Dra­matic colours and stylish ac­ces­sories turned this bed­room from bland to Pin­ter­est-wor­thy

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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.

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