Cool nurseries..monkey business

I came across this cool monkey inspired nursery  the other day and thought I’d share it with you.  Isn’t it sophisticated yet still fun?  I just love the way the monkeys are hanging and climbing the walls…if there was such a thing as an Alphabet Monkey headquarters surely this would have to adorn the walls.   The room has been designed by New York based designers My Tiny Nest, who specialise in children’s interiors.

 The reason that this nursery jumped out at me was that I had remembered seeing this wallpaper range on the Porters Paints website.  And so yes I went back and checked and it is indeed part of an exclusive  range of wallpapers designed in collaboration  with Bholu only available through Porters Australia.  Its cool to see great Australian design popping up in far away places.   Mavis the Monkey is available in the orange colour way  and also in natural which is more a soft stone colour.

Cool monkey theme nursery

Monkey themed nursery

 If you haven’t heard of Bholu , it is the work of Australian designer Jodie Fried.   I remember seeing a few magazine features when she first started out and were selling gorgeous cushions( similar to the one pictured below) with proceeds going back into the underprivileged communities that helped to create the work.  It is all fair trade and Jodie aims to create employment for small communities as well as keeping some of their  handicrafts traditions alive.  The designs have a lovely childlike simplicity for which the homewares brand has become known.

 Bholu,  in conjunction with their project partners, The Anganwadi Project have been instrumental in the building of 10 schools in India (with number 11 and 12 underway) where poor children can be educated, fed and be loved. I think that is so amazing..just having a safe place to turn will make the biggest difference in those children’s’ lives.   In fact some of the designs are inspired directly from the children’s drawings.  There are toys, cushions, lampshades and other products available for all kinds of modern spaces both for adults and children.

mavis monkey products by bholu

1. Mavis the Monkey Wallpaper exclusive to Porters Paints
2. Monkey rug in Orange. Check out the rugs here
3. Nimboo cushion in Orange and Cream. check out all their cushions here
4. Mavis Monkey in Orange . See all the creatures here

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