Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Maybe it's the time of year, but I have felt super motivated recently to spruce things up at home, and give everywhere a refresh.  

First on my list recently were my boys' bedrooms. Both in their 20's and living in London, their rooms are not the sanctuaries they once were to them when they were in their teens and living at home, and pretty much all their belongings have moved with them.  However, they are still very much their rooms when they are visiting home.  

They were looking a little dated and 'young', so the plan was to repaint, have a change of furniture and give them a 'grown up' look they would each enjoy, with the intention to also double as smart spare bedrooms for visiting friends.

First is my eldest son's bedroom.  After a repaint, new furniture, and a beautiful statement headboard from Headboards Ltd. in a buttoned upholstered linen and new linen from the White Company, I am very pleased with the results!   This gorgeous throw and cushions are from their 'Tuscany Collection', in colour 'Smoke'. Beautifully soft waffle velvet, with a linen border.

The lamp bases were originally dark wood, but with a coat of Autentico chalk paint in 'Coco', and new drum shades found online, they had a whole new look.

My youngest son's room was more of a challenge to paint.  Having previously had dark navy walls, it took undercoat and three coats to cover.    I spent a good week covered in paint, as you can imagine!  His previous pine furniture was also transformed with Autentico Chalk Paint in 'Gris' which I can highly recommend.  So easy and quick to apply, giving the room a whole new calm and restful look.

Again a large statement headboard was made by Headboards Ltd. in a petrol blue, with pewter stud detailing.  

New bedding from the 'White Company', including a lovely knitted throw and cushions from their 'Finley Collection' in Soft Grey, completed the look.  All that is needed are the finishing touches now, and new white plantation shutters and then they are complete!

After a little break, I was fired up to make a few changes to my daughter's room and ours, and I look forward to sharing those with you soon!


Have a lovely rest of the week, whatever you have planned....

Sophia xx

PS.   Oh, and by the way, if you like the look of the bedding I have chosen, or are looking for a new look, do click on the White Company link in the side bar to your right here, to find a lovely 30% off many of their ranges, for a limited time only and 20% off many of their gorgeous and ever stylish lines.


  1. Both rooms look fabulous! I love the new looks.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind comment! Have a lovely week. Sophia xx

  2. My goodness Sophia, you have been a busy bee and what a great job you've made of your lucky boys bedrooms, I wish I had the energy, there's so much that needs "fixing up" inside our home and I have spent so much time outside in the garden of late, that I need to take a leaf out of your good book. With all the rain that we are having and are forecast to have, I might have to work inside. Have a lovely evening.

    1. Thank you Angela, and apologies for replying so late! That's it now for a while for me as I usually like to spend as much time as possible outside at this time of year. Having said that, it is pouring with rain as I write this, so certainly not today. The Great British Weather! Have a lovely week.

      Sophia xx