cement mural

A few weeks back I shared part one of a bedroom makeover that I was doing for a fab client. Haven't seen that yet? Click here to check it out! In this post I'm going to share an update of where we are at so far and some pics from along the way. Oh and there was one MAJOR mistake I made that really pissed me off...


Sarah was a little bit concerned about how bright the accent colours were that i'd chosen, and wanted to get a cosier feel so asked for the acrylic elements to be pared back. Sarah already had a Kartell acrylic lamp so she thought it might be a bit too much to also have the acrylic chair.

So the scheme went from this:

sarah akwisombe interior design

To a more refined:

sarah akwisombe interior design

At first, changes to a scheme can be a bit daunting and you get a bit sad at losing what you were excited about but truth be told  actually like this refined palette just as much. 

Now we had decided on everything, Sarah started ordering the various products and I headed over to hers to get started on painting the room a rich taupe from Paint by Conran, called Giant Bamboo. 

The gorgeous copper light fitting from Heal's was installed. I would add a link for you to buy this but it was such a pain in the butt to track down as they have discontinued it! If you want to go on the mission, then give them a call as they were quite helpful. It's called the Junction pendant. 

Next was getting a pelmet built for the curtain track and having the concrete effect mural from Surface View put up. The lovely Wayne Perry from Mancave Designs (you may also recognise him as one of the design team on the Great Interior Design Challenge) did both in record time. 

Ok so you see that missing section of wall mural on the right... I ONLY BLOODY WENT AND MEASURED IT WRONG!


That's how I felt when I worked that out. Why can I not just get this measuring lark down?! I swear every time I miss something. Luckily Surface View have been super helpful with suppling me the additional panel and didn't even make any mentions of the fact that I'm a top chump. I need to go back and put that bit up myself. Learning curve. 

We also added squirrel cage bulbs to the pendant, available from The Gifted Few for bargain prices.

heals junction copper pendant

I also added this beautiful stand up mirror from The French Bedroom Company and a couple of globe lamps to go on the floor next to it for additional lighting. 

stand up gilt mirror

Lastly, I hung the freshly made to order pencil pleat curtains (from next home, can you believe?!)

sarah akwisombe interior design
sarah akwisombe interiors

You can also see the little purple pouffe from that we went with instead of a chair as we realised we didn't have much space to play with. We have also decided to swap out the Kartell light for something cooler and more modern.

You'll have to stay tuned for the final pics to see it all finished off!

What do you think so far?

S x