New! Nala Design

January 10, 2013

I mentioned in a post yesterday that I have a new company to share with you that hasn’t been featured online yet so it’s time for a little show ‘n tell. This was sent over by my dear blogger friend Irene Hoofs from Bloesem. Are you ready to see something shiny and new? Meet Nala Design, a new stationery and home decor line from Malaysia founded by Irene’s friend Lisette Scheers.

New! Nala Design

Her patterns are inspired by Malaysia’s melting pot of Chinese, Malay and Indian culture. Nala means successful in Swahili and is also the name of Lisette’s daughter. Lisette first started her company as a way to revive the forgotten art of letter writing and, “Began modestly with a collection of stationery based on Straits Chinese motifs.” She decided to branch out to include homewares (mostly pillows at this point) and this is her debut in the blogosphere so I hope that you’ll welcome her with open, supportive arms. I imagine she is reading this thinking, “Wow, there are my products on some blog called decor8!”. When I’m blogging I always wonder what the people on the other side of the screen are thinking – especially those whom I’m writing about, ha ha!

Irene styled the photo shoot in her home showing the collection and she did a beautiful job showcasing these colorful, happy products. Irene’s beautiful styling work looks great – good job, Mrs. Hoofs! As a side note, I saw Irene’s home recently in a big magazine, I cannot recall which one, and I nearly died of shock. Irene lives like a celebrity, her home is gorgeous, really! I had major home envy after seeing that feature.

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

New! Nala Design

If you like what you see, you can purchase from her web shop and she will ship anywhere in the world.

(Photos: Tian Xing from Show Up Pictures, Styling: Irene Hoofs)


  • Reply Elmee January 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Love the colour selections / palettes for the patterns!!

  • Reply Chloe Moon January 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    What beautiful & fresh looking prints! I’ll check them out!

  • Reply uschi January 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    wonderful patterns, beautiful stuff ! thanks for sharing !

  • Reply Nicole Jung January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Ich habe mich verliebt!!! Die Stoffe und die Farben die Muster sind ein Traum!
    Danke für die Vorstellung.
    LG Nicole

  • Reply Zoe January 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Oh my god, I love these pillows!! If hadn’t made a promise to myself just a week ago not to buy anything (besides food, obviously) before March… I hope they will wait for my shopping-fast to be over!
    xo Zoe

  • Reply Samantha Hamilton January 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I adore the cushion collection, beautiful colours and designs.

  • Reply Tanya mc Donagh January 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Oh my god, I loooove what I see…thank you for sharing, beautiful things! I’m happy, and I will shop xxx

  • Reply Geraldine January 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Wow! what a stunning collection. I wonder whether she has a shop in Malaysia as I go back there often, but then again there is shipping. Loving the cushion collection. The designs and colours seem to compliment each other so well.

  • Reply Fiona Berka January 11, 2013 at 12:56 am

    A lovely article and very exciting I am sure for her to be on Decor 8. I recall seeing her lovely items at some of the boutique markets in KL and a specialised stationery store in KL. I was formerly an Expat in KL, Malaysia and have now moved to Hong Kong.

    Also wanted to mention I recently saw the article on Irene from Bloesem in a recent copy of the my Australian Real Living Magazine. It was nice to read and see as I know the location mentioned of our home.

    • Reply decor8 January 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

      @Fiona – YES Real Living – that’s the magazine I saw her home in!

  • Reply PAppel January 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Source for that wooden (?) alphabet please.

  • Reply Glenda Childers January 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    The stacks of pillow are so cheerful.


  • Reply kristin johnsen January 11, 2013 at 4:53 am

    LOVE the pillow display – makes me want to have a bench on which to display them! Really nice products – maybe need a new “to do” book for the year….

  • Reply Rache January 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

    her designs are so cheerful and she did a beautiful job styling the shots!

  • Reply mel January 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Simply gorgeous! I like how they’ve used the mixed Malaysian for inspiration, a story behind something is always a selling point for me. Agree that Irene did a fab job with the styling – love how all of the cushions are lined up on the couch, it makes quite an impact. Mel

  • Reply Art and Chic January 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Gorgeous patterns! Love everything!

  • Reply vredenburgje.wordpress.com January 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thank you for sharing this pretty shop. I’m sure Lisette is just happy you’re sharing this haha. Her house is great as well isn’t! I’ve got total house envy going on here as well!


