Category: #twenty2coloroftheweek

4-22-16 – purple rain


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #purplerain in honor of the legendary #Prince featuring a photo of @kyrahartnett basking in the post-concert glow after we saw Prince’s #Musicology show in NYC in 2004. The first flowers blooming outside our studio seem to perfectly honor the moment, as does a recent #blockprint by our daughter and some purple hued tools of the trade. #Princeforever #nothingcomparestoyou

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3-8-16 – royale


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #royale A favorite medley of golden hues explored in our very first #wallpaper #pattern #CasaMila – inspired by the sinuous shapes on the rooftops of #AntonioGaudi’s architectural marvel in #Barcelona, Spain. A beloved book from Kyra’s mother’s childhood (and her own), about a mouse doorman at a modern museum who is secretly a great artist, sits harmoniously with another treasure – a luminous, enamel #gingkoleaf by @kiln_design_studio – which we keep on our dresser for daily inspiration. The mood is rounded out with our daughter’s colored pencils and #washitape, which provide endless tonal color play. Learn more about our honeymoon trip that inspired our Casa Mila pattern – link in our profile.

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2-29-16 – almost spring blue


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Kicking off Leap Year Monday with #twenty2coloroftheweek #almostspringblue Inspired by the quickly changing light, as winter seems to be fading faster than usual in Northwest Connecticut. A swath of our signature Montague #gingkoleaf fabric sets the tone; #handstitched (and ironed) by our oldest daughter into a stylish cape. Layered with one of her many #handmade puppets, along with our new ice blue #metallic #sisalgrasscloth, and a cutting of a #custommural we recently created from an original painting. Our #vintage #RusselWright collection and a @benjaminmoore paint trio always seem to complement our mood. #kidsart #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #digitalprints #customwallpaper #dscolor #leapyear

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2-18-16 – back in black


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #backinblack Our kids often ask us what our favorite color is and @kyrahartnett and I both reply “black” which never seems to satisfy them. But, really, there is little better than pure, rich black as exhibited here with our new coal black #paperweave #wallpaper launching this spring, alongside a cutting from a #custom #mural we recently printed featuring one of our original #blackandwhite photos of a #vintage @ford. Our essential office supplies are in keeping with our #allblackeverything vibe – paper clips, scissors, business card holder, ever-present @sharpie in varying weights. The mood is lightened with a #handpainted heart rock from our youngest daughter – I guess she was listening after all when she chose a black rock to paint at school for her Mother’s Day gift to Kyra. #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #customwallpaper #digitalprints #custommural #digitalmural #dscolor

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2-11-16 – winter white


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #winterwhite Inspired by the fresh snow we received this week – a handful of which is featured here on a favorite, pure white square plate. Our glossy white #vintage #russelwright nesting salt and pepper shakers sit in harmony with our Superblock embossed #wallcovering in Chantilly – part of our collection of commercial wallcovering for @designtex_inc. The plethora of available white paints options can be head spinning, but some of the most elegant can consistently be found from @farrowandball. A trio of white pencils play well with a pen from our beloved @tinysnyc restaurant – with a pop of hot pink thrown in for good measure. #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #dscolor

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1-28-16 – terracotta


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #terracotta Inspired by the myriad tones in this this handsome vintage marble square – discovered at the amazing @uncommonobjects on our visit to Austin last week. Kyra’s grandmother’s crystal paperweight shares the palette, grounded by our Push-It embossed #wallcovering in Signal – part of our collection of commercial wallcovering for @designtex_inc. The photo of the baked earth interior of “The Bone Church” in Rome, a museum and crypt of the Capuchin monks, featuring ornate wall decorations composed of the monks’ bones, fits right in – along with a complementary array of @benjaminmoore paints. All displayed on Kyra’s grandmother’s vintage #Salterini patio furniture #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #dscolor

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1-15-16 – blue fade


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #bluefade The subtle, faded tones of Kyra’s #vintage indigo pouch from @luruhome have us feeling ready for the weekend and the comfort of our favorite jeans. The tonal blues in this piece of cardboard street art collected last year in Rome play well with our new #grasscloth #wallpaper debuting this spring. After the #jute fibers are hand-woven and applied to a paper backing, the wallpaper is hand-stained with an indigo dye to create a casual, bohemian effect. #twenty2 #twenty2grasscloth #grassclothwallpaper #ecofriendly #handmade #bohochic #dscolor

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1-7-16 – wanderlust


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #wanderlust The new year has just begun and we are already itching for our next travel adventure – dreaming of places we have been and places we long to go. In a few short months, we will be off to #Barcelona with our kids, returning to the city of our honeymoon over 15 years ago. The unique forms of #AntonioGaudi captured our imagination when we discovered his work there and his #CasaMila building even inspired our first #wallpaper #pattern in 2002. We are so looking forward to returning to the city and seeing it through our children’s eyes. @kyrahartnett keeps this photo of her well-traveled grandparents, in Venice in the Summer 1977, on her desk, serving as a reminder to spread our wings whenever possible. Here’s to a year of colorful adventures near and far for us all. #traveler #travelgram #travelstories #traveldiaries

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11-17-15 – oxblood


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #oxblood The lush sedum in our garden have turned a striking shade of rusty brown, calling to mind our Preclipse #wallpaper in Inca – part of our collection of commercial wallcovering for @designtex_inc. Kyra’s classic (pre-smart phone) leather @officialfilofax fits right in, along with a taste of very dark maple syrup crafted right up the road from us, a trio of @benjaminmoore paint chips and our daughter’s colored pencils. Feeling more noble by the minute @fredlittlebread. #feelingfall #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #dscolor

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11-12-15 – storm


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#twenty2coloroftheweek #storm Several days of rain has us feeling blustery #shadesofgrey and our new #sisal #grasscloth in Tempest perfectly represents our vibe. Sitting pretty alongside our #wallpaper is an original floral print by @ashleywoodsonbailey, a mini @RockCenterNYC from our daughter’s collection of monuments from her travels and our trusty loupe for examining prints. We often find the underside of our ceramic collection as intriguing as the topside – anyone recognize the mark of the maker of this #vintage #midcentury vase? #twenty2 #twenty2wallpaper #grassclothwallpaper #ecofriendly #dscolor

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