York Wallcoverings will launch a wallpaper collaboration with SAS Equestrian (www.sasequestrian.com). The creative vision of SAS owner and equestrian photographer Shawna Simmons-Whitty comes to life in bold abstract patterns created specifically for large-scale installations by the design teams at York Wallcoverings.
Inspired by the lifestyle of elite hunter/jumpers, the SAS equestrian collection was created by photographing the best horses in their discipline, groomed to perfection, and interpreting their coats into patterns suitable for interiors. With each pattern, Simmons-Whitty takes the timeless beauty of the equine coat to create a modern approach to textile design. Up close, each pattern reveals hundreds of horsehairs that become more abstract as the viewer moves away. These sophisticated patterns work well in the dining room of a modern farmhouse, on the walls of an upscale tack room, or in the childhood bedroom of a horse-mad rider, but still subtle enough for a non-rider appreciates them.
“I travel around the country to various horse shows and private farms, capturing the equestrian lifestyle through the lens of my camera. Over the years I have been so inspired by the range of brands and designs on various horses and imagined what they would look like translated into designs for the wall,” said Shawna Simmons-Whitty, owner of SAS Equestrian. “As a heritage design brand, York was the perfect partner for this project, and their unparalleled printing capabilities have allowed this collection to come together beautifully.”
Printed on York Wallcoverings Premium Peel and Stick, the patented collection’s seven designs offer the feel of traditional wallpaper with a modern approach to installation. Deluxe non-woven backings provide signature tactility and quality, while durable adhesives allow the product to be easily installed and, when the time comes, removed in full strips without damaging surfaces.
“We are really proud of this collaboration; Shawna beautifully captures the equestrian lifestyle with textured neutrals and intricate details in a collection that feels familiar, yet fashion-forward,” said DeAnna Hain, Executive Director of Marketing at York Wallcoverings. “Our Premium Peel and Stick offerings are defined by refined quality, distinctive style and durability, and the SAS Equestrian Collection expands our portfolio with a refreshing and original look that will appeal to a wide audience.”
High resolution images are available for download in the lookbook here. The SAS Equestrian Collection starts at $65 per roll and can be purchased through yorkwallcoverings.com.