Whether you live in a grand country pile or a tiny flat, the House & Garden archive is your one-stop-shop for bedroom design and bedroom decorating ideas from the world's best interior designers. Redesigning your bedroom doesn't have to mean a complete overhaul. Sometimes a tweak, like new bedding or lighting hanging pictures or a new headboard, can make a dramatic difference. So take a look at these easy-to-steal bedroom decorating ideas...

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    Sarah Vanrenen updated a drab Victorian house by loading it up with colour and texture. The main bedroom is a rhapsody in green, with art adorning the space above the headboard. She has given the room a cosy feel by introducing the throw and rug.

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    On the bedroom in an Edinburgh flat she worked on, Susan Deliss said "This flat is all about cosiness - it's a place to hunker down on cold nights. That was the impetus behind the red in the bedroom. I started with the Robert Kime "Susani" fabric for the curtains, and the bright red emerged from that. It's designed to be cocoon-like, and the bookshelves are full of Scottish books, perfect for reading when the weather outside is gloomy."

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    In the Westmeath Room at Ballyfin, the French lit à la Polonaise probably dates from about 1900. The paper is by Mauny and the bed hangings and curtains are by Andrew Christy, who worked throughout the house.

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    The walls in the main bedroom of a Hampshire Vicarage decorated by Max Rollitt are covered in Adam Calkin's "Adam's Eden' from Lewis & Wood. At the foot of the four-poster is a George I chair-back walnut settee.

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    In a Haussman-style flat in Paris that underwent a contemporary update, a custom four-poster bed, designed by Jean-Louis in iron with a distressed gold-leaf finish, is upholstered in ‘Motif Mousse’ from the Tissus Collection F2 by Robert Normand, which is the background for colourful cushions in African fabrics. The marble-effect custom wool rug is by Serge Lesage.

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    In Gabby Deeming's Bloomsbury flat, the bedroom window has a linen half-curtain made from a vintage tablecloth as a concession to privacy. The lack of other curtains or blinds mean that the attractive curved tops of the windows are still visible. Of the canopy bed she says "it feels so self-contained, a bit like a ship that's going to set sail with me in it, which I love. It's a very good bed for daydreaming."

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    The bright mustard walls of Sophie Ashby and Charlie Casely-Hayford's bedroom imbue the room with a warmth that is paired with white furniture and linen. The bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe to one side, a must for a fashion designer.

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    A French day bed and painted wardrobe, with painted mirror panels, are elegant and feminine in a New Orleans home by Nicky Haslam.

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    Colourful notes in an otherwise minimal main bedroom include a painting by Mary Fedden and an orange bedcover, made by Bridie HallBridie Hall.

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    Dark blue accents, including curtains in inky velvet from The Cloth Shop add depth to the pale scheme in the main bedroom of a Cotswolds house by Joanna Plant. ‘Silvergate’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball has an airy elegance that is anchored by a weathered antique mirror and wooden chest of drawers from Maison Artefact, and an artisan-made textured wool Moroccan Berber rug from The Rug Company.

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    In another bedroom in the same Joanna Plant house, a freestanding bath benefits from sweeping views over the lawn below the window.

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    Rachel Chudley’s design for the velvet headboard in the bedroom of her warehouse flat was inspired by the leaves of the toleware lights. It makes for a unique focal point of the room.

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    Once three small rooms, this now open-plan main bedroom and bathroom, clad in tongue-and-groove panelling, has a seaside feel befitting its location on the Pembrokeshire coast. The headboard and curtains are made from Carolina Irving fabrics and the painting above the bed is by Gillian Ayres, who lived in Wales during the Eighties; all were chosen by decorator John McCall who worked on this stone cottage.

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    A lamp by Tyson and curtains and cushions in Kravet’s ‘Modern Elegance’ are offset by plain greys in an elegant bedroom by Turner Pocock.

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    In her Notting Hill bedroom, Rose Mann (founder of Farm Girl) sourced the red chest-of-drawer bedside tables from Kempton Antiques Market. On them sit Viola Lanari lamps with Matilda Goad scalloped-shades. A charming window seat makes the most of a bay window in Rose's bedroom.

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    The main bedroom of Alvise Orsini's Georgian, London apartment features a Chippendale-design bed from Partridge Fine Arts with a canopy lined with silk by Henry Bertrand; the back panel is an eighteenth-century English 'Tree of Life' embroidery. The walls are covered with eighteenth-century Chinese silk.

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    This Arts & Crafts house was designed by Ben Pentreath. The bedside table is from Christopher Hodsoll. In this room Ben has used the William Morris wallpaper ‘Fruit’ (lime green/tan). It is sold in 10-metre rolls and costs £73 from Style Library.

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    A half-tester bed creates a traditional feel in this room in a Hampshire vicarage.

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    A vivid blue bedroom in Audrey Carden's northwest London house. The bedspread is from Shine by Sho.

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    This Arts & Crafts house decorated by Ben Pentreath features plenty of green and brown shades. The greeny-brown grasscloth in this room is in the colour referred to by Ben as "freshly laid cowpat". ‘I love the richness that grasscloth brings; it has so much more depth than a flat paint,’ he says. He has used grasscloths in a number of rooms in this London house, including Altfield’s ‘Minka’ (bamboo), 91cm wide, £58 a metre, and Phillip Jeffries’ ‘Manila Hemp’ (truffle brown), 94cm wide, £44 a metre. ‘You do have to warn clients that the joins between panels are visible, but I’ve never minded the effect,’ adds Ben.

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    Adam Sykes' London house was inspired by the houses he saw while living on America's west coast.Above the bed hangs a framed assortment of original textile designs, mostly by Louis Lang and from the archive of a silk weaver called Bianchini-Férier. There are also three original Thirties designs by English designers, which Adam found in a junk shop. The bed is upholstered in 'Toile Miro' from Claremont.

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    Above the bed in Julia Barnard's Somerset cottage hangs a Fante flag from Ghana, with curtains in ‘Montpelier’ cotton from Robert Kime. The lampshade and eiderdown were both made from antique Ottoman block prints found in Turkey.

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    This brightly patterned room in Edward Bulmer's Queen Anne house includes an eighteenth-century painted Chinese wallpaper, a carpet by David Bamford and curtain fabric from Chelsea Textiles; Edward designed the bed.

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    Tactile surfaces in the main bedroom of a London house designed by Shalini Misra include a leather floor, tiled wall and a wooden-slatted ceiling. CTO Lighting's ‘Solaris1100’ pendant in brass is similar to the one here. It is 25 x 110cm diameter and costs £6,648. On the floor, Shalini used the ‘Tan Brogue Border Briquettes’ leather floor tiles from De Ferranti, which are supplied on a marine ply base (from £900 a square metre). ‘We wanted to use something really plush and these are so beautiful to walk on,’ she says. She also called upon De Ferranti, a specialist in floor and wall surfaces, for the 3D ceramic ‘Deco’ tiles that line a wall of this room. They cost £858 for a square metre.

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    The walls in this eighteenth-century house in Bath are painted in Paint & Paper Library’s ‘Slate III’ and the floor is painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Slipper Satin’. A delicate metal four-poster bed is hung with antique mangle-cloth drapes, with cushions covered in vintage Swedish ticking and antique flags, all from Howe. The two striped rugs are Turkish, circa 1950. A French tôle peinte helmet wall light is above the twentieth-century Indian teak folding table, which probably came from an old civic building. A mid-century brass-framed oval Swedish mirror hangs by the window.

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    The bed in this spare bedroom in a Christopher Howe-decorated house in Bray was upholstered with vintage beetled linen from Howe at 36 Bourne Street.

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    A riotously patterned bedroom in Christine Van Der Hurd's London mews house. The walls are lined in Christine’s ‘Carolina’ linen, with a silk ‘Ombre Wave’ carpet and ‘Petit Paravento’ linen on the headboard, which picks up the pinks in the vintage throw.

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    A spacious, airy bedroom from a spectacular Sri Lankan house.The bed was made locally, with a polished concrete base and a wooden frame for mosquito nets.

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    The walls in the main bedroom of Guy Tobin's London house are painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Pavilion Gray’, while the headboard is covered in a fabric from Bennison Fabrics.

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    The carved mahogany four-poster bed in the spare room of Edward Bulmer's Queen Anne house is a Chippendale design.

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    A framed nineteenth-century Indian embroidered panel hangs above the bed in this deeply comfortable bedroom in a London flat designed by Hugh Henry.

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    White linens and walls make for a clean, modern space in this sleek coastal house in Fife, warmed up by the wood flooring. A swing-arm task lamp serves as bedside lighting.

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    On the second floor of this Edwardian villa designed by William Smalley, a bedroom has a bed upholstered in grey linen and mid-century Danish furniture.

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    A tiny floral pattern in green is picked up by the green in the blanket in this sophisticated bedroom in a Christopher Howe-decorated house in Bray. Behind and beside the bed, a sixteenth-century panel contrasts with a copper task lamp.

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    Shades of white and make for a bright but serene scheme in the spare bedroom of Cameron Kimber's house in New South Wales. The eighteenth and nineteenth-century dog pictures on the wall are just two of Cameron’s collection.

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    The pewter chandelier is fitted with lampshades that match the wallpaper and curtains in the bedroom of a Christopher Howe-decorated house in Bray.

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    A pale green Farrow & Ball wallpaper provides a calm backdrop to the darker fabrics and chintz in this bedroom in Cameron Kimber's house in New South Wales.

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    Feeling studious? A simple desk and an upholstered chair from Robert Kime creates a study area in the corner of this bedroom. The bedroom is elegant in its simplicity. The curtains are unlined with aquamarine silk from Claremont, with an inner curtain of linen. 'When the sun shines, I draw the curtains, which throws a luminous light everywhere,' says the owner. The walls are covered with tadelakt - a decorative lime-based plaster originally from Morocco.

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    Grove Lodge, the Cambridge home of Tim Knox, director of The Fitzwilliam Museum, and landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, provides the perfect setting for the couples growing collection of artwork and curiosities. In the spare bedroom a gallery wall of antique pictures has been coupled with a brass bed-frame and gingham bedspread.

    Taken from the January 2014 issue of House & Garden

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    One of the smartest bedroom ideas we've come across in a while. A blue and white geometry runs through this bedroom in a Manhattan townhouse designed by Hugh Leslie. The same royal blue velvet used on the headboard has been wrapped around batons to create the border on the walls. The antique Japanese screen is from Gregg Baker.

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    A pretty soft green and white bedroom colour scheme makes for an elegant spare bedroom in this Manhattan townhouse designed by Hugh Leslie. Antique lamps from James McWhirter sit on rattan side tables from Soane; the leaf-print wallpaper is by Marthe Armitage.

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    Bedroom ideas that incorporate a mixture of styles of furniture from different periods can look incredibly chic against a dark backdrop. Here a Fifties, brass wall sconce hangs above one of two vintage Scandinavian rosewood chests from Sigmar in this bedroom - the prize find of the project, according to the rooms designer Suzy Hoodless. 'I slightly wish that I'd kept those for myself,' she says wistfully. Charcoal coloured walls are combined with a lush velvet headboard in navy blue - one of our favourite bedrooms ideas.

    Taken from the November 2014 issue of House & Garden

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    As bedroom ideas go, this must be one of the most simple. In the main bedroom of product designer Anthony Joseph - one half of kitchenware company Joseph & Joseph - mustard textiles were chosen to complement the walls painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Mole's Breath'

    Taken from the March 2015 issue of House & Garden.

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    The main bedroom of this London flat is particularly sumptuous, with its flower-trail Braquenié wallpaper, figured cotton Fortuny bedspread and strawberry-silk cushions - a lesson in how to make a potentially gloomy space glow (the space was a former Victorian hospital building). The flat is the work of antiques dealer and interior designer Max Rollitt, who found the bird pictures hung above the bed in an antiques shop. If you don't have the same eagle eye, try reproduction prints from Surface View. Dimensions and prices vary for each print, but start roughly at 90 x 60cm and £175.

