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Juggling the demands of a growing family and an interior-design business, Nicole Salvesen updated her south London house to increase the feeling of space with bright colours and more streamlined rooms. Bed quilts from Molly Mahon add colour in Nicole’s daughters’ bedroom.
A twin attic bedroom has cosy bedding in Emma Burns’ former stables that she has converted into a weekend retreat. She has put into practice the principles that now guide her professional work as a designer at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.
Four-poster beds with pale pink bedding and ‘Mistletoe’ muslin create the perfect country bedroom. Being well-versed in decorating country homes, Fiona Shelburne knew she wanted to turn this Hampshire house into a family-orientated home. She used an English country-house style with a contemporary twist to create a cosy family space. The twin beds follow this traditional style while adding height to the room. The muslin from Simon Playle adds light and playfulness to the space; the curtains are in ‘Delphos Aqua’ from Jane Churchill.
Think creatively when it comes to arranging furniture, especially in a shared children’s room. Beds don’t have to be side by side, as designer Kate Earle demonstrates with this design.
Taken from the April 2012 issue of House & Garden.
After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland in France’s Tarn region, Anne Halsey bought a French farmhouse retreat there and enlisted the help of the decorator to create a relaxed space perfect for entertaining. This twin bedroom is decorated with a pastel pink colour palette and features white gauzy canopies, which are often adored by children (particularly those who like princesses). The subtle scheme is ideal for young and teenage girls alike as this style is both fun and ‘grown-up’.
The children’s bedroom at the Playa Grande Beach Club is furnished with twin canopy beds dressed in a playful mix of pretty, sophisticated fabrics. The bed canopies are an easy bit of decorative DIY to recreate at home – simply wire a length of fabric to the ceiling of the room. Vintage leather trunks at the foot of the bed are the perfect place for chucking toys at the end of the day.
In the children’s room of Nori Starck’s Venetian apartment, tall, padded headboards emphasise the height of the ceiling with its painted beams.
Taken from the January 2009 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Olinda Adeane.
The twin beds in one of the children’s rooms of Harriet Logan and Mark Faulkner’s home are the ‘Mini’, by Zanotta. Interior designer Andrew Fossey and Chris Dyson Architects were behind the renovation of the Georgian property in Spitalfields in London’s East End. Harriet and Mark are the co-founders of Woop Studios, which designs and sells limited-edition prints via an online gallery.
Taken from the October 2011 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Nicole Swengley.