In 2012, a group of interior decorators and designers were involved with renovating and decorating a beautiful Victorian Italianate home for the Lighthouse Foundation that young people and the carers were to live in. The Lighthouse Foundation provides a long-term family environment, care and support for young people aged 15 – 22 years, who might otherwise be homeless. This was an opportunity to help the community and enrich the lives of others.
Our brief was to decorate a bedroom for one of the carers. I designed this room as a retreat where the carer could feel calm and rested. Feng Shui principles were adopted to create balance and harmony. A calming palette of sea green, celadon, ivory, linen and earth were mixed with the textures of linen and wood. The light softly filters into the room through the textured roman blinds and sheer linen curtains. The room hints at oriental with the use of simple timber furniture, waterlilies artwork and blossom cushions.