The brand’s latest launch is the result of a collaboration with visual artist Tierney Milne
Otto Studio has a knack for helping renters find joy in their spaces by way of peel-and-stick wallpaper solutions inspired by a love of art and design. For its latest in a series of exclusive artist collaborations, the Canadian contemporary wallpaper brand teamed up with artist Tierney Milne for a capsule collection boasting funky geometric patterns and vibrant punches of colour. Whether you’re gearing up for a renter-friendly renovation or simply want to add a touch of nostalgia to your home, this new collection checks all the boxes.
“This was a unique project for me in that I was able to engage in a variety of different art play,” says Milne. “Working primarily as a mural artist, my projects are often site-specific and limited by the vision of a client. But with Otto Studio, I was able to marry monochromatic palettes with my love for saturated colour and geometric patterns in a way that felt fresh and super experimental.” With the warmer weather of spring naturally inspiring more colourful indoors, the new line encourages a bold take on a seasonal refresh.
Like all of Otto Studio’s in-house collections, the new line is 100% removable, making application and teardown fuss-free. “I’ve become infatuated with the vinyl application,” says Milne. “It’s so easy to use I’ve started decorating my own space, and even my laptop, with it.” Each item in the collection is printed using non-toxic water-based latex inks that retain their pigment when applied onto the textured vinyl sheets. “The subtle texture of the wallpapers make them feel much higher in quality and more homey than the clinical, almost waxy, peel-and-stick wallpaper you might be used to,” adds Milne. The artist’s, mood board details the ways that texture presents itself differently based on the colour and design of each product.
Featuring six original designs – each offered in a range of unique colourways – the bombastic line of wallpaper is, above all else, an opportunity to democratize interior design and make home furnishings more accessible for those who might not yet be homeowners with full jurisdiction over the changes made to their dwellings. “I’m usually very hesitant to decorate the walls in my home because of a fear that the process being too complicated or irreversible,” admits Milne. “By eliminating that fear, it frees up so much more energy to play with the design of my space.” And though this collaboration may be a departure for the muralist, her artistic vision remains: to interrupt people’s day with positivity. “I’ve realized that the way I decorate my own space is an indication of the things I want to share in my practice. Working on this capsule collection has especially made me think about how I can distill some of the things I love surrounding myself with at home into artwork that can be shared with others.”