Positioned in the lower ground floor of an imposing Victorian house,  with a bay window to the front, this room had an unusual detail of a ledge running along the wall where the head of the bed would go.

To me this was an ideal wallpapering opportunity! I love how it doesn’t feel too busy around the bed/bedside tables area because the pattern is contained within the recessed area above headboard height.

This allowed us to be creative with the bedside tables (and lamps) – they don’t match! On one side we’ve got a white mid-century style drawer unit and on the other, a simple table with an iron base and tiled top.


Apart from the navy blue patterned wallpaper, stained oak headboard and the dark grey velvet chair, the rest of the furnishings are all quite neutral and restful in tone. We even painted an existing wooden chest in a distressed grey finish – à la Annie Sloan. A variety of textures and a few hints of a dusky coral colour in the cushions and the feather pendant light add contrast and warmth to the room.