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Wallpaper Two Ways: Haley Weidenbaum

September 14, 2018

When it comes to California cool, Haley Weidenbaum's interiors have it in spades. From easy, breezy color palettes, to daring pops of pattern, to clean-lined furniture that begs for kicking back with bare feet, Haley's designs have an effortlessness that's hard to emulate. We can only imagine that walking into any one of the spaces she's designed would instantly feel like coming home, and it's that intersection of comfort and beauty that makes all of Haley's work feel so welcoming and special. (Image credit: above photo by Lauren Pressey Photography]

Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Cities Toile Parchment wallpaper | Rifle Paper Co. | Hygge & West

Photo by Amy Bartlam

Haley is also a dedicated Hygge & West customer who has used several of our patterns in both her personal and client homes to stunning results. What other gorgeous spaces could she design with her pick of H&W patterns? We found out just that, below, as well as learned a bit more about Haley's approach to design, how travel inspires her work, and her secret for creating hygge in the City of Flowers and Sunshine.

Photo by Jillian Sipkins

Hygge & West: Tell us a little bit about you and your business and how it came to be. How would you describe your aesthetic, and what inspires it?

Haley Weidenbaum: After going back to school to study architecture and interior design, I began my own design firm in 2013 and have been working closely with Homepolish to help manage my clients, build my brand, and run my business ever since. My main focus is on residential but my passion for design started in hospitality. I helped design and open Palihotel in Los Angeles before starting out on my own. While I could have stayed working at a larger design firm, I had an itch to start my own thing. I wanted to interact directly with clients, help make their design ideas come to life, and also own my company. All of these elements sounded both intriguing and empowering, which has been my drive since day one.

Photo by Jillian Sipkins

I’m drawn to all types of styles, but I like to call my design aesthetic new traditionalist. I really appreciate the designs of the past, but I like to reinvent those designs with subtle nuances particular to each client’s space. I also believe that a functional home is vital for a happy home, so with every client I cater to their needs and wants. This allows for each space to be unique and no two designs to be the same. You can see my work on my website.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt

H&W: On your website, you mention that you're a devoted traveler. How do the cultures and places you've visited use pattern and how do you translate that into the homes you design?

HW: Traveling is my biggest inspiration. When visiting new cities I always soak up and pay extra special attention to the the architecture and interior design. Understanding, learning, and exploring how buildings, furniture, paint, decor, etc. were utilized in different styles and different time periods opens my eyes and fuels and recharges my creativity. When using pattern and color, I always think about my trips and the places I have seen to draw on that as inspiration.

Photos by Jillian Sipkins

H&W: Your work has an effortless cool to it—you manage to create spaces that are neutral but also don't shy away from color and pattern. What are your tips for introducing pattern to more neutral spaces?

HW: I love pattern and color as much as I love a neutral palette, but I think too much of one thing is never a good idea. I balance colors and patterns to create a harmonious design. Balance is key so no one element is overpowering another. For example, if you were to use a striped rug I wouldn’t introduce stripe anywhere else in the space, but rather incorporate the colors within the striped rug in another area of the room. It’s important to connect the design elements but not repeat the same design, color, or pattern too often. When you achieve a cohesive and balanced design it makes a space feel curated, eclectic, and cozy.

Palma Deep Green wallpaper | Lawson-Fenning | Haley Weidenbaum | Hygge & West

H&W: Which H&W wallpaper did you choose to style and why? Who are the people you imagine residing in each of these different spaces?

HW: I chose Lawson-Fenning's Palma in Deep Green. Green is by far my favorite color so this was a clear winner when I saw it. Plus it’s a new design collaboration with Lawson-Fenning, one of my favorite stores to shop at in Los Angeles! I decided to show the versatility of the H&W wallpaper and design one space for an adult female's bedroom and a second design for a baby girl’s nursery. I also love the challenge of using green, a more masculine color, in a feminine space.

Daydream Cream wallpaper | Julia Rothman | Hygge & West

Photo by Jillian Sipkins

Cities Toile Parchment wallpaper | Rifle Paper Co. | Hygge & West

Photo by Amy Bartlam

Pineapple Ebony wallpaper | Rifle Paper Co. | Hygge & West

Photo by Tessa Neustadt

H&W: You've used several H&W patterns in your work—Queen Anne (Ebony), Cities Toile (Parchment), Daydream (Cream), and Pineapple (Ebony). What did each of these patterns bring to the spaces in which you used them?

