A gloomy weather forecast for the weekend always makes me crave a cosy bedroom. Here's my advice for making your space the ultimate in simple luxury.
A weekend sleep-in is on the horizon and the rainy forecast makes this part of the home extra special and inviting. For me, I can't go past linen sheets – in fact I have picked up a couple of vintage sets from France alone. That's my advice for your starting point, but from there you can have a lot of fun playing with other textures here.
Some people collect magnets (which I'm not encouraging) or postcards, make your collection personal and aesthetically pleasing so you can show it off for guests once home, and have a reminder for you. A travel shrine. Hung by the bed, they can also protect you while you're sleeping and ward off bad dreams. I personally pick up textiles all over the world because they pack flat and travel easily – don't be shy to change them regularly, it transforms your room through a colour palette.
When I visited Indochine, many of the temples, shrines and monasteries there were columns, both interior and exterior, painted in chalky black. Sometimes it was quite patchy and old; other times you could see it had been recently refreshed. It was layered with a gold paint stencil. It was this pattern that inspired my bed linen here. It's airy and light, just like the space. I'm not one for perfectly arranged throw pillows – slightly haphazard and casual is best in my book.
This simple wicker pendant sits low beside the bed. I personalised the store-bought shade by spray-painting a stripe (masking the area first in tape) in the perfect Amalfi blue, just like one of the wooden fishing boats beached at Positano.
Again in Indochine, a super-early morning saw us escaping out the back door of the resort to watch the sun rise and wander around the lakes. The waterlilies were welcoming the day and their pop of colour against a neutral background was heavenly. The imagery speaks in this bedroom. This bed is made from linens drawn from around the globe. I'll say it again – linen is luxury.