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What was your overall inspiration for this bedroom?

I wanted to achieve a travelled, global influence for this bedroom. Lots of personal collected pieces with a range of provenance that work cohesively when styled considerately. Mixing old and new definitely gives a more personal feel to a space!


Which pieces were key to achieving the look?

The brass metal bed was really important in the scheme. It has a lovely sense of being owned and loved for a long time!

The huge pendant from Graham and Green is also a style statement. It’s very unusual and creates such a strong focal point.


How do you create a colour palette for a design like this?

I used lots of natural tones and earthy colours throughout the room. The charcoal grey bed linen creates a strong backdrop whilst the unexpected turquoise accents throughout give some vibrancy.

The brass bed then adds another element to the scheme. Remember metals are a neutral and will work with any colour palette.


Mixing old and new definitely gives a more personal feel to a space!

Hannah Cork

SHARPS HOME BEDROOM OCTOBER 2017 15031 with pendant and houses copy
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How did you choose textures in this design?

Textures were really important to achieve the travelled look. The white washed wooden floor boards, woven rug and distressed bench all achieve this.

The wardrobe doors are available in a finish showing wood grain so these were perfect. I also styled in lots of textured collected items from far flung places - drift wood, string, framed fabric - to achieve the look.


Do you have any style tips for this space?

The dark bed linen adds an edge and allows the cushions and throws to really stand out. Soak & Sleep have very similar ranges.  Avoid always using small cushions to dress the bed. These two huge monochrome cushions from Curious Egg, the same size as a pillow, look really powerful. When it comes to throws, blankets and bedspreads, mix textures and layer them up.

A bench at the end of the bed is practical and stylish, and a good place to stack books or blankets.

Hannah Cork

About Hannah Cork


With a background in events management and a BA Hons in Fine Art, her ability to combine a strong eye for composition and colour with robust organisational skills has led to art direction, set design, prop sourcing and styling. Clients include John Lewis, Matalan, Ikea, Tesco Home, DFS, Morso, Amazon, Marks & Spencer, Sharps and Neff.


Hannah has her own interiors column in the monthly lifestyle magazine ‘Edition. She regularly answers readers’ interiors questions in the Home section of the Sunday Times, and is often invited to speak to interior design degree and masters level university students. Recent interviews with Edition, The Sunday Times and coveted homeware brand Graham and Green give an insight into her practice.

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Available in: Swiss Elm, Light Driftwood and Lava Driftwood.


A design inspired by minimalistic Nordic style, clean lines emphasise how beautifully simple in design Element is. Our range is now available in Swiss Elm, Light Driftwood and Lava Driftwood finishes combined with your choice of either Dove, Stone or Slate Grey frames.

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