This project will always hold a special place in my heart
It’s the first one I did when I set up the business and it just so happens to be my little girls!
My husband and I had just moved into our new home and then not long after found out we were pregnant with our first child.
We had a lovely conservatory but no furniture for it, so decided to use it as a playroom – with the hope it would contain the toys (a bit) and create a really fun space for her to play.
Our conservatory has low level walls on 3 sides with windows above, we wanted something that would work with this space that wasn’t a repetitive pattern like you get with wallpaper, or that would affect the design with a wallpaper mural. So I painted it.
Now, like some of you, we didn’t know what we were having at the time, and we don’t know whether we will have any more so we wanted a scheme that was gender neutral to cover all options. We love the woodland creatures so it was an easy choice us. (Bears especially)
The design was created with furniture in mind, so I knew what sort of furniture I wanted and where I was going to position it within the room – this meant that I could design the mural to suit – having all of the animals on show and wrapping around these pieces.
I’m not going to lie, it was awkward, I was having to lie on my tummy for most of it as it is only 55cm tall, so this mural was completed over multiple days to ease the neck and back pain lol.
It contains all of the animals we wanted, and I even did them in little families, just like us.
Our little girl loves it!
When she had got to the age where she understood and could recognise animals she used to love pointing them out to us. It’s a fully immersive space for her.
It’s bright, colourful playful and fun and I couldn’t imagine it any other way now.
She knows that that is her space and spends most of her time in there, if we aren’t outside or watching the same episode of paw patrol over and over lol.
And the toys . . . . . . . . . well they don’t all stay in there, a few creep out but that’s life with a toddler.
Top tip – have a small open rope basket with handles in the main rooms, that way at the end of the day, pick it up and chuck all the toys in there. Quick and easy clean up at the end of a busy day.