Award winning childrens illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson reveals a well honed eye for Interior Styling and Design in her vibrant illustration of Goldilocks’ and Just the One Bear. In this contemporary take on the classic story, roles are reversed and Baby Bear finds himself inside Goldilocks’ grown up Manhattan penthouse.
Reading the same story over and over – on demand, the quirky story is marvolous and illustrates some interior design principles. The relationship between text and illustration are so brilliantly laid out, and concepts like these are wonderful for children to be inspired by.
Leigh’s use of scale, lines, shape, positioning, colour and styling detail show some insightful design principles.
- Bursts of bright colours balanced with light airy space.
- Pattern accents alongside subtle texture change.
- Retro inspired kitchen contained within low level units using a galley / island layout.
- Botanical styling with a statement cacti and cluster of forest artwork symbolic of the homeowners’ past.
- Full height hob extractor in bold green relates to the skyscraper vista.
- The linear kitchen layout and seating area provide clean horizontal lines.
- Low hung oversized pendants and a goldfish bowl spherically offset the linear aspects.
Hodgkinson creates harmony between inside and out. The tranquility of the interior is embraced in this big and noisy city.
The characters speech is captured between the colours and shapes of the interior. The windows and blinds for example, and the floor area kept white which blends effortlessly into the page and text.