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Fresh, airy and calm: the requirements for this little hidden gem.

Residential Spare Bedroom

My client wanted her spare bedroom done up. As both her and her fiancé worked from home they both needed a desk/office space. That made their spare bedroom a dumping ground to make room for the two extra work surfaces. But that was changed quickly.


The client wanted a fresh, airy, bright and calm feeling so we went back to Charlotte’s roots and brought a Scandi touch with flair from Tulum, Mexico. 


Working with a lot of natural material like Linen, untreated pine, hemp, glass and metal, the colour scheme is pine and white, with gold and black details. The grey and pink brought an earthy feel in a calm relaxing way as the room needed a touch of colour. 


Working with only a three-figure budget, we sourced new bedding, shelves, lighting, furniture, mirror, headboard, curtain, bed side table and assorted furnishings.


In addition, with the client agreeing to a blank canvas approach, we had a fantastic opportunity to really go bananas with Charlotte's DIY enthusiasm. The client was really open to try fun DIY, so we built some great things: 


The headboard is made from an Ikea Ivar leg, some rattan and a nail gun.


The bed side lights are built from scratch from 2 plugs, 2 cables, light socket and 2 Ikea shelving brackets.


The bed side table is made with a long hemp string, an IKEA chopping board plus two metal hooks attached in the ceiling


Working with very natural materials was fantastic and it really showed when it was all finished that nature have created the most peaceful things in life.


Much of the budget actually went to the linen bedding but as we did a lot of DIY this helped us achieve an on-budget delivery.

A regular rattan headboard normally costs from £170 and upwards. This headboard costed £60 all in. 

The client has been travelling around the world and taken some incredible pictures that we wanted to implement and influenced the green in the room to be even closer to nature. 

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