Children’s bed­rooms and what’s in and out for 2019

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This bed­room is in a listed Ge­or­gian rec­tory in Ox­ford­shire that its own­ers use as a week­end home. As part of the ren­o­va­tion, they de­cided to add some per­son­al­ity to the anony­mous in­te­rior and en­listed the help of the de­sign­ers Katie Glais­ter and henry Miller Robin­son of Kh de­sign.

‘The brief was to cre­ate a bed­room with a ro­man­tic princess theme, dec­o­rated in their daugh­ter’s favourite shade of pink,’ says henry. The walls were sub­se­quently painted in Ed­ward Bul­mer’s Cuisse de Nym­phe Emue (01544 388535; www.ed­ward­bul­mer­ ‘The soft, dusty-pink shade was in­spired by the sub­tle pink of old English roses.’

A pair of coronets, found in a junk shop in Wales, is the cen­tre­piece of the de­sign; each is hung with a flow­ing muslin drape trimmed with sa­muel & sons Lan­caster Fan Edge (www.samue­land­; 020–7351 5153) and tied with satin rib­bons; the ex­tra-tall pink vel­vet-up­hol­stered head­boards en­hance the re­gal feel of the scheme. Child-size beds were made spe­cially for the room and fit­ted with an­tique bun feet.

The scheme in­cludes other un­usual finds, in­clud­ing a vin­tage wall mir­ror and an ap­ple-shaped pouffe. ‘We like to use pieces that seem as if they’ve been with the fam­ily for years,’ says Katie. ‘it’s the eclec­tic nature that makes a room feel like home.’

At the win­dow are cur­tains han­dem­broi­dered in a pas­toral de­sign: Chelsea Tex­tiles’ Count­ing Sheeps linen (020– 7584 0111; www.chelsea­tex­, spe­cially made with ex­tra pink blos­som wo­ven into the de­sign to co-or­di­nate with the room scheme.

‘We al­ways try to plan for the fu­ture in a child’s bed­room,’ says Katie. ‘in years to come, as the lit­tle girl grows, it will be easy to pick out other colours from the cur­tains to re­dec­o­rate the room.’ Amelia Thorpe K&H De­sign (020–7736 3610; www. kand­hde­

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