• Photowall ❤ Vintagefabriken – a love story

    20 May, 2015

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    Creative, sustainable and environmentally friendly – with a big helping of love. Photowall and Swedish vintageshop Vintagefabriken are putting their creative heads together and mixing wallpaper and vintage in a fabulous wedding frenzy.

    The trees are in bloom, winter coats have been put away and we’re starting to get freckles on our noses. It’s finally time for all those wonderful summer weddings. Using pastel coloured wallpapers, we make balloons for our Photo Booth, ribbons for the cutlery, attractive place cards and placemats. When it comes to getting crafty with wallpaper, the possibilities are endless. Together with vintage shop and event concept Vintagefabriken’s pretty table setting, the wedding becomes both personal and playful.

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    Serve your drinks on mats made of wallpaper.

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    Pastel colours and natural fabrics. We’ve chosen six different motivs that goes well together.

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    A Photo booth is always a great idea. Here we’ve used wallpaper ballons as a fun and simple backdrop.

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    You can find vintage wedding dresses, accessories, porcelaine and much more in Vintagefabrikens webshop.

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    Small presents for your guests are always welcome. Seeds in cute envelopes to sow your own love flower.

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    Ribbons for the cutlery, attractive place cards and placemats – all in wallpaper.

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    Balloons with hearts make the photos of the couple extra cute, and are also perfect for decoration.

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    Good luck with your wedding preparations.

    Lots of love / Photowall and Vintagefabriken

    Wallpapers in the pictures:

    Confetti – By May
    Wild in my garden –Peppercookies
    A warm summer’s day – Plingsulli
    Changing waves – Sne design
    Spring pines – Peppercookies
    Birdelicious – Lost birds design

    Vintage dresses, porcelane and accessories – Vintagefabriken

    Brides bouquet – Skillad florals

    Location – Kristinehovs malmgård

  • Trend report from the Milan Furniture Fair

    8 May, 2015

    To get some new inspiration and look for the latest interior design trends, we visited the Salone del Mobile fair in Milan – one of the world’s largest and most famous furniture and design fairs. Here are some of the trends we picked up:

    Green plants

    The green trend continues and we want to fill our rooms with everything from winding ivy to large bamboo trees and various cactuses. Put the plants in different and unexpected places in the room and most preferably: let them hang in hanging pots.

    Influences from the seventies 

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    We draw inspiration from the 70s and materials that we will see more and more of is: velvet, leather, brass with really shiny surfaces and marble in green and brown shades. Materials that create a luxurious and elegant feel.

    Rough surfaces and natural materials

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    In contrast to the shiny surfaces are textured surfaces. Patinated, veined, marbled and perforated surfaces. We will also continue to see a lot of natural materials like: cork, wood, rattan, bark, bamboo and rope – traditional raw materials. We will also see a lot of untreated wood and leather, preferably in combination. Brick and stone with a natural and somewhat raw appearance is also on its way.

    Playful and colorful with humor

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    We will see a lot of playful, colorful and humorous design that flirts with pop culture and sports in the future. Memphis pattern, terrazzo patterns and spots, squares and dots that are a bit higgledy-piggledy. We will also see a lot of glass and Plexiglas, both in color and clear and preferably in a delightful mix.

    Patterned floors

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    It’s time to turn our eyes to the floor. We will see a lot of patterned wooden floor and tiled floor in different colors, but above all: patterned carpets. Everything from graphic to photorealistic designs that create an exciting effect.

    Red and dirty pastels

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    The biggest upcoming trend color is undoubtedly red, bright red shades that combines nicely with black and white. But also dirty pastels lingers – matched nicely to concrete gray, untreated natural wood and blond woods.

  • Around the world with Mini Empire

    28 April, 2015

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    Wild animals on the African savannah, pretty little houses in a pattern technique inspired by the Nordic handicraft heritage, and charming aquatic animals from Galapagos – today we are delighted to present our latest design collaboration: Around the world – a wonderfully playful wall mural collection by Mini Empire.

    The collection comprises three imaginative motifs – all in different colour schemes and available as made-to-measure wall murals costing 42 € per square metre.

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  • Crafting with wall murals this Easter

    1 April, 2015

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    Easter is finally here. Here at the wall mural factory, we have made ornamental lanterns from the Beetles and Flourish motifs in our Peppercookies wall mural collection. They’re very easy to make – check out our guide and make your own in just a few minutes.

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

    Kind regards
    from all of us at Photowall

  • New collection: Fruta Proibida

    26 March, 2015

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    Spring is a time of beautiful colours and patterns, and we are celebrating with our latest design collection: Fruta Proibida by Swedish designer Iwa Herdensjö. The collection is inspired by nature and flirts with both the Seventies and the spirit of the Mediterranean.

    Fruta Proibida comprises five motifs, all available in two different colour schemes. The murals are printed to size and cost £32 per square metre.

  • Olaf Hajek, Lilesadi and Padma Bhatt

    25 February, 2015

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    Serpentine flowers, graphic forms and colourful trees. German designer Olaf Hajek, Dutch design studio Lilesadi and Austrian illustrator Padma Bhatt are behind Photowall’s latest design initiative. Our personal preference is Bouquet for the kitchen wall, Marble 2.0 to rejuvenate the living room, and Bird dreams in the hall.

