The trend towards customised, hand-wrought home decor is not abating, and three budding entrepreneurs are bringing a distinctly designer bent to their wares. Deck your walls with the latest from these emerging brands.
Stick ‘em up: These Walls
Renowned magazine illustrator Sara Hingle has recently side-stepped into a new role producing wallpaper and textiles under her own label These Walls. Moving away from her usual pencil rendering, her first collection features a combination of quirky designs, subtle textures and hand-inked repeat patterns. In a palette of gorgeous colours – from classic monos, clay, bone, pistachio and a few surprising mixes – the designs are carefully considered to appeal to everyone in the fam.
“I want my pieces to be a part of the rich stories and goings-on of each home in which they live,” Sara says; hence the label’s name which references the saying “If these walls could talk”. These Walls wallpaper and cushions are printed and made ethically and locally in Australia. Officially due to launch this month, get a sneak peak at Sara’s gorgeous designs and place a pre-order via instagram.com/these.walls.
Wallpaper is $195 for a 61.5cm wide x 10m long roll and ‘paste the wall’ which is super easy to put up and take down.
Hang It: The hook co.
Take a mum of two with an interior design background. Add a craving to be creative on a daily basis and an obsession for finding “things” online. Top with an unsuccessful mission at sourcing cool, yet functional wall hooks for kids’ rooms and The hook co. is born.
Founder and designer, Kellie Nash, who hand-makes each hook says her unique products are “Hang-it-up, deck-your-walls, live-a-little, cute, fun, different, quirky, not-boring, handy, wall art”. With uses as varied as keeping school bags off the floor to displaying hanging pot plants and even adding hand-made style to wardrobes and drawers as unique handles, The hook co. wooden wall hooks have something for every space. Check out the range and design inspo at instagram.com/thehookco.
big crosses (black) $20, big circles (natural) $20, big triangles (charcoal) $20, little circles (mint green) $18, little hearts (coral) $18, little crosses (smoky grey-green) $18, little anchors (navy) $20, little anchors (pastel aqua) $20, little triangles (sunshine yellow) $18
Get Texty: Dandy Moon
After studying set design, fashion design and finally interior design for over five years, Dandy Moon founder and designer Kristy Reive posted her hand-made works to Instagram and immediately found a market for her designs. She says, “I have always made things by hand – it makes me so happy that people get so much joy out of my banners and posters!”
With custom quote poster and banners (and soon to release cushions too), Dandy Moon provides fun decorative features for your walls – perfectly personalised to your own taste. Kristy says, “I think Dandy Moon is different because my customers can choose their wording and design. The banners are a fun decorative feature for your wall if you want to mix it up from frames and posters, especially in an office or kids room!”
Head to www.dandymoon.com.
Black and White Summer Vibes Poster – from $25-$50 depending on paper size and “You’re My Sparkle” Sparkle Banner $35.00 (new release)