Berkshire Life - - HOME IN ON DESIGN -

We now have the builder back on board and are pro­gress­ing ren­o­va­tions on a large fam­ily home in Cookham. The liv­ing room will be trans­formed into a more com­fort­able, re­lax­ing space, plus the playroom and study re­worked to suit the ever-chang­ing fam­ily re­quire­ments. We are just start­ing a master bed­room, again in Cookham, and I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing with my clients on these projects. Other on­go­ing projects are be­ing ac­ces­sorised with light­ing, rugs and fur­ni­ture – the fin­ish­ing touches be near light­ing). They can also make the space look big­ger and re­flect the view from the win­dow if placed in the right po­si­tion.

A tex­tured car­pet is warm and cosy for a bed­room, or at least a large rug. Soft, neu­tral colours work well in this room as they are re­lax­ing and easy on the eye. Soft fur­nish­ings for the win­dows are es­pe­cially im­por­tant – ei­ther cur­tains or blinds, depend­ing on the shape of the win­dow, and black­out lin­ings are usu­ally a good choice as they pre­vent the light from get­ting through the fab­ric. It may be an idea to up­grade the radiators if you have the older bulkier ones – there’s a great range of flat panel ones avail­able now that look in­cred­i­bly stylish, ei­ther placed un­der win­dows (usu­ally the cold­est part of the room) or where they won’t af­fect the use of walls.

Don’t forget the fin­ish­ing touches for this room ei­ther as you spend a lot of time in it. Cush­ions, ar­tis­ti­cally ar­ranged, look very wel­com­ing and a throw across the foot of the bed re­ally fin­ishes the look; you could go for a stronger ac­cent colour here. Bed­ding too is so im­por­tant – both for the look and the feel. It is worth in­vest­ing in this – I love Quag­glotti (quagliotti­1933.it)

Do you have a favourite ho­tel that you have stayed at? Or seen some­thing on a web­site while brows­ing that you have fallen in love with? I can help you cre­ate the bed­room by sourc­ing sim­i­lar items for you. Email me a pho­to­graph or de­tails and we can recre­ate your per­fect space.

Visit san­draroth­wellinte­ri­ors.com and @san­draroth­well_in­te­ri­ors for more ideas and in­spi­ra­tion

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