    Taken from the November 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Ros Byam Shaw and Bonnie Robinson

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    The main bedroom in Diane Nutting's manor house in Wiltshire features a showstopping Colefax and Fowler chintz fabric from the 1970s, since discontinued. The sister-in-law of Diane's first husband was Nancy Lancaster, the owner of the company.

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    This bedroom in the home of designer Bridie Hall uses a clever balance of restful colour and lively pattern.

    Taken from the March 2014 issue of House & Garden

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    A 1920s French poster hangs above the bed in the main bedroom of Maryam Montague and Chris Redecke's home in the countryside of Marrakech. Maryam was responsible for much of the interior, weaving in layers of furniture, fabric, pattern and curios - including jewellery and tribal masks - gathered on countless travel trips.

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    Quilt Trip

    Curtains screen the bed and add a cosy feel to this spare room in the home of Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada (who own design company Casamidy). Anne-Marie's grandmother made this quilt, but if you don't have such a talented grandmother, you can commission Cassandra Ellis to design and make something personal for you. Quilts using Cassandra's own vintage silks, wools and cottons cost £190 per square metre; quilts combining fabrics of your own - such as dresses, shirts or fabrics picked up on your travels - cost £165 per square metre.

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    The bedroom of this London townhouse is the work of Amanda Baring, who designed it for her sister, the owner. The neutral hues keep it calm and warm, while a collection of black and white etchings decorate the walls.

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    Two matching twin beds make up the chic spare room in the London home of interior designer Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock. The walls are painted in 'Squid Ink' from Paint & Paper Library.

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    Pattern plays a starring role in the main bedroom of this Chelsea house, the work of decorator Paolo Moschino. This unusual leaf-trellis design is part of his range for Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, and has been used for the curtains, bedhead, cushions and chairs and costs £99 a metre. The sisal wallcovering is 'Sable NC07' from Clarence House. The bench is 19th-century Italian, while the mahogany table is English, from the same period.

    Taken from the January 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Christopher Stocks and Emily Tobin. Locations editor: Lavinia Bolton.

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    Nina Campbell made the apple-green silk bed hangings in the spare room of Diane Nutting's manor house in Wiltshire, while the eiderdowns come from Counting Lambs, an excellent source for traditional silk versions like the ones in this house. They are available in a range of pretty colours and prices start from £399 for a single.

    Taken from the June 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Virginia Fraser and Emily Tobin.

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    The spare bedroom in this glamorous chalet in the French Alps was designed by Kate Earle using a neutral palette and myriad clever details. Case in point: the painted frieze and grouping of wicker mirrors above the bed, which were bought at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

    Taken from the April 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Hatta Byng.

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    This eclectic yet restful bedroom layers bold paint colours and vintage furniture with pretty, pastel prints. The wallpaper is 'Birds' (midnight) by Galbraith & Paul, 89cm wide, £124 a metre, at Tissus d'Hélène.

    Taken from the January 2013 issue of House & Garden. Styling: Gabby Deeming.

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    Think outside the box when it comes to bedroom wallpaper. Here, it's teamed with contrasting paint (String, by Farrow & Ball) and peg rails for a feature wall with a retro twist.

    Taken from the November 2013 issue of House & Garden. Styling: Gabby Deeming.

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    The conversion of this Victorian terrace in west London was a collaborative effort between Thomas Croft Architects, John Cullen Lighting and designer Sarah Delaney. In the main bedroom, an exotic hand-painted De Gournay wallpaper depicting oriental birds amid trees and flowers on a silver background is combined with panelling salvaged from another local house refurbishment.

    Taken from the July 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Fiona MacLeod. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    The owner of this London flat, a prolific collector of art and antiquities, has turned it into a veritable chamber of wonders, while ensuring that it also functions as a supremely comfortable home. The bed hangings are made from the reverse side of a Fortuny material and topped with antique, wood and gilt corona found in a Cotswold antique shop. On the wall is a famous portrait of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, by Sir Peter Lely.

    Taken from the November 2011 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Caroline Clifton-Mogg. Locations editor: Lavinia Bolton.

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    When Tom Siebens and Mimi Parsons took the decision to downsize from a large five bedroom terrace to a distinctly more compact space in west London, they enlisted the help of decorator David Bentheim to create a modern, practical scheme. The two bedrooms are both small but ergonomic with floor-to-ceiling cupboards and a distinct colour scheme to add individual personality. Here Gayle Warwick linen in lime green provides punch.

    Taken from the January 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text by Liz Elliot.

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    The main bedroom in designer Paul de Zwart's Kensal Rise home cleverly combines decorative details with storage; a chest of drawers built into the alcove is made from the same material as the wall cladding. The two 'Leggera' chairs from Giò Ponti add colour.

    Taken from the November 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Dominic Bradbury.

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    Proof that you can make the functional beautiful is this mosquito-net-draped bed at the Segera eco retreat in Kenya, started by businessman and entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, a passionate advocate of conservation and sustainable tourism.

    Taken from the February 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Caroline Clifton-Mogg.

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    Will Fisher and his wife Charlotte of Jamb have completely refashioned their eighteenth-century house in south east London, relaying the wooden antique floors, reproducing the cornicing and installing period chimneypieces and stonework. The couple have done a great deal to bring that much sought-after - but rarely achieved - country-house look to the mainstream aesthetic.

    Taken from the September 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Liz Elliot.

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    The scalloped, timber detailing around the ceiling of this room in Cap Ferret, designed by Guy Allemand and Jonathan Tuckey, adds an eye-catching detail to this small space.

    Taken from the August 2011 issue of House & Garden.

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    Even designers get their interiors inspiration from romcoms. Bunny Turner, one half of design duo Turner Pocock, was inspired by the headboard seen in the film The Holiday for her London home.

    Taken from the November 2012 issue of House & Garden.

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    The best thing about having a small or strangely shaped room is the opportunity it presents to use your space imaginatively. The alcove behind the door, in the home of designer Patrick Williams of Berdoulat design, has been turned in to a charming sleeping nook. Enclosed behind the curtain are shelves, and a lamp for reading. The room is painted in Farrow and Ball's 'Lamp Room Gray'; while the random-width floorboards were bought on eBay. Reclaimed drawers are used under the bed as storage.

    Taken from the November 2012 issue of House & Garden.

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    If you're afraid of mixing pattern, start with stripes. A variety of sizes in the same colour adds interest, yet fits with the calm atmosphere of a bedroom. Designer Paolo Moschino chose a nautical colour scheme of blue and white for this fisherman's cottage in Cornwall.

    Taken from the August 2013 issue of House & Garden.

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    Tucked away in a small backstreet in Knightsbridge is the home of Tessa Kennedy, a legendary name in the world of interior design, whose work adorns Claridges and the Ritz, and whose clients include George Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Jefri of Brunei - for whose apartment she designed a revolving drawing room. Her house is eclectic, opulent and leavened with a healthy dose of kitsch, including this spectacularly theatrical spare bedroom. The walls are painted in pale violet to match the toile on the four-poster bed, bought on the Marche aux Puces in Paris.

    From the April 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text Christopher Stocks.

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    Bridie Hall's collection of Japanese prints hangs in a spare room; the bedcover was purchased on Portobello Road.

    Taken from the March 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Liz Elliot.

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    If you don't have room for a four-poster bed then a pelmet like this one by Paolo Moschino can be a creative alternative. The linen curtains are made from 'Nyvelle Oyster' by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. The clean, straight lines and border of blue stands out against the dark walls.

    Taken from the June 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Teresa Levonian Cole and Emily Tobin.

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    Just because the room is small doesn't mean the bed has to be. We love the elegant four-poster from Guinevere, in this house in Cap Ferret designed by Guy Allemand and Jonathan Tuckey. Furnished sparingly, apart from the fantastically clever storage flanking the door; the lack of furniture makes the view of the sea beyond the balcony doors the main event.

    Taken from the August 2011 issue of House & Garden.

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    The rich, witty and wonderfully eclectic interiors of designer Nicky Haslam's sixteenth-century, gothic-revival hunting lodge have long been coveted by all of us here at House & Garden. So when we heard he was producing a furniture range for Oka, based on pieces from his own home, we were extremely excited. Following his motto 'use something red and gothic in each room and you're all right,' the collection has ogees, points, tracery and quatrefoils a-plenty, offering the chance to recreate at least a part of his look. House & Garden shot the collection in situ at the house. Here in the bedroom 'The Original Orangery Stepped' bedside table, works beautifully with the vertical floral border on the wall (a lovely decorative idea for older houses) and antique chintz bed canopy.

    Taken from the October 2013 issue of House & Garden.

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    'I got it off Ebay for £200' says designer Diana Sieff of the four-poster bed in the bedroom of her Oxfordshire home. 'I like using big furniture in small spaces, because it gives the illusion that the room is bigger. Although I did have to take the finials off the bed posts, as they hit the ceiling.' One of Diana's trademarks is to forego curtains in favour of shutters. 'I had them made,' she explains, 'which I prefer because they are minimal and less light-excluding.' The walls are covered in - 'Adams Eden' by Lewis & Wood.

    Taken from the November 2013 issue of House & Garden.

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    Gabby Deeming has created the atmosphere of a New England-style holiday home with painted wood and faded stripes. The walls are in 'Faded Damask' by Mulberry Home, while the bespoke wooden headboard can be made to order by Fafio, and is painted (along with all the rest of the wood work) in 'Sea Cliff' eggshell from Sanderson. The bedding is from Romo, and the driftwood side table is Oka.

    Taken from the April 2014 issue of House & Garden. Photograph by Sarah Hogan

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    The decoration of this bedroom by Hackett Holland is dramatic, yet still has an element of restraint. Beautifully proportioned, unfussy pieces don't fight with the dark paint ('Smoke Blue' from Marston & Langinger), while pockets of colour are added by art and an Ikat lampshade.

    From the June 2013 issue of House & Garden. Photography by Simon Upton.

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    In the main bedroom of this Chelsea family home designed by Turner Pocock, a hand-painted de Gournay silk wallpaper and an elegant chandelier sets the tone, but a pompom trim on the curtains, ('Arrango Linen' from Zinc Textile) adds a touch of playfulness and frivolity.

    Taken from the March 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Hatta Byng.

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    This attic bedroom in west London designed by Hackett Holland is proof that you can make any awkward space stylish. It features London street map wallpaper and a sweet reading nook with a porthole window through which to gaze out (pictured out of shot, see it up close here).

    Taken from the June 2013 issue of House & Garden.

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    There can be few House & Garden readers who are unfamiliar with the cult names and sought-after colours of the Farrow & Ball paint chart. Friends and business partners Martin Ephson and Tom Helme, the men responsible for planting it firmly in the nation's consciousness, sold the company in 2006, and have since launched textiles company Fermoie. House & Garden decoration editor Gabby Deeming created a pretty scheme using their fabrics. The padded headboard, upholstered in the 'Rabanna' cotton is from Fafio, while the sofa and chair are both from Howe.

    Taken from the August 2012 issue of House & Garden.

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    This bedroom in the South of France decorated by Samantha Todhunter includes all the best elements of a bedroom and sitting room combined. The armchairs are covered in 'La Fiorentina', from the David Hicks by Ashley Hicks collection for Groundworks at Lee Jofa. The pretty pale blue curtains are in 'Ipeka Nuage' linen from Lelievre.

    Taken from the August 2011 issue of House & Garden.

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    Michael S Smith has furnished the bedroom of his LA home with a polished-nickel bed designed by him for Jasper, on either side of which are a mirror and a lamp by John Dickinson - find similar pieces on 1st Dibs.

    Taken from the April 2014 issue of House & Garden.

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    A charming mix of antique textiles and a curtainless four-poster bed designed by Max Rollitt, make up the focal point of this London bedroom. Find a similar bedspread at the Antique Textiles Company or commission Cassandra Ellis to design and make one bespoke.

    Taken from the October 2013 issue of House & Garden

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    The bedhead in the main bedroom was designed by the home's owner, interior designer Robert Moore. The fabric, 'Palma Large' from Bernard Thorp (£75 per metre) is also used on a chair in the bedroom (not pictured) and for the curtains in the bathroom.

    Taken from the June 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Emily Tobin.

