Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Janita Singh tou­canon­

PUT two sis­ters, a cou­ple of chil­dren to­gether, add in chaos and cre­ativ­ity and what do you get?

You get a range of beau­ti­ful wall art de­signed by the sis­ters and mums be­hind the cre­ative brand name Tou­can which aims to in­spire chil­dren to dream big and vi­su­alise their true po­ten­tial.

Tou­can brand was formed when sis­ters Re­nee McGrath and Natalie Mus­catello could not find any­thing cre­ative to dec­o­rate their chil­dren’s rooms with.

Re­nee has a back­ground in child­care and Natalie in graphic de­sign. To­gether they launched Tou­can last year.

“We each have chil­dren and wanted to cre­ate beau­ti­ful, mod­ern spa­ces where they (and their dreams) can grow. Art brings such a beau­ti­ful en­ergy to a room. It pro­vides a talk­ing point, helps to frame the space and in­jects it with colour and cre­ativ­ity,’’ Re­nee says.

“We came up with the name be­cause we be­lieved that as sis­ters we could cre­ate some­thing mag­i­cal (Tou­can is a play on the words – two-can). It just fits,” Natalie adds.

The Tou­can col­lec­tion in­cludes a wide range of wall art and re­cently launched soft fur­nish­ings and ac­ces­sories for chil­dren’s rooms.

“We have a large suite of de­signs that par­ents and chil­dren just love. The col­lec­tion also fea­tures mo­ti­va­tional and in­spi­ra­tional quotes … time­less and charm­ing scripted art pieces dress walls with words such as Hope, In­spi­ra­tion, Mo­ti­va­tion and Dream Big Lit­tle One.

For some­thing a lit­tle sweeter, the range in­cludes ice-cream or pop­si­cle prints. Then there are the flamingo heart, wa­ter coloured deer, or Love You More Than I Could Bear prints.

They say the de­signs are in­spired by their daily lives, their chil­dren and what makes them smile.

“And we love the fact that when our chil­dren wake up, one of the first things they see is some­thing that will make them smile,’’ the sis­ters say.

Cre­ative minds, sis­ters be­hind Tou­can wall art col­lec­tion Natalie Mus­catello and Re­nee McGrath with their chil­dren Levi and Amelia.

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