Penthouse refurbishment in London’s Financial District.Contemporary Bedroom, London
Photographer: Philip Vile
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Pros and cons of natural fillings‘Natural fillers are put on a pedestal for a reason,’ says Hunt. ‘Nature provides us with a range of strong, durable and incredibly versatile materials: from the fluffiest, cosiest feather and down, to nature’s own temperature control, in wool, and even its own answer to hypoallergenic problems – silk. Whichever material you opt for, the advantage of using a natural material is the quality, meaning it will last for years to come.’ The disadvantage, however, is that a natural duvet will cost more than a synthetic version, but Hunt argues that the additional investment will be outweighed by the positives.
Stop being so serious!Grey is much-used and much-loved as a neutral tone that creates an effortlessly sophisticated feel, but if all that calm elegance does not quite express your personality, add a bright colour on a sculptural piece of furniture. Suddenly, you have a focal point and a playful detail cleverly combined in one piece.
The second bedroom continues the fairly neutral scheme, interrupted by a vibrant Jorge Pensi stool in pistachio green. Once again, full-height windows are adorned with ripple-fold linen curtains that hang elegantly just above the carpet. The Foscarini Tosca bedside lamps feature a small circular plate as the base for holding valuables, and the shades are made out of glass. Magnum bed, Flexform. Blanket, Urbanara. Hummingbird cushion, Natural History. Bedside cabinet, Lema. Tosca lamps, Foscarini at Design Shop UK.
Create a little heat between the sheetsIf a change of duvet isn’t enough, this could also be the time to add an electric blanket, or a hot-water bottle that can be left to warm the foot of your bed in the evening.Get more cosy bedroom ideas