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A bedroom with four legs and wings

A current real life project that I have on the go is to design a bed and accompanying bedroom scheme.

The evolving design is based around a bespoke upholstered bed influenced by the winged furniture of the 1930s. The overall line of the bed is contemporary with a reasonably low base and I rejected a french curve to the top in favour of overall clean lines. The features that really make this bed sing are the luxurious deep buttoned upholstery and curved wings which create a statement in proportion to the space. The effect of the upholstery can be seen in this photo taken from another design project I undertook a while back that incorporated an upholstered wall.

Velvet would have been the obvious choice as an upholstery fabric, but I wanted to add a fresher and slightly rustic edge to the bed so instead have chosen a hardwearing linen. The bed contrasts against the adjoining wall which I am proposing is covered in this Harlequin Clarissa Hulse paper. The brighter plum shade in the bedding makes the scheme pop. The beautiful Rosa fabric by Imogen Heath pulls together the colour scheme and is married with this stripe from Clarke & Clarke in the blind.

Proof you can’t get anything done with a dog around…although he does coordinate rather nicely!

My proposal is to include accessories and trimmings that add further accent colour and glimmer whilst a dressing table is to be set off against this small scale geometric paper by Romo providing further interest and contrast. I am loving the way this scheme is coming together, but still lots to do.

Hopefully, if Bertie allows, this will be a scheme I will have ‘after photos’ for sometime this year!

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Alex, such meticulous design and details. So looking forward to seeing the end result photos. It’s looking beautiful already xx

    January 21, 2013
  2. Thank you Geraldine, all work in progress at the moment :-) x

    January 24, 2013
  3. I really love this room Alex – we share a love of this colour combo!

    February 19, 2013
  4. They are yum! x

    February 21, 2013

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