As a seasoned traveller, I find hotels to be the height of interiors inspiration. Having designed a few spaces myself, I love how character can be added in various ways. This space is inspired by my trip to Galapagos. The wall's mural is like a postcard from a destination that can always be enjoyed, and the velvet bedhead adds the cosy factor.
If we're aiming for light & bright inspiration, I encourage you to be bold. Don't be afraid of colour. It doesn't necessarily mean bright or overwhelming. Here is has become its own neutral – a beautiful base to build the rest of your room around. It reminds me of driving high up into the clouds, surrounded by vivd green fields & mountains. This room also draws inspiration from a hotel room, as you have everything you need in a small space. Don't think you always have to do a formal arrangement. This is particularly useful in a studio.
You know I can't go past layering textiles. I think the possibilities are endless when you get creative with fabrics. My suitcase is often filled to the brim with folded textiles from here and there. Once you bring them home, all you need is imagination and tools to secure them. You can create amazing installation-style settings, as in this space. The colour and texture just jumps of these fabrics and creates a sanctuary that's still bright.
I like to take an unconventional approach to styling, so this space is grounded by the timber acting as a bedhead. Speaking of grounded, I kind of love the feeling of sleeping low to the ground. I find it comforting. The simple arrangement of bed linen makes the natural light the star of this space.
Furthering the unconventional approach, I find it's helpful to look beyond the basic purpose of a material. These timber palettes are reimagined as a bed base with a coat of brilliant blue and some creativity. I'm also not one for a crisply made up bed. Starch is not for me. I love the relaxed look – just so inviting. And the beautiful lantern above makes creates a soft light for reading before nodding off.