“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