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    Tongue-and-groove panelling adds New England-style charm to the spare room (in what used to be the butler's pantry) of this 1830s London house restored to its original style by interior designer Max Rollitt. The touch of a chair used in place of a traditional nightstand is particularly charming.

    Taken from the October 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Anthony Gardner.

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    Interior designer Marion Lichtig designed the headboards in the spare room to echo the nineteenth-century Dutch, harlequin-painted armoire. The pretty floral quilts were found in France, but the floral ranges from Ikea (such as Emmie Blom) are a good match.

    Taken from the October 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Judith Wilson and Emily Tobin.

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    Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro of upmarket fashion website Motilo and interior designer Paolo Moschino worked together to achieve the art-deco feel of Sofia's Kensington apartment. In the spare room, the bedside table, lamp and wall lights are all from Nicholas Haslam - while fresh flowers are a recurring theme, her main bedroom also features bedside blooms.

    Taken from the December 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Tristram Holland.

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    The bedroom of decorator Emma Burns of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler is quintessentially English in both its gentle antique style and its 'make do and mend' execution. 'The bedhead is covered in an ancient patchwork made from my mother's old dresses. I originally used it as a tablecloth,' she says. 'For me the bedroom is as important as the sitting room; it is a place of refuge that I use for resting and reading. I like to fill it with books, pictures and armchairs. I've kept a feeling of softness by using a very subtle stippling effect on the walls, and some translucent blinds from Chelsea Textiles under the curtains, which allow a diffuse light into the room. My linen is from Volga Linen.'

    Taken from the May 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Emily Senior.

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    'Scandinavians live for light. Inside Scandinavian houses it is summer all the time,' says designer Lars Bolander in his book Scandinavian Design (Vendome Press). It is certainly true in his little 1800s farmhouse in Sweden. The home took a year to renovate, including breaking through the original chimney to create a fireplace in the main bedroom. The furniture is a mix of Swedish and English, while the walls are lined with 'F124 Forget-me-not Spring in Pink' from Chelsea Textiles.

    Taken from the August 2011 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Lucie Young, Hatta Byng and Jennifer Goulding.

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    To furnish the rooms of Song Saa, the private island hotel in Cambodia that she part owns with her husband, Melita Hunter travelled widely through South-East Asia gathering ideas and commissioning craftsmen. This four-poster bed was commissioned in Cambodia, and copied from a design Melita had seen in Chaing Mai. It is hung with White Muslin from Thailand.

    From House & Garden's 2012 Hotels by Design supplement

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    Ett Hem in Stockholm must be one the most beautiful hotels in the world. Designed by Ilse Crawford of Studioilse, the traditional bones of the room, including the Swedish tiled stove in the corner, work beautifully with playful modern pieces. For a similar knitted pouf we recommend getting the real hand-made deal from Claire Anne O'Brien, who can take bespoke commissions.

    From House & Garden's 2012 Hotels by Design supplement

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    Putty coloured walls bring warmth to chic white furniture in this bedroom in Stockholm's Ett Hem hotel designed by Ilse Crawford.

    From House & Garden's 2012 Hotels by Design supplement

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    This is a house to fall in love with, located in a Cotswold village so unfeasibly pretty you want to bottle it to savour. In the bedroom you can almost do just that - it opens to the garden. The owners decorated it themselves but Nina Campbell is an old friend and 'still have many things she found'. Here, they matched the bedcover from The White Company to the beams, given a greyish, limed-effect finish to retain a sense of airiness.

    Taken from the February 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Ros Byam Shaw.

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    In this flat designed by Tom Bartlett of Waldo Works, the back wall of the main bedroom is papered in a striking green de Gournay wallpaper. The dramatic design makes a wonderful feature wall. For more inspiration, discover our wallpaper ideas, murals and large patterned wallpapers and our pick of wallpaper designs. If green is what makes you keen, see how to use green paint.

    From the Feb 2010 issue of House & Garden

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    In the Beverly Hills bedroom of designer Joe Nye, Claremont's George Spencer 'Palm Stripe' wallpaper has been paired with a headboard covered in a dhurrie rug, and bedding from William-Sonoma Home; the red throw is from the Harnaz Cashmere collection.

    From the July 2014 issue of House & Garden

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    House & Garden decoration editor Gabby Deeming has created a relaxed summer-holiday feel with a Mediterranean-inspired selection of wood and antique metal furniture. The oiled-oak 'Clyde' side table, is £550 from Pinch, while on the floor, the blue striped cotton dhurrie rug is from a selection at Guinevere antiques.

    The bed frame is antique, but for similar try the 'Somerset' at Laura Ashley. A French, nineteenth-century ash chest of drawers from Colefax and Fowler Antiques complements the iron and glass chandelier. For similar try the 'Chantal' at Graham & Green. The raffia wall shade on the back wall is from the The Conran Shop.

    Taken from the July 2014 issue of House & Garden.

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    As her book My Greek Island Home hits shops, we travelled to a small village on the Greek island of Lesvos to meet Claire Lloyd, who runs a guest house with her partner, artist Matthew Usmar Lauder. The bedroom in the guest house is combined with the living area. White spaces and sparse furnishings including found, mended and made objects make the most of the sun-drenched setting.

    Taken from the August 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Ros Byam Shaw.

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    'I wanted the house to be comfortable above all, and for me colour is very much part of that,' says Jacquie Rufus-Isaacs of her eighteenth-century farmhouse in the Cotswolds. With the help of her friend, decorator Scott Maddux, she has enhanced the house with a slightly unusual palette, which is no surprise as Jacquie's real love is painting. She has a studio in a converted farm building where she works on her vibrant, expressive still lifes. Furnishings are equally various and include a sofa is upholstered in a Lelièvre stripe in the main bedroom, inherited antiques, junk-shop finds and a selection of paintings. These range from eighteenth-century landscapes to works by living artists including Barbara Stuart and Ken Howard. Jacquie's eye ensures a harmonious composition.

    Taken from the September 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Ros Byam Shaw.

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    In the London apartment of Venetian designer Alvise Orsini, ricepaper has been painted to match two eighteenth-century Chinese wall panels found at auction. 'It is impossible to tell the difference,' he says. The gilded bed, possibly by Georges Jacob (1739-1814) was found in Paris, while the eighteenth-century velvet bedcover, embroidered with gold thread, was acquired at a Christie's textiles auction.

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    This Scandinavian-inspired bedroom pairs modern furniture and ceramics with wool and crisp cotton bedlinen for a simple, informal feel.

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    It's hard to put your finger on what is so special about Ett Hem, a 12-room hotel in the embassy quarter of Stockholm. Ett Hem translates as 'a home', and it feels as though it has been lived in for ages, even though it only opened in 2012 - everything is in just the right place and gives the impression of being brand new, though 'new' here means in great condition rather than fresh out of the box. It is as if, simultaneously, the house has been repainted, the curtains laundered, the original furniture recently returned from the upholsterers, the bookshelves reordered, the plants recently pruned - the way most of us would like our own homes, if only we could find the time. Interior designer Ilse Crawford was responsible for the look. The wall cabinet in the kitchen was designed by Studioilse, and the company also sourced many antiques, including chandeliers lit by real candles.

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    Ett Hem, a hotel in Stockholm, is filled with great design ideas. A clever space-saving idea for smaller bedrooms is this bedside table, which is built into the wall.

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    A Christopher Côme sculpture hangs in the bedroom of this LA home by Paris based designer Chahan Minassian.

    An architecturally significant building from the Fifties by Victor Gruen (the architect who invented the shopping mall), the owners wanted to retain the period character by filling it with classic mid-century pieces. 'These houses are often furnished with Eames and Mies ven der Rohe, which is just too obvious. While the house, and the furniture I have used in it are historical, I never want the space to feel like a museum,' he says. 'I want to stay true to the period, but reframe it for today; the mood now is fresher, softer, more subtle and subdued.'

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    Simple finishes provide a backdrop for the collection of modern art in this Victorian town house in west London. The owners chose architect Seth Stein, who is known for his masterly paring back of historic buildings. The colour in the main bedroom comes from a seventeenth-century tapestry on the wall, along with the pair of armchairs upholstered in vivid blue mohair from Kvadrat.

    Taken from the October 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Marcus Field

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    Serena Foyle, a music designer for firework displays divides her time between her home in Edinburgh and her family's Cadogan Square flat in London where she lives with her artist brother William. A portrait of Serena, her sister Antonia and William as children, by artist Dick Smyly, hangs in Serena's bedroom.

    Taken from the October 2014 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Dominic Bradbury.

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    Virginia White's harmoniously diverse decoration of Lucy Turvill's award-winning newbuild in Suffolk includes this spare room. Blinds made in a Florence Broadhurst fabric dress the narrow windows. It makes a colourful contrast with the neutral walls and flooring, including a red side table by Virginia White. A beautiful tapestry blanket from Blodwen lies across the bed.

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    Inspired by old document print fabrics in rich, floral motifs, Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme created a sumptuous room for the March 2015 issue's decoration story.

    WALLS

    Fabric, 'Toile Rivière Enchantée' (corail), by Charles Burgerlinen/cotton, £106 a metre, at Turnell & Gigon. Skirting, 'Light Blue', £36 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, at Farrow & Ball.Wallpaper(in bedroom), 'Dragged' (1214), £60 a 10-metre roll, at Farrow & Ball. Metal half-tester, 'Laurel', 11 x 74 x 42cm, £89, at Oka. Bed curtain, 'Rayures Nantes' (blue), by Clarence House, linen/cotton, £276.80 a metre, at Turnell & Gigon, lined in 'Lining Stripe' (black), cotton, £19.50 a metre, at Ian Mankin.

    FLOOR

    Oak flooring, 'Single Stave Blocks' (white oiled), £56 a square metre, at Junckers. Wool flatweave rug, 'Herat', 318 x 489cm, £5,950, at Robert Stephenson.

    FURNITURE

    Fruitwood commode, papered in Fifties wallpaper, 82 x 100 x 56cm, £2,200, from Fleur de Bois. King-size divan, 'De Luxe', £2,785, from Vi-Spring. Headboard, 'Livia', from £980, from Ensemblier; covered in 'Nightingale Stripe' (ice blue), by Le Gracieux, hemp, £298 a metre, at Tissus d'Hélène. Iron and leather bench, 'Cleopatra', 40 x 102 x 40cm, £1,600, at Victoria Stainow.

    ACCESSORIES

    Vintage birdcage, £1,000, at The Conran Shop. Radio, 'Pal' (red), by Tivoli, £179, at The Conran Shop. Ceramic table lamp, 'Delilah', £70, with silk shade, 'Gold', £70, at Pooky. Linen bedding, 'Selena' (neige), king-size duvet cover, £351, pillowcase, £51; and cotton bedspread, 'Gujarat', £231; all at Caravane. Embroidered cushions, 'Iznik', £130 each; and antique checked and striped cushions, £190 each; all at Robert Kime.

    Taken from the March 2015 issue of House & Garden

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    'We loved the cool, pared-down style of a house belonging to a Swedish art collector, which we had seen in a magazine,' say the owners of this west-London terrace home. Enter Hugh Leslie whose unmistakable style gradually evolved the house into a smart family home. At the front of the house on the first floor is the pretty, generously proportioned main bedroom. Its walls are lined with the same buff-pink linen ('Prelle Toile Barbare' fabric by Alton Brooke) as the pelmets and the curtains, which adds an extra touch of glamour to the room. Behind it is the en-suite bathroom, with simple panelling, hand-built units and a walk-in shower lined in teak, which feels a bit like entering a first-class compartment on a vintage train.

    Taken from the February 2015 issue of House & Garden

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    'The approach we took to the furniture was rather like our approach to the house as a whole,' says Jonathan Tuckey, who imaginatively modernised this seventeenth-century chalet in the Swiss Alps. 'We really liked a lot of the things that were in the house already and decided to hang on to them. But then there were other elements that we designed specially, such as the beds which are now really close to the ground and more informal.'

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    This bedroom is within the Cotswolds home of architect Richard Parr. The chest of drawers from Bryanmawr Furniture Makers, is made from oak and compliments the simple, yet timeless feel of the bedroom. The Fifties Italian vintage shield mirror hung over the bed was bought from The Cabinet Rooms a pop-up auction with great mid-century-modern pieces.

