Mood-board / Colour-meets-Colour boudoir

This bedroom is all about colour. A little bit retro. And a lot of fun. Inspired by the colour and contours of an original painting by Holly Schroder.

Scroll down for images of how this room came together at The Design Show and tips for creating a space like this in your own home : )


Every space needs a 'springboard' - that special thing that sparks inspiration. For this room our springboard was an original painting - 'Watching' by Holly Schroder – spied at out favourite art gallery, Endemicworld. We love the unusual colour combination and feeling of movement. Although the original painting is already sold (lucky owner : ) open and limited edition art prints are available here >


Next, we put together a scheme of Resene paint colours that worked with the artwork, but weren't necessarily an 'exact' match. We chose to combine both paint and wallpaper, in patterns – large and small – balanced with texture and flat colours. Giving the room a kick of interest without too much complexity.


TIP : Resene have an enormous collection of wallpaper designs which at first can be overwhelming! It's best to make your initial selections in-store at a Resene colorshop using the wallpaper books... create a short list, order samples and then make the final decision in your own home.


Every room deserves something unique and for this space we were in search of something with a retro-vibe. We found this funky bed-head on Trade Me which we painted in Resene Melting Moment.


Next came the finishing touches - linens, artwork, objects, plants, lighting, a rug and a bench. We mixed and matched Adairs linens – combining colours, textures and a little bit of pattern : )


Tip : add your own flair to off-the-shelf cushions by adding a simple flourish - a pompom, flower or bow - we made ours from a fabric off-cut : )


Snake by Natasha Vermeulen

Snake by Natasha Vermeulen

Bowling Explained by Glenn Jones

Bowling Explained by Glenn Jones

Less Buck More Bang by 326

Less Buck More Bang by 326


Tip: When combining different styles of art in a confined area stick to the same kind of frame, that way you view the art and not what's around it : )

Any functional bedroom either needs a chair or a bench... that extra place for books, shoes, clothes... For this room we love the modern lines and matt black colour of the Gus Transit Bench : )

The Armadillo & Co Sierra rug in fairy floss pink was the perfect find for this space. It has just enough colour to be interesting without needing to be the hero.

Real or fake, any plant will look cool in this retro-style planter from Adairs

Here's the full Colour-meets-Colour' boudoir at The Design Show

In contrast to this colour-meets-colour boudoir we created a 'white-on-white' living room – check it out here >