i believe a child’s room should be bright and cheerful, and camilla’s animals makes this belief come to life. camilla, the artist… hence the name camilla’s animals, paints adorable and colorful paintings to create a fun theme for any child’s room.
i am particularly drawn to this cute little guy and think i will hang him in my office. i guess they are not just for children!
i caught up with camilla and learned a few things about her that i thought i would share with you all. i just love her story and i think her son lukas is a lucky boy to have such a talented mommy. and don’t worry camilla, i can’t live without my iphone either!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CREATING DESIGNS FOR CAMILLA’S ANIMALS?
well, i started painting the animals when i was 8 and a half months pregnant with my son. i was nesting like crazy, we had just moved, and i was staring at the blank walls of his nursery. so i decided i would paint some colorful creatures as a gift for him. i was just planning on doing a few, but became addicted and ended up painting 9, which now surround his room. so lukas (now 16 months old) is why i was first inspired to create my animals.
aside from that, i’m inspired by simplicity. and things that are well made and original. i’m also an art director, so i love beautiful photography, typography, industrial design and fashion.
WHAT ARE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
first and foremost, a camera. I love documenting my life and the people in it. sometimes i open iphoto and just spend an hour looking back on all the good memories with the people i love.
also my iphone! and my macbook. simple yet functional design always makes life a little easier to navigate.
life is also better with coffee, chocolate and lipgloss on my side. and boots! above the knee, with a heel, without a heel, with fur – a girl can never have too many boots!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ITEM ON MAGPIE LOVELY?
i think everything is just beautiful, but i must say the wooden clocks really caught my eye. i love the owl – so intricate, yet simple at the same time.
WHAT IS YOUR WISH FOR CAMILLA’S ANIMALS?
I think it would be really awesome to have an animal in every state. maybe that’s a funny answer, but that would just make me smile, to know that my animals had found homes in so many different places.