"A cornucopia of the pieces that we have collected on our journey together."
This truly is a room that has evolved with us. It’s a space that refuels us; cosy, inspiring, full of memories and layered with colours and textures that make us happy.
The caramel ceiling brings a warmth to the neutral pale walls. We worked with Dulux on the paint to pick the perfect shades for a such an important space. The walls are Just Walnut, a fresh off white with a touch of beige and a pinkish edge. The bold ceiling choice is Malted Caramel and it is a warming as it sounds. Completely changing the atmosphere of the room and bringing those high ceilings down a little for a realxing feel. Whilst the walls keep it feeling fresh and airy, providing a perfect backdrop for the art.
The curtains and blinds in off white linen compliment the walls and bring a softness whilst still giving a coherent backdrop to the key pieces of art and craft in the room. These were made to measure and installed by Hillarys and we could not be more thrilled with them. Curtains can be a controversial choice for modern spaces, but here they bring much needed softness and remain minimal in impact with their neutral tone.
The room is on the front of the house so the unlined sheer blinds spend most of their time down, giving privacy whilst allowing the light in. The lined curtains add warmth and added soundproofing at night for watching a movie or listening to music.
The vintage murano glass lamps (1970s), found on one of our sourcing trips (otherwise known as a holiday) to Rye, create a warm diffused glow for the evening, when the room is mainly used.
The sofa, our Tilda design with Love Your Home (available here) has been newly upholstered in bluebird velvet bringing more colour into the space and the Tilda armchairs in off white boucle sit into the curtained bay window area beautifully, carrying the curvy lines of the design across the room.
Our original Tom Dixon light and wing back chair remain in the space, with some simple updates. A new ceiling rose and colour that makes the pendant light pop even more than before.
A new upholstery treatment on the chair in deep textured camel brushed velvet, Kvadrat Silas, ties into the ceiling colour. The complimentary cushions in vibrant green Vidar fabric by Raf Simons for Kvadrat add a touch of our signature bold colour to the room. Reminding us of the first vintage chair we ever bought together, a danish slipper chair, for our first apartment that we had re-upholstered in the same green colour felt. That chair has moved on to be loved by someone else but the colour evokes a memory for us.
All of this sits on and around our Moire rug design for FloorStory (available here) that we designed in 2015 and still love today. Textural and soft underfoot. It’s soft grey lilac tones the perfect foil to the caramel and rich blues and greens.
A little prep work was needed to begin the paint work...
Beautiful pro paintwork by our Pal Georgie (who you may have seen on Changing Rooms with us). Then we could begin the fun of curating the pieces...
Building the look with eclectic pieces pulled together with colour.
Some of the incredible pieces and artworks in the space. Do check them out:
Abstract art by Emma Stone Johnston
Red gloss side table by Richard Lowry
Pink convex mirror by B&D Glass
Cream metal Log basket by Menu Copenhagen
2LG Squiggle console in blue granite by Solid Nature
Pink Wall lights by Swedish ninja
Pendant Light by Tom Dixon (in limited edition Blue metallic)
We hope you have found some inspiration here for your own space. Big Love to you x