Calming, nature-inspired guest bedroom

Bringing the outside in, modern scandinavian bedroom with wooden lampshade. Interior design in Bristol, Bath and the South West.

Calming, nature-inspired guest bedroom

The brief

Modern interior bedroom design requires a great brief to start the process. Part of a suite of three Georgian top-floor rooms, the brief was to create a unique scheme for each with a modern look and feel.

The solution

I was inspired by the views from this very top floor, front-facing room, overlooking a Georgian square, filled with trees and shrubs. Taking this as my theme, I brought the outside in and created a modern, nature-inspired interior design scheme.

The room needed a focal point. I chose a stunning wallpaper, created in 1959, but surprisingly modern and contemporary. This calming print sets the tone for the rest of the space which is painted in Tracery II by Little Greene.

A key element of the design was the choice of a pillow-style headboard bed, custom upholstered in a Raf Simons fabric. I chose luxury Harrison Spinks mattresses which added a layer of comfort and quality, enhancing the overall sleeping experience.

The client didn’t need lots of storage for these occasional use rooms, so a simple but elegant hanging rail was the solution, and there are natural oak bedside tables and a desk, with a swivel chair upholstered to match the bed.

In terms of lighting. only ceiling spotlights existed which weren’t ideal for a bedroom. I added pendant lighting with a Tom Raffield oak fitting, plus simple white bedside wall lights for reading, and changed switches for dimmers.

I used simple crisp, white hotel-quality bedding, topped with a velvet bedspread for colder nights. Contemporary scatter cushions in both a geometric design and organic stripe (to evoke the wallpaper), complete the bed. A simple linen fabric from Fermoi was chosen for the blinds in a complementary green shade.

The room is styled with organic framed prints, potted plants, travel books, and other decorative items and has been transformed into a welcoming guest retreat.

Interior Design services on this project: Room concept and design/ Decorative scheme / Space planning / Lighting / Sourcing furniture, accessories, and plants / Styling / Curtains and blinds / Managing trades / Art sourcing

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