Deakin revival bedroom

The motivation:

Our clients’ Deakin home was architecturally designed and built in the 1960s for the very first manager of the flash new Rex Hotel in Braddon.   Having lived in the home and not decorated for potentially 30 years our clients engaged us to assist with an overall home makeover to update paint, flooring and window treatments to prepare their home for retirement as opposed to knocking down and rebuilding.

They wanted to also enjoy a nicely decorated bedroom too and there were tricky aspects such as a lack of light, existing furniture and older building constraints all pointing to the need to get professional help.

The fix:

There wasn’t much to do in the way of repositioning furniture and chopping down the treasured lemon tree that blocked the light wasn’t something any of us wanted to do, so we worked to create a brighter room with a determine focal point using a mirrored wall and select finishes.

I felt that our client need to up the anti on the comfort level of the furnishings.  Existing retro bedroom furniture suite was given gravitas by adding a wall to wall upholstered bed head in a luxurious textured velvet.   Gorgeous fabrics in the curtains and soft furnishings in a relaxed style add comfort.  The mirrored wall was designed to accommodate art hanging which our specialist installer completed.

The services:

Interior Decoration –  Fully Furnished Room Service:  furnishing layouts, design, supply and installation of all furnishings including curtains,  furniture, soft furnishings, accessories, art reframing and art hanging supervision.

Furnishings Budget:  $1500 per square metre (excluding design fees) for Silver Level Decorating

Photography by Maree Homer

Interior Design & Decoration