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    The bedroom of artists Linda and David Heathcoat-Amory is a graceful high-ceilinged cube. To the left of the four-poster bed hangs a Pissarro drawing; the painted pale-blue and white stripes on the walls were inspired by the photographer Derry Moore's house.

    Taken from the House & Garden March 2015 issue

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    The stuff of dreams. Author and designer Paul Golding spent seven years restoring this this exquisite 18th century palazzo in Malta. 'I couldn't resist its romantic decay!' Built by the distinguished Maltese architect Francesco Sammut, the bedroom is stenciled with a pattern copied from a Carmelite convent in Medina. The chandelier is from Julian Chichester, while the magnificent gesso and silver gilt bed and table were commissioned from Brighton-based furniture maker Lincoln Cato.

    Taken from the July 2015 issue of House & Garden

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    In this Paris flat, London-based designer Tara Craig has used a strong, simple palette with devastating effect. The walls of the spare bedroom are painted in 'Papaver' by Adam Bray for Papers and Paints, with an imposing 'Carlyle' headboard from Ensemblier London upholstered in 'Serpetti' linen by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

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    Using a chic modernist pallet of bold colours creates a light and inviting bedroom scene. The walls are covered in 'Weathered Walls' by Maya Romanoff at Pierre Frey with a bold patterned curtain from 'Jardin d'Osier' silk at Hermès. The mirror from The Conran Shop creates an added depth to the room, and makeshift bedside storage.

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    In this small bedroom, a zebra-skin storage box adds interest at the foot of the bed. Light grey walls create an elegant scheme while encouraging natural light to bounce around the small space.

    This is the spare room of interior designer Gytha Nuttall's modern family home.

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    Something new and colourful is what I thought I'd do,' says interior designer Gytha Nuttall of the decoration of her converted nineteenth-century schoolhouse in Battersea. 'But as the project developed, slowly I returned to all the muddy colours I love best.'

    The sludgy tones work for Gytha, who with her property-developer husband Jean Michel Bouchon discovered the apartment while renting the flat next door. Where possible, Gytha has avoided using paint. 'I don't really like it' she says. 'It gives no depth.' Instead a linen-effect wallpaper by Flamant has been used in the main bedroom, acting as a moody backdrop to a gallery wall of pictures and the red upholstered headboard. 'It never scuffs, and at night - with low light - it's just magical. I'm an anti-spotlight person.'

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    A suzani from Uzbekistan is complemented by a fabric covered headboard by Ensemblier London in this flat decorated by Tara Craig.

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    Grey walls contrast elegantly with a wooden four-poster bed hung with a cream linen in this scheme, where simplicity and luxury are the name of the game. A Colefax & Fowler table lamp complements the soft grey wall paint, while the bed's cream linen is echoed by the curtains. A sofa at the foot of the bed emphasises comfort.

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    Light grey walls and a gallery wall above the bed - step inside the elegant bedroom of our location editor. Soft colours carefully combined with playful accessories add character to the space in Lavinia Bolton's Chelsea flat - an object lesson in unassuming good taste, as well as testament to her own creativity and enterprise.

    The gallery wall above the bed adds a symetrical dimension to the traditional bedroom, making it instantly appealing. (See 100 ideas for hanging art for more tips.) A simple colour palette prompted by pale-grey walls is lifted by the gold and silver details and the headboard, which was made by Lavinia herself using 'Sukriti' fabric from Penny Morrison.

    Owner Lavinia needs no introduction to regular readers of House & Garden, as she has been one of its legendary house finders since 1986. Between then and now, she has scoured the British Isles and beyond in pursuit of the best in interior decoration, and at last count has visited about 4,000 houses on behalf of the magazine. This is the first time that one of her own houses has featured here. 'After all these years,' she says with a laugh, 'I thought, well, why not?'

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    Light green walls and a headboard in Colefax & Fowler's 'Evesham' give this bedroom designed by Caroline Harrowby a fresh, floral look. Its eclectic style is made elegant with pretty curtains and a painted dressing table from the owners' previous home.

    In a double-fronted Georgian town house in Ludlow, Caroline Harrowby has used a soft colour palette and elegant furnishings to enhance the classical proportions of once dark interiors.

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    Grey curtains complement ebony drawer units in this smart bedroom designed by Anthony Collett. The room is rich with character, including sound-absorbing, fabric-lined walls, which add texture, and an upholstered, padded wall, inspired by a Ben Nicholson painting, acts as a dramatic headboard. John Spencer Joinery made most of the furniture in the bedroom, notably the ebony and sycamore drawer units. It's a daring space: sophisticated yet welcoming.

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    Made.com founder Chloe Macintosh's bedroom is an elegant combination of deep blue walls and oatmeal coloured stripes. For fabric with a similar feel try Romo or Le Gracieux, who both do a striped cotton with a similarly painterly feel.

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    Bold colours and a variety of smart textures and weaves showcase wool's versatility in this bedroom. Green 'Fennel Leaf' walls (paint from Sanderson) and padded headboards feature in this twin room. The latter are 'Olympe' from Ensemblier London and covered in 'Folklore' by designer Kit Kemp, available from Christopher Farr Cloth.

    Taken from the November 2015 issue of House & Garden. Styling: Gabby Deeming.

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    For interior designer Charlotte Crosland and the owner of this reconfigured central London flat, a shared vision has resulted in generously comfortable rooms accented with splashes of colour. In this spare room, the vibrant decoration includes a yellow Volga blanket and a painted antique chest of drawers from Myriad.

    Taken from the September 2015 issue of House & Garden.

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    In the home of artist Sarah Graham interest is added to a neutral colour scheme with Moroccan rugs and a dark green blind.

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    In their spare room, Ed and Polly Nicholson have chosen an elegantly simple four-poster bed from Max Rollitt, which ensures the focus is on the 'Adam's Eden' wallpaper from Lewis & Wood.

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    In the main bedroom of Ed and Polly Nicholson's Wiltshire home, an eighteenth-century lacquered chest, which provides a contrasting tone, stands between windows with curtains in 'Secret Garden' by Raoul Textiles.

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    Its electric

    'For the decoration, I kept the materials simple. Most important was the reclaimed timber floor, which sets the tone for the whole flat,' designer Harriet Anstruther says. Her colour palette is similarly pared back, but with a few well-placed hits of bold colour - including this electric blue armchair in the bedroom.

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    A bed with a half-tester canopy made by J Gee Blinds takes centre stage in the main bedroom of a London flat designed by Charlotte Crosland, accessorised with a fleur-de-lis cover by Neisha Crosland and cushions that mirror the floral motifs on the decorative wall.

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    Interior designer Harriet Anstruther's grandmother's shawl makes the bed in the spare room of her Sussex farmhouse especially cosy, while the wooden crates used as a side table add a rustic edge.

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    More than a decade after inheriting their Perthshire estate, James and Caroline Inchyra have realised its full potential, turning it in to a bustling family home. Chintz curtains with an elaborate pelmet feature in this sunny bedroom. Take a look around the rest of the house here.

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    The spare room in this Georgian town house in Ludlow designed by Caroline Harrowby is papered in 'Alderney' from Colefax and Fowler. This adds interest to the space, which is light and airy - a fitting style for a small bedroom.

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    In the spare bedroom of Caroline Holdaway's cottage, an olive-stripe flatweave rug from Sinclair Till contrasts with a vibrant tartan rug from Toast used as a bedspread and cushions made from fabric pieces left over from projects.

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    Upstairs in the main bedroom of this farmhouse in the Chilterns hangs a collection of John Nash watercolours. 'I love them, they represent "my England"; it makes me happy looking at them,' says the owner. The magnificent Tabriz carpet is reputed to have come from the house of the poet and arts patron Edward James, West Dean in Sussex. The neutral walls allow pieces such as the bold Tabriz carpet and dark wood chest to take centre stage.

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    Rich, textured fabrics and vibrant rugs make this spare bedroom enveloping and welcoming. The room has curtains in a Manuel Canovas fabric and a quilted, embroidered bed cover from Chelsea Textiles.

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    The blue walls in this bedroom pick up the upholstery on the Dudgeon sofa and Colefax and Fowler fabric used for the curtains.

    Taken from the October 2015 issue of House & Garden.

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    In the bedroom of this old French chateau, the decadent canopy bed is footed by a coral Gustavian-style bench. Similar wallpaper can be found at Cole & Son and Colefax & Fowler.

    Taken from the October 2015 issue of House & Garden.

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    Thomas Clifford and his wife Clarissa have risen to the challenge of restoring Ugbrooke Park in Devon, which now has 12 main bedrooms and some charming turret rooms. This bedroom has a four poster bed with beautifully intricate details on its pelmet. The neutral colour of the walls is reflected by the bed dressings.

    Taken from the December 2015 issue of House & Garden.

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    The main bedroom, with its en suite bathroom, is one of designer Nicholas Spencer's great triumphs in terms of use of space in this Holland Park flat. The bed is positioned on one side of this division, facing the window, meaning the owners can lie in bed and watch the sun set. The walls are dressed in Fromental wallpaper, 'Butterflies', while a coloured handblown glass pendant light, 'Spindle Shade' (£475) from Rothschild & Bickers adds a shot of colour.walls, oak floors

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    The main bedroom of Jo Vestey's Oxfordshire farmhouse has Jo's photographs on display and a Japanese light on the desk. Exposed beams, wooden floorboards and the desk contrast nicely with the white rug and walls, giving an overall look that is both clean and rustic.

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    Bold prints and a variety of textures adorn this room, which was created by our decoration team, Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme, as part of an African-themed scheme in a converted barn.

    WALLS Fabric, from left: 'Nairobi' (sable), linen mix, 140cm wide, £148.80 a metre, from Pierre Frey; 'Moorea' (lava black), by Mary McDonald for Schumacher, jute mix, 137cm wide, £265.20 a metre, from Turnell & Gigon.

    FLOOR Handwoven wool rug, by Rachel Scott, 75 x 145cm, £385, from O'Dell's.

    FURNITURE Nineteenth-century Swedish pine bench, 45 x 145 x 30cm, £550, from Puckhaber. Bedside table covered in 'Felix' (natural), linen, £100 a metre, from George Spencer Designs; trimmed with 'Hula' (lava black), by Mary McDonald for Schumacher, linen, 20cm wide, £159.40 a metre, from Turnell & Gigon. Oak and rush bed, 'Camargue' (blackened oak), 226 x 169 x 221cm, £9,450, from Ralph Lauren Home. Lacquered cotton-rope 'Moiste Chair', by Christian Astuguevieille, 110 x 40 x 45cm, £4,250, fromHolly Hunt.

    ACCESSORIES Twentieth-century Ethiopian wooden pot, £350, from Bryan Reeves Tribal Gathering London. Iron and aluminium lamps, 'Cloche' (black), by Wrong for Hay, £189 each, from Do South Shop. Porcelain vase, 'Shell', by John Newdigate, £85, from The Conran Shop. Linen bedlinen, 'Washed' (chalk), from £48 for 2 pillowcases, from Larusi. Bedcover, 'Garba' (01), silk, £55 a metre, from Malabar; trimmed with 'Palm Frond' (lava black), by Mary McDonald for Schumacher, linen, 7cm wide, £88.20 a metre, from Turnell & Gigon. Raffia cloth cushions (top and at foot of bed), 'Kuba', £129 each, from The Conran Shop. Linen cushions with raffia trim, 'Raphia', £660 each, from Holland & Sherry.

    Taken from the January 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    In designer Ben Pentreath's flat, both bedrooms are papered. As Ben explains, 'I like using wallpaper because I love the layers of pattern and colour that it brings to a room.' Soane's delicate 'Seaweed Lace' wallpaper contrasts with the bold blanket from Pendleton in the main bedroom. A Marianna Kennedy 'Spring' lamp in blue adds a different colour to the room.

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    This bed in the bedroom of gilder Clare Mosley and husband Mark Bicknell was bought in Paris. Its journey hasn't been smooth. During the eight months it took to make the house reasonably habitable, Clare and Mark camped in one room and the builders worked around them. However, even this safeguard did not protect them from a few of the traditional building disasters. Having gone away for two days, they returned to find that the bed had been cut up and thrown out of the window and into a waiting skip below. Thankfully, it was saved. It is now resplendent with matching quilt, half-tester and cushions in 'Mikado L2804' by Le Manach.

