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My Madcap guest bedroom makeover



The Bermondsey bed from Sofas and Stuff in green velvet Napoli Viridian in front of Little Greene Paradise floral wallpaper and with Pooky lamps campaign side tables

If you have caught up with my Instastories lately, you will have seen sneak peeks of our guest bedroom makeover. It's been an amazing journey that was totally inspired by a designer duo in the States called Madcap Cottage and their love for colourful interiors, pattern and colour clash. When it came to decorating this room, I knew I wanted to inject character, give it a boutique hotel feel with the charm of old style English B&B; you know, floral wallpapers, upholstered bed, that kind of thing.


When we first moved into our current home, we rushed to update all rooms and ended up with a nice freshly painted but bland spaces. Over time I have tried to inject more character in the room but using leftover paint and the furniture we brought over from previous homes meant an unattractive miss-mash of styles.


it wasn't bad as you can tell from the below, but it wasn't great either. The chair and side table (painted in Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue) were ebay finds, the white bed brought from the previous home, and the rosettes on the wall a lucky find in a local shop in Oxted.


The wall was painted in Farrow and Ball Moles Breath on two sides while the other two were Dulux Steel Symphony 4. I told you, whatever leftover paint was available in the garage...