When Hillarys asked me to style a bedroom totally to my taste, using their new roller blinds collection as a starting point, I wondered how far I could push it. Would they let me use pink neon? How about an edgy concrete wall? Could I throw in my favourite birdcage lamps? The answers were yes, yes and YES!
As you can see, the answer to, "Can I jump on the bed?" was in the affirmative too, which just served to make the whole design process even more fun.
And if all that wasn't enough, I've been privileged enough to take part in this project alongside amazing interior designers Jordan and Russell from 2LG Studio (who also happen to be my new SE London neighbours); Erica Davies of if-it's-on-her-Instagram-it-sells-out-immediately fame; and journalist Claudia Baillie, who writes for all of my favourite interiors magazines. Praise hands emojis all round.
The #ilovethatstyle project kicked off a few weeks ago when we were all invited to Hillarys HQ to rifle through the roller blind and curtain fabrics and choose the ones we liked best for our designs. Pink was a popular choice as you can see in the finished rooms below, and I personally found myself drawn to the Somma Blush roller blind fabric, with its pretty gold detailing. Pink + gold = LIFE in my book!
But I didn't want my room to look too cutesy, so having picked out the pale pink, I straight away set about finding the fabric's antithesis: Tetbury Charcoal, with its gritty grey hue and roughed-up texture was just perfect for the curtains. And then it was a case of designing the rest of the room to take the Colour Clash concept in an unexpected, rock 'n' roll direction. Hence the wow-factor trompe l'oeil concrete effect wall covering from Murals Wallpaper, the jump-proof pink neon sign, and the sensational turquoise-and-gold sideboard. The gold bedside tables are a mini version of the chests of drawers I have in my actual bedroom (big reveal on that coming next week - eep!) and the birdcage lamps a carbon copy of the one in my home office. Gradually the whole look came together in a way that made me feel, well, like jumping for joy!
I loved how Hillarys gave me free rein to really make this room my own, and I've found it equally exciting watching the other stylists create gorgeous bedrooms that beautifully reflect their styles and personalities, too...
The double width curtain is just genius, and of course I adore the pink-on-pink-on-pink effect. And that HEADBOARD! Soooo chic. Loving the outfits too, lads (and hey Buckley!).
Erica has impeccable taste, so it's no surprise this room is so perfectly pulled together. The way the dark walls set off the pink geometric blinds is deeply pleasing, and the sexy-glam dressing area is giving me ideas for my own home. When I grow up, I'd like my bedroom to look like this!
This bohemian-chic room just screams SUMMER to me, which is one of the reasons it makes me so happy. Another is the preponderance of pink - and clever use of mustard tones to give everything a fashionable edge. Nice one Claudia.
For more on the stylists, the inspiration behind their room designs, plus their top tips on how they pulled their look together, click HERE.
Right, I'm off to work on my bed-bounce backward somersault. What could possibly go wrong...?
CREDITS for items in my Colour Clash bedroom: Roller blinds, curtains and turquoise patterned cushion fabric, Hillarys | Concrete-effect wallcovering, Murals Wallpaper | Bed and bedlinen, Loaf | Pink neon sign, Bag & Bones | Rug, bedside tables, birdcage lamps, colourful vases, Graham & Green | Gold peace hand, faux bull skull, Rockett St George | Turquoise sideboard, W.A. Green | 1970 cushion, Bella Freud at Amara
This post is sponsored by Hillarys, but as always, all words, opinions and decisions to do straddle jumps on the bed (no, it's not photoshopped; yes, it's VERY bouncy) are my own.