We take inspiration from one of our favourite female artists to style a colourful abode for bub. Because monochrome nurseries are fun, but feminist inspired ones are infinitely better.
I remember studying Frida Kahlo’s work at school during the HSC. Her personal story captured my attention just as much as her vibrant use of colour and symbolism – a signature in her auto-biographical paintings.
Frida Kahlo was an iconic artist of her time, whose work is still loved to this day. A visit to the Art Gallery of NSW is on my list of must dos as they are currently featuring some of Frida Kahlo’s works in an exhibition.
When styling a mini Frida abode for your little one, you could create an ideal space using colourful or rattan furniture, Mexican embroidered furnishings, floral decor and perhaps a toy monkey inspired from her piece, Self-portrait with Monkey, 1938.
How to style a nursery…Frida Kahlo style!
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Words + Still-Life Styling: Jenna Templeton