MAKEOVER: PICTURE PERFECT
Dramatic colours and stylish accessories turned this bedroom from bland to Pinterest-worthy
Dramatic colours and accessories transform a bland bedroom
“OUR BEDROOM was dull and characterless,” say the owners of this bedroom in a Jo’burg townhouse. “It was just a large open space and we didn’t know what to do with it.”
HOW THIS SPACE WENT FROM DRAB TO FAB The couple called on Kirsten Lloyd of Lo-Ki Interiors to help them create a bedroom where they would wake up feeling happy and comfortable every day.
“When I asked them what they had in mind, they immediately said it had to look like it belonged on Pinterest,” says Kirsten. They also wanted a neutral scheme that would suit both husband and wife – not too masculine or too feminine.
Kirsten started by painting the wall behind the bed in Bovine 47 from Plascon and chose an off-white for the rest of the walls. “We wanted something fairly timeless and not too on-trend,” she explains. To establish a cosy feel, she opted for an upholstered bed with a buttoned headboard. To soften the grey, she introduced an end bench upholstered in a jewel-toned velvet, along with soft blue scatters. The blush pink scatter cushion was inspired by the colour of proteas, which her clients love.
Instead of bedside lamps, she installed low-hanging pendant lights, which add a design accent and keep the pedestals clutter free. Three copper hexagon shelves above the bed echo their geometric shape.
“NOW THE ROOM is just what we wanted. We love everything from the curtains to the bed, rug and art. We asked for simplicity with a touch of luxury, which is exactly what Kirsten gave us,” say the owners. THIS SPREAD, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
The headboard is covered in Loyal Silver from Hertex. The pedestals are from @home and the bed was custom made. The pink scatter cushion is made up in Grand Canal Blush, also from Hertex. The floor-toceiling curtains in Whatnot’s Cayenne Overcast 8 give the illusion of height.
Echoing the design of the pendants from Arkivio are three hexagonal shelves custom made by Kuper and finished in antique copper. The throws are from @home.