Welcome to Apartment D and the bedroom makeover. We started this project last year just before our first hard lock down, and then the apartment sat half gutted and empty for months. We – and by we I mean our contractors – were also faced with a few construction hardships along the way. The single lift up to the 16th floor would break down on a regular basis. Some of us were routinely trapped inside. The curved walls of the building were giving everyone unexpected fun.
Once all the dirty work was done and it came to furnishing the apartment, given the small size of the lift we were either very restricted in our choices, or we had to beg (and pay) delivery teams to carry the items up 16 flights of very narrow stairs!
The resulting soothing and restful bedroom space is a stark contrast to all the hard work that went into making it.
We created a simple, but contemporary style for the apartment with a very neutral palette. We focussed on hard wearing materials where necessary and brought in the colour green as the feature colour throughout the apartment, based on the client’s love of the colour. However in the bedroom, since it was separate from the rest of the open plan space, we felt we had the opportunity to take the boldness up just a notch. You can follow the process behind the main bedroom concept in this post.
Playing on the mountain views and surrounding scenery we brought the outside in, using the stunning botanical wallpaper from Lemon. With that in place, we continued with the neutral palette and warm woods to create this bedroom sanctuary.
Photography by Andrea van der Spuy