HIA Homeshow 2008
Awarded Best Designer Room
Several interior designers were selected to create a room setting to inspire the public that were visiting the home show. We decided on a luxurious bedroom scene that you would find in an exclusive Parisian hotel that is moody and elegant. Silk panelled walls were the backdrop to set the scene. Silk damask curtains on ebony coloured rods with mirrors behind them were used to create the illusion of space. The focal point of the room is the bed with a beautiful sensual painting by the talented Neil Mc Irvine. The custom made daybed and Louis chair are French contemporary in style and upholstered in sumptuous chenille fabrics with a contrast fabric on the back and sides. Lighting is an integral element when creating ambience and interest in any room and here we have used several sources of lighting – a bronze chandelier with hand pleated sheer shades, bedside table lamps with crystal details and a bronze floor lamp. The smaller velvet cushions on the bed are unusual as they are made by having one cover the other where the outer cover is scrunched up to reveal the depth and variation of colour of the velvet. The colours are rich and moody, using shades of charcoal, espresso and teal. Every tiny detail has been considered down to the high heeled shoes covered in the silk damask and the martini glasses with the bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin. We also participated in presentations throughout the show to the public on how to decorate their homes and answered any questions they had about using an interior decorator/designer. Also we were lucky enough to have been awarded the Best Designer Room.