Looking to create a cute princess / nautical themed nursery for your baby boy or girl? Yes? Well, don't read any further.
I confess, I have a problem with decoration for nurseries that is too conventionally babyish. I even have a bit of an issue with the idea of a 'nursery', preferring to think of the baby's room as just another room in our home that happens to have the baby in it.
As such, it's important to me that when we do up what is currently my office to be our baby's new space, we pay due attention to the vibe that already exists in our home.
We live in a London-based Victorian terrace. It's interior is a blend of vintage, second-hand and skip finds mixed with 20th Century design classics, and the odd guilty piece of Ikea, and the effect is, well, it's personal, warm, interesting and most importantly, we like it.
I do want to decorate the baby's room, but I want to keep the room flowing with what we've already created in the rest of the house. After all, we want the baby to integrate into our lives as much as possible, rather than radically alter who we are, what we do and how we live (and I know the seasoned parents amongst you are laughing right now!).
This is a rather long-winded way of introducing you to Inke, a wall art company that produces rather lovely animal shapes made from vintage wallpaper. Just when I was beginning to feel that my search for characterful art for the walls would end in despair at the plethora of naff pirates, teddy bears, cartoon fish or circuses available, along came Inke Vintage Wallpaper Wildlife.
Hailing from Holland, Inke Vintage Wallpaper Wildlife is designed by Inke Heiland. Available in a range of animals, from small birds and medium-sized cats to large giraffes and monkeys, each kit comes with paste and a brush. If animals aren't your thing, there's also a range of household objects and trees.
If it sounds a bit odd, take a look. Really, they're lovely.
The idea is that you choose your shape plus the direction you want it to face in, and then choose your wallpaper from a selection of over 60 designs. With so many beautiful choices your biggest problem will be choosing a favourite.
Watch this space, where I hope I can soon tell you how gorgeous Inke wall art is in the flesh, so to speak, and how easy to apply.