When an interior has a lot of strength in colour and contrast, you need to keep the styling to a minimum so that the look is kept strong and the space does not appear cluttered. In the master bedroom, there was a fine line between making it colourful and pretty for Tamara, and making Andrew feel as though he didn’t belong in there at all!
To offset the strength of the Taubmans ‘Crossfire’ wall, I used texture as my main styling point. The Forty Winks bedlinen is a combination of a warm ‘straw’ colour with a relief of stitching to compliment the texture of the cushions. The wooden tones of the Forty Winks drawers and dresser add warmth, beauty and richness into this space, giving the room layers of depth.
The original king size bed is a ‘king’ statement in the room and felt as though it was taking over the room. To soften its expansive width and minimize the heaviness of the structure, I lined three Bandhini cushions in front of plain European pillows to create a sense of depth. Their texture provides focus, giving the bed a soft, elegant feel without making Andrew feel as though he is living in ‘frou-frou’ land.
I hung Designer Boys prints above the bed. Their intricate circle designs play with the embroidery on the cushions and contrasts against the sharp angles of the bed, cushions and bedroom furniture. The windows were treated by Colleve and the custom made Mokum fabric curtains bring subtle texture to the space.
Finally, I installed amber glass lamps from my One World collection from my on either side of the bed. They combine elegance, impact and texture, and create a soft glow that helps set the intimate and relaxed ambience you want in a bedroom that speaks personality through colour in a gentle and warm way.
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Images: Vanessa Hall, Lifestyl