    Taken from the January 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    In the main bedroom of Robin Muir's house, which was designed by Caroline Holdaway, the bedcover is 'Fig' from Raoul Textiles; the reverse is used for the cushions. Unpolished floorboards and white walls give this room a pared-back look.

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    Floorboards of Baltic pine were laid throughout the first floor of Robin Muir's house designed by Caroline Holdaway, including this spare bedroom. The room's vibrant features include a black-and-white striped rug and The Rug Company's Vivienne Westwood cushion. Similar tongue-and-groove panelling to that on the walls is available from The English Panelling Company.

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    Earth-coloured walls, green touches and an oak bedside table make up a natural design in this bedroom, decorated by Gabby Deeming.

    WALL Paint, 'Hot Earth', £42.50 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, from Paint & Paper Library. Curtains, 'Reeds' (green/blue/white), by Alexandra Palmowski for Virginia White Collection, linen, £125 a metre, from Redloh House Fabrics. Framed print, Figgy, by Kate Boxer, 45.5 x 63cm, £590, from Giovanna Ticciati.

    FLOOR Cotton rag rug, 'Rosepath' (dark blue), by Vandra Rugs, 297 x 241cm, £3,554, from Sinclair Till.

    FURNITURE Metal bed, 'Tuvalu', 250 x 210 x 160cm, £2,590 including mattress, from Oka. Early-twentieth-century oak hexagonal table, 75 x 75cm diameter, £1,400, from Alexander von Westenholz.

    ACCESSORIES Cushions, from left: 'Verandah' (burnt orange), by Veere Grenney, linen, £150 a metre, from Tissus d'Hélène; 'Ombre' (blue/rust), mohair, 50cm square, £85 each; and 'Abstract Zig Zag' (blue), linen, 30 x 50cm, £79; both from The Conran Shop. Linenbedlinen (soft pink), from £30 for a pillowcase; cotton scarf (used as bed throw), 'Kantha', 220 x 100cm, £705; glazed stoneware mug, £30; all from The Conran Shop. Maple vessel, by Hans Henning Pedersen, 18 x 15cm diameter, £250, from Flow. Stoneware 'Round Bottomed Vessel' (used as vase), by Iva Polachova, £330, from The New Craftsmen. Glazed ceramic and polished nickel table lamp with handkerchief linen shade, 'Gallatin' (moss), 73 x 20cm base diameter, £1,895, from Remains.

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    This twin bedroom is a guest room in a Carribean bamboo house. The bamboo, a traditional building material in the Grenadines, came from nearby Saint Vincent, where it is always harvested when the moon is on the wane. The belief is that termites quickly devour any bamboo cut when the sap is rising, even once the wood is cured.

    The owner loves the spare aesthetic of the bamboo. 'It is not overwhelming, just a very simple and pure design, not trying to impress, nestled in the leaves, just hanging on the cliff.' The house was designed by Veere Grenney.

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    On the Caribbean island of Mustique, interior designer Veere Grenney has redesigned a bamboo house that is a study in neutrals and natural materials. The main bedroom, in a pavilion, has a bed from Soane. Green fabrics complete the room's natural design while adding another colour to the simple scheme.

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    White linen, industrial-style lights and oak panels create a serene atmosphere in this bedroom in Pumphouse Point, which was transformed from a former hydroelectricity plant into a hotel.

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    Skylight Blue

    In the main bedroom of Rita Konig's London flat, Rita sourced 'acres of C & C Milano wool' for generous curtains and chose Farrow & Ball's 'Skylight' paint for the walls.

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    Originally Rita's room before the expansion of her London flat, the spare room has curtains in 'Broadcloth' felt from Hainsworth and is lined in Tyler Hall's 'First Bloom' wallpaper from Tissus d'Hélène, with a Guatemalan tapestry that Phil brought back from his travels.

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    Designer Guy Goodfellow has made the window a feature in this manor-house bedroom in Devon. Its casement is painted in Rose of Jericho's 'Mountain Green', framed by thick linen curtains and with a smart seat underneath. The ceiling is painted with floral motifs, giving the appearance of pargeting. To replicate these murals, try the painter Dawn Reader.

    Taken from the March 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    Designer Jane Taylor has ingeniously incorporated storage into her small bedroom in Chelsea. Wardrobes and cupboards are concealed behind panelling made by Sympatico Joinery, which is painted in Zoffany's 'White Clay', from £41 for 2.5 litres of emulsion. Shallow cubbyholes in the panelling next to the bed function as bedside tables.

    Taken from the March 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    The neat attic bedroom of designer Hugh Leslie's Chelsea studio is partially clad in horizontal tongue-and-groove boarding. This is a good trick to visually widen a small room. Try the Georgian range from The English Panelling Company, which would create a similar effect.

    Taken from the March 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    Roses sit prettily on the bedside table of interior designer Louise Jones' bedroom. The vertical lines of a bookcase - holding plenty of bedtime reading material - are echoed by the striped wallpaper.

    Taken from the March 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    A spare bedroom with wooden furniture and a window seat in the terrace house of Lady Wakefield. The beautiful Georgian window - found in a junk shop on the King's Road - was added in 1998 by the owners.

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    In this north London house, designed by Caroline Holdaway, the light wall panelling and white bedlinen act as a foil for various patterned Celia Birtwell fabrics in the main bedroom. The owner Paul says, 'It's the most lovely house to wake up in. We never completely lower the bedroom blinds, so we wake up with the light. In spring, the views are of blossom, in summer of leaves, in winter the sky.'

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    In this west London house, designed by Sarah Stewart-Smtih, the understated main bedroom has curtains designed to pool as they meet the silk and viscose carpet custom-made by Blenheim Carpets.

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    Why not perk up your bedroom with a simple bed canopy. This curtain was created with two fabrics from Fermoie and edged with rufflette. The top of the canopy is covered with a simple frame edged with a scallop trim.

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    Layers of pattern decorate the main bedroom in the Hampshire home of designer and antiques dealer Max Rollitt. The room is lined in Pierre Frey's 'Sans Papillons' wallpaper and features a canopy bed.

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    Bright curtains add colour to the otherwise neutral main bedroom in the Virginia home of artist Anne Massie. The fabric is Penny Morrison's bold 'Haveli' linen, custom dyed Annie's favourite shade of pink.

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    Furniture has been kept to a minimum in the small spare bedroom of interior designer Sarah Chamber's Victorian terraced house in South London. Lack of space means furniture has been kept to a minimum, with interest added instead by a rich autumnal colour scheme that contrasts brown walls with red accents. This is an easy idea to apply to any small room where space for objects is at a premium. Instead transform the mood of your space using the walls and upholstered furniture as your canvas.

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    Sometimes there's much to be gleaned from the design of a good hotel room. This one the Playa Grande Beach Club is painted in what it's owner calls, 'faded bathing-suit colours', and layered with art, objects and vintage furnishings. The bed forms the focal point of a perfectly symmetrical tableau of furniture, starting with the wall mounted lamps and side tables and culminating with the bamboo sofa, coffee table and string chairs which form an appealing seating area for morning coffee and newspapers.

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    One of the guest bedroom at Bowood House in Wiltshire has walls covered in Colefax & Fowler's 'Bowood' design - a pattern named after this house with interiors by John Fowler. The same pattern features on the bed valance, headboard, curtains and chair upholstery.

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    White bedding provides a crisp contrast to the chintz in the Lake Room of Bowood house; the curtain pelmet is in a traditional swagged style. In 1987, Fiona undertook the task of redecorating much of the house. Having trained at Colefax and Fowler, she brought with her the influence of its quintessential English country-house style.

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    This bedroom is within a newbuild in California decorated by David Bentheim. A modern iron four poster bed is draped with a linen-covered duvet, wool blanket and monogrammed cushions. The colour scheme is kept calm and bright with white walls and painted panelled ceiling, Crittall-style french doors and window are both covered with soft grey roman blinds. A crystal chandelier adds the slightest touch of glam.

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    This modern bedroom styled by Gabby Deeming was inspired by traditional Japanese rooms with Shoji screens and includes a simple yet elegant futon bed on a platform base from Futon Company. Simple sliding screens have been constructed with pine batons and papered with 'Sansui' wallpaper from Zoffany, a pattern of soft mountains. A modern ensuite bathroom houses C P Hart's 'Stand' bath, which is propped on a steel frame.

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    This small country style bedroom features a single divan bed base, furnished with a bespoke headboard covered in a floral linen from Cabbages & Roses. The crisp cotton bedding is overlaid with a quilt and the walls are painted in a deep green - '12B25' Armour Guard acrylic-enamel eco-friendly paint from PaintPlus. The vintage industrial-style bedside table is topped with a lamp made from an old cake tin.

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    The main bedroom in Susan Deliss's country house in France has a simple headboard made from an antique suzani. The bed is spread with an antique quilt, hand-dyed by Susan with indigo. She has mounted an antique Ikat textile to create an artwork for the wall.

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    The main bedroom of textiles designer Susan Deliss' French country house is painted in the softest of blues - pink curtains in an Osborne & Little silk add a contrasting jolt of colour. A mid-century modern chair has been reupholstered in a fresh gingham and the bed quilt was hand-dyed with indigo.

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    The bamboo desk in the main bedroom of textiles designer Susan Deliss' French country house came from Golborne Road, London. The curtains are made from heavy French linen, dyed a bright pink - here Deliss proves that pink needn't be precious, it can be bold and punchy when used correctly.

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    This small bedroom has dark green walls in Farrow & Ball's 'Olive' paint. The single divan bed base is furnished with a 'Casati' headboard from Ensemblier London upholstered in 'Faded Monochrome Teal Roses' from Bennison. A limed wood antique commode is used as a bedside table, topped with a pile of books and simple glass vase filled with fresh flowers.

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    Stylist Alexander Breeze's bedroom is painting in a very matt yet rich grey-green: 'Olive' by Farrow & Ball. He bought an inexpensive bed and painted it himself. The striking plywood headboard was designed by Breeze and made with the help of bespoke laser cutting service Cut Laser Cut.

    This bedroom is an ode to antiquity with touches of the Neoclassical, Empire Style and Classical-inspired littered throughout the space, most of which was designed and made by Alexander himself - the headboard with colours of an Attic vase, for example. Follow Breeze's lead, pick up a pot of paint and get experimenting with patterns and motifs from your favourite era!

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    Cushions from Beaumont & Fletcher are among the golden accents in this spare room in the London flat of Hannah Cecil Gurney, the daughter of Claud Cecil Gurney, founder of the handmade wallpaper company de Gournay. The walls are clad in a glorious green hand-painted wallpaper. Follow Hannah's lead and inject some glamour into your spare room - we promise you're guests won't be dissappointed!

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    In the main bedroom in Hannah Cecil Gurney's London flat has hand-painted silk cushions and a Burmese lamp pick up on the green in the 'Badminton' wallpaper by de Gournay, the wallpaper company her father founded in 1986.

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    Ben Pentreath's Dorset parsonage has a traditional country-style spare bedroom; the four poster bed is covered in a quilt made by Ben's mother in the Seventies.

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    The main bedroom of Ben Pentreath's Georgian country house is painted in what he lovingly refers to as 'freshly laid cowpat' - an earthy green from Papers & Paints, officially known as '4-050'. The bed is covered with a fresh Indian printed-cotton cover.

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    This bedroom in the Tudor wing of Bradwell Lodge - the perfect neoclassical country house in miniature - is decorated with 'Regent' wallpaper and matching blinds from Bernard Thorp. The scheme may be sweet and soothing but the room is allegedly haunted.

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    The Pink Room in Bradwell Lodge is fun, feminine and fancy. A bold Bernard Thorp fabric, 'Brimble', has been used on the walls and bed, and for the blind: this creates a lovely sense of continuity in the space.

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    When renovating this Renovated Farmhouse, Maria Speake of Retrovious kept an eye out for continuity between rooms. For example, here in the spare room the walls are lined with 'Sheep' wallpaper from The Art of Wallpaper thus echoing the animal theme of the children's bathroom.

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    Blue and white striped walls make this room feel bigger, a clever effect that is strengthened by the matching headboard. The subtle nautical style with industrial touches seems particularly fitting for a bedroom in this Victorian water tower conversion.

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    A modern bedside table and monochromatic rug designed by Studio Ashby feature in the guest bedroom in a flat that has been transformed from a stark new-build to a characterful home. The pattern on the padded headboard is reflected in the artwork above the bed.

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    The interior of this eco 'dwelle-ing' is flooded with natural light thanks to skylights, glass doors and windows. The effect is intensified in this garden room by white walls and a neutral colour palette (see our white room ideas and how to use white paint). Enough space is created on a mezzanine level for a bedroom and workspace, with a kitchen underneath.

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    This seating area for a bedroom, which is part of a scheme created by our decoration director Gabby Deeming in a rustic Dutch farmhouse, has a botanical theme. The backdrop is set by 'Deep Celadon Green' paint from Papers and Paints, £38.40 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, which picks out the other shades of green in the hand-printed wallpaper 'Iznik GM' (crotte d'elephant), 100cm wide, €233 a metre, from Emery & Cie.

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    The owners of this Somerset country house had not anticipated taking on such a large project, but their careful renovation enhanced by modern decorative touches has resulted in a smart and comfortable forever home. This white attic bedroom has a sunny feel thanks to a bright yellow patterned throw and matching cushions. A storage chest with a cute duck design sits at the foot of the bed - perfect for adding character to a bedroom or for a kid's room.

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    This is the one bedroom at the tiny Central Hotel & Café in Copenhagen, in the Vesterbro neighbourhood. The room necessarily makes use of the tiny space and even tinier windows, but the green walls with wooden accents adds plenty of interest to a potentially boxy bedroom.

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    After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland in France's Tarn region, Anne Halsey bought a French farmhouse retreat there and enlisted the help of the decorator to create a relaxed space perfect for entertaining. This double guest room mixes different colours while sticking to the same gingham pattern (see the lamp shade, blanket and padded headboard), making for a colourful, chic and coordinated space.

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    After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland in France's Tarn region, Anne Halsey bought a French farmhouse retreat there. The furniture in this bedroom was sourced from local antiques shops and markets. Raoul Textiles 'Mahatma' design was used for the curtains, with the armchair upholstered in Kathryn M Ireland's 'Ikat Stripe' and amps from Vaughan add another layer of pattern.

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    The owners of this newbuild Bahamas beach house turned to trusted interior designer John McCall to provide their house with a British sensibility, practical furnishings and interiors that are not 'too beachy'. In this bedroom white walls, ceiling, carpet and bedding is brought to life with patterned blinds, headboards and a colourful rug. All of the patterns are different, introducing an element of fun and vacation spirit.

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    The owners of this newbuild Bahamas beach house turned to trusted interior designer John McCall to provide their house with a British sensibility, practical furnishings and interiors that are not 'too beachy'. A white palette characterises most rooms in the house. Pastel blue is added in the main bedroom with bedding and a storage chest. Pineapple detailing at the top of each post on the four-poster bed subtly offers a Caribbean feel.

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    This bedroom in Soho Farmhouse features wood panelling. Mixing bare wood with white painted panels gives the room texture as well as a rustic feel. The pale scheme includes framed prints and large rugs.

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    In the main bedroom of a large Chelsea flat designed by Sophie Ashby, silk 'Madison' wallpaper from Stereo provides a bold background to the set of nude studies from Lorfords Antiques. Complementing the earthy palette of this large space, smart rosewood cabinets flank the bed. 'It drives me crazy that so often in newbuilds everything is built-in, so I wanted something free-standing and moveable,' explains Sophie.

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    In this modern city flat that has been transformed from a stark new-build to a characterful home, the use of a natural palette full of texture and earthy tones continues in this bedroom, creating a calm and peaceful space.

    Naomi Paul was commissioned by Studio Ashby to make the beautiful hand-woven, offset wall and table lights. The wrap-around headboard takes on the appearence of luxurious wall panelling and makes the small space look bigger.

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    In the bedroom of this minimal Manhattan house designed by Rita Konig, the bed linen is from Monogrammed Linen Shop. The side table is by Christian Liaigre and the rug from Luke Irwin.

    When Rita arrived, she immediately found the interior plan verging on stark. The owner had warned her that she did not want pattern, but Rita thought this was negotiable. To soften up this bedroom, with its grey faux panelling, she upholstered the bed in a delicate two-tone Italian fabric by Idarica Gazzoni. The pattern is then repeated on a sheer window blind.

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    The walls of this spare bedroom have been painted mauve to contrast with the elegant cream vanity. The pelmet box over the headboard offers a canopy effect, creating the feeling of a four poster bed.

    Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.

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    An element of grandeur is added to this grey bedroom with a silk canopy over the four-poster bed in Bruno Triplet silk. Monochrome patterned cushions add interest to the bedding.

    Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.

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    Kravet's 'XU Garden' linen in the orkid colourway has been used for the curtains in the main bedroom.

    The addition of a large basement extension to this Edwardian house freed up space on the upper floors for bright and capacious rooms, and a more fluid layout ideal for family living. Owners Dominic and Claire chose design duo Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock to decorate the home.

    The couple could have turned to Dominic's mother, design doyenne Jane Churchill, but opted instead for friends Bunny and Emma. 'At that stage, Mum and Claire did not know each other that well and I did not want Claire to feel she had to go along with Mum's suggestions,' says Dominic. 'It was our first family home and I wanted it to be just about us.'

    When asked whether she and Bunny felt intimidated, Emma's response is: 'Dom understands the value of interior design - and what other man would be happy with a pink bedroom?' 'Everyone was quite surprised that I jumped on the pink,' says Dominic.

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    Designer Paolo Moschino commissioned painter Dawn Reader to create the stripes on the walls here. She custom-mixed the blue to match Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam's 'Melba Stripe' fabric in the blue on ecru colourway, but Edward Bulmer's 'Fair Blue' natural paint is similar; £41.50 for a 2.5-litre pot of emulsion.

    It was fitting that a nautical colour scheme of blue and white was chosen for this fisherman's cottage in Cornwall. If you're afraid of mixing pattern, start with stripes. (And check how to mix pattern.) A variety of sizes in the same colour adds interest, yet fits with the calm atmosphere of a bedroom.

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    Printed fabrics abound in this bedroom: the headboard, quilt and curtains are all from Chelsea Textiles.

    The colours are peaceful and pleasant, as they are throughout the house. 'Above all, I wanted the colours to be calm; this pale colour palette makes a narrow house seem less claustrophobic and fussy, and meant that I could add pattern through the other textiles.'

    The challenge for interior designer Penny Morrison in this Victorian terrace was to create a home for a bachelor - without the stereotypical furnishings.

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    A polished cherry dressing table features in this bedroom, which has a green and white colour scheme given character with country-style check patterned fabrics.

    Having moved from a Georgian manor, Clare Agnew reworked the conversion of a 300-year-old barn in Norfolk to create a secluded home for her family, in which the inside works in harmony with the garden and the marshland beyond.

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    Having moved from a Georgian manor, Clare Agnew reworked the conversion of a 300-year-old barn in Norfolk to create a secluded home for her family, in which the inside works in harmony with the garden and the marshland beyond.

    The spare bedroom in the east wing of the house has French-style shutters that open up to the en-suite bathroom.

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    The pale walls, bedding and headboard in this small bedroom are perfect for such a tiny space. Loft conversions always benefit from large windows, such as the one here, to fill the rooms with natural light.

    The room is not dull, however, thanks to a patterned headboard and exposed beams, which add interest to the space. As with many of the fabrics, cushions and rugs in her Somerset house, Sophie Hale went to Robert Kime for the floral fabric on the headboard. The 'Susani Yellow' linen is printed to resemble needlework and looks particularly pretty against the unpainted beams and neutral walls. It costs £210 a metre.

    Hidden in a Somerset valley, this restored Georgian house was an irresistible challenge for its owners, who put together a team including architect Ptolemy Dean for the painstaking restoration, which won a Georgian Group award in 2015.

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    The panelling in this bedroom is painted in Farrow & Ball's 'New White'.

    Hidden in a Somerset valley, this restored Georgian house was an irresistible challenge for its owners, who put together a team including architect Ptolemy Dean for the painstaking restoration, which won a Georgian Group award in 2015.

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    In a valley on the Waddesdon Manor estate sits Flint House, an award-winning example of contemporary architecture commissioned by Jacob Rothschild. David Mlinaric, a long-time collaborator of the Rothschilds, helped with the interiors, acquiring the odd new piece of furniture and dipping into the Waddesdon storeroom, known as 'the Pink Shed', for others. In the main bedroom a feeling of cosseting warmth has been created in this otherwise white interior by painting two walls a rich teal and adding a large dark carpet in a sumptuous fabric. The sceme is tied together by the dark valance, while a convex mirror by Collier Webb adds sparkle and reflects the landscape.

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    Edward Bulmer's 'Azurite' paint has been used on the walls of this blue bedroom, which stars a four-poster bed with a pink canopy from Soane. The design is part of The Scheme: Opposites Attract by Gabby Deeming.

    WALLS Paint, 'Azurite', £41.50 for 2.5 litres natural emulsion, from Edward Bulmer Natural Paints. Framed vintage print (left), 85 x 115cm, £850, from William Yeoward. Framed lithograph, Surrounded Islands, by Christo and Jeanne Claude, 75 x 110cm, £1,200, from Wilson Stephens & Jones.

    FLOOR Seagrass 'Basketweave', 400cm wide, £39 a square metre, from Crucial Trading.

    FURNITURE Hand-lacquered hardwood side tables, 'Hudson' (marine blue), by Rita Konig, 63 x 71 x 56cm, £1,975 each, from The Lacquer Company. Beech-framed bespoke canopy bed, 210 x 151 x 200cm, in 'Paisley Parrott' (jewel), cotton, and 'Coral' (pink), cotton, from £25,000 as shown, from Soane. Oak and paper-cord bench, '63A', by J L Møllers, 46 x 120 x 40cm, £632, from Skandium.

    ACCESSORIES Plaster table lamps, 'Very Good Seconds', by Viola Lanari, 50 x 10cm diameter; with cotton lampshades, 'Bedwyn' (yellow wicker), 35cm diameter, £135 each, from Fermoie. Cotton oxford pillowcases, 'Mariette', £26 each, from Cologne & Cotton. Linen quilt (light blue/natural), 140 x 210cm, £390, from Once Milano. Early-nineteenth-century cotton cushion, 45 x 70cm, £140, from Katharine Pole.

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    This traditional bedroom features a fireplace and a round mirror hung above it. A subtle backdrop is provided by striped wallpaper. The overall look is elegant and warm.

    After 40 years at Colefax and Fowler, owner Wendy Nicholls is clear about what makes a good interior, and the decoration of her London home reflects the style she has honed both personally and professionally.

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    Wendy Nicholls of Colefax and Fowler has honed her personal and professional style in her London flat which is full of Victorian accents and unique accessories. Wendy's bedroom has a softer palette, with an embroidered bedspread from Chelsea Textiles. Walls of pale mauveish grey show off the yellow silk of the four-poster's simple, unlined curtains. Her shock revelation is that they were made from silk taken from the curtains in the yellow drawing room at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's Brook Street building. That room, with its lacquered buttercup walls and three pairs of massive curtains hung about with passementerie, was a shrine to decorating, an emblem of their grandest classical style. Was it heresy to cut up its curtains? Wendy quickly assures that these were the last remnants of earlier pairs, which had fallen into shreds.

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    In a west London industrial mews house owned by designer Caroline Riddell, the main bedroom has a neutral palette of panelled wood walls with splashes of yellow, creating a bright, sunny space. Open-plan living is made cosy with warm touches to this family home and office.

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    Soft white walls set the tone in this modern bedroom, which also features a run of bespoke cupboards. These divide the bedroom from the hallway. A simple, rustic tree stump is used as a bedside table, adding to the natural feel of the scheme. Create a similar effect with 'Lozano' by Swoon Editions.

