Stepping Out for Summer!


Its summer time!  The world around us comes alive with pretty prints:  your favorite sundress, cheerful patio cushions, favorite beach towel, and that’s just the beginning!  Take time for a second look at the fun patterns this summer on shirts and tees, sneakers and handbags, and last but not least wallpaper!  Because where fashion goes, wallpaper is never far behind!


       Keds Champion Owls lace ups and York’s Bird and Tree mural (YS9234M) from Peek a Boo in soft pink.  York’s Chevron wallpaper (KS2310) and Keds Crash Back Zig Zag laceless in lime. Keds x Kate Spade New York Pointers and York’s Lemons (KB8627) from Bistro 750 in bright yellow.

Summer Brights!  Clear and bold like the season’s sunny days and vivid floral gardens, the joy of summer is exemplified in casual palettes of zesty lemon, citrus lime or sweet at heart petal pinks with whimsical motifs including woodland creatures or the lure of melon colors and tropical delights. We’re in love with prints; it’s what we do here at York, so when we discovered the charming pattern packed line from Keds this summer we couldn’t resist the urge to mix and match those strong patterns because patchwork works!


       Pom Pom Play wallpaper (WP2436) from Waverly Small Prints and Keds Teacup Tie Dye floral in teal.  Keds Champion floral, a Taylor Swift pick, and Teahouse Floral (EB2076) from Carey Lind’s Vibe collection.  Knotted Trellis wallpaper (NY4847) from York’s Nautical Living collection and Keds champion Knot lace ups in nautical navy.

Singing the blues! Have you noticed that blues are everywhere? From trend right turquoise to the earthy delights of natural indigos and denim, blue is the next wave. Wrap your wall in a palette of Asian inspired blue and white china patterns or pamper your toes with Teacup tie dye floral, and be sure to pull the ottoman close to your pampered walls to show off those pretty  Champion “Floral” Keds- a favorite of Taylor Swift! Red hot blue is very cool….


       Keds Champion Americana lace ups and York’s Striped Pennant border (NY4904BD) from the Nautical Living collection.  Anchors Away border (NY4909BD) from the Nautical Living collection and Keds Champion Anchors lace ups.  Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion Seaport Dot lace ups and Dot Variety wallpaper (JE3747) from York’s Friends Forever collection.

In the Navy! Let’s “knot” forget navy, packing nautical punch and expanding into all realms of home décor as the newest neutral. Classic red, white and blue never goes out of fashion, but this season keeps it fresh with a lively assortment of striking savvy stripes, anchors, lobsters, dots and seaport themes.  Scrimshaw art and technical yachting gear brings new sophistication to weathered beach and bay. Let’s face it, nautical has it all laced up this summer!


       Wonderland wallpaper (WS8056) from Disney Signature collection and Keds x Kate Spade New York Pointers in floral pink.  Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion laceless Geo in Navy Red and Ashford Geometrics wallpaper (GE3641) in soft teal and metallic.  Garden Gate wallpaper (CC9657) from Aged Elegance II and Keds Champion Ikat lace ups.

Fashion Forward.  Runway favorites this year include stylized bold floral, geometrics of all kinds and trend right ikat prints.  Hexagons and bold ironwork industrial plus a striking array of garden botanical silhouettes create an extraordinary mix of the bold and beautiful as these heavy hitters embrace a palette which includes metallic touches for subtle shimmer and acknowledge their Pop Art roots. Thoroughly modern Mod is just beginning, so imagine the possibilities; at that’s a relatively easy feat!

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