DESIGN 2: KYAL & KARA
Kyal and Kara’s first impression of Alicia and Harry’s bedroom was that it desperately needed colour and texture, so they thought a Moroccan theme would be the perfect fit for bringing back romance.
“As Harry and Alicia’s bedroom is so large, we decided to zone it,” says Kara. “We moved the bed closer to the window and created a seating area as you walk into the room.” The pair built an L-shaped box seat that also functions as storage (see box, right), using supplies from Bunnings.
Keeping Alicia’s allergies in mind, Kara and Kyal chose easy-to-clean wooden furniture in neutral tones and added soft furnishings and accessories to tell the Moroccan tale. A variety of cushions with different textures, pots, candles and lanterns, all from Zanui, help to create the exotic feel. Plants and flowers were also used to add a splash of colour.
“The main goal was to spice things up and bring back the romance and I think we’ve done that with all the colour and texture we brought into the room,” says Kyal. Alicia and Harry agree. “It’s really inviting and warm,” says Alicia. “When you walk in, you feel like you can unwind and relax straightaway. It feels like an escape.”
Flip it! It’s amazing what moving furniture can do – with the bed position changed, this room has really opened up and now includes a handy seating area and a wall length of storage space. AFTER BEFORE
Touch of class The mirrored glass and open design of the bedside tables helps to create the illusion of space. AFTER
(Clockwise from top left) Valuca Designs Moroccan leather pouf cover in White, $129, from Valuca. J Elliot Home Laurent round jute rug in Black, $109.95, from Zanui. Bubble hammered aluminium bullet vase in Silver, large, $119, from Living Styles. Baw Baw throw in Indigo, $49, from Ardour Wolf Design. Faux leather cushion in Tan, $29.99, from Spotlight.
A basic bed can be glammed up with a bedhead – this shapely one is timber and linen. AFTER