the delightful trompe l’oeil wall paper of NLXL

Although the designs may not be everybody’s cup of tea, it is hard NOT to be amazed and delighted at the wonderful Dutch wallpapers of NLXL.

De Gournay lovers look elsewhere.  These wallpapers are industrial, masculine, vintage and strong in their design and if you didn’t have the sense of REALLY looking, you would be fooled by the realism of the wood planks, the ceiling tin tiles or the concrete slabs.
So far, the company has produced 3 lines in collaboration with some of the biggies of the design world.  For the first collection, wünder designer Piet Hein Eek applied the aesthetic of his colorful scrap wood furniture to the wallpaper.  This year, NLXL teamed with Merci, Europe’s hottest concept store, to create a line of paper called “Brooklyn Tiles”.  Also this year, the company partnered with acclaimed designer Piet Boon in creating their “concrete wallpaper”.
What is frankly amazing is that you can easily convert an apartment in the most pretentious building in town into a loft with the help of these wall coverings without having to touch a hammer.  I can also see them used as wainscoting, inside closets, as backs of bookcases or even used to recover a piece of furniture, headboard or anything else.  They’re simply brilliant!
image credits: NLXL, The Hague
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