The Australian illustrator Binny Talib is currently working on a brand new motif: Le Chat Noir X. Perfect for cool young cat lovers. I really like Binny’s design language – a unique blend of both a graphical and pictorial sense. Check out all of her children wallpapers in our catalog – there are many great designs to choose from.
You can never have too much storage space – that’s for sure. I like storage items that become part of an interior design. Beautiful boxes with old photographs, recepies or maybe love letters.
An easy way to create beautiful, personalized boxes is to dress them in your favourite wallpaper. Perfect if you like changes – just swap the wallpaper when you get bored of it. Here we have used Anna Ekres wonderful wallpaper Blue bird. A wallpaper that you will not get bored of for quite some time.
Norwegian design company Scandinavian Surface presents a new color scheme of the popular motif Last Emperor. The motif is incredibly detailed – just look at the necklaces that birds have in the mouth – and it looks very good in blue. A color which by the way feels very right at the moment.
Sometimes you stumble across apartments like this one, where the mix of classic, romantic and retro styled interior details in synchronized colors form a perfect whole. Every time I see these kind of pictures I just want to change everything I have at home and start all over. And then there are also freshly cut flowers – they really make a difference.
Pictures from Sköna Hem.
Finally it’s time now to move onto the balcony and patio, which I longed for! If i am allowed to dream i would go for a classic balcony furniture such as chair A2 from Grythyttan or a beautiful light blue Acapulco chair. Instead of adding new wooden decking, which my balcony really needs, opt for colorful plastic mats from Indiska which are a safe card. So smooth and so nice. Other safe bets of this season are cushions from Afroart, Ittala’s lovely candleholders Nappula, beautiful pots from Svenskt Tenn and Designtorget’s great grow bags.
We are really proud of our inspiration images to the freshest collection Summer Memories by designer Ulrika Gustafsson. The stylist behind the images, Sten Vasseur, is a florist at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm – which turned out to be perfect as the collection contains beautiful floral motifs.
After having practiced in a flower shop in the eighth grade Sten knew that he would become a florist. Since then he had time to do quite a bit: everything from competitions such as Flower Grand Prix to decoration of the princess Estelle’s baptism and styling the latest collection for Photowall. We asked Sten a few questions to get to know more about him and his profession.
Sten, tell us more about your work at Grand Hôtel?
– We are four florists working full time at Grand Hôtel. It’s a very diverse job and there are many fun parties, dinners and events that we decorate. We prepare flowers for hotel suites, lobby, restaurants, banquet hall, outdoor areas and spa. All flowers are changed twice a week.
What is the most enjoyable florist task to date?
– There are many different big parties with different themes in Grand Hôtel. For example, ELLE Awards recurrent party where we decorate a mannequin with a dress made entirely of flowers. But the biggest task for me was when I were in the florist team, headed by the florist Claes Carlsson, who created the flowers for the princess Estelle’s baptism in the Royal Chapel in 2012.
What is your favorite motif in Summer Memories collection?
– I like very much all the different motifs. The one that first caught my attention is the wallpaper Forest in pink hue. For me it’s a bit like Josef Frank.
What is your top interior design tip?
– There is no right or wrong in interior design, get the details you really like and mix styles, it will help to achieve a more personal and private home. A freshly cut flower gives a lovely cozy warm feeling, even a single peony at the hall’s mirror will make a great difference.
How does your home look like?
– I have very mixed furniture at home: everything from flea market finds to design classics. Antique table in teak wood mixed with leather chairs from the 20TH century and modern lamps. My kitchen is functional with a colorful wallpaper from Marimekko and a bright red fridge from Smeg. The living room however is a bit more masculine with the brown armchairs in suede, reindeer antlers on the wall and the whole apartment has white glossy floor.
What was on your mind when you styled the images?
– I started from the first impression and feeling for each wallpaper. For me Forest is a bit 50′s inspired by John Bauer. The brown glass and room spruce gives a feeling of a lake. The teak wood mirror and armchair enhances the feeling of functional style which I think is in the wallpaper.
When it came to A warm summer’s day, I got an immediate feeling that one wants to sit under a birch tree with a good book and a coffee. This feeling I recreated with old wooden chairs in a birch grove, to bring to mind the Swedish summer in a small croft or similar.
