The French have a great tradition of decorative painting on walls, notably the use of trompe l’oeil to create vistas, windows and gardens on otherwise blank walls. Painted patterns and motifs are also in vogue and Parisian design house, Bartsch, have scaled decorative painting to create perfect nursery looks.
Know from the outset that Bartsch work on location – in Paris. So while our European readers can browse the Bartsch catalogue and plan which feature wall will work for the adorable Cotton Clouds design, Australian readers will just have to file this one in their ‘nursery inspirations’ folder (you have such a folder, right?!).
Designs range from geometric plaids and checks to a handful of patterns inspired by the sky – fluffy clouds, starry nights and, my favourite, ‘Croissants Moons’. Traditional motifs are given a contemporary feel with clever colour combinations, which is why I was immediately drawn to the stunning raspberry and gold Croissants Moons design.
Bartsch paint directly onto the wall – you can see each brushstroke and feel the texture of the paint (not that kids would be allowed to touch the wall!). Nevertheless, knowing it’s done by hand gives you an appreciation of the painstaking accuracy and careful work it would take to fill a wall.
If you’re searching for wall art closer to home, take a look at our previous posts.