Cities Toile Parchment wallpaper | Rifle Paper Co. | Hygge & West

Cities Toile Parchment wallpaper | Rifle Paper Co. | Hygge & West

Photos by Amy Bartlam

Daydream Cream wallpaper | Julia Rothman | Hygge & West

Photo by Jillian Sipkins

HW: Cities Toile (Parchment) is my husband's and my favorite wallpaper of all time. We can confidently say this because we used it in our son’s first nursery, but we moved homes, and we used it again! With this wallpaper, and all of the H&W papers, they have the perfect combination of whimsy and sophistication. If one is installing wallpaper they are taking a design risk or leap, but H&W provides wallpapers that are never too excessive or too trendy.  All of the papers are classic, timeless, and polished, which is important when picking an element that is not easy or cost-effective to replace.

Photo by Jillian Sipkins

H&W: Hygge is a Danish concept that celebrates all things cozy and life's simplest pleasures. What brings you hygge in the cooler months?

HW: Living in Los Angeles, I strive for hygge despite our lack of cool weather and very little need for cozy blankets, warm fires, and hot chocolate. Instead, I use scent to bring hygge into my spaces. Funny enough, I returned from visiting Sweden for the first time and our hotel had the most wonderful fragrance throughout, which came through via candles, diffusers, and perfumes. Smartly, this hotel created a signature scent called "Ett Hem(named after the hotel) and sold it in the lobby! I bought some and I am using it sparingly because I never want it to end.

RESOURCES:

Bedroom: 1. Art | 2. Lamp | 3. Nightstand | 4. Grey pillow | 5. Striped pillow | 6. Rug | 7. Bed | 8. Mirror

Nursery: 1. Mirror | 2. Glider | 3. Floor lamp | 4. Dresser | 5. Rug | 6. Pillow | 7. Crib | 8. Wall hanging

 

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Tilton Fenwick

July 16, 2018

Here at Team H&W, we've been longtime admirers of Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham, the super talented and always chic duo behind interior design firm Tilton Fenwick. From furniture to fabrics to wallcoverings, Anne and Suysel fearlessly embrace pattern and color, and effortlessly mix both to create timeless yet refreshingly modern interiors that are always 100% drool-worthy.

It's this deft hand with pattern and color that led us to interview the women behind the brand not once, but twice, and also collaborate on our newest collection (launched just this week!) of beautifully conceived and designed wallpapers. We were dying to see how they would style one of their own patterns, so we got that scoop (and so much more!) below. Keep scrolling for some serious Tilton Fenwick eye candy!

Hygge & West: We're so excited to launch our new Tilton Fenwick x Hygge & West collection with you! What was the inspiration behind these patterns?

Tilton Fenwick: Inspired by our travels to Portugal, wallpapers in this collection may recall the vibrant tile facades from the streets of Lisbon or a feeling conjured by the exotic sounds of Fado music. While in Portugal, we traveled to the city, seaside, and countryside for inspiration. Additionally, the color palette was inspired by colorful doors, tile facades, and the incredibly vibrant flora and fauna of the country.

H&W: How would you describe the Tilton Fenwick aesthetic, and how did you infuse it into this collection?

TF: We are known for our distinct vision of color combinations and bold pattern. This unique collection of wallpapers embodies this aesthetic. Often, we use paper on walls and ceilings together in one room. This collection allows for lots of mixing and combining between bolder, more colorful patterns, and suppler two-color patterns.

Wallpaper Two Ways | Tilton Fenwick | Hygge & West

H&W: What pattern/colorway from your collection did you choose and why? Who is the person you imagine residing in each of the spaces you've created?

TF: We chose Angelina in Fawn. The pattern is so strong, yet fluid. The repetitive arches of this statement wallpaper were initially inspired by the Manueline architecture of the Jeronimo Monastery in Portugal (see below). We softened the design with the floral motif and the gradation of color into metallic. We can see it in a city apartment or a beach setting to create a real statement! 

mage2.jpegThe person we envision living in these spaces is, first and foremost, fun and fearless! They throw parties (whether a clam bake at the beach or a more sophisticated dinner party in the city) and have a certain joie de vivre that’s contagious. The metallic details in the wallpaper paired with the whimsical furniture and artwork are the perfect display of that fun personality!

