rvk_loves Master Bedroom + Ensuite

Ok, can we just imagine that today's bedroom and ensuite home tour belongs to me!?  Oh, if only!  I'm sure you've already guessed anyway, this stunning master bedroom and ensuite actually belongs to the lovely Rebecca from Roses & Rolltops.

From Rebecca: We’ve only recently finished this new master bedroom and attic ensuite project. For a long time, it was used as storage whilst we decided how to make the best use of the layout upstairs to create an ensuite along with a master bedroom. Our house is listed so we have to get any plans approved by a conservation officer and he wasn’t keen at all for us to break through any internal walls. In the end, my husband realised we could use part of our loft to have a bathroom with a staircase leading up to it from the bedroom. Luckily the council were happy for us to do so! So then work began on transforming the room and converting the loft. We wanted to panel this room to compliment the age of the house and add some extra character. The room has three big original windows so the natural light floods in which we love. Again we stripped back the original floorboards and my husband built wardrobes with panelled doors so they’re almost hidden. I was worried about how a staircase would look in a bedroom but now I love it and it feels like such a cool addition having a secret bathroom.  

The mdf panelled walls are Farrow & Ball ammonite, a warm pretty grey. We’ve gone for brass wall lights from Cox & Cox to offset the grey and a pink velvet headboard of my dreams from loaf. The bedsides are from Swoon and the palm tree bedding is Elizabeth Scarlett. We’ve hidden our tv in the corner cupboard and added a fireplace in between the two sash windows. We’ve just ordered plantation shutters to finish off the windows. I’m so in love with this room and still can’t believe it’s finished and it’s ours. 

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As for the en-suite, I’m still amazed my husband managed to have the vision and skills to convert what was a dark tiny attic into a bathroom. We repurposed a chest of drawers into a sink unit which we painted in Farrow & Ball railings to offset the light walls. The walls are made out of scaffold boards but we still need to finish them by putting some boards behind to hide the gaps. It’s such an old part of the house that it looks super wonky and crooked from some angles as the beams aren’t straight! Getting the cast iron rolltop bath up here was fun {using a winch system before the ceiling was in!} which again we’ve painted with Railings. We had the brass taps made by the fab Paolo at Bespoke Taps and then added brass details with the towel hooks we bought back from Australia and the mirror from Aldi. The walls are Farrow & Ball strong white. The floor tiles almost caused us to divorce but I’m so in love with them, they’re from Bert & May. There are still a few bits I want to finish up here, finding an old stool or something next to the bath. And add some plants. We’ll fit a toilet under the velux eventually too. But for now it’s so lovely to enjoy a break from renovating and making decisions for a while! 

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Photography: Claire Graham Photography | House: Roses & Rolltop | Paint: Farrow & Ball | Brass Wall Lights: Cox & Cox | Pink Velvet Headboard: loaf | Bedside Table: Swoon | |Palm Tree Bedding: Elizabeth Scarlett | Taps: Bespoke Taps | Mirror: Aldi | Floor Tiles: Bert & May

My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

I'm excited to bring you stories that promote all those moments in life that give us value and meaning; inspiring  us to live beautifully.

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.  If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl