NLXL Wallpaper: Designer Collections
Hi everyone! If you've been watching my feed on Instagram (@decor8) for the past 5 days, you'll see that I was in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week. I saw so much and met a lot of inspiring and talented people. Together, we shared many nice meals and moments, and a few definitely go up on my list of "unforgettable adventures" like the dinner with Piet Hein Eek and his family, Paola Navone as our chef (!), Rossana Orlandi, the founders of NLXL, Rick and Esther Vintage, our team of 15 bloggers #BlogTeamDDW and VTWonen and Dutch Elle Decoration magazine.
Let's talk about NLXL because I really want to share them with you today. NLXL is a Dutch wallpaper company from the north, who specialize in collaborations with special designers and artists from Europe.
Their curated group create patterns and then they produce those patterns into high quality wallpapers that have no repeat - so nothing is wasted. I really like the work they are doing currently with Piet Hein Eek, Daniel Rozensztroch (remember my day at Merci Paris with Daniel here?) and Piet Boon, but also just saw they have a small collection with Paola Navone and Ekaterina Panikanova, too. I'm including my favorites below so you can take a browse and see what you like.
I would love to see these papers used on accent walls in homes, on ceilings and even on floors if you apply a bit of sealer on top. Would be so interesting! In my second book, my friend Emma Cassi used one of Piet Hein Eek's timber strips papers from his first collection on her IKEA closet and it looked so great - was a really clever idea because you couldn't tell it wasn't real wood until you walked right up to it and touched it.
It was so great to meet Rick and Esther Vintage from this inspiring wallpaper company, they have been on my radar for a long time since I first found their tin tiles wallpaper at Merci many years ago when I went shopping their with my stylist friend, James Leland Day, who at that time lived in Paris. It was a pleasure to meet Rick and Esther because they had 9 lives before getting into wallpaper and I always love meeting entrepreneurs who reinvent themselves and keep trying out new things until they find their happy spot. I respect these two for their initiative, resourcefulness, imagination and business sense and I believe that they've found their spot in the world of interiors and hope to see more from this creative duo in the years to come.
Looking back on our dinner and conversations in general, I was really inspired by their warmth, generosity and how welcoming they were to all of us who came to their special dinner party together with the design gurus of Europe (Piet, Rossana and Paola). It was an inspiring evening, for sure.
Definitely check out NLXL - I can see them in so many shops that I go to and would love to see them continue to expand their business. They are just such nice people who also happen to have a great eye!
Have a nice day everyone...