Corinne Caddy-Townshend is the founder of Bear & Beau, specialising in luxury home decor for kids inspired by the natural world. She creates handcrafted prints for wallpaper, cushions, and art prints drawn with bespoke bamboo pens in her home studio in South London.
About Bear & Beau
Bear & Beau specialises in luxury home decor for kids. Based in her home studio in South London, founder and creative director, Corinne Caddy-Townshend, creates handcrafted prints for wallpaper, cushions and art prints.
Corinne’s entrepreneurial flair blossomed at an early age when she created and sold her own watercolour artwork in school to friends as a hobby. She went on to specialise in graphic design at university and then landed a series of top roles in the design and advertising industry. Her 20 year career, working largely as Design Director or Head of Art Direction, features work with high-profile luxury brands across multiple markets – inc fashion, retail, beauty and fragrance.
Soon after becoming a mother, Corinne found herself returning to her childhood hobby, sketching animals and other motifs from nature. She quickly realised these illustrations were the perfect way to channel her creative instincts and give her the freedom to combine a new life as both a mother and an entrepreneur. The unique, timeless artwork became the backdrop for this stylish interiors brand which appeals to adults and children alike, and Bear & Beau was born.
We Love Bear & Beau Because…
Corinne Caddy-Townshend’s charming hand-inked illustrations are translated into designs that fit perfectly within a stylish and modern home. Reconnecting children with the magic of the natural world in a digital age. We love the notes of inspiration about each design with you can find on www.bearandbeau.com.
Hand-drawn with bespoke bamboo pens, the high contrast designs with pretty watercolour backgrounds, are especially appealing to babies, whose colour vision only develops from four months.
More About Bear & Beau
Accompanying each design, you will find quotes that provide an insight into the inspiration behind the artwork that Corinne develops for Bear & Beau.
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, Bear & Beau strives to ensure their products are kind to the environment. “Our customers are at the heart of what we do and it is important for us to be environmentally conscious, as well as inspire them to live a more joyful life.” Bear & Beau wallpaper products are proudly made by respected production houses based in the UK, the printing inks used are classed as water-based and non-toxic, and a large proportion of the paper used is biodegradable and therefore recyclable, as well as FSC and CE certified. The cushion fillers are made from eco fibres made from recycled bottles and lined to ensure a smooth finish.