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    All the motifs can be ordered as wall murals to size from £33 per square metre.

  • Let’s celebrate Love!

    13 February, 2015

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    We celebrate the most loving day of the year with exquisite flowers and our favourite wall murals. Here we have played around with Maria Bergström’s motif Confetti. Choose your favourite design and decorate with love!

    Heart-felt greetings
    from all of us at Photowall

  • My favourite things – new wall mural collection

    21 January, 2015

    Today we are proud to present our latest wall mural collection: the My favourite things collection, by five talented illustrators from London-based agency Peppercookies. The challenge for the illustrators was to depict their very favourite things, and the result is everything from graphical buildings resting on soft clouds, to colourful flowery meadows.

    The five talented illustrators behind the designs are Lisa Billvik, Mira Nameth and design duo Edholm Ullenius from Sweden, and Danes Mia Maria Overgaard and Michelle Carlslund.

    Read more about the illustrators and the motifs below.

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    Edholm Ullenius – Flourish

    edholmullenius-blogEdholm Ullenius is a Stockholm based graphic design & illustration studio, operating worldwide. Sissi Edholm and Lisa Ullenius founded the agency in 2002 and over the years they have collaborated with a wide range of clients, from Ikea to Paul Smith.

    Edholm Ullenius about their motifs.

    Linked: “The love for drawing is the foundation of our work. We have a process of taking turns working on a project. Either we start, end or in the middle swap the work around in order to add our individual touch to it, which this is a perfect example of.”

    Flourish: “We often find inspiration whilst walking in the forest or sitting on a cliff in the Swedish archipelago. This design is a collection of some of our favorite flowers, like Cowslip and Lily of the valley.”

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    Lisa Billvik – Wild in My Garden

    lisa-billvik-blogLisa Billvik is a freelance illustrator and fashion designer with a degree in fashion design from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.

    Lisa Billvik about her motifs: “We are all a part of nature. It is our heritage. We have to protect it and cherish it. In our origin we find our future.”

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    Mira Nameth – Spring Pines

    mira-nameth-blogMira Nameth is an illustrator, creative director, and designer. Mira’s illustrations have won awards in the American Illustration and PRINT Magazine’s “hand drawn”.

    Mira Nameth about her motifs.

    Spring Medallion: “I wanted to create a pattern with a magnificent, symmetrical expression, but that still felt modern. It resulted in the pattern Spring Medallion.”

    Spring Pine: “The inspiration for the motif Spring Pine comes from Japanese shoji screens, but the pines design gives the pattern a more Nordic expression.”

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    Mia Marie Overgaard – Flies

    mia-marie-overgaardblogMia Marie Overgaard works as an illustrator with a degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Mia creates realistic yet surreal, detailed illustrations of people and animals living in a dream-like universe.

    Mia Marie Overgaard about her motifs Beetles och Flies: “For these patters, I found inspiration from the silhouettes of insects. In my eyes, the insects are tiny living jewels of the nature. I have arranged beetles, cicadas, grasshoppers and flies in harmony and patterns in which they do not naturally appear. In this way they are transformed into more decorative objects.”

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    Michelle Carlslund – Bird 

    michelle-carlslund-blogDanish illustrator Michelle Carlslunds work is recognized by eclectic cityscapes, cheeky tigers and honey loving bears. Michelle aims to make her illustrations feel playful, warm and nostalgic.

    Michelle Carlslund about her motifs.

    Birds: ”When choosing the theme for this pattern I pictured an entire wall filled with birds flying around, as having an open sky inside your home. Apparently birds chirping make you feel calm. In the old ages, when birds were singing, it meant nothing dangerous was going to happen. Perhaps you can hear tiny bird chirps and feel safe surrounded by these birds on your walls within your home.”

    Sky City: “With this drawing I construct my own dream cityscapes. Working with wallpaper as a canvas has given me a great opportunity to create an infinite city that just goes on and on – the kind you can only imagine.”

  • Trendspotting – our interiors in 2015

    14 January, 2015

    emma-fallmans-birds-light-blogAt last we are moving towards brighter times and new interior design trends. This spring we’re papering our white walls with matt pastel motifs or this spring’s trendy shades – blue, green and burgundy. Our inspiration comes from nature. Natural materials like stone and wood are ongoing trends which go nicely with our motif Birds – Light design by Emma Fällman.

    The personal touch is also a strong feature for the home. We daringly mix old and new, using furniture that goes just as well indoors as out. A personal wall mural from our range of more than 5,000 designs, or a photo of your own, is just right for the spring season.

  • Make your own Christmas wall mural star

    11 December, 2014

    team-hawaii-friends-in-need-photowall-blogChristmas is here and we’re getting ready to celebrate with friends and family. Our best tip in the run-up to the holidays is to make your own Christmas decorations using wall murals. Check out our film on YouTube – very easy and absolutely beautiful. Here we have used the Friends in need motif from the Nature calling collection, created by design duo Team Hawaii.

    A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    from all of us at Photowall