Previously this room had pendant lighting and colour on the window, attempting a coastal feel; it didn’t seem to work. This room is large and has a great deal of light during the day; with the walls beige (Dulux Grand Piano) whilst it was neutral, it was a little dull.
Enter wallpaper, texture and more panelling with depth of colour to the walls…
Emma Shipley’s illustration design is intricate, quirky and colourful. With a love of cats too, the Sphinx wallpaper design was the obvious choice. The colour scheme of this design enabled the room to take on a few colour choices applied to different interior elements such as the bedhead, bedcover, cushions, wall and drapes.
As the bed is quite tall, the bedhead was also required to have height to give balance to this main piece of furniture. Working with the blush colouring of the wallpaper, the bedhead doesn’t interrupt the design; rather works with it.
Installing the drapes two-thirds above the architrave, again accentuated the height of the room. Keeping the drapes in from the corners of the wall stops the drapes from overtaking the wall. With such a large window, having the drapes clear the window, wasn’t a priority; rather it was the balance that was important. Keeping the colour neutral keeps the window fresh but also, should the room be redecorated in the future, the drapes shouldn’t need to be updated.
Dulux Coalition was chosen to offset the blush of the paper, however works in well with the wings of the Sphinx illustration.
This bedroom is a relaxing space to be, which is important at the end of the day. Again, it’s a design that brings joy and colour, however the mood of the day begins.
- Drapes are from the XX collection
- Wallpaper: Emma Shipley