I’ve been busy this week developing concepts for a lovely couple who’ve asked me to create a luxurious and restful bedroom suite. They both work full time, are slaves to lengthy commutes in to london, have two pre-school aged kids to look after…. and if that wasn’t enough they also have a small holding complete with sheep, pigs and ponies. Phew! No wonder they’re in need of a little relaxation!
I presented two concept options earlier this week and we now find ourselves with a little problem – they can’t decide which idea they love more. What a fabulous problem to have!
Take a look and see which is your favourite…..
Manhattan is a look very much inspired by the work of Kelly Hoppen Its quite a formal look – very ‘grown up’ and glamorous; sleek and sophisticated.
The idea is to work from a nuetral colour palette of pale grey and taupe to create a restful feel, but use accents of deep navy blue to add depth and drama
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Studio23 design if it didn’t feature lots of texture – plenty of luxurious fabrics such as velvet, faux fur or silk all layered up to create a soft and cosy space which is perfect for relaxation
Things you might find in this room:
- Slick, dark wood furniture
- A luxurious deep pile rug
- Contemporary pendant lighting
- Gloss or mirrored furniture
- Velvet or silk fabrics
Stockholm (as the name suggests) draws more on contemporary Scandinavian design to create a look which feels less formal, perhaps slightly younger and fresher than Manhattan. Its a more eclectic look – traditional elements such as a classic upholstered bed are mixed mixed up with contemporary lighting and mid century side tables and chairs. Its less ‘match match’, more easy going.
Restful, neutral tones are the order of the day here (warm beige, taupe and grey tones against fresher off whites) and then to add interest we go all out on the texture to create a room which feels cosy and inviting
Things you may find in this room:
- Chunky textiles – perhaps a knitted throw or deep wool rug
- Textured linen fabrics for upholstery or window treatments
- Furniture inspired by the mid-century modern movement e.g. the white ‘Tulip’ side table shown in the photo with bed
- A traditional wooden framed mirror
- Contemporary light fittings – perhaps an Anglepoise lamp or something similar