    Anna Valentine's eponymous clothing label is desired for the quality of its designs and the attention to detail - attributes that the couturier has also employed in the renovation of her London flat and atelier.

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    Writer, photographer and ironmonger Alastair Hendy has two very different homes - one aGrade II listed sixteenth century property that was a five-year restoration project. The other is this sleek minimalist loft in London. This bedroom shows how to create a clever en-suite out of a large space, while retaining privacy for the bathing area with a striking wooden screen.

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    Alastair Hendy was initially reluctant to view the Grade II listed 16th century property From the beginning, however, the house took a grip on Alastair and, although much had been obliterated, the bones of the house were all original and he was able to see its potential. It would be the start of a five-year restoration project that involved Alastair taking a crash course in 16th century building practices and engaging local craftsmen. The cosy spare room has beds under the sloped roof to create relaxing nooks.

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    For House & Garden's Carole Annett, a passing request for decorating advice from her friend, the interior designer Emma Sims Hilditch, turned into the top-to-bottom redecoration of her Surrey house. Carole chose Zoffany's 'Eleonora' paper for a spare room.

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    This pale and pretty bedroom is papered in Lewis & Wood's 'Jasper Peony'. See our feature wall and wallpaper ideas for more inspiration.

    For House & Garden's Carole Annett, a passing request for decorating advice from her friend, the interior designer Emma Sims Hilditch, turned into the top-to-bottom redecoration of her Surrey house in time for Christmas.

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    In this attic room, wood panelling has been painted in Farrow & Ball's 'India Yellow'.

    Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work.

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    This simple, rustic bedroom in Lamb's House features a beautiful wooden four-poster bed. White walls and minimal decoration allows it to stand out.

    Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work.

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    Known for their sensitive restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work. The elegant main bedroom has an original beamed ceiling, complemented by a large rustic wooden headboard.

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    The owners of this west London house employed a skilled team to restore its original features, and create a home with a feeling of permanence after a lifetime of moving. The house is a tall, mid-nineteenth-century white stucco building that they wanted to work well for twenty-first-century family life. 'We were determined to avoid beige "banker chic",' the owner explains. The daughter's diminutive bedroom is hung with Cole & Son's 'Hummingbirds' wallpaper.

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    Maximising light and space was essential to show the owner's post-war art and sleek French art deco furniture to their best advantage in this elegant Pimlico flat. In the bedroom nineteenth-century photographs bought from Portobello Market hang above the bed, while built in bookshelves flank the windows.

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    Passing down through inheritance for nearly 400 years, Holker Hall has a rich history resulting in an interior that combines comfort with charm. In one of the guest rooms, a classic Colefax and Fowler fabric is used on the day bed, footboard and canopy.

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    When two architects bought one of the smallest houses in New York, they transformed the interior, creating a bijou interior with a sense of spaciousness that belies its exterior appearance.The main bedroom features a four-poster bed.

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    Combining classical proportions and traditional furnishings with the informal elements of family life, this house in Cornwall has proved the perfect acquisition for its owners. Before moving in, they asked the interior designer, architectural historian and natural paint expert Edward Bulmer for his help. 'Edward has a marvellous eye,' says the owner. He has a great feel for colour and he is fantastic at arranging furniture and pictures.' For his part, Edward says that these are delightful clients, and are unusually united on aesthetic decisions. Despite their very different backgrounds, they share a taste for the modest grandeur of English country-house style, for antique rugs, traditional chintz and books. The wall is painted in 'Ochre' from Edward Bulmer Natural Paints.

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    Combining classical proportions and traditional furnishings with the informal elements of family life, this house in Cornwall has proved to be the perfect acquisition for its owners. The house was built in about 1840 for Reverend Samuel Wallis, a founding fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, who inherited the estate and promptly commissioned Plymouth architect George Wightwick, a former assistant to Sir John Soane, to replace the existing house. An eighteenth-century bed in a spare room has a canopy and valance in a reproduction chintz to complement the period features.

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    Combining classical proportions and traditional furnishings with the informal elements of family life, this house in Cornwall has proved to be the perfect acquisition for its owners. In the past 100 years, the house has been a hotel and a Christian refuge, and even divided into flats. Despite these changes of use and fortune, it has survived intact, complete with its marble chimneypieces, panelled doors and acanthus cornices.

    Before moving in, the owners asked the interior designer, architectural historian and natural paint expert Edward Bulmer for his help. 'Edward has a marvellous eye,' says the owner. 'We worked with him at our previous home. He has a great feel for colour and he is fantastic at arranging furniture and pictures.'

    The architectural style is late Georgian, with generous sash windows, deep eaves and a dash of Italianate villa, thanks to a balcony that sits above the drawing room bay, and a pair of triple-arched windows across the first floor of the south-west façade where terraced lawns drop away to woodland. This bedroom embodies the modest grandeur of English country-house style. The walls are in 'Linen Stripe' by Arthouse.

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    Relocating to Oxford after 15 years in Japan and Hong Kong, the owners of this Victorian house put together a team of experts to create a mostly open-plan layout full of intriguing design details. Despite the architectural strength, the house unfolds slowly, allowing the eye to pick up intricate details and layered textures as you wander through. It is a scheme that strikes the balance between formal and family living in the brief to American interior designer Susan Ferrier of McAlpine. The main bedroom is decorated in a muted neutral scheme.

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    Trudi Ballard, press officer of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler has decorated her elegant Marrakech house in a combination of English country-house style with traditional Moroccan elements. A rug - a gift from a friend - brightens the scheme, while the raffia ceiling lights from Henry Cath are a unifying element that has been used in all the bedrooms. The light-filled house opens out from a courtyard with a traditionally tiled, cloistered walkway to one side from which bedrooms lead off, each with its own terrace.

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    Situated between Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains, the holiday home of Colefax & Fowler's Trudi Ballard, is decorated in a combination of English country-house style and traditional Moroccan elements. The site of the house is perfect: down a dirt track or two and into an olive grove, where the house seems almost part of the landscape. At the end of a gravel path is a studded wooden door leading to a shaded walk and then a cool, airy hall through french windows. This bedroom has a pretty delft-blue palette, with an Indian cotton bedspread and plates above the chimneypiece from Fez.

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    Tasked with reinventing a conservative Park Avenue apartment, New York-based designer Sandra Nunnerley has created a modern, relaxed space that has an aura of calm. In the main bedroom, the headboard is in Holland & Sherry 'Spectator' fabric, with Mike and Doug Starn's 'Structure of Thought' print hung above it; the doorway to the left leads seemlessly through to a dressing room to leave the main room uncluttered. Sandra describes the result as 'timeless luxury and refinement', without sacrificing a sense of modernity.

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    With a characteristic respect for the fabric of this classic Georgian house in Bath, designer Patrick Williams has carefully transformed it into a welcoming home and B&B. Much of the work was about revealing what was there but they have also enriched the house. When the project started, Patrick spoke to several reclamation yards asking them to put aside any suitable elements for a Georgian house, and he also trawled Ebay. This bedroom features an original exposed stone fireplace, seen on the left.

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    This basement bedroom features a canopy bed that was bought on Ebay for £100; an invoice found later revealed it had cost £10,000 originally.

    With a characteristic respect for the fabric of this eighteenth-century house in Bath, designer Patrick Williams has carefully transformed it into a welcoming home and B&B. For Patrick, whose company Berdoulat specialises in the reinvention of period buildings, 'the building itself is the most important client and should dictate what is done to it'. Such is his respect that he did not begrudge the request from the local conservation officer to preserve the original peg joints between the floor joists and beams, even though new steel sections would provide the structural support - a detail that, once covered by floorboards, nobody would see. He delights in the 'hidden beauty' of the building - details like the pie-crust-edged chimneypots that 'can be seen only by Father Christmas'.

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    For Emma Bridgewater and her husband Matthew Rice, a shared desire to preserve skills and traditions has influenced their booming ceramics business, as well as the restoration of their farmhouse and barn in Oxfordshire. As seen here, the bedroom retains the original stonework.

    'We needed somewhere we could live and work, with undeveloped buildings in which we could photograph catalogues, and with land for animals and a potential for a garden,' says Matthew. They found the rundown farmhouse, Ham Court, which had once been the gatehouse to Bampton Castle. The property, on the edge of Bampton village and surrounded by 30 acres of land, provided them with an irresistible opportunity to breathe romance back into a series of neglected and derelict buildings.

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    Formerly a rabbit warren of small, dark rooms, this Victorian house in west London has been opened up, flooded with light and filled with the owners collection of art and furniture, to create a balance between its original character and modern style. The main bedroom and bathroom design proved problematic, due to the Victorian dimensions of the five-metre-wide space. The soft lighting and gentle palette brings to mind the inviting warmth of an art gallery. A charming arrangement of mostly Modern British oils and drawings, which owner Ben Whitfield collects, rests on a built-out picture shelf that doubles as a headboard.

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    This country-style bedroom features a pretty bed canopy in green and white, setting the colour scheme for the space. A pair of Sixties China table lamps and a collection of framed William Blake prints on the walls add character.

    This newbuild country house is a triumph of teamwork, with architects and designers collaborating to create the owner's perfect home. The West Country location combines rural peace, privacy and views across fields and woodland with the convenient proximity of a main road; the architecture is a gentle mix of classical symmetry and vernacular charm; and the interior decoration matches furnishings from a previous house with new additions, including some specially commissioned pieces.

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    Curtains from Vaughan and vintage bedlinen introduce Colour іп a Sраге гoom of a newbuild country house. Mixing classical symmetry and vernacular charm, this newbuild country house is a triumph of teamwork, with architects and designers collaborating to create the owners perfect home.

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    The artist owners of this London house called on interior designer Beata Heuman to create a family home full of fun, distinctive design. A highly original space, unapologetically theatrical and oozing energy. 'The owners are both artists. They have quite wild tastes and they love strong colours,' says Beata. The main bedroom has a bespoke sofa upholstered in Beata's signature marbleised fabric and lion claw feet. Other notable features include a pair of breglass dance-hall mirrors from French Loft and the ceiling painted in 'Lulworth Blue' by Farrow & Ball. 'I have this thing about painting ceilings blue. It seems over the top, but it adds a feeling of height and once it is in, you don't really think about it'.

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    The artist owners of this London house called on interior designer Beata Heuman to create a family home full of fun, distinctive design and punchy colours. A highly original space, unapologetically theatrical and oozing energy. 'The owners are both artists. They have quite wild tastes and they love strong colours,' says Beata. This bedroom, decorated in different shades of blue, is given a lift by a mustard throw on the bed.

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    This bedroom is full of texture, with an exposed brick wall setting off the earthy palette. One of a pair of lights by Swedish designer Poul Henningsen hangs over the bed in this spare room, which is also lit by a skylight. The bedspread is by Brigitte Singh, based on a Mughal design, and the cushions are made from an antique Japanese obi sash.

    The all-green garden looks particularly wonderful following this charming room, and the bricks, tiles, and colours from the garden link the two spaces.

    The designer Jane Gowers discovered her stylish London terrace house by chance, but its restoration and decoration have been the result of good judgement and a sympathetic approach.

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    This grey bedroom has a modern feel thanks to its muted colour palette and the smart black-and-white print on the wall, but the room has been decorated with traditional furnishings. A French wrought iron and marble side table by Raymond Subes sits on a Persian Royal Kurk Kashan carpet.

    The designer Jane Gowers discovered her London terrace house by chance, but its restoration and decoration have been the result of good judgement and a sympathetic approach.

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    Richard Taylor and Rick Englert have built a Jacobean-style manor at Whithurst Park in Sussex. It took a year to get planning permission and two more to build. The result bears some of the signatures of the prodigy houses built in the era, such as Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This spare bedroom on the second floor has a four-poster canopy bed and moulded fireplace in keeping with the manor's Jacobean look.

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    Architect Francesca Oggioni wanted a new layout for her Grade II listed house in west London that would work as a family home, workspace and backdrop for her extensive art collection. She purchased her home with her Belgian husband, a hedge-fund manager, photographer and art collector. Their main bedroom has plenty of shelving and storage to maintain the sleek, clutter-free aesthetic of the house.

