St. Louis’ first AAA Five Diamond Hotel, the Four Seasons boasts epic views of the Mississippi River, the iconic Gateway Arch and downtown Saint Louis. The tower with 200 guest rooms and suites literally sparkles with 500,000 LED lights radiating from its facade. But hotel staff worried that the guestroom corridors didn’t live up to the hotel’s dazzling decor. VersaGuard, a heavy-duty flexible wall protection, transformed the corridors, offering beautiful aesthetics while guarding the walls against the impact of luggage carts and other rolling traffic.
Versa's certification to NSF 342 was part of recent ads by the Wallcoverings Association in Interior Design's Spring Market Tabloid and NeoCon Show Daily. LSI Wallcovering, which makes the Versa brand, was the first manufacturer in the world to certify to the NSF 342 Sustainability Standard for Wallcovering. Many other companies have followed suit and today there are over 900 wallcovering styles certified to the standard.
The luxurious five-star Hotel Sofitel Warsaw Victoria made a statement in its corridors with Versa’s City Blocks. The landmark hotel in the heart of Poland’s capital brought the grand geometry of the city’s skyline to wall with these 5” x10” combed rectangular blocks that project the handcrafted yet industrial look of scored metal or cement.
Versa's Couture has won a 2015 ADEX award from Design Journal Magazine. Readers were drawn to Couture's plush look of pleated silk that never goes out of style. Inspired by the Delphos gowns of Spanish artist-designer Mariano Fortuny, this elegant wallcovering brings a high-end, sophisticated textile aesthetic to the wall.
Several Versa patterns are on display at the New Direction Fertility Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona. Designer Jana Gordon with Studio JJ in Mesa, Arizona says that everyone loves the look of these patterns, which she selected based on her specific color needs, as well as her desire to use patterns with lots of texture, providing an interesting backdrop without too bold of a design.
Versa's Prism wallcovering was selected for use in the historic Edward's House near downtown Fort Collins, CO. It was chosen as it serves as the perfect juxtaposition of new, bold and classic design, fitting with the historic character of the Victorian Edwards House. Each room in the Edwards House is a unique experience, and Prism helps defines its timeless personality.
Yellow, in its many guises, is showing up all over the interior and fashion world these days. As a global color, it appears in ethnic textiles from around the world, combining seamlessly with turquoise, indigo, emerald green and the red family of hues from deep wine to coral. This sensibility towards folk craft and colors is interpreted locally and updated for each product end use, but the appeal of rich mixes of pattern and color is undeniable.