‘We wanted a lux­ury ho­tel vibe’

Josie and Craig Daniels planned their bed­room redo around the show­stop­per bed of their dreams and a need for some se­ri­ous stor­age

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HOW JOSIE and craig did IT

‘The ceil­ings and walls had been re­plas­tered and a new ra­di­a­tor fit­ted when we were ren­o­vat­ing the house, but the room still had a grubby old car­pet, no stor­age and no style! We found the ho­tel-style bed first, with a winged, but­toned headboard, and it in­spired the rest of the scheme. As the room had to ap­peal to both of us, it couldn’t be overly girlie or too mas­cu­line, so we struck a bal­ance with dark walls and fur­ni­ture, with pretty pale shades to brighten it. We de­cided to in­vest in fit­ted wardrobes, so went to a lo­cal show­room where a de­signer drew ex­actly what we needed. Once they were in, we laid a new car­pet, hung be­spoke cur­tains and moved in the fur­ni­ture. It’s full of in­ter­est­ing de­tails and is the per­fect retreat!’

WHAT I’VE learned “Choose a wall colour that makes your fur­ni­ture stand out. I had set my heart on grey for the walls, but the bed was the same tone, so I went for Far­row & Ball’s Inchyra Blue, which works per­fectly with the bed and the dark-wood fur­ni­ture”

CAR­RY­ING THE COLOUR UP­WARDS MAKES THE CEIL­ING SEEM HIGHERPainted cov­ing

FRAME THE BED TO MAKE IT THE FO­CUS low-hung prints

‘THE MOODY COLOURS MAKE THE ROOM SNUG, WHILE THE WALL LIGHTS GIVE IT THE HO­TEL LOOK WE WANTED.’ Wall light, £165, House Doctor

‘I LOVE HOW THE LIT­TLE DE­TAILS HAVE GIVEN THE ROOM A FIVE-STAR LOOK, SUCH AS THE METAL­LIC DRAWER KNOBS AND THE TOUCHES OF BRASS.’ Dress­ing ta­ble, £1,000, Fitzger­alds In­te­ri­ors. Mar­ble lamp, £90, Deben­hams

‘THE WAL­NUT WARDROBES, MATCH­ING BED­SIDE TA­BLES AND DRESS­ING TA­BLE WERE AN EX­TRAV­A­GANCE, BUT THEY ARE BEAU­TI­FULLY CRAFTED AND WILL LAST US A LIFE­TIME. THE WARDROBES WERE DE­SIGNED IN­SIDE TO SUIT OUR SPE­CIFIC NEEDS.’ Wardrobes, from £4,500; bed­side ta­ble, £600; both Fitzger­alds In­te­ri­ors

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