As is the case with many passion projects, they start from the most unexpected moments. Mia Reay was in her library in the English countryside choosing a new wallpaper for the walls. ‘I couldn’t find anything perfect for that space, so I started painting designs myself’ says the Finnish-born artist, who is married to the 15th Lord Reay. She asked an old friend, decorative painter Graham Carr, to join in on the act of creation. From this creative collaboration many designs were born and Mia Reay Ltd was formed.
Beautiful and authentic hand painted panels - pieces of art in themselves – are at the heart of each design. These panels are then carefully transformed into wallpapers. Each design is full of eccentric British charm, complemented by Mia’s passion for nature and global art – whilst retaining a unique touch of her Nordic roots.
The range allows timeless grandeur and spice to be woven into even the smallest of rooms. Many of the designs also invite the end user to be personally creative by offering choice in the way the papers are hung. Today, Mia Reay designs adorn the walls of prestigious homes around the world and can be seen in many magazines, such as House & Garden and The World of Interiors.