Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 5 comments

I’m not usually a huge fan of wallpaper or fabric geared entirely to kids, but the Zagazoo collection from Osborne & Little is utterly charming. It’s designed by Quentin Blake, the children’s book author and illustrator. His books have such a distinctive style that this range is bound to transport you to your own childhood (well, certainly if you grew up in England). My older son now has a couple of his books, including Cockatoos, which inspired this wallpaper – one of my favorites in the collection.

By the way, doesn’t this look like a humorous, kid-friendly riff on this rather more grown-up wallpaper?

I also love the adorably-named Butterfly Meadow:

And the delightful Menagerie design:

For something truly original, how about ‘All Join In’, which is described on supplier Fabrics and Papers‘ site as depicting ‘children and flustered adults playing with instruments in a musical mayhem of all colors’? (Definitely been there!)

There’s even an alphabet and numbers design which looks great with its chalkboard-like black background:

All of the designs are available as wallpaper and fabric and in various colors.

So, which story from your childhood would you like to see rendered as wallpaper? Presumably not ‘Where the Wild Things are’? Not sure I could handle the colors in ‘Goodnight Moon’ either! Any suggestions?