Bedroom Makeover

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Over the past few weeks we've been working on giving our bedroom a bit of a makeover - and here's the reveal! Gone are the old sludgy grey green walls and instead we've opted for a clean monochrome look (with a hint of taupe) and lots of soft textiles to add texture and comfort.

You might remember that a little while ago I mentioned that Design Hunter was working on a couple of projects with The White Company. After my guest edit of their blog last month, in today's post I've selected a few items from their current collection and used them as finishing touches to complete our bedroom makeover project.

I shot the images myself using my old and fairly basic DSLR, and although my photography skills are limited, I'm pretty pleased with the results!

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I tested out a number of home fragrances from The White Company and in the end opted for Noir. It's sensuous, warming and contemporary with notes of amber, mandarin and musky sandalwood. I also really liked Seychelles which has balmy notes of coconut and vanilla that evoke summer island breezes - a perfect choice at this time of year. The English Garden candles were another favourite.

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For the bed, which was made by my wonderfully clever and creative husband Mr P, because we couldn't find one that was quite what we were looking for, I chose The White Company's Belvedere bed linen. It's made of 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sateen, has a subtle stripe created by the contrast of herringbone and plain weaves and is finished off with a border of smart piping. Small details make all the difference. As I wrote when I chose this as one of my summer picks for the White Company's blog, it is quite simply the most luxurious bed linen I have ever owned, and is unmatched by anything I've ever come across in a hotel. It's impossible to overstate just how amazing this feels against your skin.

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I know that many of my readers love colour and pattern, but in running this blog I am bombarded with so much design stimulation all day long that it was important to me to create a space I can retreat to at the end of the day that feels free of distracting elements like colour and pattern. I wanted our bedroom to feel soft, calm, clean and cocooning. A place to empty my head of the day's thoughts, a space for renewal and restoration...

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.... and somewhere to enjoy a digital detox with a good book.

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Hope you've enjoyed this little glimpse inside my home!

Noir scent diffuser - £35 | Belvedere bed linen - from £35 | Glass carafe and tubmbler set - £25

Thank you to The White Company for supplying the items featured in this post.