H&W: You've also recently launched a new Duralee fabrics collection—exciting! What role does pattern play in your work? How do you envision the patterns from your collection with us and your new Duralee patterns working together in the same space?

TF: Yes, we are excited to be launching our second collection of fabrics for Duralee. Both the fabric and the wallpaper exemplify our love of pattern play. We can’t wait to mix and match fabrics and papers from both collections. We’re also excited to use matching wallpaper with the fabrics to create some bold and beautiful spaces. And while we always gravitate toward bold colorways, the neutral palette offers so much flexibility (see Wallpaper Two Ways, above!).

H&W: We were thrilled (though not surprised!) to hear you were named to Elle Decor's A-List for 2018—congratulations! Tell us about this great honor and what it means to you.

TF: Making the Elle Decor A-List has been a top professional honor for us. To be in same company with many designers we have long admired is incredibly humbling. We love that the magazine chose to shake up the list this year with many new names and faces (including ours!).

RESOURCES:

In The City: 1. Art | 2. Light | 3. Lamp | 4. Side table | 5. Rug | 6. Coffee table | 7. Sofa | 8. Pillow | 9. Bookcase

At The Beach: 1. Light | 2. Sofa | 3. Pillow | 4. Rug | 5. Throw | 6. Side table | 7. Canvas plant | 8. Lamp | 9. Art

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Pineapple (Blue)

May 24, 2018

Wallpaper Two Ways: Pineapple (Blue)

Just closing out the week with even more Pineapple! One of our favorite things about this pattern is its versatility. It works perfectly in a variety of decor schemes from traditional to modern, and it also feels at home in pretty much every room in the house. Here we've created a little dining area - a traditional version, and a modern version - to show you just how flexible this pattern can be!

Traditional: 1. Chairs | 2. Lighting | 3. Table

Modern: 1. Chair | 2. Lighting | 3. Table

 

 

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Sabrina Smelko

June 26, 2017

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There are some people who are so wildly productive in their lives, and have created so much so quickly, that they seem to have figured out how to cram extra hours into their days. Sabrina Smelko is one of those people. Sabrina is a "designer of pixels, places, and things" and Creative Director of Wild and Light. From graphics to interiors, art to advertising, everything Sabrina designs has a sense of whimsy, light, and curiosity. And now, she's taken her playful aesthetic, passionate drive, and inimitable style to TV as co-host of HGTV Canada's Save My Reno.

We asked Sabrina to show us how she would design two different spaces with the same Hygge & West wallpaper. The results are exactly what you'd expect - full of life, color, and, of course, pattern. Check it out below, and then continue scrolling to learn more about how Sabrina uses pattern in her professional and personal worlds, the latest on her home renovations, and how she hygges.

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Hygge & West: What paper/colorway did you choose and why? Who is the person (or people) you imagine residing in each of the spaces you've created? 

Sabrina Smelko: I chose Otomi (in pewter) because its both bold and versatile. I love the graphic nature it almost reminds me of a Scandinavian, illustrative toile.

The living space would belong to a vivacious creative-type whose style is unfussy and evolves a lot, but whom partners thrift store finds with pieces they ve been saving and holding out for. I imagine the bedroom belonging to someone older and more established. Perhaps they own a few felines and enjoy the finer things in life! So the first space is me now, and the second is me in 30 years? 

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H&W: As a designer of both pixels and places, pattern is a part of your every day. What inspires you both in your work in general and in your use of pattern in your professional world?

SS: I like to look to fashion, nature, culture, movies, art, and music for inspiration as much as I look within my disciplines. I think the more you dilute your sources, the more unique your voice will be. Be it patterns or brush strokes, anything can inspire anything. I once picked my palette for an art piece based on a photo of plated food in a cookbook. 

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H&W: What role does pattern play in your personal life? How do you use it in your home and what do you think it adds to your space?

SS: Pattern transcends style and I think of it more as art than anything. It can tie pieces together with common colours and add drama to otherwise boring spaces but it can also sit back and offer some subtle visual interest and texture. Theres arguably a pattern for any application: just adjust the scale, contrast, negative space, colour, etc.

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H&W: As someone who understands pattern on a deeper level because of the work you do, what tips do you have for incorporating pattern into a home, especially when other patterns are already present?