  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s January 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I love the colors and the patterns….and how she began her company with the love of letter writing.

  • Reply Beccy January 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What fabulous patterns, and I love the colour combinations. The blue bag is my favourite. The photos are so well done, the products really stand out in these gorgeous settings.

  • Reply Molly {Dreams in HD} January 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    such gorgeous prints! thank you for sharing.

  • Reply cynthia jackson January 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Your colors are very pretty. They have that fresh clean look. The decor is very simple. I love it. Congrats on your nala design !!! cynthia

  • Reply Fiona Maclean January 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Those are fabulous designs. I was brought up in Ipoh, malaysia so perhaps I am just drawn instinctively to them! So fresh!

  • Reply Doreen January 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Such beautiful colors that make such an everyday product look so special and so exotic.

  • Reply Rhett January 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    @PAppel: i love the alphabet as well!

  • Reply Pilar Giménez Almalé January 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Those are such a lovely patterns! ^^


  • Reply Femke Dekker - ter Meulen January 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! And very pretty photo’s in Irene her home!

  • Reply Vânia January 12, 2013 at 12:36 am

    WOW! And there’s an illustration from Ana Ventura (Portugal) >> http://www.anaventura.com/).

  • Reply Wrenaissance Art January 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Very pretty prints: but I’m covetous of her Hans Wegner Peacock Chair. :-)

  • Reply Cynthia Pijlman January 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I love the nice bright colors and fresh looking prints. Feels like a touch of spring already!

  • Reply jukkis January 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Please, please, do tell where to find the leather/wood chair in the last image? It is just perfect…

  • Reply Johnny Depp January 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    She makes the world beautiful! I think see is a rockstar!

    J. Depp

  • Reply fourleafclover January 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I think this is it:


  • Reply Susan January 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    In reply to PAppel and Rhett:
    The wooden alphabet is by John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj in Toronto and is available from their wonderful online shop Bookhou.
    They make beautiful things! Here’s the link:

  • Reply Inge January 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    It feels like spring is in the air when I’m looking at this post! Pretty!!
    Inge x

  • Reply Aimee January 13, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    In love and already shopping!!

  • Reply Emily January 14, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous prints! I would like some new cushions please haha! xx

  • Reply Emily January 14, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous prints! I would like some new cushions please haha! xx

  • Reply lori January 14, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Great feature! Such lovely things – gonna check out the shop now! :)

  • Reply fenny setiawan January 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Thank Holly for this information, I definitely check them out since I also live in Malaysia. Glad that nowadays in here I could find more beautiful curated online or indie shop. There are many places that now really support indie designer, alike in Europe and US. People in Asia are more appreciative about it.

    On the side note, Irene live in the very beautiful area where the 24 hours privacy and lifestyle meets. I met her in person twice and she is totally a very humble and super nice person. I really hope I can join BYW again to learn from her for the next class.

  • Reply irene January 14, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Thank you dear Holly for the kind words and sharing Nala. Yes, Lisette and I did say WOW we are featured on decor8 :) … and Vânia you are right that is Ana Ventura and that is not the only one … Ana lives throughout my home … simply adore her work.

  • Reply Fazil Irwan January 15, 2013 at 3:14 am

    It’s so beautiful!!! If we are talking about mood changers, these designs are surely designed for that!! Kudos Nala Design, keep changing the world!

  • Reply RJ January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I LOVE patterns. I am in some type of heaven right now…lol. Def going to check out the website

  • Reply Joanne January 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    These are so beautiful. The prints remind me of some fabulous fifties tiles and wallpapers I saw last night in some photos of my husband’s nana’s house… our house definitely needs to carry on the tradition ;)

  • Reply Anna January 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Is the website down? The link is taking me a page about Parallels software :(

  • Reply angela January 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful items! Fresh and cozy!

  • Reply Laura January 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I am loving all these fun patterns and colors. You can never have too many pillows!

  • Reply Juliane at Modern Mural March 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Beautiful designs! I love the clean blue lines on white, so lovely. All the best in these endeavors! I’m hope you’re excited!

  • Reply Dorothy April 15, 2013 at 6:39 am

    this awesome! very beautiful designs!

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