A space with a touch of French Riviera Freshness and Pink Parisian Romance.
I feel like I should start this by saying how incredibly fond of interior design I've been pretty much my entire life! It is a passion and a hobby that I share along with my mum, who used to work as a designer herself back in the day.
From my childhood bedrooms, to my closet-sized dorm at uni, I have incessantly been one to design and put in a world of details that will truly make the space feel like my own ! So as you can imagine, a bedroom renovation is something I've been completely fired up about for months!! Now that it is finished, alas! I am beyond delighted to be able to share with you this earnest space that I've come to fall madly in love with!
When designing such a large space from scratch, you must create a mood-board, meaning a layout of the ideas and inspirations you have for the new project ! Down below is the one I originally created.
One of my biggest inspirations for designing this room was France! yet even more particularly the French Riviera, being the place I was lucky enough to call my home for nearly five months this year!
Let me just paint you a scenario, is there anything more heavenly than the rush of relaxation that sets in with the fresh feel of turquoise along with some bright and natural light? This is exactly what I felt when picking this shade for the room along with white and some touches of rose pink!
France herself is nothing short of glorious! and residing by the southern French coasts whilst traveling around Provence and Paris was all the inspiration I'll ever need for this room indeed! 💖
Let's walk in, shall we?
I'll lead the way 😉...
First up we've got the entrance, or as I like to call it, the petit foyer. The very first thing you'll encounter upon walking in will be a set of six Kerrie Hess fashion illustrations, set in gold frames, accompanied by some luscious pink blooms sitting on this vintage style rounded wood side table. This will offer a peek into the desk area as well, but I'll save that for later!
Next, you'll see the sitting area, laying against a wall of turquoise and white wallpaper. This is perhaps about the third time I use damask in one of my bedrooms! I feel it's positively timeless as well as serene; and will always be.
Continuing with the French theme, I've include these Louis XIV style chairs and coffee table, that were originally brown but I had repainted to match the rest of the furniture. I needed a rug for this area but I didn't want to add any more colours or patterns, so a white faux fur rug really was the perfect choice.
As I like to believe, you can never go wrong with a bit of gold! Plus, I have consistently been a fan of adding mirrors to a space as a way to visually expand the room and optimise natural light. By angling the large mirror upwards, you'll be able to create the illusion of depth and highlight other components in the room.
On the table, what better than some more pink blooms and a couple of illustrated coffee table books to skim through !
The candle in the gold bird cage served as our third major component to our rule of three in terms of design 😃🌸
Tip: In decor, odd numbers always devise interest by their lack of symmetry and imbalance.
Moving on to my favourite space ! The bed area !
When planning for the room, I couldn't decide between having stripes or damask; so I thought to myself, "Let's have both, why not?"
But not together of course! We kept only this wall striped, to be balanced by plain coloured walls in between and have the damask wall on the opposing side.
I've had this bed and night stand set for over ten years now, my mother had them made for me by a carpenter when I grew tired of my old bed and wanted something more "grown up", if you will 😉
To fill in space at the sides, I opted for some tall bedside lamps that I found at an antique shop;
I had the shades reupholstered to match the cream coloured linens.
Onwards is an absolute essential! The hair and makeup area!!
Every girl needs a proper vanity, doesn't she ?
If you ever walk into my room, you're very much likely to encounter a world of items scattered on and around my vanity as I rush out in the mornings or pamper in the middle of the day!
To fill in the adjacent wall space, I went with this gorgeous black and white Grace Kelly Illustration by Kerrie Hess.
And don't forget my vintage pink phone for a pop of colour!
Last but not least is my desk area, where I spend hours upon hours working, and actually really do look forward to my time here.
You really didn't think we were done with the illustrations ? .. Did you?
This time a horizontal frame was the way to go in order to follow the symmetry of the desk!
I try to not pile on too many items on my desk, and simply added a decorative wooden Eiffel Tower and little gold storing chest, along with a tall golden lamp and some stationery.
The final touch that really seemed to complete the room what this darling crystal pink chandelier! She's certainly present and glowing, yet without taking the spotlight.
Sadly, our room tour has now come to an end. But worry not, as you'll be seeing plenty more of it in future posts!
Thank you all for following through this journey with me as I created the room of my dreams!!
I would love for you to tell me what bedroom elements are the most important to you and how you add personality to your space! Are you more into planning/designing or you like to put the room together as you go?
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