winter.”
That warmth is showing up, for
example, in rustic items such as
tables with barnboard tops and
black or grey-black iron bases.
Some accessories are taking their
Free-standing tubs (especially
round, organic-feeling ones),
car wash-sized showers, spa-like
ambience: the trend is ever-greater
spending on ensuites.
Watch for hot new tiles in
bathrooms and elsewhere. They
include patterned floor tiles
in keeping with the geometric
patterns emblazoning everything
from fabrics to wall hangings.
Persian rugs: “Hot, hot, hot!” says
House & Home’s Dimma.
Fancified basements with curved
bulkheads, mini brew pubs,
luxurious home theatres: It’s a
trend that just keeps on giving.
Outside, look for resort-style
backyards inspired by Canadians’
love of winter jaunts to Mexico
and Cuba, says Ottawa landscape
designer Welwyn Wong. We’ll be
capturing a bit of that southern
paradise feel by surrounding
our pools with lush island
plantings, little bridges and rock
outcroppings, she says. An enticing
thought at this time of year.
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Working with the barn this year at
the Lewiston Tour of Homes was
interesting, and although I had the
great pleasure of working with a
space from the ground up - almost
quite literally - I was bound to the
very rustic nature of the 100-year
old barn wood walls. No, it wasn't
a tragic thing to be bound by, but
I knew that I need something with
a little more sophistication to help
tie together the whole space.
The furnishings and rugs were
a mix of casual and formal ... so
I knew that I needed something
with the same vibe when it came
to bringing in a different "Wall".
I thought for a long time on
what to do - and then it hit me.
WALLPAPER!! But where? I mean,
I sure wasn't about to ask the
homeowner if I could wallpaper
over the barn wood. So, instead,
I created a folding screen out of
bi-folding closet doors, and had the
wallpaper applied to them!
Voila! Perfection, right? Thanks to
the gorgeous Chinoiserie wallpaper
from York Wall, I was able to get
that simple but sophisticated,
casual but elegantly refined look
I needed to wrap the whole room
together. The wallpaper comes
unpasted on a double roll, and
is a breeze to work with (so I'm
told!) I had a hard time thinking
that I could successfully do a
DIY wallpaper job with the tight
timeline - so, I hired someone to
do it.
York was a real joy to work with,
too! There was a slight issue with
the first wallpaper that I picked (I
highly recommend getting a sample
before you order to make sure that
the color on your screen is the
color that will work in the space),
and they quickly sent out the new
choice - which was PERFECTION!
And I just have to mention that
this is a fantastic idea for you
renters and apartment dwellers!
Just grab some old doors from your
local re-use center and use the York
Wallpaper of your choice to have
a movable, and slightly temporary
statement to your decor! And for
those of you who can wallpaper
your space - make sure to check out
the large (and stunning) inventory
at York before you look anywhere
else! They are, in my opinion, the
best wallpaper source online - and
my experience with them is one
that I would gladly recommend to
anyone looking for wallpaper on
projects big or small!
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December 2013
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Dramatic in its monochromatic presentation, this Chevron in Gray on Silver Mylar (AB2149) wallpaper
is by Ashford House for York Wallcoverings.
Life is never simply black and
white, so home furnishing
designers are exploring gray in all
its chameleon-like versatility.
More livable than black and more
elegant than taupe, gray—from
charcoal to silver to dove—offers
more than 50 shades by some
estimates. Whether lending
gravitas to pastels, strengthening
the sophistication of navy and
chocolate, or grounding red’s
richness and yellow’s cheery
optimism, gray matters.
As we move into 2014, you can
expect to see more gray offerings
on the market since the color is
picking up steam.
This is true both in the United
States and in Canada where a
countrywide survey conducted by
CIL® paint found that neutrals
account for 65 percent of all paint
sales in the past 12 months, with
gray chief among them. CIL's
Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) is a
top-seller for the company.
“While most people seem to
acknowledge that using a more
colorful shade can rejuvenate a
room, when it comes to actual
purchases, the majority appears
to take a more conservative
approach,” said Alison Goldman,
brand manager for CIL paint,
a brand of PPG Architectural
Coatings. “Neutrals like whites,
beiges and grays are often preferred
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because they are safe, long-term investments that don’t go out of style and don’t compete with other objects in a
room.”
A dash of Mylar combined with shades of gray adds a sophisticated sheen to this classic chevron wallpaper.
Shown, Chevron in Gray on Silver Mylar (AB2149) is from the Black & White collection by Ashford House for
York Wallcoverings. For details, visit www.yorkwall.com.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 69.99 per single roll. Also available in Black and White (AB2150) and Tan
and Beige (AB2151).
Wild Thing in Sand on Silver Fox (RB4295) is from the Risky
Business II collection by York Wallcoverings. Details can be found
at www.yorkwall.com. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is
$43.99 per single roll. The wallpaper also is available in Tan on
Lynx (RB4292); Black on Sable (RB4293); and Taupe on Mink
(RB4294).
