I've had so much fun over the past several weeks, gathering together my favourite bits and pieces for our master bedroom. I have however found myself constantly losing 'our style' and getting caught up in trends and images I find online. When researching for the business, everyday I'm looking at homes on pinterest, bedrooms on Instagram, and furniture online... all of a sudden I'm whisked away into living in a minimalist, scandinaivan style home with a knot cushion, concrete planters and a chunky throw. I've literally had to pull myself together several times and started a mood board at one point to get myself back on track.
At one stage I had totally lost my mind over the room being too 'beige' - as in literally, beige. I found myself sending friends text messages about how I'd made a wrong choice with this or that... But I held strong, collected my thoughts and layer upon layer built the story I had envisioned. Low and behold, when I stand back and look at it now - it's near perfection. There are still a few things we are still sorting out like plants, sheer curtains, shelving and a luxe rug but I'll share those pieces down the track is it further evolves into our dream room.
There are several items that really pulled the look together for me;
1. The first purchase was linen, and because I wanted our bedroom to have a seriously luxe yet relaxed vibe - I went for the best linen in the game, Cultiver! I decided on Cultiver' Nude duvet cover and a smoke grey box pleat Cultiver valance.
2. The textural Losari Sarani cushion; being a king size bed, just having two European pillows and some standard pillows wasn't enough, the bed needed a serious statement cushion - but not something that weighed the room down. The Sarani cushion (60cm x 60cm) was the perfect choice... its soft tone, its textural design and it takes up that gap between the euro's without looking out of place.
3. With the Losari Sarani cushion, I then needed something to counter the size of her... I decided to further soften the look with a nude leather (50cm x 50cm) 'Gigi' cushion from Klovah. The nude/blush tone of Gigi was perfect, and when flipped over it has a linen and bold zippered back - so works well when I want to change the look up a little.
4. And lastly, the art!! I'm a firm believer that you should have some form of art in every room - it'll always pull your entire look together, I promise! Can you even imagine this space without the beautiful Olive et Oriel Appaloosa horse above the bed? That space would look so blank and boring, but this design really elevates the entire room. We had a bespoke frame made by Framing Alternative for our 70cm x 100cm Appaloosa horse, however I really do think we need a 80cm x 110cm/120cm design above our king size bed - so, we've got another frame coming soon!
I then accessorised with some beautiful brass Askel wall lights from Beacon Lighting, the black Chanel book from the amazing crew at Out With Audrey and my favourite glass water bottles from Suis.
So... Here are a few photos of the room coming together along with a 'before and after'!
Would love to hear what you think!