Some of you may recognise this bedroom! Earlier this week, we worked with the fantastic Igor from Happy Interior Blog to bring you this post about styling one bedroom three ways. But we just had so many cool photos (and a dinky little video) still left, that we wanted to share them with you.
Choosing to paint a room in a neutral or white shade can initially feel underwhelming and void of creative spirit. The blank canvas, however, is something we advocate – allowing us to practice our namesake in the literal sense by layering colours, textures and patterns using accessories and decorative pieces. This allows the transformation of a space with ease.
If we come across beautiful cushions or accessories in a sale or at a market, we often pick them up even if we don’t have a specific use for them right at that point. We are forever shaking things up at home, if we had a penny for the times that we suddenly develop ironman strength to lug a piece of furniture to a different corner! But it’s the accessories, soft furnishing and decorative bits that mean a space can be transformed without spending valuable cash on new furniture or expensive pieces.
So we took our white guest room and created three very different looks by swapping around the predominant colours and accompanying textures.
Look 1 – Going for gold
Bringing in small elements of natural wood to this look was the real triumph. It stops the white and gold from looking too much and adds warmth into the room.
Transforming Look 1 into Look 2
Before we do these shoots, we usually have a plan for each of the themes. We gather the props together for each look and have an idea where everything is going to do. Often though, when things are in situ we need to move, tweak and get rid of things altogether. In this case, we filmed ourselves getting the first version of the shot swapped from the first to the second look. Add in some behind the scenes tweaking once the video has stopped and then we’re ready to go – ta da!
Look 2 – Feeling blue (and not in a bad way)
The artwork in this look really just pulls everything together. The blue lady with the apple works perfectly with all of the accessories and soft furnishings, whilst the quirky print of the Queen seems to reign over the whole scheme. The print is called Lightness of Being by Chris Levine – a work that we’ve loved for ages.
Look 3 – Pink and fruity
The existing French antique furniture in this room mean that it is never really going to be anything other than quite a girly space – and in this look we fully embrace that!
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