All about me


My name is Helen Byard. I achieved a degree in Fine Art from The University of Central England in Birmingham. I then gained a P.G.C.E and became a Primary teacher. I was art co-ordinator in a large Primary school for 6 years.

I left teaching in 2006 to become a mum and now have two daughters, aged 8 and 10. My family and I have been living in San Diego, California for the last three years. During this time I have been working at a local school as a classroom assistant, art teacher, scenery maker, gardener and general creative advisor!

In the beginning I enjoyed creating unique and personalised rooms for my own children. From a brightly coloured, stimulating nursery to a pretty pink fairy wonderland. Now I still create environments with children as the inspiration.

I believe that a fun and engaging design can help children to take pride in their surroundings. A child’s bedroom should be a place where they want to be, where they can relax and feel at home.

My New Room will create the perfect room for your child. Inspiration can be found from story books, films or television. Whether they are football crazy, flower powered or jungle explorers, My New Room will create a dream come true!















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