This airy damask design is refreshed and well-balanced with
warm yellow and cool gray. Damask Stripe in Goldenrod & Gray
on White (WB5442) is from the Botanical Fantasy collection for
Ashford House by York Wallcoverings. Details can be found at
www.yorkwall.com. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is
49.99 per single roll. The wallpaper also is available in Gold &
Off White on Teal (WB5432); Soft Gray on Pumpkin (WB5433);
Straw & Sand on Neutral (WB5434); Watermelon & Khaki on
White (WB5435); Cement & Slate on Neutral (WB5436); Pale
Blue & Caramel on Cream (WB5437); Black & Silver on White
(WB5438); Teal & Clover on Cream (WB5439); Powder Blue &
Indigo on White (WB5440); and Celery & Cream on Pewter
(WB5441).
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An Open-and-Shut Case for Safe Jewelry
Q: I've inherited my grandmother's
jewelry, including several valuable
necklaces and earrings. It seems
wasteful to have good stuff and
not wear it, but my husband is
nervous and thinks it should stay
in a safe deposit box. I'd rather
find a dresser or wardrobe I can
lock, something that would go with
our traditional mahogany bedroom
furniture. Any recommendations?
A: If you've got it, flaunt it! And I
bet your grandmother would have
agreed.
It's well worth an investment on
your part to keep your heirloom
jewelry both safe and accessible. A
piece of furniture you can lock is a
logical beginning, but then again,
it's so logical any thinking thief
might right away hone in on it.
A better option would be an
unexpected hiding place, which
must have inspired the clever
designers at Hooker Furniture
who came up with the handsome
hardwood doorway-to-nowhere
we show here. What looks like
an architectural element, with its
mirrored front, carved frame, and
pediment top, is actually a vertical
jewelry box that makes a grand
impression yet takes up only inches
of floor space.
Open the mirrored door and
you've got 20 hooks and 48
pouches to fill with jewelry. And
no one will guess it's there ...
unless, of course, some sneaky thief
reads this column.
Check it out at hookerfurniture.
com.
Q: More than 50 shades of gray?
A: Yes, indeed, according to
fashion-forward manufacturers of
home fashions, who are thrilled by
grays of all intensities.
Chella Textiles, Pearson
Furnishings and York
Wallcoverings are among design
industry leaders championing the
color gray all through the house —
and in more than just 50 shades!
"Chameleon-like ...
more livable than black and more
elegant than taupe," designers
say of gray, a color that can range
from charcoal to silver and even
dove, and look smashing paired
with extroverts like red, orange
and apple green. Learn more at
chellatextiles.com; pearsonco.com,
and yorkwall.com.
On the same color note,
Restoration Hardware has made its
name in furniture with generous
helpings of silvery metallic pieces
and dry, grayed finishes on wood
that looks recycled. If so, its time
has certainly come again in great
style.
Even French Heritage, the ne plus
ultra of Gallic chic, introduced a
"vieux bois," or "old wood" finish
at the fall High Point furniture
market in North Carolina.
Available with or sans sheen, the
lighter vieux bois pieces would
stand out in a room full of darker
woods.
In fact, the other new look at
French Heritage — digitally printed
fabrics in oh-la-la colorways —
would stand out in just about any
room. The new digital technology
offers breakthrough design
innovations, according to the
company's co-founder Henessy
Wayser. She describes the prints as
"modern baroque."
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Make-A-Wish kids gather to decorate Christmas tree
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Karly Gerow, 4 of Hanover, and her mom Shannon, join other Make-A-Wish children and
their families to help Mary and Larry Hosmer prepare their house for a Woman's Club of
York and the Young Women's Club open house by decorating a Make-A-Wish tree, Sunday
November 24, 2013. The open house, at 243 East Market Street, will be Christmas
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From the outside, the house at 243
E. Market St. looks like an average
York City home.
But from inside, the holiday
spirit shines through. Complete
with a Steinway piano, oldfashioned wallpaper from York
Wallcoverings, several Nativity
scenes and Christmas trees, the
home is the picture of seasonal
elegance.
The federal-style dwelling dates
back to 1770 and is one of the
oldest in the city, said Mary
Homsher, who bought it one year
ago. The house will welcome the
public during a Christmas-themed
open house on Dec. 7 and 8,
and all proceeds will go to the
Make-A-Wish Foundation, which
grants wishes to children with lifethreatening conditions.
"I think it's a cause that everybody
can relate to in some way or
another," she said.
On Sunday afternoon, Homsher,
whose grandsons have been
granted wishes from Make-A-Wish,
invited 40 people from 12 other
Make-A-Wish families to get into
the holiday spirit and decorate a
special Christmas tree together.
A child's wish: One flight of stairs
up from the entrance stood a bare
Christmas tree that was about
to be covered in blue and silver
ornaments. Strangely, the tree was
completely flipped around, in the
shape of an inverted pyramid.
