ABOUT

Ottoline is a London based Dutch design house founded by Ottoline de Vries.

Ottoline is known for her playful use of colour and composition. A profound love for nature and art and an appreciation for fine product inform Ottoline's endless inspiration for unique, refreshing and contemporary patterns.

In her early career Ottoline practised law at a law firm in Amsterdam, but was secretly dreaming of a creative and colourful future. In her spare time she developed a passion for restoring antique furniture pieces, decorating them with colour and pattern by covering them in wallpaper. Enlighting homes of friends and family first, demand steadily grew for her carefully crafted furniture pieces allowing Ottoline to establish her own business and pursue her dream.

 

When Ottoline felt that she couldn't source the perfect wallpaper for her unique finds, she decided to design her own. After a few years perfecting her art in The Netherlands, it was from her design studio in London that Ottoline launched her fist wallpaper collection - Ballet Russes - in Spring 2015. This collection, praised for its originality and story telling, won her the 'Best Wallpaper Collection' at the Homes & Gardens Fabric Award 2015. Since then the studio is recognised as a fresh voice in the traditional world of home decor.

 

Ottoline regularly features in interiors magazines such as House & Gardens, World of Interiors, AD and Homes & Gardens. She has successfully joined forces with various interior designers, artisans and brands for who she has opened up her ever growing treasure box of patterns, wallpaper and fabrics.

Awards & Recognition:

 

Best Wallpaper Collection, 

Homes & Gardens Fabric Award, 2015

 

Runner up 'Best Wallpaper Collection', 

Homes & Gardens Fabric Award, 2016

Runner up 'Best Printed Fabric', 

Homes & Gardens Fabric Award, 2016

Highly Commended in 'Best Wallpaper',

Homes & Gardens 2018

New Year Honours List 2019,

The English Home Magazine

The Hundred List,

Homes & Gardens, 2019

'Best Creative Product or Experience’ Award

Belgravia in Bloom, 2019

(colloboration with the Dining Chair Company) 

Highly Commended in 'Best Wallpaper',

Homes & Gardens 2019