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Home Decor – A Winter Bedroom Refesh

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As Mum is now spending less and less time with us down here in Auckland, preferring the wilds of her own, brand new house, literally right on the Kaipara Harbour, her room here has become slightly ‘lacking’ in…….everything lol.  

It’s quite hidden from visitors and is totally self-contained with its own office and ensuite, so it’s been easy to ignore how ‘spare room’ it had become.  In saying that, it was bothering me.  My plan is to paint it white as we replaced an old school, dodgy glass door with a solid fibreglass one and the ol’ quarter tea needs to be freshened up, lightened and brightened.

But who’s got time for painting right now?  Not me that’s for sure.

Instead, I’ve opted for an easy make-over, using new bed linen and decor.  


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Sooooo spare room right?

When I shot the ‘before’ pics, it was immediately apparent how flat and one-dimensional the elements in the room were – what few there were!  What was needed were texture and depth, so in choosing new bed linen from Logan & Mason’s luxe Autumn/Winter range, I was looking for linen styles that created some interest and contrast.


Shopping duvet covers seemed the natural place to begin; the Parker Mineral Set was exactly what I was looking for.  Lush velvet panels in charcoal, gold and silver create a tactile experience as well as visual depth to the bed.

I paired it with matching European pillowcases, Antique Lattice Gold Square Cushion from the Florence Broadhurst range, a Natural Cotton Waffle Blanket and the Presley Ink Faux Fur Throw.

New Zealand's Top Travel Lifestyle Blog Home Decor

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Once the bed linen was in place I was able to visualise the accessories needed to finish the room’s ‘cosmetic’ overhaul.  Once again I was looking for dimension and texture so was conscious of combining different materials (brass, rattan, concrete) drawing on the gold velvet from the duvet as the common element to tie the room together.

I LOVE the end result and so does Mum.  The velvet and faux fur fabrics are so on trend right now, as are the inky petrol tones paired perfectly with the mustard/gold.

This post was a collaboration between myself and Logan & Mason.