"Because when you have a sick
child, your world gets turned
upside-down," Homsher said.
Make-A-Wish children and their
families roamed the house,
exploring, snacking and putting
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Cancer survivor Trevor Vitz, 14 of Red Lion,
made stars for fellow Make-A-Wish children to
decorate a special Christmas tree, Sunday
November 24, 2013. The children and their
families were helping Mary and Larry Hosmer
prepare their house for a Woman's Club of York
and the Young Women's Club open house. John
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their own touches on the tree.
Sebastian Joynes, for instance,
brought a Hawaiian-dressed Santa
ornament to hang on it. For his
wish, the Red Lion resident, 17,
went to Oahu, Hawaii, for his 16th
birthday last February. That week,
he surfed, saw whales and hula
danced for the first time, he said.
Sebastian suffers from tumors in
his body and brain, but events like
this help bring kids with common
ground together, he said.
"It's kind of neat to meet good
friends," he said.
And Domanic Ranker, 17, of
Thomasville got his wish five years
ago to meet his favorite NASCAR
driver, Tony Stewart.
Born prematurely, Domanic has
cerebral palsy and suffers from
Cancer survivor Trevor Vitz, 14 and his brother Isaac, 13, from Red Lion, made stars for
Make-A-Wish children to decorate a Make-A-Wish tree, Sunday November 24, 2013. The
children and their families were helping Mary and Larry Hosmer prepare their house for a
Woman's Club of York and the Young Women's Club open house. John A. Pavoncello
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seizures, said his mother, Janet.
"He was not supposed to survive.
He was not supposed to walk," she
said. "He's what we call our little
miracle."
But he got to live out his wish:
meeting Stewart in North Carolina
and even sitting in a racecar
wearing one of his fire suits.
He even got a hug from singer
Jessica Simpson, he said, and his
shirt from that day -- complete with
her lipstick marks -- is still hanging
in his room.
"I think what they do is really,
really appreciated by a lot of
people," he said.
'A piece of hope': And for the Vitz
family, which lives in Red Lion,
14-year-old Trevor's cancer battle
has also been met with Make-A-
Wish support.
After a biopsy in January
determined a mass in his cheek
was cancerous, he endured a bout
of internal reconstruction that left
a small scar on his neck and a skin
graft and vein removed from his
arm.
After hundreds of stitches,
radiation that left ulcers on his
tongue and losing 10 percent
of his body weight, Trevor is
now in remission. His pending
wish is to play football with the
Atlanta Falcons and meet the
team, especially one of his favorite
players, Matt Ryan, he said.
"I never thought that I'd be able to
do this," he said.
His mom, Terri, said Make-A-Wish
helps families stay positive through
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challenges like her son's.
"I think it's a fantastic organization," she said. "It's a piece of hope for the
families."
As for Trevor, he said he just feels like a normal kid.
"With a story," he added.
Levi Stover, 4 of Windsor, joins other Make-A-Wish children and their
families to help Mary and Larry Hosmer prepare their house for a
Woman's Club of York and the Young Women's Club open house, Dec.
7-8, by decorating a Make-A-Wish tree, Sunday November 24, 2013.
The open house, at 243 East Market Street, will be Christmas themed
and double as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. John A. Pavoncello photo
- [email protected]
Domanic Ranker, 17 of Thomasville, joins other Make-A-Wish children
and their families to help Mary and Larry Hosmer prepare their house
for a Woman's Club of York and the Young Women's Club open house by
decorating a Make-A-Wish tree, Sunday November 24, 2013. The open
house, at 243 East Market Street, will be Christmas themed and double
as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. John A. Pavoncello photo [email protected]
Levi Stover, 4 of Windsor, joins other Make-A-Wish children and their
families to help Mary and Larry Hosmer prepare their house for a
Woman's Club of York and the Young Women's Club open house, Dec.
7-8, by decorating a Make-A-Wish tree, Sunday November 24, 2013.
The open house, at 243 East Market Street, will be Christmas themed
and double as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. John A. Pavoncello photo
- [email protected]
Nicole Rohrbaugh, 15 of York, and Domanic Ranker, 17 of Thomasville,
join other Make-A-Wish children and their families to help Mary and
Larry Hosmer prepare their house for a Woman's Club of York and the
Young Women's Club open house by decorating a Make-A-Wish tree,
Sunday November 24, 2013. The open house, at 243 East Market
Street, will be Christmas themed and double as a fundraiser for
Make-A-Wish. John A. Pavoncello photo - [email protected]
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October 2013
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Florals
YORK WALLCOVERINGS The Painted Tulip design from the Rhythm & Hues collection for York
Wallcoverings shows the spring bloom in colors such as gold and pink, taupe and plum, and khaki
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The Chevron wallcovering by Ashford House for York Wallcoverings combines gray with a dash of mylar
for a sophisticated sheen.