Design My Spare Bedroom – Design 2

Seeing as it’s Wednesday, I think it’s about time for me to reveal design number 2.

Whilst browsing Pinterest I came across these pictures which inspired me, although my spare bedroom is not quite on the same scale as these beauties with their high ceilings & full length sash windows!

I plan on painting the walls in Farrow & Ball ‘Cornforth White‘ which is one of the nicest grey paint tones I’ve come across. I always find grey paint very tricky to get right as the underlying purple, blue, brown undertones can quickly make them look less grey, especially in different lighting. It’s increasingly hard to find a good ‘grey grey’ which I feel F&B have hit on the head with Cornforth White.
The bed frame would be a small double metal victorian style such as this one from Ebay. I’d use crisp white Egyptian cotton bedding such as the Sainsbury’s Everyday Living collection I reviewed here. A thick grey bedspread such as this one from Next along with decorative cushions would make it look even more inviting whilst giving additional texture. Long white drape curtains would sit at the window.
I’m a big fan of Ikea RIBBA frames which are great value for money whilst contrasting against the grey paint. I’d use a selection of these to create a mini gallery wall with old local black & white maps.
Storage furniture would include an old upcycled bedside table & chest of drawers in white which would contrast against the grey. Accessories such as this lamp would be simple & calming.

I’m going to be releasing one more look tomorrow but there’s still time for you to get involved & send me any designs you think would look good – I’ll put forward any suitable ones ready to vote on Friday with the winning design being chosen on Sunday at 8pm.

For further details including how you can get your hands on a 200g Jo Malone candle see here.

Love, Charlotte x



  1. September 21, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    I love both designs so far can't wait to see your third and then decide on my absolute favourite.? Thanks for the tip on the grey paint, I want to paint my living room a light grey colour but have been dreading getting all the samples in! Is the bedroom pic above painted n the cornforth grey? Xx

  2. September 21, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I really like this one but prefer no1 upto now x @vmw2111

  3. September 21, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Love this design. I have just styled our main bedroom just like this so it will be getting my vote! X

  4. September 21, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I think I prefer the pink one as the grey one reminds me of how it is at the moment in the original Rory colours. Can't wait to see tomorrows. xx

  5. September 22, 2016 / 8:15 am

    I'm not sure what colours the Pinterest images are but they do look similar to Cornforth White (although heavily edited to make them seem very light & bright no doubt!). Make sure to vote tomorrow! x

  6. September 22, 2016 / 8:15 am

    I'm really between them all – I don't think I have a favourite so it's a good job you guys have that task 🙂 x

  7. September 22, 2016 / 8:16 am

    That's true – the pink is very different to my usual beige/grey schemes 🙂 x

  8. September 22, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Thank you ? I will be voting ? Have sent over a design for you. This evening as well. Hope it came through ok as I did it on my iPad. Doubt I will get any votes as your designs are all lovely, but I enjoyed the process xx

  9. September 22, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    This is definitely my favourite! You can always change it up with some different cushions, curtains and other accessories! xx