Chelsea CottageTraditional Bedroom, London
Mark Williams Photographer
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Play with patternPlain surfaces are often used to create an uncluttered feel, but it’s the pattern in this room that makes it look harmonious. Joy Flanagan Design used matching wallpaper and blind fabric to bring a repetitive element into the space and draw attention away from the asymmetrical architecture.The offset window and sloping walls are disguised by the cohesive pattern that covers the room, making the space appear less ‘cluttered’.
Play with symmetryIn an awkward space, a designer’s know-how can really come into its own. Take this guest room, for example – the space on either side of the window isn’t even, so design tricks have been used to make it work visually.The high bedside table helps to correct the balance, while the patterned surfaces draw the attention away from the uneven architecture.See more of this welcoming home with a warm, calm palette.
In the small guest bedroom, Joy used some clever tricks to make the most of the space. “The owners already had the twin beds, but I added curved headboards to soften the angular space,” she says. “We used pattern to unify the small area, and picked a diamond design that works with the angled walls.“It was important to pick the right scale of pattern,” she adds. “Also, the owners aren’t drawn to florals, so this pattern gives the room a traditional feel while pushing it towards contemporary.“The space either side of the window isn’t even, so we thought through the layout in order to help the eye accept it’s not symmetrical,” Joy explains. “The bedside table is higher to help that balance, and the patterned surfaces draw attention away from the architecture.”Les Rêves Collection wallpaper and fabric by Nina Campbell, available at Osborne & Little. Shop for bedroom décor on Houzz.