2013 Trends to Refresh Your Home

Paris Wall Art from WallPops Peel and Stick

“I never knew the charm of spring… I never knew my heart could sing, I never missed a warm embrace ‘Til April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, Holiday tables under the trees…” *Le Sigh* The notion of April in Paris is a romantic one indeed. This dreamy city has set the stage for many a love story with its beautiful fusion of historical splendor and contemporary trendsetting. Each year, this fashion capital hosts Maison & Objet, Europe’s largest home design exhibition. Paula Berberian, WallPops Creative Director, 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

Pretty Green Wall Stripes Removable Decals
“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. Oh Pear dots, blox and stripes add a refreshing sweetness to walls, and coordinate beautifully with other pretty pastels like light pink, buttercream yellow and baby blue. The design’s pastel pairing produces a look that’s both soft and sophisticated.
2. Geometrics

WallPops by Jonathan Adler Geometric Wall Decals

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 Hollywood design by Jonathan Adler for WallPops incorporates mod colors with a geometric floral pattern. Wow guests upon arrival by adding these WallPops 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

WallPops wall decals nature inspired Habitat kit
“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 theme can easily be captured in wall décor as well. For an eco-friendly statement and one that instantly adds an organic feel to a space, the Habitat kit is an ideal addition. Lush forest silhouettes of ferns, leaves, branches and butterflies pay homage to the beauty of nature.
4. Warm Metals

Designer Metallic Wall Decals by Jonathan Adler for WallPops
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. For some bling on your walls, the Santorini comes cast in silver and gold mylar metallics. These delightful wall accents can transform any space into a sparkling jewel box while still maintaining a sophisticated allure.

As Featured on Martha Stewart

Wall Decals by Jonathan Adler Reviews by Martha Stewart Blogger Kevin Sharkey

We were so excited to have Kevin Sharkey, of Martha Stewart at marthastewart.com, feature our WallPops by Jonathan Adler! He called the line “Cheerful… and utterly chic!” Read the whole feature here.

 

 

 

Ten Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2013

1. Super Bowl XLVII – The Ravens vs. the 49ers
At this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Ravens will go against the 49ers and to make things more interesting, the two rival coaches this year are brothers. We’re looking forward to a great game, not to mention the entertaining commercials and Beyoncé’s performance.

2. Kate and William’s Baby
2013 will welcome the Duke and Duchess’ first baby. We can’t wait to see the first photos of the happy family.

3. Our New WallPops Line
Another newcomer this year will be our exciting, new collection of peel-and-stick wall art. Be sure to watch our site for more about the stylish introduction launching soon.

 

4. Mad Men Returns
One of the most popular dramas will return with its sixth season this April. Will you be tuning in?

5. Creating Frame-Worthy Moments
We created a list of all the fun things we want to do this year. From going on a hot balloon ride to heading off on a scuba diving trip to taking cooking classes, fun is certainly ahead. We’ll be sure to be capturing all of these moments and putting them on walls with our chic Enamel Frames.

6. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love a good celebrity weekend? This will surely be a beautiful one. We look forward to seeing photos of the stunning couple.

 

7. Spring Cleaning and Redecorating Project
It’s always nice to feel like everything is clean and organized come spring, that’s why we are doing a major organization and colorful redo on our décor come March. Check back to our Facebook page and the blog for pictures. We’re definitely using our helpful Dry Erase Boards and Calendars, more details to come!

 

8. The Great Gatsby
The new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel by Baz Luhrmann will surely be a treat. The story not to mention the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and more – is something we’re looking forward to.

9. Incredible Fashion
We always stay on top of the latest trends in order to incorporate them in our offerings, which is why we’re excited for New York’s upcoming Fashion Week running February 7 to 14.

10. A Calmer Year
2012 included a presidential election and the Summer Olympics, while this year we won’t see a president reelected or Phelps and Lochte going head-to-head in a pool, we look forward to a less-eventful year to spend fewer hours watching politics and games (even though we love them) and more time doing what we enjoy, like decorating!

Fall into Color at Home this Winter in Four Steps

As Weather Becomes Dreary, Easily Add Cheerful Colors at Home

Summer’s green grass, colorful flowers and bright fashions are going out with the seasons ahead but that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit such vibrant color just because nature does.  Awaken to color in cold months by adding these cheerful additions and enjoy a lively landscape anytime of the year.

