Expert Eye: Sweetest Dreams

STYLIST JULIA GREEN TEACHES YOU HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT SLEEP SANCTUARY WITH ART. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARMELLE HABIB.

I’M ALL ABOUT creating a dreamy bedroom, a sleep sanctuary, a cocoon that is devoid of noise and clutter. But everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a dreamy boudoir. And that’s what makes our styles so very personal.

Yet when it comes to decorating a dreamy bedroom, I always start with the art. The colour and composition of the work chosen can turn the dial up or down in the space, depending on the mood you want to create. Here are three very different styles that work to the beat of their own drum.

Work by Elle Campbell

Work by Elle Campbell

BOLD BEAUTY

For the truly unabashed bold colour-lovers amongst us, a bold abstract like this Elle Campbell is bound to set the room on fire in all the right ways. Gucci-inspired pinks juxtaposed with other rich jewelled tones make for a vibrant space full of energy and style. Add a textured velvet coverlet, a pattern clash of bed linen and a hit of neon light for extra impact. As they say: fortune favours the bold.

Work by Prudence Caroline

Work by Prudence Caroline

FRESH AND BRIGHT

Known for her dreamy tones and fluid abstract work on paper and canvas, Prudence Caroline’s work can add fresh flair to any bedroom. Whilst her love for unexpected colour pairings is evident, this fashionista knows how to drop the pulse rate with her calming compositions. Prudence’s latest series celebrates all things whimsical with spontaneous brush strokes blurring fantasy with reality. Hand-blown glass pendant lights, a fresh bouquet, plenty of pillows and a stash of good books would make this room one to never leave.

Work by Kimmy Hogan

Work by Kimmy Hogan

GREEN DREAM

Kimmy Hogan’s digital illustrations of wildly dreamy florals have earned her the reputation of being one to watch right now. Dramatic, dark and moody backdrops have provided the perfect foil to her interpretation of soft botanicals in the past, but her latest series entitled Summer celebrates the opposite – with fresh, verdant greens dominating the palette. Add lush indoor greenery into the equation, with green painted walls, a feature bedhead and crisp linens, and you have a calming oasis to escape to

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