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The Sassiest Little Bedroom Makeover

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A spring clean in my house means only one thing – decorate, decorate, decorate! I decided that I’d tackle my twins’ bedroom first. They’re going to be 2 years old this month – where has the time gone? I thought that it was time to give their rather dull bedroom a revamp, so who better to ask for help than one of our very own Sassy Mama contributors – the very talented Kath Hawkes from House of Hawkes?

Kath has just launched an e-design service, which made her the perfect choice for this project (that and the fact that she is simply one of the nicest people we’ve ever met). Her e-design package allows you to decorate a room within your budget and at your own pace. After a brief consultation on the colour scheme and style I was trying to achieve, Kath put together a mood board, room layout, shopping list and comprehensive installation guidelines.

House of Hawkes mood board

So Kath and her team got down to business with a maximum two week time line. The walls were painted white from cream, the stripy curtains were taken down and we added bespoke white blinds with a touch of bright yellow, keeping the stripy fabric for scatter cushions and a bean bag (love a bit of upcycling!).

before and after one

To add more colour into the room Kath added a bright yellow rug and sheepskins. The ceiling light was changed to bright red matching a large mirror which we painted the same colour. We added Marquee lights above the twins cot in an S and R (twins initials), replaced the floating shelves with picture ledges to display books and wall art and added a fabulous new teepee with garlands and lights which totally changed the look and feel of the room – all topped off by some perfectly positioned pictures.

The furniture in the bedroom hadn’t been changed since newborn days (changing table, small wardrobe etc) so we upgraded to a chest of drawers and a large 4 door vintage white wardrobe.

before and after two

The twins (plus their big sister and mama and dad) love their new room – especially hiding in the new wardrobe and taking books into the teepee. Kath has created a little piece of tranquility while keeping it fun and playful – all to my budget –  and always with a huge smile.

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  1. Yellow Rug – Ikea
  2. Cushions – Sense Furnishing
  3. Blinds – Sense Furnishing
  4. Garlands – Etsy
  5. Day Bed – Ikea
  6. Toy bags – Monpetitzoreol
  7. Other artwork – Typo
  8. Red light – Ikea

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  1. Bunny Night Light – Babysouk
  2. Green heart light – Typo

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  1. Sheepskins – Ikea and John Lewis
  2. Wardrobe – Cottage Chic
  3. Brother / Sister posters – Babysouk
  4. Teepee – Babysouk

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  1. Cots – Mothercare
  2. Chest of drawers – Ikea
  3. Name posters – Not on the high street
House of Hawkes offers an e-design service which provides virtual decorating assistance to clients anywhere in the world for a flat fee. Clients will be asked to submit photos, room measurements and inspirational images of their ideal style for the room(s) in question. Following a video or phone call to discuss all requirements, a mood board, floor plan, shopping list and detailed instructions on how to implement the new look will be sent by email. Clients benefit from a design service that accommodates their specified budget and a decorating plan that can be implimented at their own pace. 
 
For Dubai residents, full installation of your e-design is also an option. To get in touch with Kath, you can contact her at kathhawkes@gmail.com. Want to follow her interior design musings? Check out her blog House of Hawkes here.

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