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.

 

 

 

WallPops Stairs DIY Project

Even though they are called WallPops, our peel & stick decals will stick to virtually any smooth, flat surface! We have had people use them on appliances, like the fridge, cabinets, tabletops, bureaus, and more! We recently revamped a staircase with WallPops Kolkata stripes. They added lots of style and a little sizzle to the stairs, with shimmering gem accents. Check out this quick DIY video to see how we got the look!

 

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!

Stocking Stuffers!

Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas & Small Gift Ideas!

Stockings are such a fun tradition during the holidays! Hung by the chimney with care, these festive holiday socks provide so much joy on Christmas morning! Santa always has fun putting little tokens and toys into your stockings, do you help him by adding a few gifts of your own? We do! Thinking back to childhood, stockings seem to top a lot of lists as one of the most magical surprises. Stocking stuffers have to be little so they are fun to pick out and there are really no rules! Traditionally, everything from chocolates, gum and candy, socks, toothbrushes, batteries, small toys, and an orange are always stellar stocking ideas. For girls, make up, lotions and sprays, nail polish and files, barrettes and costume jewelry are all classic stocking stuffers. Boys have enjoyed finding playing cards, flashlights, balls, hair product, stickers and miniature cars in their stockings!

WallPops Coupon Code for the Holidays Stocking Stuffer Ideas

For one bigger item to take up a little more room in oversized stockings this year, WallPops is an amazing stocking stuffer idea! Blow friends and family away with this ideal gift, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions that pack the makings for an on-trend, easy, stylish room in a small box for a great price. The line of stylish repositionable and removable peel-and-stick wall decals features collections for all ages, including WallPops by Jonathan Adler, which captures the best of what the red hot decorating trendsetter and WallPops have to offer.  Whether you’re searching for a stocking stuffer for young or old, here are a few suggestions for those in particular on your list as WallPops is the one-stop shop to make your holiday stockings extra memorable for all this year. Save on your order with this Wall Pops Coupon Code: FESTIVE15

A little box of wall art in a stocking goes a long way

small gift box big wow factor WallPops in a stocking

This year make kids stocking gifts special with WallPops wall art  Great stocking gift ideas for anybody, stylish wall art in little boxes!

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.

Go Wild for Zebra Print!

Zebra Art Removable Wall Decals from WallPops!

Zebra print is all the rage! There is just something about those iconic zebra stripes that is enduringly chic! Anything animal print has a sassy allure, taking cues from the jungle and safari life. The thrill of the wild, the intrigue of the hunt, and those gorgeous animal patterns keep designers swooning season after season. Want to incorporate fresh and fun zebra print in your decor? Make a zebra wall! WallPops zebra wall decals like Go Wild and Animal Instinct are popular zebra art choices. Because they come in dots, blox, and stripes, they are perfect for creating your own zebra print design.

  

Watch this video to see a sassy tween bedroom decor idea come to life with the Go wild black and white zebra decals. And now we have a pink zebra stripe too! This flirty pink zebra design makes a great wall border, or a whole striped wall. For high end boutique-style zebra art, check out the burlap zebra, or the zebra wall sticker set. We even have a zebra clock! Satisfy all of your wild wall art cravings with this collection of snazzy zebra decals.

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!

 

 

 

Baby Frame Decals

A New Tradition In Nursery Decor!

WallPops Baby Frames Peel and Stick Nursery Decals WallPops Peel and Stick Nursery Frame Decals Jungle Themed

Decorating for a new baby is so much fun! Nursery decor gives you a wonderful creative outlet to welcome a new baby with love. This room will form some of baby’s first memories, the first colors and shapes that she is able to focus on, learning about the world around her. A nursery should be a balance between soothing and playful, the place where baby sleeps but also where baby plays and laughs. Soft lighting can be a wonderful way to welcome a peaceful respite. Whether you install a dimmer switch, forgo overhead lighting entirely for lamps with soft wattage, or decorate with a darling baby chandelier, warming up the lighting in the room is a great start. Wall decor in a nursery is also very important! Pictures, wall decals, mirrors, and fun colors will give baby’s room personality.

Peel and stick baby frames are the newest trend in nursery decor! These frame decals allow to your create a rotating display of baby photos as your baby grows. The It’s a Jungle in Here and Forget Me Not frame decals make for an adorable way to showcase baby’s first year, providing frames for baby photos at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year. You can make a whole salon wall of family photos for baby to admire without any nails or screws with the colorful Jonathan Adler frame decals, or display your childs artwork with ease. Simply peel and stick these reusable frame decals to create a customized look, one that is easy to change as baby grows. In addition to being a beautiful nursery decor idea, showcasing your little one’s artwork, and displaying photos of your child, will help foster a sense of pride and confidence. WallPops frame decals are an adorable nursery decor idea that also make perfect gifts for expecting parents!

Brace Yourself For A Busy Fall!

Five Back to School Tips for a Happy, Organized Academic Year

Reestablish a good bedtime routine.

Ease your children back into a busy schedule by gradually reintroducing a school year bedtime.  It is helpful to start this process a couple of weeks before school begins so that your children are not thrown off balance with a drastic sleeping adjustment on the first day.  The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children ages 1 to 3 get 12 to 14 hours of sleep, children 3 to 5 years of age, 11 to 13 hours, and children five to 10 years old, 10 to 11.  This information is useful to keep in mind when reestablishing a bedtime routine.  After all, a sufficient night’s sleep will greatly improve your children’s daily activities. One of our adorable peel & stick clock decals can make keeping track of bedtime less of a chore!

Create a Calendar Central

Life becomes much busier at the end of August or the start of September but that doesn’t mean it necessarily has to become more chaotic.  With extracurricular activities, deadlines, meetings, social gatherings and more, keep the family up-to-date on the swirl of upcoming events by creating a calendar center, a centralized site for all family calendars and schedules.  To ensure everyone is well-informed without overcrowding a calendar, assign each family member his or her own monthly dry erase board.  Ideal for this use, is the new WallPops by Jonathan Adler Bargello Wave Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar set.  The calendars feature Adler’s signature groovy waves in blue, orange, green and pink with one wave color per calendar so each family member can have his or her own.  For other peppy prints, try the Links Monthly Calendar featuring white-and-green circular tie-knots over a teal background with a navy border along with the Honeycomb, a classic navy-and-white honeycomb pattern with a teal outline.

WallPops Dry-Erase Calendar by Jonathan Adler with a Links pattern   Designer Dry-Erase by Jonathan Adler for WallPops

Make the center complete with dry erase boards to leave extra notes and reminders to all.  Try the coordinating Wave Dry Erase Board in a rainbow of colors with an orange outline.  To add a touch of personalization, surprise the family with the cheerful collection of Zodiac Dry Erase Boards featuring a top, solid color to provide ample room for notes, divided by the astrological sign written in fun fonts and a festive pattern or design on the bottom of the board.

Get ahead.

Never underestimate how much planning ahead can improve each day.  Before the week begins, plan meals for each day even stocking the freezer with prepared entrées for stress-free nights; layout children’s outfits a week ahead of time to save precious morning minutes as well as any other preparations to get you ahead of the game and ease the week ahead.

Start a New Tradition

As children can often get nervous for the big first day, initiate a new, fun tradition to mark the beginning of the school year and to begin autumn’s faster pace on the right foot.  Simply spending time together can ease the transition and comfort nerves.  Whether it’s a special family barbeque, end of summer vacation or big pancake breakfast the morning of, the tradition can be celebrated and looked forward to in the years to come.

By following these tips and getting the new school year off to a good start, your family can have a seamless and joyful year.