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To refurnish the private areas of the interior of this house and redecorate using pastel colours and a theme based on a Sanderson fabric called ‘Summer Palace’. As the client had recently suffered a bereavement the emphasis in this design was on softness, comfort and support and making the most of a limited space.


  • Redecorate two small bedrooms, a corridor and bathroom
  • Replacing flooring and light fittings
  • Sourcing new furniture as well as repurposing a few smaller pieces

I wanted to create a comfortable interior with a hint of luxury using pastel colours, wall to wall carpets, and floral fabrics for a relaxed, colourful and pretty interior that integrates well with the cottage property.

This theme serves to distract the eye from the tiny, cramped, limited space so that the focus is on colour, pattern and detail. Plump pillows, high quality cut pile carpet, lots of fabric and plenty of scatter cushions not only add to the sense of comfort but also soften the acoustics.

There are fairy lights behind the softly pleated fabric used to create a headboard behind the head of the bed using cold LED lights for safety. The fabric is repurposed from the original curtains, gives the optical illusion of more height in the room, and adds a more comfortable feel.

Although not visible in the photos, the walls in both bedrooms were painted using a special paint effect called colour washing to add some subtle texture. Radiators are painted the same colour as the walls to make them disappear which is ideal for small spaces.