Border Portfolio 2 Book by York Wallcoverings introduces thoughtful border designs for today's modern home. Giving borders a new lease on life are the addition of modern and geometric designs, and fresh botanical and nautical patterns. Also included are the great outdoors, country or farmhouse designs and updated kitchen themes.
You will find new watercolor style stripes that can also double for a modern southwest decor. A realistic wood molding design looks hand carved with a medallion detail. Cubes in contrasting colors look 3 dimensional. Tie dye and chevron patterns have the textured look of fabric. Fretwork and tiles with a Moroccan or Greek influence help to round out the modern designs.
New kitchen designs include actual recipes, wine and brew house designs for the young connoisseur, and the traditional Italian chefs or coffee themes. A chalkboard style border is perfect for the laundry room. For the bath, there are bicycles and inspirational phrases around the words home, love and hope.
Fresh garden designs include a box of succulents, vivid peonies, watercolor hydrangeas, and giant poppies. There are also a floral decorative tile inspired design in the simple style of a folk artist. An herb border manages well in a kitchen, pantry, or breakfast nook. The large 18 inch floral tile pattern can be stacked to create a repeating accent mural or full wall design.
The nautical designs offer weathered beach signs, palm trees and leaves, light houses, anchors, and shells. Combined with sunsets, beaches and bays in the background, some are pictorial or scenic in their displays. Most interesting is the mural style border which depicts international nautical signs of warning and passage on the open seas.
For the outdoors man are hunting, fishing and lodge inspired designs. There are images of beautiful horses and majestic deer. There is even a tree camo with pink background for the girls! Country signs and barn stars round out this collection for the country cottage or farmhouse with simple decor.
Borders are no longer just for grandma's house. They can be used in DIY projects like reclaiming furniture where you place a border on the drawer fronts or cabinet insets. Borders are often the perfect size to add a bit of detail to your stair risers. Taller borders can be used to create designer cornice boards or coat racks.