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These Local Wallpaper Companies Want to Add Color to Your Home

Wallborn Collective and Color Kind Studio offer plenty of bold and eclectic prints that'll transform your space.
By Ellen Daly and Emma McRae |
Wallborn Collective Prints for Pillows and Wallpaper
Many of Wallborn’s prints are available in pillows, made by refugee women employed at Vickery Trading Company. Elizabeth Lavin

Wall to Wallborn

This spring, two Dallas creatives and long-time friends launched Wallborn Collective, a line of wallpaper, fabric, and throw pillows in bold colors and graphic patterns. Marcie Miller and Paula Arroyo met in 2002 while working in corporate retail, but it would take many years for the pair to discover their mutual passion for home furnishings, wallpaper, and color that inspired the partnership. Every aspect of the venture is collaborative, from the name itself (an amalgamation of their hometowns of Walla Walla, Washington, and Dearborn Heights, Michigan) to the creative process: Arroyo, who has a background in textiles, creates the eclectic prints, while Miller, a product developer, makes the designs a reality. Their debut collection, which is available to purchase through their website, features nature-driven patterns in complementary schemes printed on high-quality, consciously crafted paper and textiles. “When you see [the design] all come together, it really comes to life,” Miller says. “I think that’s what sets us apart.”—Emma McRae

Life in Color

Longtime Dallas creative Jill Elliott is, as she describes, “equal parts creative at heart and a process nerd.” That coexistence comes to life in her playful-yet-soothing designs for Color Kind Studio, the wallpaper company she founded after failing to find a satisfactory print for her own bathroom. The act of creation comes naturally for Elliott, who is inspired by nature and architecture and motivated by the artistic process—and the possibility of occasional happy accidents. Color Kind’s future, like its offerings, is bright: Elliott plans to release new large-scale patterns this fall and is working on her first fabric line. Available for purchase online.—Ellen Daly

Authors

Ellen Daly

Ellen Daly

Emma McRae

Emma McRae

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