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“Light­ing is re­ally im­por­tant in an open-plan space and build­ing an ex­ten­sion is a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity to tai­lor things to suit you. But you have to plan ahead and know what your lay­out is go­ing to be first”

Karen has used two greys in the main bed­room, to ‘zone’ spa­ces: a darker shade for the dress­ing area by the back wall, and a mid tone on the par­ti­tion wall – the per­fect back­drop for her plush fea­ture headboard.

buy the key pieces

Walls painted in Dimpse and Mole’s Breath mod­ern emul­sion, both £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Far­row & Ball. For sim­i­lar headboard fab­ric, try Ar­ca­dia, £108 per m, F&P In­te­ri­ors. Croft Col­lec­tion Camp­bell wall light, £75, John Lewis

Gi­ant head­boards

Prac­ti­cal, com­fort­able – and a fea­ture wall. Karen’s is cov­ered in shiny vel­vet

KAREN’S DRESS­ING TA­BLE WAS A RECLA­MA­TION-YARD FIND, TEAMED WITH A REUPHOLSTERED VIN­TAGE CHAIR

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