Discovering something new rarely happens.
You know, like actually new. Something that feels fresh, never-seen-before and not replicated. It’s not a reinvention and it doesn’t remind you of any other product.
That’s what These Walls is. The brand, which I discovered last month at Life Instyle, is taking the world by storm. And if you haven’t already seen their products in mags and online, expect it to happen ASAP – because everyone wants a piece of them.
Creator and designer Sara Hingle is the talented mastermind behind These Walls, which as the name suggests, creates stunning wallpaper designs – and then some. The interesting patterns don’t only dominate walls but cushions too (and you know how I feel about those).
Before These Walls was born last year, Sara worked as an illustrator, working on the 2014 and 2015 Frankie diaries, along with a few other design projects. Her inspiration for the designs from her current collections comes from any number of places.
“I keep my eyes open at all times, taking note of patterns and colour palettes in architecture, nature, insty, wherever,” Sara tells me. “My Asymmetry design was inspired by the railing on my staircase”.
I always wonder if designers rock their creations in their own home – and Sara is quick to address that question.
“Of course. Part of my brief was to only create designs and colours that I would be happy to have in my own home. Right now I have Atlas Wallpaper in Overcast in my room, which has a lovely, calming and textural vibe. And in my kitchen/lounge I am rocking the Leopard Palm night wallpaper on a super tall wall that shoots up to my raked ceiling”.
Sara goes on to tell me that she has cushion samples all over her lounge, but with two boys under six years of age, “the cushions are more often than not found on the floor (much to my dismay… and to my husband’s amusement!)”.
I can’t get enough of these designs and am so pleased to see them already gaining momentum in the local market. My faves from the collection is the Asymmetry design (especially on a cushion) and the Leopard Palm wallpaper in the ‘night’ colour story.
There’s a wonderful versatility in these designs, too, don’t you think? I can see the loud wallpaper working in a living room just as well as I could in a kids bedroom. Same goes for the cushions, which are striking in terms of pattern but are produced in a colourway that lends itself to just about any space.
You can check out all of Sara’s dreamy designs on the These Walls website. You will lose your mind.
>>> What do you think of these wondrous designs? Drop me a comment below and share your thoughts on this new Aussie brand.