Style

In your dreams

No more wishing your bedroom was heavenly – let’s start making it so. We’ll begin with the key building blocks.

In association with Città.

The overarching look for bedrooms this season is clean and serene – classic layered linens styled with plump pillows and velvet cushions. The main decision you need to make is whether to spice things up with paprikas and plums or keep it cool with greens and blues.

COSY & WARM
Enhance the serenity. In the name of good sleeps, take a minimalist approach with your bedroom furniture to reduce the visual noise. Doing away with any unnecessary clutter and simplifying the styling will also help to create a space that’s dedicated to rest.
Get a head start. An upholstered headboard increases the comfort factor, particularly if you enjoy propping yourself up in bed with a book, the paper or your morning emails. It can also function as a beautiful statement piece that eliminates the need for artwork above the bed.
Just add accents. Neutral-coloured bed linen will work from season to season
as a base for your bedroom look. Dial up the heat by adding cushions and, when the weather turns, a throw in rich autumnal tones – the perfect match for dried floral arrangements.

 

BACKDROP (throughout) Woodland vinyl flooring, $50/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. Rice linen fabric (used as curtains), $42/m, marthas.co.nz. Dried floral arrangements, POA, markantonia.com. FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Grid wool throw, $179; Fable oak armchair, $890; Grid wool linen cushion cover, $69.90; Shift floor lamp, $459; limited-edition Botanica print, $189, in Oak Edge frame, $159; Oak Edge frame, $89.90 (dried flowers stylists’ own); Handwoven rug, from $490; Compound bedside cabinet, $990; Handblown tealight holder, $29.90; Endicot vase, from $59.90; Mesh linen-blend tea towel, $24.90; Cork Round tray, $29.90; Piuma creamer, $14.90, teacup and saucer, $29.90/set, and teapot, $64.90. ON BED, FROM TOP All from cittadesign.com: Quilted reversible bedhead, from $1490; Linea linen cotton pillowcases, $69.90/pair; Sove chambray linen pillowcases, $79.90/pair; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90; Mia embroidered linen cushion cover, $59.90; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90; Linea cotton fitted sheet, from $169; Linea linen cotton flat sheet, from $169; Sove chambray linen duvet cover, from $319; Purl Knit wool throw, $239. RIGHT, FROM TOP Oku light shade, from $84.90; Aqua bottle, from $59.90; Marble bowl, $29.90; Hut Low stool, $320, cittadesign.com. Pocket Parfum fragrance, $40, curionoir.com. Velvet house slides, $229, juliettehogan.com. Book stylists’ own. Jewellery (in bowl), meadowlark.co.nz.

   

COOL & CALM
Get fresh. Subtle stripes meet hero shades in this ultra-calming space, where pale bed linen is layered with pillows and cushions in watery and herbaceous hues. Natural wood and sheer curtains are a beautiful backdrop to this look.
Love it and leaf it. Prepare for early mornings and evenings to become your favourite times of the day, thanks to the shadows of potted and cut foliage on your walls. Create this dreamy scene with a mix of plants of various shapes and sizes; variegated leaves will add interest during daylight hours. With your pots and vases, aim to complement your bedroom’s colour and material palette, but keep it simple so the spotlight stays on the foliage. Raw, natural finishes such as terracotta and stone are great for texture.
Select the right side effect. With your bedside tables, take a realistic view; they need to function effectively, so be clear about your needs. Where you like to have a place in which to stash books, night cream and bed socks, drawers will be helpful; where you only require a surface for an alarm clock and a lamp, opt for a simple side table or stool.

FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Cotton velvet cushion cover, $44.90; Weight side table, $659; Aqua bottle, from $59.90; Pandanus long flat purse, $27.90. ON BED, FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Linea linen flat sheet, from $169; washed velvet pillowcases (sage and teal), $89.90/pair; Pearl cushion cover, $89.90; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90, Sove linen pillowcase (striped), $69.90/pair; Sove linen duvet cover, from $229; Resort linen bedspread, $399. RIGHT, FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Linear Grid side table, $440; Shift table lamp, $289; Riley mug, $16.90; Harvest planters, $59.90 and $119; Segment mirror, from $139; Compound sideboard, from $2890; Marble box, $44.90; Punched leather wallet, $119; Gaussian 3-tier vessel, $149; toolbox by Vitra, $69.90; Harvest planter, $159.90; Florence leather tote, $199; Diamond hand-knotted wool rug, $490. Women’s wool sneakers, $160, allbirds.co.nz. Books, plants, cosmetics and fragrance stylists’ own.

Styling Alice Lines & Sam van Kan
Photography Simon Wilson