This is our bedroom. It's actually quite similar to our old bedroom, but the London version!
The curtains came from the old house as I definitely didn’t want to part with them, and my curtain lady cleverly elongated them. I bought extra fabric from Penny Morrison (it’s called Vine Flower) and she added a seam along the base that is pretty much invisible. It’s a misconception that you can’t make curtains longer: just add some of the same material, or create a border with a contrasting fabric, and you can usually make them work in a different space.
The paint is the same as in our bedroom before- Lichen by Farrow & Ball– it’s a perfect green as it’s really warm and pairs very well with my antiques! The bed is from Soho Home and the bedding is from my favourite Sarah K Designs; we went for her new Ditsy Print in Ruby. It’s the sweetest little pattern without being too girly, 100% cotton and has tie fastenings instead of poppers which I love. The white square pillows are the trusty White Company.
I always like to dress up bedside tables, so we’ve got a little lamp and shade from Pooky on Mackenzie’s side and on mine, a hand painted night lamp with a scalloped shade that are both from Ebay. These were both new to our bedroom and I quite like that they don’t match. The little handwoven dishes are from Rebecca Udall, Mackenzie has coins in his and I have earrings in mine. I’ve also got the Pomander Dyptique candle, a scent which I adore, particularly in the Winter.
One thing I did love in our bedroom in the old house was my little antique chair that we used as a mini table. I’ve put a couple of design books on it, including ‘La Dolce Vita’ full of incredible Slim Aarons photography. The tallboy which you might remember from Honor’s previous room fits perfectly into an alcove next to fireplace…I love it when that happens. On top of it I’ve put a china lamp base from Ebay under a cream lamp shade with red piping by Alice Palmer. We have a few of her handmade lampshades in the house, they’re gorgeous.
I’ve kept the fireplace itself quite simple: two Tamegroute candlesticks from Birdie Fortescue with hand-marbled candles from Violet Rose Living. I love these candlesticks; Tamegroute is a small village on the Saharan side of Morocco and they’re famous for this beautiful green pottery. I think it’s the perfect shade for the room as it pairs so well with the Farrow & Ball paint.
There’s a really lovely sunny corner in the other end of the room beside the window and I used my old OKA armchair to go in it (which used to be in Honor's playroom), with a mustard ruffle cushion from Westcot House. It’s already one of my cosy little reading corners. On the table is a glazed terracotta lamp by Alice Palmer with a wavy beige lampshade from the Munro and Kerr x A Considered Space collaboration. They do regular drops which sell out in minutes, so do follow them if you like it, I’m completely in love.