Our wonderful client, Amanda asked us to help with 5 rooms in her beautiful new home. She needed help with everything from layouts to finishing touches. We've absolutely loved working on this project - so much so that our designers voted the living room design in their top 5 from 2022.

As a completely online design service, we love the opportunity of a photoshoot day so that we get to see how brilliantly our client has implemented the design! This time we also created a little house tour film where interior designer Lucy, talks through the decisions she made throughout.

 

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Amanda's house tour

Neutral home transformationImage Credit: My Bespoke Room.

 

Here's what Amanda felt about the process: "I think the fact I've come back so many times says it all! Lucy is so well tuned in to our style and I always have 100% confidence I am going to immediately love her designs. I actually can't imagine the amount of time and hassle it has saved me vs trying to do it myself. The shopping service is fab too - nothing more exciting than all the boxes turning up at the door!"

 

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The Living Room

This room is a lovely big space with great natural light. But with big spaces can come big problems! It can be very difficult to create a cosy atmosphere in spaces this expansive. However,  designer Lucy was armed with her 20 years of experience and knew exactly where to begin meeting the client's needs, starting with the layout. Lucy cleverly brought in all the seating towards the middle of the room centred around a gorgeous vintage rug below a statement ceiling light. This made the seating area feel more intimate and avoided the family having to shout across the room at each other!

She then added sideboards and tables around the edges of the room with sculptural lamps for all important low-level, ambient lighting. 

 

Neutral, cottage-core living room

 

Neutral cottage-core living room

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Amanda wanted to stay neutral with the colour palette and so Lucy dotted in touches of soft, muted colour like the sage greens and earthy pinks in the soft furnishings as well as subtly in the artwork.

Neutral schemes can often look quite cold and unwelcoming and so natural materials and texture are very important to weave in. The wooden sideboard and timber side tables provide added warmth and the pops of green in the planting around the room bring it all together.

 

Neutral living room before and afterImage Credit: My Bespoke Room

 

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The Playroom

Neutral play room design

 

Neutral living room with blue sofa

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This room was the first that Lucy transformed for this client because it had several functions and was used throughout the day by the children as a playroom in the day, and then adults as an entertaining and chill-out space in the evenings. That meant it needed to be incredibly functional with lots of storage for toys but also stylish and comfortable. 

The deep blue corner sofa works not only as seating but also as a room divider, visually separating this area from the the kitchen / diner. To hide the back of the sofa, Lucy added this stunning fluted sideboard that provided even more storage.

 

Neutral playroom with blue sofa design

Blue and pink playroomImage Credit: My Bespoke Room

The star of the show in this room has to be the seriously stylish kids' storage. It has open shelving so that their daughter's favourite toys are always within reach. Closed storage as well as rattan baskets provide much-needed places to hide away the mess at the end of the day when the room transforms into an adult space. 

 

Minamlist play room designImage Credit: My Bespoke Room

 

The Home Office

Bespoke fitted bookcase for home office

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An important task in this home office was the maximise the storage and so Lucy suggested adding some built-in storage across the end wall. She suggested plenty of closed storage to hide all the messy paperwork and technology like printers that we don't need to see! She also added open storage as well with the shelves so that the client can style them with books, mementoes and family pictures.

The added bonus is that the beautiful, bold shelving provides a gorgeous backdrop to the client's Zoom calls!

 

Home office storage

 

On the opposite side of the room is the desk which sits next to the window - carefully located as natural light is very important in a home office. The space wasn't generous as the door swung inwards, so to save desk space Lucy sourced a wall light instead of a desk lamp. There are loads of fantastic plug-in options which don't require an electrician, so this can be a great cost-saver.

 

Minamlist home office with house plant

 

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The Main Bedroom

Grey and mustard master bedroom

 

Large grey and mustard bedroom

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The main bedroom has an incredible vaulted ceiling which makes the room feel super spacious. Similar to the living room however, all that lovely space can be a problem when you want a cosy vibe. Bedrooms are just such spaces when it comes to getting some shut-eye. 

Dark walls or ceilings can work really well to achieve this and warm up a space but Amanda loves neutral schemes and so Lucy employed all her other tricks of the trade! She layered in lots of soft furnishings on the bed, sofa as well as a wonderfully textured boucle dressing table chair. The large rug was a must. It adds warmth but it also helps to frame the bed in the centre of the room and break up the eye when it takes in all that open floor space.

Low-level lighting was also essential to create a warm, cosy feeling at night. Simply switch off the big ceiling light and turn on the floor and table lamps to draw you down lower into the space and make the vaulted ceiling less cavernous. 

 

Grey and mustard bedroom moodboard

 

Grey master bedroom

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Little Girls' Bedroom

Neutral childrens bedroom with pops of colour

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With a new baby on the way and a move into the 'big room', it was really important that their daughter had the bedroom of her dreams with plenty of space to play and call her own. 

We're all a little obsessed with the shade of pink that Lucy sourced for the room! It's feminine without being sickly sweet. She chose to contrast the pink with baby blue dotted around the room. The decision to only paint three-quarters of the wall also keeps the room fresh and modern.

 

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Pink childrens bedroom with gold accents

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Meet the designer, Lucy

Online interior designer Lucy HendersonImage Credit: My Bespoke Room

Lucy is our fabulous Head of Interior Design and a familiar face on our blog. Take a peak inside her amazing home here!

With a degree in Interior Architecture and almost 20 years in the Interior Design industry, Lucy knows how to get the best out of a space and loves to help clients make their house a home!

With many large-scale bar, restaurant and residential projects under her belt, it’s fair to say Lucy knows what it takes to bring a space to life. Nowhere more so than her own self-build in sunny Southbourne. Experienced, knowledgeable and a font of design expertise, Lucy leads the team here at My Bespoke Room. A bonafide gin connoisseur, Lucy also loves nothing better than a rummage through local vintage shops for hidden gems.

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