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
I’ve been in love with the photography of Stacey Weaver of justsouthwest.com 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.