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Going with Gourds

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Getting pumpkins this weekend and noticing some similar colors.

Pumpkins on Casart coverings Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

It’s always so hard to choose one

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Orange Faux Linen with Interior Design by Mary Douglas Drysdale

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A selection of oranges and browns from Casart

Green Gourds on Casart coverings Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Unusual, multicolored green gourds are a color inspiration

casart_green_faux_linen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Green faux linen from Casart coverings

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A collection of Casart coverings from our green palette

 

Odd Shaped Gourds on Casart coverings Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

These gourds have strange shapes but their colors fascinate

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Mary Douglas Drysdale Signature Color – Jefferson Yellow in Faux Linen

The fall palette has so much to offer that it’s hard to choose just one colorway.

Can’t decide? Go with multicolored flowers with all these colors and what a benefit that they keep blooming.

Ann Alger Orange Lily_for Casart coverings

Ginger & Spice and Everything Nice

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Ahh the crisp, cool days of Autumn are finally here!

It’s one of our favorite times of the year with the brilliant fall colors: falling leaves littering the landscape with yellow, orange and red.

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Fall Foliage, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CAN

These gorgeous pictures from Purple Leaves give a glorious impression of Autumn.

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Cool blues, olives, greens and burnt umber also come out in fall vegetables and fruits like cabbage, Brussels sprouts and Asian pear, apples and butternut squash.

Fall Vegetable Gardening on casartblog

{via Fall Vegetable Gardening}

Even ginger has its heyday.

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Ginger – flavor of the month via ScienceandFood on tumblr

{via tumblr:  Science and Food}

We like ginger because of the strong, spicy-odor and opulent color.

We’ve used it in many delicious foods we make and having ginger tea is a pick-me-up as well as  healthy tasty treat, perfect for warming you up during the first-chilly Autumn days.

I’ve never had it Indian-style with milk but this looks like a recipe well worth trying on Veg Recipes of India.

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Ginger tea via Veg Recipes of India

For decorative purposes, we’ve paired it with hue related colors like black anise and tumeric and down, as it is used in our Peacock Damask.

Casart Damask-stool_casartblog, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls

Casart French Peacock Damask with vintage trunk and modern stool (tumeric / down colorway)

Casart Peacock Damask all weather PIllow slipcover

Tumeric / Down Peacock Damask pillow cover with Ginger/ Down wallcovering

Casart coverings_French Peacock Damask, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart coverings’ French Peacock Damask — ginger/ down colorway

Casart Peacock Damask Pillow-wallcovering

Black Anise / White Peacock Damask pillow slipcover with Ginger/ Down wallcovering

Casart French Damask_sample1_web, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Some neutral Peacock Damask colorways

 

Want to get more spicy with cloves and all the rich spices of fall? Try these French Peacock Damask designs basking in Mediterranean flavorful colors.

We think ginger and spices of this kind make everything nice.

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New Fall – New Fashion

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Everytime this year, we stow away our summer clothes and get ready for the fall with warmer clothes and possibly some new ones to refresh our wardrobe. Many of us do the same ritual with our interior. We take off the summer-white slipcovers; although, we’ve been known to leave them on sometimes as winter white, and let our darker, more fall-like colors show.

While reading the September issue of Traditional Home, it was apparent they were pairing wallcoverings with fall fashions in their New+Next section in a clever feature called Soul Mates. The models disappear within the wallpaper. What a clever idea!

Here’s their body of work.

TH_New-Next_wallpaper on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Images via Traditional Home_New+Next_September 2014 issue

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This reminded me of Emma Hack, the famous body paint artist, who makes her models ‘disappear’ within the canvases that surround them.

Emma Hack body paint artist on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Emma Hack – body paint artist’s work

Or, Liu Bolin, who literally paints himself away to be nearly invisible within the his surroundings. In his case, it is usually a landscape. Amazing!

Liu-Bolin-Chinese-steps on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Liu Bolin – the ‘disappearing’ Chinese artist

So I tried it with on of our Abstract wallcoverings, which happened to be inspired by this model’s dress.

Casart_Abstract Watercolor3_with model inspiration

If you’re considering changing your fall interior fashion, check here for all the Casart options.

Let us know what you’d like to see for your fall interior.

Kristin Nicholas’s Matisse inspired wallcovering has been popular for this changing season.

Here’s her Garden of Family Farm Life Mural in a room setting in a similar Butternut and or Pumpkin Spice colorway — perfect for this Fall.

Casart coverings, Kristin Nicholas Garden Mural on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Kristin Nicholas-Garden of Family Farm Life

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