Rose brings your thoughts to classic Swedish country, topiary boxwood hedges with lovely fragrant roses and raked gravel paths. The plexiglas table breaks the classic in the picture and makes it personal and interesting. The black and white photo and interior fittings are great memories from the past.
In the garden for me is a real garden with cultivation, plants and flowers, jam and marmalade jars in blue, gray and white hues with details in gold and brass tones and accentuate wallpaper.
The collection is photographed by Patrik Rasmussen.
Photowall celebrates the upcoming summer with a launch of wallpaper collection Summer memories. Ulrika Gustafsson created the design and collection which is exclusively available at Photowall. Summer meadows, gooseberries and cornflowers are some of the motifs.
Freshly picked gooseberries in enamel cup with milk on the stairs, bare feet on sun-warmed wooden floor and long forest walks along blooming meadows, the designer Ulrika Gustafsson has captured all the summer feelings in her collection Summer memories. We asked a few quick questions to get to know Ulrika little better.
What has inspired you in your collection Summer memories for Photowall?
– The collection is memories of hot summer days. A walk in a summer meadow with my sister, picking ripe gooseberries in a nice garden, or on a winding little path in the woods, looking for inspiration.
What is your favorite motif in the collection for Photowall?
– “Summer” is probably my favorite motif. The memory of a short walk on a hot summer day with my sister, when cow parsley, buttercups and water avens were in full bloom. I wanted to capture the feeling of finding myself in a summer meadow.
Can you tell us more about your art?
– I want to create designs that are beautiful and I got inspired by memories, nature, travelling and small things of everyday life. I can get an idea from everything: a nice plant, a small pinecone or a beautiful old house. I collect all of this and then put it together into little stories.
What drives you?
– A desire to create beautiful designs and illustrations. The opportunity to work with colors makes me happy, it is a way to tell different little stories. Drawing and creating designs is a great way of expressing myself.
What is your decor style and how does your home look like?
– I have not though about interior style. I like to go to flea markets and find nice things and I like creating something personal. I also have a lot of plants at home, including a big passion fruit that meanders in the kitchen. There also live a lot of small porcelain animals that are often flea markets finds.
Ulrika Gustafsson studied at HDK in Göteborg. Her collection Summer memories consists of 5 designs, all in three different color schemes, and is available for order as made-to-measure photo wallpaper at Photowall for 360 SEK per square meter.
After some time with Andy Warhol’s quotes posters, Olle Eksell’s Cacao poster and Vee Speer’s great photos seems like it is time for a new contender on the poster front. I have seen Yoko Ono’s nice motifs in this and that home recently and I really think they are lovely in all its simplicity. This will simply be a tip of the day.
Pictures from Alvhem Mäkleri
Now the wedding season has kicked off for real and there are so many inspiring pictures to look at. This year romantic, vintage styled weddings are in fashion. Think hand-picked wild flowers in strikingly green empty glass bottles, rustic wooden furniture, mixed floral porcelain and lots of fairy lights and garlands.
Safe card for DIY weddings is to make your own pom-poms, beautiful wallpaper bunting and I also love the little pimped suitcase which you can see on the pictures below. Either put it on the gift table for any gift envelopes or fill it with old postcards and ask guests to write a few lines instead of using the traditional guestbook.
I think you should check out our Pinterest where we made a whole board, full of wedding inspiration. Also take a look at the inspiring wedding blog Bespoke Bride, where you have a chance to participate in a contest with prizes from Photowall.
The last wedding tips will be our self-adhesive wallpapers. All of our wallpaper designs can in fact be made self-adhesive, even if you send us your own design. Our self-adhesive wallpapers leave no trace behind – perfect for decorating the party room, in other words.
I love seeing how other people’s homes look like, it’s especially fun to peek into homes in other countries. This gorgeous home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires belongs to the graphic designer Mercedes Hernáez and the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who also designed the house. I think he succeeded in creating a home where the boundary between outdoors and indoors becomes blurred in a wonderful way. Natural rustic materials mixed with design classics and fun details make this home captivatingly beautiful.