Vahallan Magazine, March 2023
On the Wall: Nikki Levy
On the Wall: Nikki Levy
Nikki Levy understands storytelling. As someone whose own story has seen her move from South Africa to South Florida, Nikki Levy’s design style is marked by an international standard of excellence and a strong sense of narrative, which is drawn from each client’s persona. Her philosophy — of listening, observing, and creating homes that her clients love to inhabit — has earned the trust and
respect of homeowners and industry leaders
across the globe.
At Vahallan, we’re honored to serve as a resource for Nikki — and managed to catch her during her busy day.
Vahallan: Hello, Nikki! It’s so nice to sit down and chat after so many wonderful projects we’ve shared together. How do you decide when a space is right for wallpaper? Do you have a method to determine that?
Nikki: I believe EVERY surface in a home is appropriate for wallpaper! Wallpaper elevates a space; it’s uber-chic and sophisticated. Depending on the selection, it can be subtle and quiet or vibrant and loud. At Studio NLI (Nikki Levy Interiors), we custom design our homes using wallpaper on walls, ceilings, furniture, and the interior of cabinets. Design requires layers, and it is ill-advised to forgo utilizing wallpaper’s versatility. The design industry has come a long way, and the wallpaper of today is NOT your grandmother’s wallpaper.
Vahallan: What’s been your favorite space that you’ve used a Vahallan paper in?
Nikki: It’s so difficult to decide which of our installations is our favorite. The incredible quality and luxury of Vahallan wall coverings always exceeds our expectations. We are big on texture in our designs, and the installations that we have completed all look incredible. The stairwell is a total knockout and the wall covering grounds the entire design. We used the Crystalline Embellished covering in a powder room and it completely stole the show. Our next installation is a wine room, and we are are so eager to see the transformation!
Vahallan: What design styles are you excited to use/experiment with in 2023?
Nikki: 2023 is going to be an incredible design year for Studio NLI. We are excited that our bold designs are embraced by our clients, and this year, we will continue to design with abandon! Our designs will further explore color, texture, and pattern, and we are thrilled that we have so many resources to develop our style.
Thanks for meeting with us, Nikki! We look forward to covering the world with you again soon.