When we asked Lina to create her dream bedroom, it didn’t take much time at all before she’d come back with detailed sketches and mood boards of one of the cosiest spaces we’ve seen. With modern nods to the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, and happy use of her favourite colours (soft, matte blues and greens), her biggest aim was to create a space that felt lived-in, relaxed, and calm. Which is exactly why there’s not a TV, laptop or phone to be seen. “I’ve always wanted a bedroom with lots and lots of plants. So I added a few larger varieties,” she said.
“Honestly, I can be a bit messy sometimes,” Lina admits. So she added a large glass cabinet. It not only creates a space to keep her bed linens in order, but does double duty storing and showing off her favourite books.
A walk-in closet is pretty much a staple in everyone’s dream bedroom, and Lina’s no exception. “Clothes are their own type of artwork, and I want to be able to see them!” Instead of closing it off with a door, she chose a velvet curtain tied back with a fringe piece from the fabric shop.
Your bed should be the cosiest spot in the house, right? In addition to the bedside lamp, Lina chose one that hangs from above and gives a warm glow. She also chose to keep the bed linens in the same colour scheme as the rest of the room, with only a few simple patterns to keep things from feeling too busy. But she did mix up the textures by using velvet and linen. “I’m usually up late reading magazines before I go to bed, so I’ve always got lots of pillows for extra comfort.”