Proving distance is no object when it comes to design, Tayla Harris of the Pink Door Co. relied on the ever-growing e-design trend to transform Eli’s room into a timeless space that will last for years to come.
The Pink Door Co. offers Interior Decoration for kids’ and adult spaces alike. Complemented by a retail branch of the business, which sells a curated selection of home and lifestyle products. Their ethos is to create spaces reflective of those who use them. In keeping with client style, requirements, and budget, to achieve that ‘wow’ factor.
When contacted by Michelle Tano, mother of 4-year-old Eli, to create new rooms to last, Tayla was delighted to oblige. “Michelle’s aesthetic is contemporary and colourful – she is a dream client. With Eli outgrowing his toddler beds, the aim was to create a ‘big kid’ room with investment pieces which are going to last” says Tayla. The inclusion of a queen bed in the room created the foundation for the design.
Eli’s Timeless Room
Eli’s room was initially inspired by monochrome, Scandinavian-style pieces Michelle had won in a competition. The colour palette was further developed with some deep and contrasting colours in the linen and floor rug, including a touch of Eli’s favourite colour, green. ”The addition of texture, leather and timber warms the scheme and the feature lion print is a subtle nod to a safari. The result is a classic, moody space” explains Tayla.
Known to be a perfectionist who likes to be organised, the clean lines of the Incy Interiors black four poster bed was a great fit. Again, a piece that will last for years to come. Eli’s favourite animal, the lion, featuring on the inviting navy rug, creates a perfect space for Eli to play with his cars and monster trucks. This room has certainly hit the spot.
When asked if designing these rooms posed any challenges, Tayla explains ”the rooms are quite small and the client wanted to include a queen sized bed in each. Essentially they are all bed but we’ve managed to tick all the boxes, including practical items such as night lights and bedside tables, as well as the right amount of interest in the prints, cushions and decorative pieces. The children are lucky enough to have a playroom so their bedrooms are just for winding down, reading and sleeping.”
Without ever stepping foot into the room, Tayla has successfully captured the essence of Eli’s personality and delivered a room that will stand the test of time. It’s a true talent to interpret and deliver on brief, a talent displayed here in spades.