The next in the series of room reveals is the blue eaves bedroom. This is the room that is requested by everyone before they come and stay and I can’t wait to be able to have friends over from LA, from London or from around the corner. It’s another eaves bedroom just like the Mary Poppins one but with a bit of a blue theme; there’s something so romantic about rooms built into the eaves and that’s why my blue eaves bedroom is one of my favourites.
We gave this whole room a new lease of life and turned what had been a small office into a cosy room. Our builder explained that we could open up the whole ceiling (as it wasn’t load bearing) and so we created this wonderful arched ceiling which I love. It also meant that we could make a feature of the little window and bring in a bit more light. Our builder made a window seat from a photo I had of something similar and made cushions out of the same fabric that I used on the headboard and bed valance, a beautiful fabric called Folly in Peacock Blue by Veere Grenney.
I matched the blue on the Folly fabric to the ladder stitch on bedlinen by Sarah K who does lots of personalisation so you can get all sorts of colours. The throw and blind are both from Johnstons of Elgin and they show how I was really playing around with shades of blue! The bamboo bedside table is the same one as in the Mary Poppins room which I got from a friend. The shell dish was found in an antique shop in Santa Barbara- the room is a real collection of things from all over.
The walls are Bone by Farrow & Ball which we had used elsewhere in the house, on all the landings and in the hall. It’s a stony colour that is neutral without being cold. I found lots of pictures and frames from antique shops and a couple of frames have postcards in as they were the perfect size! There’s also a wonderful cow print which was given to me by my godfather and I love how it works with the blues in the room.
The final touch is the gorgeous Victoria Davenport desk that’s also an antique and I’ve added a little chair which I reupholstered in the leftover Vine Flower by Penny Morrison that we used for our Master Bedroom curtains. I can’t wait to have people to stay in this room- it’s cosy and special, just like I hoped it would be and I’m excited for people to enjoy it!