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    Architect Francesca Oggioni had to set aside her rationalist principles when she was planning a new layout for her listed house in west London, so it would work as a family home, workspace and backdrop for an extensive art collection. This spare bedroom on the top floor has neutral decoration allows the artwork to be the focus of the room.

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    Heidi Lightfoot and Steve Gibbons wanted a mid-century house and found this Thirties house in rural Hertfordshire. Built in 1936 by the renowned public sector architect Mary Medd, Sewell's Orchard was apparently unpopular with the locals at the time, who likened its monopitch roof and pared-back design to that of a factory. This neutral spare room is brightened up with the addition of prints and a lively geometric blanket.

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    A sense of timelessness combined with simplicity and sophistication characterises Arnaud Zannier's collection of hotels, as well as his shoe business. It is a design ethos reflected in his family home near Ghent. Refined and relaxed, the home echews trneds and adopts classic style instead. Exposed wooden beams, full of knots and character, envelop the room and the bed, giving it a cosy cabin feel.

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    Interior designer Virginia Howard had no intention of moving from Knightsbridge to Pimlico, until a balcony flat in a nineteenth-century garden square changed her mind. The bedroom is decorated in a pale green colour scheme. The elegant, Grade II-listed stucco building overlooks the garden square in central London, bringing the outside in. Two meagre bedrooms were knocked into one generous one, filled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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    Event designer David Stark and his artist husband Migguel Anggelo have reconfigured their Brooklyn apartment to create calm and flowing spaces brought alive by theatrical objects and unexpected finishes. A bedside table from Odegard sits below a vintage wall light sourced by MADE.

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    Since moving into her husband's Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colours. The embroidered linen bedspread was bought at a flea market in France, the rug came from Morocco and an Uzbek tribal coat hangs on the wall.

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    Since moving into her husband's 300 year old Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colours. Upstairs, the seven bedrooms are equally individual - one has a cheerful mixture of lilac and jade, another lime and sherbet pink. A spare room is decorated with green tones, with sari fabric is on the ottoman at the end of the bed.

    The blind and headboard have been made in a matching fabric - a cost-effective trick for adding a punch of pattern to a bedroom. The blind is prettily trimmed in Samuel & Sons pom-poms. A window sill has been turned in to a reading nook with a padded cushion.

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    Schooled in matters of taste by her mother, when designer Emma Burns inherited the former stables that her parents had converted as a weekend retreat, she put into practice the principles that now guide her professional work for Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. This cosy bedroom has beamed ceilings, and is furnished mainly with antiques.

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    Celebrated interior decorator Nicky Haslam opens the doors to his own west-London apartment, which is an elegantly playful showcase for his masterful use of scale and dramatic details, and his signature mix of the fake and the fabulous. Painted a rich dark brown, the canopy in the bedroom was inspired by a Cecil Beaton drawing. Nicky brought the bed with him from his former flat and found the table lamps in a second-hand shop.

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    Classic-boat enthusiast and creative talent Katie Fontana's love of craftsmanship and aesthetic simplicity resulted in the bespoke kitchen design company Plain English as well a charming houseboat and boathouse. The cushions in the guest house are from The Bell Jar in Norwich.

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    From their first glimpse of this country house in Norfolk, its owners were captivated and, with the help of interior designer Veere Grenney, have put their stamp on it. In a glorious honeycomb of rooms for the youngest member of the family, there are enough small beds for the most riotous of sleepovers. In this bedroom 'Belvedere' linen in 'Straw' by Veere Grenney Associates has been used on the walls and bed draperies. The delicate colour amplified by sunshine yellow blankets.

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    The master bedroom of a converted disused chapel in Somerset owned by artist Jonathan Delafield Cook and illustrator Laura Stoddart is decorated in a neutral colour palette of creams and whites with blue accents provided by the bedding and cushions.

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    The main bedroom of Charles Rutherfoord and Rupert Tyler's London home is on the first floor. The minamilist space features little else but a bed, a deer hide rug, a taxidermy jaguar and an armchair by Pierre Paulin. Single-pane windows make the most of the garden views.

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    A unique chest of drawers with a sketch of a columned building livens up the bedside in this London home designed by Freddy van Zevenbergen. Freddy says the owner 'wanted it to feel a bit like Loulou's,' Robin Birley's louche-luxe private members' club in Mayfair, which Lambart & Browne designed in 2012.

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    A seaside-blue colour scheme in the second spare room of Cadland House, a graceful, coastal country home. The bedroom has views of the sea and is decorated with nautical heirlooms.

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    Touches of blue introduce colour and pattern in the main bedroom of a divine Provençal house by Andrzej Zarzycki. These include the painted woodwork, patchwork bed cover and large painting by Sarah Pickstone.

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    Andrzej Zarzycki designed a space-saving bed in the spare room of this provençal holiday house. The piece has a desk area on one side and a bed with built-in side tables on the other. The set of four artworks on the wall is by Gary Hume, and are part of a special edition created for Louis Vuitton.

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    In a bedroom at Cadland House in Hampshire, twin beds have block-printed quilts from India with deep yellows and blues pairing for a tasteful pop of colour. Yellow stripes are the backdrop to a gallery wall of artwork which also adds colour to the brown furnished room.

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    For a scheme in House & Garden's August 2017 issue, Acting Decoration Editor Ruth Sleightholme worked with wicker designs and French textiles in a bedroom with distressed paintwork and tiled floors in Atelier Vime's eighteenth-century hôtel particulier, Hotel Drujon.

    WALLS Patina and specialist colour-matching, £55 a square metre, by Elise Orrier. Similar eighteenth-century giltwood mirror, £575, from M Charpentier Antiques. 'No 121' bronze wall light, £2,900, from La Maison Charles. Rope and raffia wall light, by Audoux-Minet, £600 for a pair, from Atelier Vime. FURNITURE Wicker headboard, from £800; 'Ollivier' metal and rattan side table, £520; both from Atelier Vime. ACCESSORIES 'Madrigal' waterlily soap, by Claus Porto, £16, from Cologne & Cotton. 'Bistrot' nickel and ceramic soap dish, £297.60, from The Water Monopoly. 'Malmaison' silver tray, £1,253; and teaspoons, £50 each; all from Christofle. Similar silver coffee pot, £900, from Linden & Co. 'Losanges' porcelain teacups and saucers, £71.42 each, from Royal Limoges. Pillowcases and sheet, 'Emilie', by Nicole Fabre Designs, linen, £189 a metre, from Tissus d'Hélène. 'Seraphine' hand-embroidered kingsize cotton flat sheet, £175, from Cologne & Cotton. Eighteenth-century French linen cushions, £590 for a pair, from Katharine Pole. 'Tarascon' linen quilt with cotton filling, £550, from Christopher Moore.

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    This bedroom from a scheme in the May 2017 issue of House & Garden was inspired by the Regency era's elaborate plaster and stucco work, curved shapes and rich velvets. Styled by Ruth Sleightholme.

    WALLS 'Roman Emperor Intaglio Cases', by Bridie Hall, £455 each, from Pentreath & Hall. FURNITURE Ebonised wood George III-style dining chair, £1,800 a pair, from Guinevere. 'Courtesan' lacquered pine four-poster bed, by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras, £9,250 excluding mattress, from The New Craftsmen. 'Spear Trophy' cast-iron table, £5,400, from Cox London. Nineteenth-century painted-wood and velvet stool, £5,900, from Rose Uniacke. ACCESSORIES 'A4 Bookcloth Boxfile' (pink), £28.50, from Pentreath & Hall. Silk-covered notebook (aqua), by Shepherds Bookbinders, £75, from The New Craftsmen. 'Vienna' (flamenco) bed curtain fabric, cotton velvet, £170 a metre, from de Le Cuona. Linen bedding, from £48 for a pillowcase, from Larusi. Velvet cushions, £65 each, from Kirsten Hecktermann. Cashmere throw (antique gold), by Begg & Co, £695; velvet 'End of Bed Quilt' (slate), by Niki Jones, £199; both from The Conran Shop. 'Column' brass and glass lamp base (pink), £450; 'Orange Flame' silk lampshade, by Melodi Horne, £310; both from Pentreath & Hall. 'Jour' glass, by Inga Sempé (aqua), £30 a pair, from Nude. Chinese oxblood-glazed porcelain ginger jar (used as vase), £550, from Guinevere.

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    Looking for modern bedroom ideas? Try smart schemes in black and white, warmed by the tones of wood, copper and leather. A giant knit throw (this one's £149, from The Conran Shop) adds a touch of the eccentric.

    Taken from the March 2012 issue of House & Garden. Styling: Gabby Deeming.

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    Despite several attempts at finding the perfect paint colour, designer Fiona Parke and owner Bodil Blain settled on 'New Silver' from Sanderson. A soft gold headboard, chevron throw and pink patterned cushions add personality to the soft, oh so chic scheme.

    Taken from the July 2013 issue of House & Garden.

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    The bedroom in this hotel designer's west London home is decorated in neutral tones, with shots of lime green in the chair and cushions; a framed text by Ted Hughes hangs to the side of the bed.

    Taken from the November 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Claire Wrathall.

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    Designer Jonathan Tuckey redesigned this London mews house in Notting Hill for a former submariner. The house is designed to enable the internal layout to be adjusted; the main bedroom can be screened off from the staircase and roof terrace for added privacy.

    Taken from the November 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Hatta Byng.

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    Play with colour-block fabrics, paint effects, graphic accessories and contemporary furniture to create a bedroom that's modern and bright.

    Italian Canopy Bed, from £1,298 at Anthropologie

    Taken from the June 2012 issue of House & Garden. Styling: Gabby Deeming and Olivia Gregory.

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    The bedroom in this hotel designer's west London home features a portrait of the owner, aged 13 by the artist Primo Potenza, which hangs above a mahogany table. Beside it stands a 1930s découpage screen by the surrealist painter and theatrical designer Leonor Fini.

    Taken from the November 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Claire Wrathall.

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    The master bedroom in this petite, 90sq metre family home in London's Chelsea is the work of designer Eve Mercier. The two Rothko-esque panels that flank the bed are not paint but vibrant silk, while the Fifties-style Danish bedside tables come from Chelsea Textiles (£498 each), a good source for chic and simple designs. On top of them are Forties Quindry lamps.

    Taken from the April 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Teresa Levonian Cole and Emily Tobin. Locations editor: Lavinia Bolton.

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    The spare bedroom of interior designer Diana Sieff's home (a converted chapel in Oxfordshire) has a vintage chic look, with a trio Lebanese plates hanging on the wall. 'Isfahan' porcelain plates by OKA, £179 for a set of four, would create a similar look.

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    The bedroom furniture in Steffanie Brown's west London home is a mix of modern and vintage. The 1940s bedside tables come from Interior Eden, while the chair is from B&B Italia. Stephanie owns Notting Hill-based jewellers Laviandbelle, and used decorator Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay to help design her modern family home.

    Taken from the December 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Lisa Freedman. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    The late Lady Hindlip, the designer owner of this home, was described as a 'serial mover'. This Fifties property - her nineteenth home - was enthusiastically created into the perfect London pied-à-terre with a quintessentially English feel. The rug in the main bedroom of this is from Talisman. Botanical prints hang on the wall, which is covered with a striped wallpaper by Colefax and Fowler.

    Taken from the December 2009 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Jennifer Goulding.

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    Classic-boat enthusiast Katie Fontana's love of pure craftsmanship and aesthetic simplicity resulted in the bespoke kitchen design company Plain English as well a charming houseboat and boathouse where she lives when she is in London. The ex-Customs and Excise cutter called Stork is moored in St Katharine Docks, E1. 'In 2008, shortly after our father died, my sister and I were in Maldon, Essex, where he lived, Katie explains. We spotted Stork for sale and thought she looked cute. When I noticed she was built in 1926, the year my father was born, it felt like a sign, so I bought her as a little place to stay when I was in London. The interior had been Ikea-ed, and wasn't really to my taste, but I knew if I covered it all in Farrow & Ball paint it would be fine. One day, I'd like to give her a full authentic refit. For now, she's a bit of fun.'