Fashion designer Roza Khamitova had a dilemma. She had gathered so many sketches of potential scarf designs for her clothing line, Shovava, that they no longer fit in the boxes and bins under her bed. Instead of moving them to a bigger closet or a space inside her desk, she decided to use them for a creative home makeover project—in her bathroom!
Khamitova began by sticking the various scraps of her artwork onto the bleach-white walls, and then decided to connect the drawings with more drawings on top. “The hardest part,” she explains in a blog post, “was dealing with constantly bubbling paper and varnish that would smudge the ink.” Luckily, her careful attention to detail really paid off and the final result is truly magical.
Her bathroom wall is now enchanted with toadstools and hummingbirds, swaying plant life, and even a fox or two. Khamitova, who lived in the mountains of Kazakhstan until age thirteen, has always been inspired by the natural world in her life and her work. She says on her website, “I observe nature and find inspiration in the smallest details. Maybe it’s a butterfly’s wing or the patterned cell structure of a leaf. Maybe it’s a feather or a raven perched on a tree limb. I take in what I see in the natural world and then create my pieces.” And in this case, she’s created an elegant bathroom fit for the call of nature.