A grown-up elegance when kids become teens.
Sarah and Rich’s family of four are an active, sporty bunch who spend a lot of quality time together in their shared interests. Now that the kids are in their teens, Sarah and Rich have a little more breathing space and definitely less of the paraphernalia around that goes with having younger children. They came to me looking to upgrade and feel better connected to their couple-space now the kids are bit older and more inclined to spend time in their own rooms rather than in mum and dad’s.
The bedroom was transformed from rudimentary decor to a cosy, softer more intimate space. .
As a couple they are practical and logical, so needed my creative input to conceptualise and visualise a solution for a new bedroom design. At the heart of this project was the emotional boost that reclaiming an adult space represented to the pair. I worked with them to understand their personal tastes whilst also encouraging them to embrace new ideas.
Thank you for taking our very broad brief and working with us to create a beautiful new look to our bedroom. It’s been a pleasure working together and you are a master at listening but also gently providing the challenge we need sometimes to be brave.
Creating personality and warmth
We introduced a grownup elegance using a darker colour which also provided a warm background to contrast against lighter curtains and furniture. A relaxed feel was achieved with soft furnishings by using a variety of patterns on curtains, lamp bases and shades. Using large table lamps made a statement which felt less cluttered than smaller alternatives.
Using a variety of patterns added a relaxed yet sophisticated personality.
The room features a high side window under which we put a mirror, then used floor length dress curtains to create a sympathetic balance with the main window. Since Rich is very tech savvy, he ensured all lights were dimmable so the room can have an entirely different feel at the turn of a switch.