Williamsburg Inks Wall Décor Deal

The licensing division of Colonial Williamsburg has signed a new deal with York Wallcoverings for a line of wallpaper based on its archives.

April 6, 2018

Williamsburg Inks Wall Décor Deal

The licensing division of Colonial Williamsburg has signed a new deal with York Wallcoverings for a line of residential and commercial wallpaper based on its archives.

Titled Trend Meets Tradition, the collection reimagines classic elements for today’s lifestyle, fusing 18th century influences with a contemporary interior design aesthetic.

Many of the new wallpaper patterns interpret familiar Williamsburg fabrics from licensee P/K Lifestyles, while others are drawn directly from Colonial Williamsburg’s museum holdings. Sources of inspiration include 18th century textiles, rare books and the distinctive architecture of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area.

A standout product in the line is a mural of John Rocque’s London map. The original map provided an incredibly detailed birds’ eye view of London in the early 1740s.

At 8.5 feet wide by 6.5 feet high, the mural matches the original’s size and comes in either linen or metallic bronze.

The full collection will debut later this month at retail

stores, online and through interior design firms.

“As a lifelong 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,” says Ron Redding, vice president of design,

York. “I am truly privileged to be given access to their world-class archives.”

The Colonial Williamsburg licensing program currently includes 30 licensees and more than 7,000 products under the Williamsburg and Williamsburg Reserve brands.

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