Woodland Wonders at Good Hope Hospital

We recently created a lovely scheme of enhancements for a Special Care Baby Unit in Birmingham. The brief was to create an environment that was warm, welcoming and felt like a home from home for new parents and their babies. The chosen scheme used a pastel palette in combination with delicate illustrations and pretty patterns to create a contemporary nursery look.

- Moodboard with proposed colour schemes and initial ideas -

Taking inspiration from questionnaire feedback, we used ‘Nature’ as a theme, creating ‘woodland walks’ and bringing an element of the outside inside through floor to ceiling 'hand drawn trees'. We split four main corridors into seasons, creating foliage and wildlife for each one; Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

 - Woodland Walk -

- Concept drawing -

Flying down the main corridor, the Good News birds carry tidings of joy!

Throughout the ward we created a series of frame walls. We told stories through these clusters of frames; including the tale of the birth of three fox cubs and the woodland celebrations that followed! 

 - They arrived in the middle of the night under the light of the full moon -
- The two sleepy but exultant foxes smiled at their new arrivals -

- The Woodland Orchestra play in celebration! -

A frame wall created for nurses to stick thank you letters from parents and photographs of new babies. 

The Woodland theme was continued into the cot ward, creating a peaceful sleeping environment.

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