Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. The Rainbow room, every colour under the sun helps spell out H-A-P-P-Y in this fun, glorious room. Coordination? We’re having none of it – just throw everything into the mix and enjoy the result. After all, life’s too short to worry. Moody blue, soft grey walls, shadows moving across the bed, trompe l’oeil wallpaper, this space has hidden depths. Check out the iconic table lamp sitting behind the padded headboard (how do they do that?) and the egg-shaped chair that is defiantly mid-century modern. Maybe a masked avenger sleeps here.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, November 02nd , 2017. Don’t shy away from dark colours or bold patterned wallpaper in a dining room as it gives you a great opportunity to be a little braver and create a dramatic backdrop that is an ideal talking point. Opulent fabrics, such as silk and velvet, on curtains and upholstery adds a decadent feel to any dining occasion and can be updated seasonally to change the mood of the room in an instant.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. Sleek storage, well-planned storage helps establish a peaceful bedroom scheme. In this room, simple built-in storage incorporating a window seat makes the most of limited space while providing a focal point. Maximise storage by using clever multi-functional furniture where suitable, using the walls and height of the room as well as the floor space. Here, form and function dovetail perfectly with the graphic tones and angular shapes of the wall-mounted light, headboard and side table providing both style and practicality.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. Light it right, your bedroom needs to be perfectly functional too. Install more than one lighting circuit so that you can switch out the lights at the bedside without the need to cross the room. A dimmer will help create a serene evening ambience while dimmable downlighters work well when task lighting is needed. If space is limited, opt for a wall mounted lamp with an elegant shade like this one, freeing up space on the bedside table. Opt for a warm yellow quality of light, rather than a cool, blue light. ‘Make sure lighting helps to visually maximise the space too,’ advises Mary Barber-Fray of Mary Barber-Fray Interior Design. ‘For example, try lighting the narrower sides of the space to provide a sense of width, whether with wall lights or tiltable recessed spotlights. Choose lampshades that allow light to reflect upwards if you need to give some height to a low ceiling too.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. White and bright, though white is a perennial favourite for bedlinen, it’s great to shake things up a little and combine it with a bright shade. This linen duvet cover and pillowcases in a vibrant peacock colourway are a real wake-up call.‘Belgian linen is a gorgeous fabric perfect for bedding, prized for its high quality, breathability and softness,’ says Ben Hanley, Assistant Manager for Design, West Elm. ‘Ours is woven from fine Belgian flax and prewashed for a luxe, lived-in look.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. A snuggly rug, good idea as it is to have all-wood floors to make things easier to clean, in winter, your feet won’t take too kindly to stepping on to a hard, cold floor (or a splinter!). Make the getting-out-of-bed experience a whole lot more forgiving by treating yourself to a plush rug – there’s nothing like swinging out of bed and twiddling your toes in those fluffy fibres.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. A damn good mattress, if you have to choose between a fancy frame and a decent mattress, go for the latter. There’s no doubt they’re pricy, but a good-quality mattress will last more than ten years, so the cost-per-sleep ratio will definitely be in your favour. Be sure to buy a well-padded mattress that offers the correct support and one that’s crafted from natural materials.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. Feminine florals, finding a bedlinen design that works in tandem with country furnishings is key to the design of a relaxing room. Distressed paint finishes, weatheredwood and limed floorboards can benefit from a change of pace. ‘This is a really striking floral that works well in a rustic setting,’ says Lucy Ackroyd, Bedlinen Design Manager, Christy. ‘The sharpness of the pink flowerscontrasts beautifully with the calming green tones and simplicity of the surroundings, creating a homely and inviting feel.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. Explore the dark side, don’t shy away from using a dark wall colour in a bedroom; it can instantly make a space feel more intimate and cosy. Dark walls are also great for showing off a display of favourite objects – try a deep shade of blue as a backdrop to vintage lighting, antique prints and bric-a-brac.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 02nd , 2017. Easy living, if space allows, introduce a living room feel into your bedroom for the ultimate in hotel boudoir chic. Chairs, upholstered ottomans, artwork, books and treasured collections in a zoned area will create a mini sitting area and add a touch of cosiness. In this scheme an antique dresser painted in a dramatic black provides a natural focus. ‘No matter how small your bedroom is, a chair is always practical,’ says Nicola Holden of Nicola Holden Designs. ‘If it causes too much clutter, consider plumping for something like the unobtrusive Ghost chair by Philippe Starck. Choose hard-working furniture such as ottomans and chests of drawers, and don’t neglect forgotten areas such as those above a door, where built-in shelving can look effective.
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