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New! Nala Design

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.

Nala Designs

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.

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

Nala Designs

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)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on January 10, 2013

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  1. Elmee commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 5:19pm

    Love the colour selections / palettes for the patterns!!

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  2. Chloe Moon commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 7:19pm

    What beautiful & fresh looking prints! I’ll check them out!
    Chloe Moon´s last blog post ..The Essentials EveryOne Should Have!!!????

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  3. uschi commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 9:23pm

    wonderful patterns, beautiful stuff ! thanks for sharing !

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  4. Nicole Jung commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 9:35pm

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

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  5. Zoe commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 9:50pm

    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
    Zoe´s last blog post ..La Mano Verde – das pflanzliche Gourmetrestaurant in Berlin

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  6. Samantha Hamilton commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 11:34pm

    I adore the cushion collection, beautiful colours and designs.

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  7. Tanya mc Donagh commented
    January 10th, 2013 at 11:54pm

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

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  8. Geraldine commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 12:35am

    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.
    Geraldine´s last blog post ..Material in Shoreditch, London

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  9. Fiona Berka commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 12:56am

    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.

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  10. PAppel commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 2:18am

    Source for that wooden (?) alphabet please.

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  11. Glenda Childers commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 3:08am

    The stacks of pillow are so cheerful.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..100 Pound Loser … new e.book by my blogging friend, Jessica Heights

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  12. kristin johnsen commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 4:53am

    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….
    kristin johnsen´s last blog post ..More women that inspire – Tamara de Lempicka

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  13. Rache commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 7:57am

    her designs are so cheerful and she did a beautiful job styling the shots!
    Rache´s last blog post ..Seafood Pasta in Malunggay Pesto

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  14. mel commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 8:00am

    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
    mel´s last blog post ..Creative Workspace – Roanne Jacobson

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  15. Art and Chic commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 9:27am

    Gorgeous patterns! Love everything!
    Art and Chic´s last blog post ..Friday Quote Posters!

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  16. vredenburgje.wordpress.com commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 10:17am

    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!

    x
    vredenburgje.wordpress.com´s last blog post ..Favorites | Week 2

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  17. decor8 commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 11:22am

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

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  18. l o v e l y t h i n g s commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 2:01pm

    I love the colors and the patterns….and how she began her company with the love of letter writing.
    l o v e l y t h i n g s´s last blog post ..walking at sunrise

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  19. Beccy commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 2:50pm

    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.

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  20. Molly {Dreams in HD} commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 3:26pm

    such gorgeous prints! thank you for sharing.
    Molly {Dreams in HD}´s last blog post ..Taylor Tomasi Hill

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  21. cynthia jackson commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 5:29pm

    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

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  22. Fiona Maclean commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 6:56pm

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

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  23. Doreen commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 9:22pm

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

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  24. Rhett commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 11:18pm

    @PAppel: i love the alphabet as well!

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  25. Pilar Giménez Almalé commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 11:27pm

    Those are such a lovely patterns! ^^

    love,
    Pili.

    Pilar Giménez Almalé´s last blog post ..2013

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  26. Femke Dekker - ter Meulen commented
    January 11th, 2013 at 11:46pm

    Absolutely beautiful! And very pretty photo’s in Irene her home!
    Femke Dekker – ter Meulen´s last blog post ..Monjolishop.com

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  27. Vânia commented
    January 12th, 2013 at 12:36am

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

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  28. Wrenaissance Art commented
    January 12th, 2013 at 7:08am

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

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  29. Cynthia Pijlman commented
    January 12th, 2013 at 10:40am

    I love the nice bright colors and fresh looking prints. Feels like a touch of spring already!
    Cynthia Pijlman´s last blog post ..Made with love from India

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  30. jukkis commented
    January 12th, 2013 at 10:54am

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

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  31. Johnny Depp commented
    January 12th, 2013 at 4:32pm

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

    J. Depp

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  32. fourleafclover commented
    January 13th, 2013 at 5:34am
  33. Susan commented
    January 13th, 2013 at 2:29pm

    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:
    http://www.shopbookhou.com/f-about

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  34. Inge commented
    January 13th, 2013 at 8:53pm

    It feels like spring is in the air when I’m looking at this post! Pretty!!
    Inge x
    Inge´s last blog post ..Paper Love: Janey’s Superette and a lovely discount

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  35. Aimee commented
    January 13th, 2013 at 10:51pm

    In love and already shopping!!
    Aimee

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  36. Emily commented
    January 14th, 2013 at 12:14am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous prints! I would like some new cushions please haha! xx
    Emily´s last blog post ..How to Make Your Room Your Own

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  37. Emily commented
    January 14th, 2013 at 12:14am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous prints! I would like some new cushions please haha! xx
    Emily´s last blog post ..How to Make Your Room Your Own

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  38. lori commented
    January 14th, 2013 at 1:34am

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

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  39. fenny setiawan commented
    January 14th, 2013 at 2:36am

    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.

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  40. irene commented
    January 14th, 2013 at 4:29am

    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.

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  41. Fazil Irwan commented
    January 15th, 2013 at 3:14am

    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!

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  42. RJ commented
    January 15th, 2013 at 7:00pm

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

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  43. Joanne commented
    January 15th, 2013 at 8:39pm

    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 ;)
    Joanne´s last blog post ..A fresh coat of paint

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  44. Anna commented
    January 15th, 2013 at 10:54pm

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

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  45. angela commented
    January 18th, 2013 at 9:13am

    Beautiful items! Fresh and cozy!

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  46. Laura commented
    January 18th, 2013 at 10:52pm

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

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  47. Juliane at Modern Mural commented
    March 6th, 2013 at 7:15pm

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

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  48. Dorothy commented
    April 15th, 2013 at 6:39am

    this awesome! very beautiful designs!

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