An earthy bed­room

Fresh as a blos­som, this el­e­gant scheme al­lows the qui­etly ab­sorb­ing wall art to take cen­tre stage. Linen in soft­est li­lac and stone green and a vase of wild grasses fin­ish the look

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Styling by Alex Walls. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Bayly and Moore.

I’ve been in love with the pho­tog­ra­phy of Stacey Weaver of just­south­ for quite some time. Her beau­ti­ful, quiet pho­to­graphic prints of a sin­gle flower, of­ten on the brink of de­cay and set against a sump­tu­ous ink-black back­ground, in­vite you to drink in ev­ery ragged leaf edge and nu­ance of pe­tal colour. Her gor­geous images in­spired me to put to­gether an ul­tra-sim­ple bed­room de­sign that would be per­fect for a spring makeover.

To cre­ate a truly unique look for a bed­room set­ting, I in­vited Stacey to col­lab­o­rate with me on a stun­ning flo­ral com­po­si­tion or two that would work with any shade of bed­li­nen. To my de­light, Stacey made her way up from Christchurch to the Big(ger) Smoke and we spent a lovely day play­ing around with spring fo­liage and flow­ers. The re­sults of that day are the four beau­ti­ful flo­ral prints pic­tured op­po­site.

For this bed­room re­veal I chose the two prints with the black back­ground and then se­lected the per­fect white to ac­com­mo­date the light­ing and pal­ette I had in mind – and, of course, it also lets the drama of the prints be the hero of the room. I could have picked some re­ally bright – or dark – bed­li­nen, but this muted stone green and li­lac are a per­fect match for the blooms in the art prints and en­sure that the room doesn’t feel too dark or clut­tered, es­pe­cially as we en­ter spring.

I’m re­ally lov­ing the room’s sim­plic­ity and lack of or­na­men­ta­tion; far from be­ing sparse, it feels el­e­gant and com­plete. Less is more.

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