There is nothing quite so satisfying to know that when a project has been accomplished to its full potential then you know it has been done properly. In a medium sized property just outside Ware in Hertfordshire, my client Gillian and I discussed a new design for her bedroom. The brief underlined a dilemma. Original thoughts of working with existing furnishings and fittings were first mulled over and a mood board was presented to highlight its possibilities, but I sensed that Gillian’s thoughts to make do and use past furnishings may change. Sure enough she decided to shake away the tired look of her old bedroom, take the bull by its horns and replace it with a chic and modern space.
We kick started the challenge by discussing key questions such as colour and style and use of room which was to be used only for sleeping and relaxing and my client yearned for pastel blues. Metallics and reflectiveness surfaces were also high on the wish list. A definite out with the traditional and in the with the modern, the ambience should be elegant and subtleness of Art Deco. Plain sailing from here on in, we kept only the bedside cabinets which were an excellent element to build on for the deco theme, and to add to the boutique feel added a chic faux leather head board. The curtains with a double pleat heading were made up in a sateen from Camengo.