Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff
With a little owlet on the way, I find myself asking, what on earth does a little boy’s nursery look like?!
Oh, it would all be so lovely and so Pinterest-worthy, but with a little boy owlet, that doesn’t really seem fair, that’s what I want, not what a little boy would probably like to see.
So I’ve spent a few weeks scouring the internet looking for nursery inspiration, which of course, Pinterest has been the perfect tool for.
I’ve been scouring the web (mainly eBay and Etsy) for vintage or vintage-inspired fat quarters, and, in the course of a few weeks I’ve veered from roads, cars and aeroplanes (too boyish?)
…to retro space rockets and robots (awesome obviously but maybe not cute or bright enough?)
…to dinosaurs (maybe a bit restrictive?)
What I really want though, is a theme which will be bright and attractive to tiny baby eyes so that he has lots to look at when he is laying, and probably not sleeping, in his cot. So I’ve sought inspiration from two designers who I’ve been a fan of for some time.
Ingela Arrhenius, is an amazing Swedish illustrator who I’ve loved since I discovered some greetings cards by her several years ago. Her illustrations are 50s inspired, bold, and always lovely bright colours. I added one of her posters to my board when I was planning a space theme…
A little investigation of her work in some more detail showed that her animal designs are probably the cutest and loveliest thing you’ve ever seen…
You can buy this poster here.
You can buy this screenprint on Etsy here.
So you can imagine what I was thinking… I’ve finally settled on a theme!
I’ve since bought the Jane Foster print and a similar Ingela Arrhenius one…
As well as a few fat quarters…
You can buy these fat quarters on Etsy here.
I like the fact that these are all different, really bright, and a good start. I’m going to use the fat quarters to make some little drawstring bags to keep bits and bobs in and hopefully get the prints frames in a nice bright frame – what do you think?
If you’ve made it this far and you’re still interested, my Pinterest board can be found here. Vintage inspired baby boys room.