How to style a bed

NZ House & Garden - - SPECIAL FEATURE / BEDDING -

Ac­cord­ing to Ben Breb­ner from Thread De­sign, there are six el­e­ments in a per­fectly styled bed. “A great bed­room starts with the per­fect base colour.” Then sharpen it up with a folded back crisp white sheet, add tex­ture, nat­u­ral fi­bres and pops of pat­tern and frame the whole lot with Euro pil­lows.

Bronte Chad­wick of Bak­sana says her top tip is to play with tex­tures and co­or­di­nat­ing ac­ces­sories. “We love mix­ing dif­fer­ent fi­bres like linen with cot­ton, putting a wo­ven bed­spread on a smooth cot­ton du­vet and fin­ish­ing the look with waf­fle Euro pil­low­cases.”

“I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant that your bed­room is a calm place to visit,” says Kerry Jack­son of MM Linen. “Fo­cus on soft flo­rals so your bed­room feels like a serene place. I think in­vest­ing in re­ally good qual­ity du­vet in­ners is a must; beau­ti­ful goose down that is light feel­ing but has warmth.” And her ul­ti­mate bed­room ac­ces­sory? “I al­ways leave a note­book on my bed­side ta­ble.” >

THIS PAGE (from top) So­ci­ety bed­ding is made in Mi­lan, Italy and al­lows mix­ing and match­ing; bot­tom sheet Nite fit­ted in cot­ton $450, top sheet Rem linen $570, Saten du­vet cover $1125, Tiub cash­mere and silk blan­ket $1870, Mono bouclé wool and al­paca throw $790, Ramié printed pil­low­case $350 for a pair, Rem linen pil­low­case $215 and Rem linen cush­ion $215, all from Al­fresco Inex­te­rior Liv­ing, al­fres­co­l­iv­ing.co.nz. Mezzo stor­age bed with lift-up frame and slats from $4339 ex­clud­ing mat­tress and de­pen­dent on fab­ric from BoCon­cept, bocon­cept.com.

‘Beds are a lit­tle less stacked with cush­ions these days, but most of our clients have at least four pil­lows. Men of­ten like linen pil­low­cases, women cot­ton’ – Carol Mor­timer, Al­fresco Inex­te­rior Liv­ing

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