Painting a modern wall mural for children is a individual and creative way to decorate your nursery or children’s room. Mariko Jesse painted this dreamy sea paradise for her baby niece’s bedroom. Mariko’s niece is lucky to have an auntie who is a wonderful artist, having worked on commissions for Martha Stewart Weddings, Whittards, Tiffany & Co. ceramics and many more…
Mariko was born in Japan, spent her childhood in Hong Kong, and was educated in the UK. She studied at Central St. Martins in London, where she is currently an Associate Lecturer. Alongside that Mariko runs her own business, and spend as much personal time in the print studio as she can.
Tell us about your Dreamy Sea Paradise Mural, Mariko?
It’s a little room, with pale yellow walls and a partially sloped white ceiling. I roughly divided the room into 3 horizontal bands, with the top area of the walls, near the ceiling, as the sky, the next level as the horizon of the sea, and the bottom level, near the floor, as the ocean floor. From my initial concept just to do the sky, with clouds, stars and the moon, the room developed into a gentle sea paradise.
I drew the clouds, birds, and main boat in pencil first, for positioning, and tested out the colours. I painted the clouds white on the yellow walls, and where the walls merged into the sloped ceiling, I changed the clouds to blue on white. I put birds in the clouds and sea creatures in corners along the skirting board of the room. And of course, the main feature: a sailboat, with an imaginary portrait of my niece, sailing in her dreams…
Have you painted your own mural in your child’s room? We would love to hear about it!
Credits & Sources
Wall Mural Designed & Painted by Mariko Jesse, who is available for mural commissions in London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong.