This bedroom has a quirky layout with views of the sea in the distance.
The ‘before’ photo below was taken in the summer time but it gives an idea of the basic space.
A salvaged bed which fits in the alcove perfectly but is brown and very varnished to start with.
The bed is taken apart degreased and sanded. Also the legs are heightened by 17inches – this provides extra storage beneath and better views of the sea.
We painted it in French grey mid by Little Greene, this paint is so fab, chalky but resilient. I couldn’t resist copper waxing the wooden bed knobs!
a shelf made from driftwood provide a practical place on high for a reading lamp, books etc.
a Pamela Leonard etching provides another picture window – a view you can get lost in.
the dressing room area has a make shift dressing table – that was one of my granny’s hall tables in a former life, the mirror we picked up in a second hand shop. The chair was fished out of a skip by my sister!
the chalkiness of the gorgeous little greene paint that has transformed the secondhand bed.
The dark paint in the alcove provides a snug, atmospheric area to drift to sleep.
While the rest of the room is calm and tranquil – full of little details to catch the eye.