  1. Swap in Happy Rugs: For an effective overall update, swap out neutral and lackluster-looking rugs for something that energizes the space.  If you have hardwood or carpet, you can still add a variety of colorful carpets to transform a room without a major remodel.  Try invigorating orange, cheerful yellow or even grassy green and add a few accent pieces of the same color around the room for balance.  The area doesn’t have to be a circus of colors but these easy additions can add a whole lot of happy in humdrum colder months.

   Peeled Banana Rug by Jonathan Adler

  1. Bring Nature In:  While you may not be able to pick flowers fresh from the garden or even from the store, why not integrate these uplifting beauties more firmly into the décor?  Try placing high-quality artificial floral arrangements around the home such as in the foyer, kitchen and living room or making a bigger impression by adding floral wall art.  For an easy update, try WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions, that offers the Des Fleurs Wall Art Kit.  It features four large pink-and-white flowers on a lime-green stem with gem embellishments.  Other choices, the Sitting In a Tree Wall Art Kit with a whimsical green-leaf tree limb with blue birds perched on them and the Love Birds Wall Art Kit featuring a tan-and-cream tree with flowers, birds and heart-shaped limbs that comes in four square sheets.  All approximately $29.99 each.  To add a row of flowers, floral dots or a checkered pattern, also try WallPops Petals Dots, Blox and Stripes in a sixties-inspired floral design in pop colors.  To accent, WallPops also offers peel-and-stick wall art in colorful solids including Flirt Pink and Stylin’ Green.  All approximately $15.99 each pack.

 Flower wall art decals by WallPops        Beautiful French Flower Wall Art by WallPops wall decals

  1. Colorful Kitchen and Tabletop:  Go bright and notice the beauty it brings to the home.  One simple way to add color is with dazzling dishes, kitchen accessories and other tabletop items that are used every day.  Try throwing a bold red or blue tablecloth over dining tables in time for the holidays or add a splash of color and nature by using dinnerware patterned in lively butterflies, stripes or damask.   Also, retire old toasters, coffee makers and blenders and upgrade to colorful options such as those offered by Sunbeam, which currently has small home appliances in cheerful pink and teal.  Approximately $19.99 each and available on Target.com.   Another great way to add color and pattern to a part of the kitchen is with WallPops Anya Stripes in an intriguing floral motif dominated by a deep teal, or with the Habitat wall art, a modern spin on a classic nature inspiration.

Scandinavian Wall Art from WallPops with Colorful Teal Flowers  Wall Art inspired by nature! Bold botanical graphics, a coordinating wall art kit, and a peel and stick calendar and message board combo

  1. Pillows that Pop:  Perhaps the easiest way to bring color into a space is by placing bright pillows around the room.  Rather than purchasing, to simply get tired of the design or color later, buy several standard square 20” x 20” pillows and use stylish covers to rotate these accent pieces to fit with the seasons or your latest favorite color.  Try various online retailers such as Pronto Home that offers a wide supply of pillow covers from popular manufacturers that include everything from solids, watercolor patterns to bright bull’s eye prints.

 

Create a colorful home in cooler months with these easy additions and feel energized all year long.

Paint a Filing Cabinet Fabulous & Finish it With WallPops!

Do you have a frumpy old filing cabinet at home? Most of us need our filing cabinets for extra storage and to keep our documents organized. However, they do not always make for an appealing room accent. Have you thought about painting a filing cabinet, or, better yet, using wall decals to spruce it up? We have! Check out this quick video where we totally renovate a filing cabinet from drab to fab using a nautical blue spray paint and WallPops by Jonathan Adler stripes!

Thinking about giving your home office decor a face-lift? Or, looking to put your filing cabinet to new use? Not just for organizing paperwork, those ubiquitous metal filing cabinets that seem to lurk in everybody’s home can be fantastic storage for everything from art supplies and photos to holiday decorations and even shoes. However, there is no reason to settle for the industrial-blah look of a typical file cabinet! Paint a cabinet and sass it up with WallPops! This DIY finling cabinet project was simple and came out gorgeous! We used the WallPops by Jonathan Adler Carnaby Stripes and a nautical blue spray paint. The total cost of this project was under $30!

