INTERIORS INSPIRATION || Q&A WITH DESIGN DUO TOUCAN

We LOVE a talented design duo and CRUSH even harder when we find out they are also MUMS.

In our research for our blog, we come across so many cool people and products, and these ladies and their brand are just one of those things we decided we had to feature.

Sisters Renee and Natalie are the gals behind TOUCAN, designing beautiful interior pieces for kids and adults. We have featured some of our favourite pieces from the current TOUCAN collection below.

If you have ever wondered how to get into the design and interiors biz, well we have also included a Q&A with the gals.

Q.  You are sisters and busy mums.  What was your inspiration behind starting your business?

A.  Our children are our biggest inspiration. We started this as a hobby when decorating their rooms and creating some modern and different art pieces for them which we were finding hard to source.

Q.  What ranges do you create under the Toucan brand? What new product ranges are in the pipeline?

A.  We started with wall art and produce prints from A4-A1 including custom sizes, we also create pillow cases, ben linen and wall decals all with our original designs and also stock felt ball garlands and felt ball rugs – you can decorate a whole room using our products which we love! For 2016 we will be working on expanding our linen range with muslin wraps and cot linen.

Q.  What have been your biggest achievements since launching Toucan?

A.  Our biggest achievement I feel would be being able to leave our 9-5 jobs and turning this into our full time work – also moving out from our home office to our studio where we design and print all of our art has definitely been a big achievement.

Q.  For any mums out there thinking about starting their own business, can you provide a few pearls of wisdom?

A.  Go for it, start small but dream big – be original!