Wallcovering Wednesday: New Williamsburg Prints

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York’s newest wallpaper collection is inspired by the textiles, maps and architecture of Colonial Williamsburg. The “Trend Meets Tradition” collection fuses American craftsmanship with the international influences that accented homes in the era.

WILLIAMSBURG is the latest line licensed by Williamsburg Brands, drawing on the extensive design archive of the not-for-profit Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Isham Indienne - YORK Wallcoverings
Isham Indienne – YORK Wallcoverings

Vice President of Design Ron Redding added the distinctive metallic finishes and textures that are signatures of his York collections. “As a life-long student of historic design, I consider my collaboration with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to be one of the highlights of my career as a stylist at York Wallcoverings,” he told Home Accents Today.

Dinwiddie Damask - YORK Wallcoverings
Dinwiddie Damask – YORK Wallcoverings

WILLIAMSBURG offers a fresh take on 18th-century design, reimagining classic elements for today’s lifestyles. For example, Dinwiddie Damask (above) maintains the gracious aspect of the fabric that inspired it, a white silk damask woven in England or Europe. The original, used as a panel in a woman’s gown, is in the collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Dinwiddie Damask is available in matte cream on metallic golden beige, matte golden tan on metallic gold, and two more combinations.

Solomon's Seal - YORK Wallcoverings
Solomon’s Seal – YORK Wallcoverings

Solomon’s Seal is based on copperplate-printed curtains in the collection of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This botanical, depicting the flowers and seed pods in two colors on a solid backdrop, is open, airy, and quite large. Five selections include cream with teal and white, or cream with grey and black.

Perhaps the most stunning fusion of past and present is the mural of John Rocque’s London Map (below). The original map provided a detailed birds-eye view of London in the early 1740s. The mural matches the original’s size (8.5′ x 6.5′) and comes in either linen or metallic bronze.

London Map Mural - YORK Wallcoverings
London Map Mural – YORK Wallcoverings

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation started Williamsburg Brands with a set of Wedgewood china back in 1936. The current collection also includes a line of Benjamin Moore Paint*. So, if you’re looking for some 18th-century inspiration, check out the latest WILLIAMSBURG collection at the nearest Hirshfield’s location in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

*Williamsburg paint samples are only available at our Edina store. All Hirshfield’s stores have the Williamsburg fandecks and can mix up your Williamsburg colors.

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