SS: I personally love mixing patterns, but the key to pulling that look off is making sure you maintain consistency and continuity. That can either be in the materials used, colours, motif, or even the subject matter. I also think it helps to choose patterns of differing scales. A tight floral pattern and a tight toile may look messy, but pair either of those with a large-scale ikat or massive polka dots and they look deliberate and divine together. Opposites attract! 

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Sabrina's adorable pup, Piper, shows off her newly renovated kitchen.

H&W: We love following your renovation adventures as you slowly makeover your own home, room by room. What has been your proudest accomplishment so far? Your biggest challenge? Any lessons you've learned along the way?

SS: My proudest accomplishment has been pulling it off not having to sell! I bought my home at age 22 at an auction and felt way in over my head. I immediately had to sink $15,000 into a new roof, air conditioner, hot water heater, and windows, and I hadnt even started on the interior design yet. I think the fear of meeting monthly bills lit a fire under my butt to work hard and fast-track my career. With every leap of faith Ive taken in life, its paid off, so the lesson is: fear not. You only have one life, so just give it a shot!

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H&W: You just shot your very first TV show for HGTV Canada (congrats!). How does designing spaces for television differ from designing homes for the real world?

SS: Thank you! Its been a wild, fun ride to say the least! For TV, you can go a bit bolder with design which I am a-okay with as my personal aesthetic is quite eclectic and layered. Its a show, after all, so the transformations have to be ka-pow! Often, that means decor is uber statement-worthy and colourful, rather than whats most practical. And timelines come into play more than ever! Typically, filming each renovation would begin and end within about four weeks, so choosing in-stock and quick-ship is necessary. In real life, if a project goes a week too long, or a certain item doesnt make it until the final week, thats cool. In TV, we schedule our shoot days around when we anticipate certain things will arrive and be done by. But too often, renovation reality hits, so everyone has to come together to make it work and problem solve on the spot. Design for TV is a lot more moving parts, but also a lot more team work!

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H&W: Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness. How do you find or create hygge in your world?

SS: Through the senses! I think lighting is one of the most notoriously overlooked components of designing a space. Were good at choosing a pretty fixture, but what I am talking about is creating atmosphere. Think about a lightbulb's temperature, brightness, etc. Installing dimmers is a quick fix, as is using at least two or three sources of light in any given space, putting you in control of the mood. Besides sight, smell for me plays a big role. At night, I throw on my dim, warm lamp and a good-smelling candle. Pair that with a blanket and your better half and pup, and thats my daily hygge.

RESOURCES:

Collected Cool: 1. Chandelier | 2. Art | 3. Candle | 4. Black & white pillow | 5. Pink pillow | 6. Stool | 7. Book | 8. Chair

Lush & Luxe: 1. Chandelier | 2. Art | 3. Lamp | 4. Dresser | 5. Stool | 6. Rug | 7. Side table | 8. Bed | 9. Pillow covers

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Paul Lowe (a.k.a. Sweet Paul)

May 26, 2017

Hygge and West Wallpaper and FabricEvery once in a while, in this world of perfectly staged everything plastered all over social media, we need a reminder that it's ok not to be perfect. And Paul Lowe, also known as Sweet Paul, is the reminder we so sorely needed. Sweet Paul is a crafter, baker, chef, ceramicist, and maker, as well as the man behind his eponymous magazine for all things handmade, Sweet Paul

In both his magazine and in his everyday life, this Norway native believes that "perfection is boring" and that people should embrace - or rather, celebrate - imperfection. From food to crafts to interiors, Paul finds beauty in "chasing the sweet things in life" and in looking past the facade to see how people really live, eat, and make. We caught up with Sweet Paul to get a taste of his Scandinavian sensibility in action, chat pattern, and squeal over his adorable pups.

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Hygge & West: What paper and colorway did you choose and why? Who is the person (or people) you imagine residing in each of the spaces you've created?

Sweet Paul: I chose Otomi in Navy. It's maybe an unexpected choice for me, but it so reminds me of my grandmother. I feel this wallpaper can work with so many different styles and, as they say in fashion, you can dress it up or down.

The first space is called "I'm so modern." It's a couple in their early 40s, living in a big city, making a good living, and they love quality. I call the second space" Crazy Mama." This is a single mother of four kids. She's fun, crafty, not uptight, and loves vintage and charm.

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Paul's French Bulldogs, Hugo and Lestat

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H&W: What role does pattern play in your professional and personal life? How do you use it in your home and what do you think it adds to your space?