This drab filing cabinet could use a re-vamp! Paint a filing cabinet & finish it with WallPops for a beautiful home office accent!

 

 

 

What’s New?

We are always updating the WallPops collection with a la mode additions to our peel and stick wall art. Our creative team travels the globe, attending shows from Paris to New York, studying color, design, and fashion trends.This past year was especially exciting because we had the opportunity to team up with decorating trendsetter Jonathan Adler! Based on his signature motifs, this happy-chic anthology of style launched an exciting new generation of designer wall decals. In addition to wall art inspired by Adler’s sassy style musings, we added lots of chic nursery decor, more dry-erase decals, opalescent chandeliers, and white room panels!

Beautiful and fashionable dry-erase wall art from WallPops and Jonathan Adler 4-Piece Dry-Erase Calendar Peel and Stick Wall Decal

Dry-erase calendars and message boards have taken off as the must-have interactive wall accessory. Recently we added to the WallPops by Jonathan Adler collection with the release of several new dry-erase calendars and message boards. We have also introduced some new designs of our own. Just in time for back to school, these stylish dry-erase items will keep your schedule coordinated with a flourish.

WallPops Nursery Decor Butterfly Garden Peel & Stick Decal Kit  Nursery Decor Monkey Wall Decals from WallPops

Our adorable line of nursery decor items has several fresh additions with frames, chandeliers, 3-D mirror decals and new wall art kits joining the family. Darling new photo frame decals will showcase baby’s first year in sweet Forget me Not flowers or fun It’s a Jungle in Here safari friends. For a nursery feature wall, or for kids room decor, the Butterfly Garden and Monkeying Around kits give you artistic freedom to create your own scene. Coordinating nursery chandeliers with delightful tiers put the perfect finishing touch on your baby’s room!

Browse the room-sets below for more brand new inspiration from WallPops!

Maison&Objet 2012: The Paris Home Fashion Show

Every year, artists, designers and creatives from all over the globe descend upon the city of Paris for Maison&Objet, the most prominent European design show. Showcasing the most fashion forward and a la moment inspirations before they hit the market, this Paris show embodies the spirit of luxury. With a dynamic mix of design greats like Missoni and Swarovski and burgeoning artists just beginning to storm the market, this show is the mecca of all things chic for the home. We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Paula Berberian, Director of Creative Services at WallPops, about her trip to Maison&Objet 2012 and she divulged a super stylish review of this year’s expo!

The theme of this year was CRAZY, meant to embrace vibrancy, fantasy and dreamscapes. Banishing goth and gloom, bright color is dominating designs this year. Pantone has declared this the year of tangerine, and we are seeing pops of this refreshing orange hue. However, the sweetheart color that designers are favoring this year seems to be a Palm Spring blue, with tendencies toward French turquoise. Waltzing alongside this aqua beauty, we continue to see lavish red-infused purples, as well as a lot of pinks, blues, a grassy malachite green, and a bright curry yellow. A yellowy green, just slightly subdued from chartreuse, is also predicted to peak this summer.

Perhaps influenced by European and American economic uncertainty, designers seemed determined to herald happier, more upbeat musings. Everything was bathed in pretty, evoking pleasure just to behold it. Taking designs to new heights of luxe, were jewel embellishments and dimensional enhancements. Metallic shimmers and gem garnishes were prevalent, adding a sassy sheen to already lovely patterns.

Continuing to unite worldly styles, global and tribal designs were in full swing at Maison&Objet this year as well as abundant effects with natural woods. Ikat motifs, and romantic suzanis inspired by Persian and Asian textiles took on contemporary influences. All things “tribal beautiful” were enjoying a moment in the sun, including abstract African patterns. Harmonizing these bold and fun geometrics was the influx of unscathed rustic woods. Fresh and clean, natural wood adds an enduring eco-chic balance to any space.

Finally, all things Brit-Pop have resurfaced as chic. Building on the intrigue of the Royal Wedding and leading into the Summer Olympics 2012 to be held in London, the Union Jack and other iconic English notions were celebrated at Maison&Objet this winter. With a traditional beat and notes of punk, British fashion has a distinct disposition.