Swedish wallpaper brand Engblad & Co announces the release of its latest collection, Lounge Luxe. Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic hotels, the collection’s 12 prints are characterised by indulgent, exclusive luxury and a passion for visual storytelling – they also allow for the creation of that fantastic ‘getaway’ feeling in the home environment.
It’s often said that there’s a great story behind every classic hotel. With Lounge Luxe, these stories are presented visually, taking us from balmy Mediterranean roof terraces to cosy, Canadian mountain lodges. The collection’s designer Madeleine Sidemo explains:
“A memorable hotel visit is made up of many things – not least the vibe created by its interior design and fur- nishings. With this collection, we wanted to capture this feeling and let it express itself through carefully selected colours and painstakingly created patterns.”
The collection’s 12 prints are in uenced by the great design decades of the twentieth century. Its tactile surfac- es and sophisticated graphic, animal and foliage patterns are lifted to new heights through subtle details and enchanting e ects. In terms of colour, Lounge Luxe features a subdued, natural palette that takes us from soft white, cream and beige to rich pink and plum. From deep, calming greens and turquoise to ashing gold, bronze and copper, every colour re ects and enhances the nesse in furniture details, bringing chrome, brass, glass and marble to life. Madeleine continues –
“The colours are what I would call discreetly bold. They have character and presence but it’s subtle, elegant and never overpowering. They’re also amazing when it comes to how they interplay with room furnishings. Used with walnut, teak or other dark woods, all 12 prints can create memorable contrasts.”
With names like Pigalle, Waldorf and Claremont, Lounge Luxe takes us to exotic places. However, it does this without losing its relevance in terms of today’s interior trends. For Madeleine, this was a very important factor in the design process -
“We like to think that Lounge Luxe is con dently balanced between classic and modern. Chic nostalgia meets contemporary cool, as it were! The prints might be inspired by some of the world’s grandest and most opulent rooms but their real beauty lies in the fact that in your home they’ll create exactly the same feeling.”
Lounge Luxe by Engblad & Co will be available in january 2018.