SP: I'm so on and off when it comes to patterns. Sometimes I love it, and other times I just want to live in a white box. I would use this wallpaper on maybe one wall, as a statement. It would be great with a big couch and large artwork.

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Paul with his husband-to-be, James

H&W: Hailing from Norway, you have firsthand knowledge of the Scandinavian aesthetic we all love. What does Scandinavian design mean to you? How does pattern fit in?

SP: It means simple, easy, tradition, and a love of materials. We used only what we had: wood, stone, wool. Everything is functional and there is no extra decor added. I grew up with it, so for me it's just a way of living.

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H&W: Your magazine, Sweet Paul, is all about capturing the sweet moments in life through crafting, cooking, and baking. Tell us why creating by hand - whether it's food or an object - is so important to you, and how your 'perfectly imperfect' mentality plays a role.

SP: I feel everyone needs to be creative in their lives. Even if it's just making dinner or making a card, doing something every day helps stress, etc. It's also a great thing to get your mind going and just zone out. Perfection is never anything I strive for - it's simply boring.

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H&W: You also just started your own line of handmade ceramics. What is it about that tactile art that attracted you?

SP: For me, it's important to always learn new things. Ceramics was just a thing I wanted to try out, and I'm obsessed now. It's so good for me - I need to be patient, it takes time, and I just love to be able to create something made out of clay.

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H&W: You were born with the concept of hygge that has only recently taken the U.S. by storm. How do you find or create hygge in your life?

SP: I'm so over the whole hygge thing. It's honestly nothing you can learn; it's something us Scandinavians have inside. It comes from our long dark winters. Hygge is something to make those days lighter and easier. You can't teach it!

RESOURCES:

I'm So Modern: 1. Bookends | 2. Pillow | 3. Lamp | 4. Rug | 5. Side table | 6. Sofa | 7. Artwork

Crazy Mama: 1. Round rack | 2. Lantern | 3. Clothes rack | 4. Plant pots | 5. Chair | 6. Pitcher | 7. Rug

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Jaime Derringer

April 27, 2017

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For interiors lovers like us, we often think of home textiles first when we think of pattern. But as Jaime Derringer knows, pattern goes well beyond the confines of home. Jaime is the Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk, as well as its offshoots Dog Milk and Adorn Milk. She's also an acclaimed artist whose work is collected by celebrities and has appeared in blogs, magazines, TV shows, films, and galleries across the country.

We asked Jaime, designer and art-maker extraordinaire, to talk to us a little bit about how pattern touches and influences her multifaceted world. And lucky for us, she was also kind enough to join in on a some Wallpaper Two Ways fun. Keep scrolling to see which Hygge & West wallpaper Jaime picked and the two drastically different (but both seriously drool-worthy) ways she styled it, plus her pattern-filled interview below.

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Hygge & West: What paper/colorway did you choose and why?

Jaime Derringer: I chose Diamonds in Pine because I liked the geometric look of it, but appreciated that there were no harsh lines. The softness of the edges of the design make it very versatile. Also, I’ve been pretty obsessed with green this past year. It would have been too predictable for me to choose black!

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H&W: As the founder of Design Milk (design for home), Dog Milk (for pets), and Adorn Milk (for fashion), you encounter pattern regularly. What do you think pattern brings to each of these niches?

JD: Pattern surrounds us, even in nature. For the home, I encounter pattern in fabric and wallpaper and tile and even in materials. Over on Dog Milk, we’re always seeing pattern on fabrics used for collars, leashes, and dog beds. And on Adorn Milk, pattern plays a big role in metalwork. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see pattern online in some form or another.

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H&W: What inspires you in your art? In designing your home? What role does pattern play in both?

JD: My art is inspired primarily by nature—by what I see in the world that exists, but what I think might exist elsewhere, whether it be on another planet or deep under the sea. I’m inspired by patterns that emerge in nature, organic geometry, and color gradients. Black and white stripes are the most prevalent pattern that emerges in my work.

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Image via Design Milk

As for my home, pattern is often seen in accessories and artwork, but I also feel like my vibe has always had a pattern… mostly black and white, but lately I’ve started incorporating more color—pops of intense color like my pink couch!

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H&W: You work and live at the intersection of design and dogs. What advice do you have for creating a dog-friendly home that's still stylish?

