Floral Nursery Mural

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I just completed my favorite project ever.

painterly floral mural

Our darling friends Tom and Sarah recently had the most precious baby girl, Eliza.  You may remember them from this Stork post.

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Sarah and I collaborated on a Pinterest board to collect images of painterly flowers that we liked.  Our favorite was a beautiful illustration by artist Laura Dro.  Below, you can see how we manipulated the inspiration image.  I'm a real Photoshop novice, so forgive me if these look crude, but the graphic below shows how I colorized the image into monochrome pinks and then changed the scale until Sarah and I liked the size of the flowers.

 Original inspiration image from artist  Laura Dro .

Original inspiration image from artist Laura Dro.

Then I got to work!

 So grateful for painter's tape!

So grateful for painter's tape!

 I tried to balance the white and pink flowers, and round and spiky shapes.

I tried to balance the white and pink flowers, and round and spiky shapes.

 I loved adding the abstract leaves to the background space… it really unified the mural and gave it a human touch.

I loved adding the abstract leaves to the background space… it really unified the mural and gave it a human touch.

 Peeling off tape is the best!!

Peeling off tape is the best!!

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And you know how I love detail shots...

mural detail ferns
mural detail outlet
mural detail bird

I am so happy to provide a soft, sweet space for this baby girl.  

sarah and eliza

They have the most darling family.  I hope this mural helps their new house feel even more like a home.

roeske family mural