The Brief: Take Christopher’s brand-new bedroom with light grey walls, dark carpet and large window and create his own retreat. Find a comfy bed and base and furnish it with plenty of cushions and colour. Add two bedside tables, a clock and lamp.
Colour Scheming is the main design feature in the master bedroom. One of the things I love about working with colour is the pairing hues and layering different tones. It is no accident all the colours in this room look great together, each colour was considered. I decided first on the olive green linen duvet, then found the colour that best matched it, Resene “Olive Green” which is a traditional yellow based green oxide. That meant I knew the Olive Green would go well with orange tones and other warm greens. So I decided on the Resene “Coriander” for a feature wall behind the bed, it’s soft and warm but doesn’t overwhelm the space. Then I added the terracotta hues in the pot plant and cushions.
Comfort is a must for a bedroom. The objective was to create a room that felt like a retreat, where you can rest and unwind. More than a good looking bed, I wanted to create a comfy looking bed! That meant we went for a gorgeous linen headboard from Onceit. I added plenty of pillows and cushions to make it look lush. And while Chris wasn’t keen for a velvet headboard or duvet (I tried), I got away with added some velvet cushions. Finally we installed black block-out roller blinds from Rods and Blinds, the ensure that when Chris wants a sleep in - the light won’t get in the way.
Minimal Clutter can impact the feeling of a bedroom more than you’d think! A bedroom should be an escape from the business of our lives, but too many things within a bedroom can make it feel busy, disorganised and messy. The simplicity of this design, no artwork on the walls, no dresser or large mirror is all about creating a clean, clear space. All Chris’s things is put away out of sight, in the large wardrobe and beside tables. I also used a king sized duvet for the bed, so Chris can also store items under it without it being seen.