JD: Dogs make messes, and if you can’t accept that, then don’t get a dog. My number one tip for dog owners is to create an environment for everyone to enjoy, not just adults. It’s not worth it if you’re always stressed out or worried about things getting messy or dirty, so surround yourself with cleanable fabrics, pet-friendly textiles and furniture.

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Image via Design Milk

H&W: Hygge is the Danish concept of physical and spiritual coziness. How do you find or create hygge in your everyday life?

JD: My whole life is a quest for hygge! I am always trying to find comfort, but I think it’s important that you don’t get too comfortable that you can’t adapt or change. Comfort can sometimes work against you, so you have to be aware. Hygge and West Wallpaper and Fabric

RESOURCES:

Lush & Luxe Bedroom: 1. Headboard | 2. Sconce | 3. Nightstand | 4. Dresser | 5. Pillow

Modern Scandi Dining Room: 1. Chandelier | 2. Tray | 3. Table | 4. Rug | 5. Chair | 6. Servers

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Wallpaper Two Ways: Karla Quisenberry

October 14, 2016

Wallpaper Two Ways: Karla Quisenberry

Karla Quisenberry, known online simply as Karla Quiz, has one of those Instagram accounts that you could lose hours in. Full of dreamy colors, inspiring design, and snippets of her life as a mother (with two daughters, France Fox and Fair James, and a new puppy, Lola Banana), wife, and business owner, this busy lady has a penchant for pattern and an eye for beauty. Her company, James Fox Co., combines both with functional yet comfy gowns made specially for new mamas and mamas-to-be. Karla's easy style, adorable littles, and love of great design has made her an Instagram tastemaker and a perfect choice for our newest Wallpaper Two Ways.

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Hygge & West: What paper did you choose and why? Who is the person you imagine using each of the two spaces you've created here?

Karla Quisenberry: Carved Ogee is bold and playful. Whether you're a young woman pursuing NYC dreams, or a mama decorating your daughter's bedroom, it's the perfect canvas to play with.

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H&W: We love that you've used some of our H&W favorites in your designs -Diamante in a bedroom and Nana in a bathroom. Can you tell us why you chose those patterns and colorways and what you think they add to the spaces they're in?

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KQ: Diamante is a perfect combination of my two favorite qualities in my girls. It is both soft and bold, and the backdrop to my daughters' shared room. I picked the Turquoise color to help balance out a lot of the pink going on. We aren't afraid of blue, black, or anything traditionally seen as boyish.' I just love this pattern! It girly, but with an unexpected twist.

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Nana in Pink is just the pop that the bathroom needed. It evokes so much passion! Having it in a smaller space transforms the bathroom into something fun, refreshing, and hard to ignore... just like my girls!

Wallpaper Two Ways: Karla Quisenberry

Wallpaper Two Ways: Karla Quisenberry

H&W: Your business, James Fox Co., creates beautiful patterned gowns for new moms to wear in those early days of motherhood. In a sense, you're bringing hygge (the Danish word for 'cozy') to childbirth! What is it about pattern that you find beautiful and comforting?

KQ: I believe pattern and color in design should always somehow reflect the season of life I find myself in. The soft structure of the gown patterns comfort, while the colors of the fabric soothe and center. The comfort and beauty that is translated through these elements speak to the pure fragility and strength found in both new mother and baby.

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H&W: Your girls are adorable and we love following their adventures on Instagram. How does having children influence the way you use pattern in your life, whether it's via home decor, your wardrobe, children's products, etc.?

KQ: Thank you! I've learned to loosen up and play! We experiment in our home a lot with color, texture, and pattern. I don't think that when you become a parent you need to sacrifice style in your home just because now you have kids around. I have learned that this trial and error approach to design is the best way for me to bring style into my child-friendly space. You just have to figure out what works best for you and your family. :)

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H&W: Comfort and coziness play a big role in your business, but how do you add hygge to your personal life?

KQ: Once it begins to get dark out, I love to light all of the candles in our fireplace. *Disclaimer: They are electric, but man, do I love the cozy vibe they bring into our home. It's in that moment that I take a deep breath, and thank God for another day. More and more I am finding that for me, it's the little things that make me feel at home... 

Wallpaper Two Ways: Karla Quisenberry

RESOURCES:

Boho Chic: 1. Pillow | 2. Chair | 3. Hand plate | 4. Hamper

Littles Room: 1. Poster | 2. Doll | 3. Bed | 4. Blanket

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