Monochromatic script, metallic word art, scandi geometrics and quirky illustrations are all the rage, and feature extensively in the new age of baby and child interior design. But what if you are looking for a piece of art for your baby or child's room that has a bit more substance and artistic credit. We value so much personal expression, scrutiny and careful evaluation investing in art for our home , and kids rooms should be no different. Don't get me wrong I love the type face meme's as space fillers for a good shelfie, and whimsical illustrations that can be updated and changed without breaking the bank have their place too. But I do feel that one feature piece should take centre stage and often pulls the whole room together. So here are a few of my favourite artists who are worth investing a little more in :)
The dreamy watercolour illustrations from Mrs Mighetto should need no introduction to seasoned pinners and baby room aficionadas. From celebrities to leading interior design publications, these adorn the walls of the most beautiful nurseries and kids rooms.
They are everything a child's room is: a haven of whimsy, playfulness, imagination and delight.
You may have seen this look done frequently in many nurseries across pinterest in the last few years, there are even a few local shops that sell knock offs of these. It is no secret that her 'peekaboo animals' have been copied extensively, but for those interested in authenticity, the original artist and innovator behind the baby animals concept was a talented photographer named Sharon Montrose.
So if you do take a nod to the original artist, and invest in a piece of original photographic art, then go for one of her unique pieces that feature inimitable poses of the animals captured in her studio and are distinctly 'hers'.
The scandinavians sure do know how to melt this girls heart with all things design, visual and especially child related. These digital creations start on the drawing board and evolve into the dreamy, inspired pieces of child imagination and adventure. The soft subdued palettes lend themself effortlessly to any child's interior. Their grown-up pieces are pretty spectacular too.
"Created for contemporary children’s interiors and aspiring to cultivate interest and wonder in all things Australian, Violet Eyes was dreamt into being by artist and designer Ainslie Fletcher.
Passionate about creating children’s products that depict the Australian point of view, Violet Eyes looks to our stunning and diverse native animals, plants and landscape as a starting point and then reimagines them in a dreamlike unique way. These creations are steeped in a language of symbolism, abstraction and absurdity favoured by children and the young at heart." ~Violet eyes
In recent years this super Mom from the USA is probably better known for her delectable kids fashion label Rylee + Cru, which features prints of her illustrations in many pieces. But her watercolour illustration work is what put her on my radar, and I just love her unique style. Big fan of this human and all that she creates.
She has a pretty flipout amazing instagram account too which features her life with her 3 miniature muses. Fashion, art, homestyle and Momlife and all round awesomeness abound. Follow @kelli_murray
Into something a little more mysterious and ethereal, these dusky & wistful pieces have me dreaming up a new room concept just browsing over this talented artists feed.
"My illustrations are mostly inspired by fairy tales, dreams and childhood memories and often hold some mystery. The goal is to create beautiful and visually engaging illustrations that encourage creativity, curiosity and fantasy." ~Maja
I love her monochromatic illustrations. They are so quirky and playful, yet a little punk-chic for a nursery which adds a little dynamic to a room. And always great to support local for my SA readers. And because you know....swans are so hot right now ;)
It is no secret that I am a little obsessed with Ruben Ireland. I have about 4 pieces in my house and counting. I love his slightly bad faeries and dainty heroines. They might be a little dark and offbeat for some peoples taste but if you are that kindof badass Mom, raising little warriors, then these fit the bill with inspiring strong female characters for a girls room with a twist.
If this is all giving you FOMO for the rest of your home, and you're looking for AMAZE-BALLING (can that be a word? now it is) photographic art for the rest of your home look no further than Love Warriors of Sweden.