Arthur’s London Bedroom
London Baby | Arthur’s Bedroom
In a beautiful Edwardian house in Notth West London,
Lisa Mettis worked her magic on an extra special room for Arthur.
Photographs by Anna Stathaki
The client asked if we could do something extra special for her son. The brief was very open and there were no real restrictions. Our clients were overwhelmed with the thought of juggling full-time jobs, two children and the renovation of their home. The brief for Arthur was a fun kids room that’s not twee or gender stereotyped and initially, they thought they’d do the kids rooms last and at their own pace but after looking at the mood boards we had created, our clients realised we opened up the possibilities of using high street and small brands which have so much to offer in terms of fun and affordable children’s homewares that we were thrilled to get to work much sooner!
For us, Arthur’s room really reflects all the key elements of the perfect child’s space. A few focal points like the teepee bed, the lockers, the wallpaper but also the detail of the practical (yet novelty) lights and the use of Arthurs belongings to create displays and show off his personality. The brief of fun is fulfilled and not only is it gender neutral but it’s perfect for the eventual transition from baby to junior.
The look on Arthur’s face was priceless when we showed him into his new bedroom and his parents were delighted with the outcome. The relief of having another room ticked off the list was evident! We interview our clients after each job and hear about the new rooms from the child’s perspective. Not only is it super sweet and sometimes highly entertaining, it also marks the end of a project for us and the start of new adventures and memory making for that little person and their family.
“The biggest tip of all is to go out of your comfort zone and take a risk”
The trust between designer and client is paramount and is always reflected in the end result of the project. There is always an open dialogue for the designer and clients to make changes along the way and although there is a period of ‘getting to know each other’ it is important to consider a few things before hiring a designer. My top tips would be, do your research, find someone that has a portfolio which reflects the style you aspire to and make sure they have testimonials to back up their work.
The biggest tip of all is to go out of your comfort zone and take a risk…after all, that’s what you’re hiring a designer for!
Born & Bred Studio are a London based interior design company. Check out their website and social media for more inspiration.
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