Our Background and our Future
I really enjoy working with my hands. When I discovered the process of making wallpaper I knew instantly that I had found what I wanted to do with my life. People thought I was a little crazy. But I was confident that by combining creativity, determination and a lot of hard work that something good would come from that.
Determination, passion, and creativity are the common threads of our company. Highly skilled, collaborative artists perform all of Vahallan’s roles. You can feel inspiration when you enter our studio, from the offices to the shipping room to the painting floor.
We focus on great designs. We love fearless experimentation. We take pride in our work. Our collective goal is getting Vahallan’s outstanding products into the hands of great designers and onto walls to make beautiful rooms. Vahallan has come a long way. We keep growing and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon. Wallpaper is back to stay.
Dan Nelson, Owner
Name: Dan Nelson
Position: Owner Vahallan Hand-painted Wall Coverings
Hometown: Alliance, Nebraska
Education: Graduated from Kearney State College
Marital status: Married to a wonderful woman who has great listening skills and the patience to put up with me.
Instagram handle: Vahallan
Favorite collections of Vahallan: Waves, Moffat, and Tarrant.
Jared, Lead Studio Artist
Do you have a hobby? I am also a basket weaver.
Favorite 80s band? The Talking Heads
What were you doing before this? I was and currently am the co-founder/executive director of a local, professional, non-profit performing arts company; Omniarts Nebraska. I also sing, act and dance.
Favorite Vahallan pattern: Burluxe/Erosion
Favorite movie of all time? Cool Hand Luke
Jen, Shipping Manager
Annie, Project Manager
Do you have a hobby? Several, my favorite being that every year I travel deep into the desert, climb into caves and abandoned mines, and excavate all sorts of gems and crystals. It’s a dirty job, and no one really needs to do it. But the thrill.
If you were a soap opera, what would your title be? Dogs Before Humans
If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? On a mountain surrounded by forest
If you were on a deserted island and you could only have one thing, what would it be? Les Stroud
Favorite type of food? Meat