Behind The Mitchell Black X Gray Malin Collaboration

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Launch: Mitchell Black X Gray Malin


Talk about a match made in heaven. Lifestyle brand Mitchell Black, based in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, has rolled out a licensed wallpaper collection with photographer Gray Malin and home accessories brand The Blush Label. Featuring a total of 10 patterns, including four winter and six summer scenes, they capture the effortless luxury for which Malin is known. Luxe spoke with Malin to learn more. mitchellblack.com

You’re known for your beach prints. What was it like to design winter motifs?
It was great fun and such a different experience transforming my winter shots into wallpaper. The winter line illustrates the luxury of the destinations in the photos, such as St. Moritz and Aspen. I love how different textures shine through in these and how the vivid hues remind you of wintertime bliss.

How can wallpaper transform a room?
It can make a bare hallway more inviting and turn a blank wall into a focal point. Adding wallpaper to your space can make it more cozy, comfortable and, in my opinion, way more interesting. The right wallpaper will also complement other elements of your room you’ve already worked hard to design.

Tips for wallpaper newbies?
Don’t let it intimidate you. First, think about the type that will work best with your space: the sleek look of traditional paper; a smooth, easy-to-clean peel-and-stick paper; or vinyl, which can offer a sophisticated linen texture? Then consider using the wallpaper to accomplish the feel that you’d like the room to have.

PHOTO: COURTESY MITCHELL BLACK