Real Room Reveal: Floral Feature Wall

Today we are sharing a beautiful room for two lucky sisters, featuring a stunning floral feature wall. This elegant and grown-up space was created by House of Hawkes, a Dubai based interior design agency founded by mother of 2, Kathryn Hawkes. 

In between designing residential and commercial spaces, the team also run a well-established and award-winning blog! We are loving this serene bedroom with pops of pink and the floral wallpaper is just dreamy.

Paper Pop 'Vintage Peonies' wallpaper provides a dramatic backdrop to the XO Prints by Lila x Lola

WHAT WAS THE BRIEF FOR THIS ROOM? 

Top of the list was to use a statement wallpaper in the design. The makeover was a surprise for the sisters and the brief from their mum was to make it pretty, yet practical with a work desk each and a reading nook. The space needed to transition them from a ‘little girl’ to a ‘big girl’ room. 

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION? 

We wanted to create a fun, playful space, reflecting the girls’ hobbies and personalities. Our starting point was the floral wallpaper by Paper Pop, which on it’s own inspired something magical. The floral feature wall is the hero in this bedroom. 

White Rabbit duvet set by H&M, Kelim Rug Triangle by Ferm Living

HOW DID YOU SELECT YOUR COLOUR PALETTE? 

As the floral feature wall was already making a big statement in the space, we wanted to keep the colour palette soft and simple, sticking to pale pink and cream tones with touches of rose gold and green.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURE IN THE ROOM?

The floral wallpaper had us smitten from the moment we saw it and we knew there was no turning back. The impact offered by this large-scale floral wallpaper gives the space a whimsical yet sophisticated look. As a result, there has been a definite shift in my design style and as a team we are venturing towards some adventurous wallpapers and bolder prints – and in a space like this, you can see why!

Peg Boards from IKEA provide the girls with a space to personalise their space
Canopy from Numero74 creates a cosy reading nook. Fjalkinge Shelving Unit from IKEA

WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Creating individual spaces for the girls in a shared room was the challenge here. We opted for two desks with pegboards overhead so that they can customise their own space. And of course, keeping two very excited little ladies out of the bedroom before the reveal was a challenge in itself!

WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THIS SPACE? 

We did a fun little DIY colour treatment on the IKEA Skadis pegboard. Another favourite was the reading corner with it’s beautiful canopy, which was also a big hit with the girls. They were instantly drawn to this area when we revealed the room to them. We included some tiny fairy lights, a loosely woven rug and a couple of scatter cushions to create a perfectly cosy nook.

Prints by Mrs Mighetto, Fiona Walker Bunny Head and Desks from IKEA

Resources

Wallpaper in Vintage Peonies by Paper Pop, Kelim Triangle Rug by Ferm Living, Bunny Head by Fiona Walker, Prints by Mrs Mighette: Miss Hanna and Flying Sparrow, Fjalkinge Shelving Unit from IKEA, Bunny Duvet Set from H&M, XO Print from Lila and Lola

Photography by Marli Smith. Styled by Kathryn Hawkes

 

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