The Oscar Goes to… York!



Oscar night 2014:  Beautiful people, beautiful designs.  This year the red carpet Haute Couture was all about capturing the light and dimensional surfaces.  Once again York’s wallcoverings parallel the runway fashions; our library of designs is guaranteed to create spaces that put your home in the spot light!


– Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture paired with Townsend (ME0105) from Middlebury. Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka paired with The Plaza (EK4142) from Ronald Redding’s 18 Karat II. Margot Robbie in St. Laurent paired with Impulse (DN3776) by Candice Olson Modern Luxe. Lady Gaga in Versace paired with Stardust (ND7018) from Candice Olson Inspired Elegance.

Red Carpet.  Black Tie.  In true black tie tradition the stars line the red carpet with clear red, sophisticated black, stunning white and shining metallic.  Pretty Jennifer Lawrence wears red with panache, a perfect foil for her blonde tresses, just as York’s striking red Townsend emulates the soft swish of fabric that drapes from her slender waist.  Kelly Osbourne, so suited to her clingy white Mischka gown with romantic gold embroidered caplette, adds an element of romantic allure as does Ronald Redding’s The Plaza design with luxurious glass beads.  Margot Robbie in her sparkling St. Laurent gown with surprising cut out in the back, looks elegant with a definite nod to whimsy, just as Candice Olson’s Impulse swirls beautifully in black fantasy for walls.  And of course, Lady Gaga captures the spot light with her Versace gown reminiscent of the glory of Art Deco, as does Candice Olson’s Stardust design with its gleaming Mylar stylized damask.


Emma Watson in Vera Wang paired with Mica (NZ0752) from Designer Resource. Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab paired with Whirl Wind (RL1157) from Carey Lind’s Elements. Anne Hathaway in Gucci paired with Vogue (WH2697) from York’s WallpapHer

Bring on the Bling!  What better way to stand out on the red carpet than to capture the light with strong accents of gleaming sparkle and metallic.  Equally at home on designer gowns or designer walls.  Just look at Emma Watson in her sporty Vera Wang that shimmers from all angles as does Ronald Redding’s Mica design.  Or Angelina Jolie’s Saab gown that sparkles with the light of a million beads just like Carey Lind’s Whirl Wind motif with its glitter dust.  And Anne Hathaway with her slim metallic Gucci gown, unabashedly dynamic as is York’s Vogue motif on Mylar from WallpapHer. 


Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan paired with Toss the Bouquet (RB4259) from York’s Risky Business. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive paired with Charma (SS2289) from Sculptured Surfaces II. Sally Hawkins in Valentino paired with Drybrush Damask (GG4735) from York’s Gentle Manor.

Not so Nude.  New this year to the Oscar Red Carpet is Nude and it makes a statement equally strong to the traditional black and white formal dress code.  Not just any nude, but neutral for the stars with layers of dimension and sumptuous glimmer.  Portia de Rossi is no wall flower with her retro floral halter gown with intricate crochet, nor is York’s Toss the Bouquet pattern with its retro daisy motif and layers of glitter.  Cate Blancett all but floats in her dimensional Armani dress, the movement of its  shimmering petals creating an ethereal aura as does the dimension of Charma.  And Sally Hawkins – where to begin – the layers of sheer beautiful detail in this Valentino gown would be over the top in anything but nude, similar to the pretty Drybrush Damask design with its layers of iridescence and glitter that are toned to perfection in neutrals.  No longer is beige boring!


Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen paired with Just Groove (RRD0861) from Ronald Redding’s Mystere. Lupita Nyong’O in Prada paired with Winterscape (WS8032) from Disney Signature. Amy Adams in Gucci paired with Primal (WH2659) from York’s WallpapHer.

Blues on the Horizon.  The black tie spotlight gets shared this year with glamorous blues from twilight through cobalt to sky.  Sandra Bullock’s midnight blue McQueen gown reflects the light and shimmers with every movement she makes as does Just Groove by Ronald Redding with its deep navy and reflective silver highlights.  Lupita Nyong’O captures the beautiful froth of sea and sky in her effervescent Prada gown that glows softly like the shimmer of York’s Winterscape design with its tiny crystals and glowing blue background.  Amy Adams clearly understands that cut and color is not just for diamonds.  Her Gucci gown needs no further accent – its depth of color and stylish lines make a statement on their own as does York’s Primal pattern.  Watch for blues to grow in importance on both runway and home design in 201.

Let the Oscars inspire more than your closet this year!  No matter what your level of sophistication is, there is a York wallpaper that will dress up your walls and put your room in the spotlight.

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