Bedroom / May 11, 2018 / Kristina Blakely.
I love this luxurious bedroom designed for a colour blind client. The careful mix of pattern and texture maximises the visual impact he gets from it, without being overwhelming for anyone else. It’s a large, bright space that could take a lot of colour without looking busy, and can easily absorb big pieces (the bed is actually a super king). The walk-in wardrobe has a to-die-for amount of storage in addition to the three massive wardrobes alongside the bed, which allows for everything to be put away and hidden so that you can enjoy the bright colours and still have a tranquil space to escape to. Deep jewel tones, such as the turquoise Porta Romana Thread lamps, and matt metallics allow the scheme to be both rich and restful. The style is very much that of a small boutique hotel – creative and encouraging. It’s not a room you go to unwind and declutter your mind – it’s an exciting destination in itself. Every texture is interesting, inviting and playful. The Stark carpet is wonderfully soft under food, and the silk bed throw from Soak and Sleep has a luxurious and subtle sheen to it.
As an interior design teacher, I spend a lot of my time telling students to relax and allow themselves to play more as they design rooms. This is especially important when it comes to decorating bedrooms. An average adult bedroom is by far the most private room in a family home and offers a safe haven for grown-ups who might have kids, pets, friends and neighbours nipping in and out of the rest of the house.
To me, the perfect bedroom scheme has to be warm, welcoming and the kind of setting where you can imagine yourself curling up in bed and snuggling down. I love this guest bedroom scheme that we designed for a client’s penthouse; it ticks all the boxes if you are looking for a cosy scheme that oozes glamour.
I love how such a minimal monochrome scheme can produce maximum impact, whilst allowing calm to permeate the room for some on-point interior design. I was also fascinated how the softening evening light transformed the charcoal paint colour into a dreamy blue-grey before ebbing back towards black again post-dusk. Working away from home isn’t so bad.