If you are looking for an alternative to unicorns and superheroes then take a look at Romo’s showroom at The Design Centre, Chelsea Habour. Situated on the first floor of the North Dome, they have an area dedicated to children’s décor.
Instead of pastel coloured ponies and muscle bound macho men, here you will find images of child-friendly characters, leafy trees, and stretched yellow limos.
A diverse range of wall coverings, fabrics, and soft furnishings, provide a fantasy backdrop for the new born through to their older siblings.
Whimsical bugs and butterflies spread their wings amongst the summertime flowers in this magical garden (below). This scene conjures up a warm summers day, alive with the hum of insects in the air, pollinating the enticingly colourful plants.
Woodland creatures tentatively explore the forest floor as a gentle breeze awakens the sleepy forest.
Alongside these scenes of this summer idyll sit Frann Preston-Gannon’s illustrations of different animal habitats.
From the lush and exotic Amazon rainforest, to the frozen Arctic, your child will meet exotic creatures of the jungle through to penguins and polar bears that swim beneath the frozen seas.
Punchy pops of colour and circus like beasts provide a vibrant edge to this carefully curated corner. This desperately dark blue cupboard bursts into life when its doors are flung open to reveal its sherbert pink interior.
Conjuring up stories of faraway lands it will fire up the imagination of the young traveller.
Illustrator Christopher Corr’s fabrics and wallpapers will take the intrepid explorer from the pink city in India, island hopping around the Med, to the hustle and bustle of the night time city scape of Manhatten.
Villa Nova have collaborated with these three illustrators, Yuval Zommer, Frann Preston-Gannon and Christopher Corr to create their Picturebook collection. The end result is a host of fabrics, wall coverings, and accessories which bring to life the fantastic world of the story book.
Let the story commence…