rvk_loves Guest Bedroom

Are you ready for another instalment of Rebecca's house tour?, Well of course you are, who wouldn't be!? Today we are visiting Rebecca's now guest room, but before that, it was her bedroom come sanctuary.

From Rebecca: This was the first room that we finished as we wanted a sanctuary to retreat to whilst renovating the rest of the house. Until we decided what to do with the other bedrooms, this became our master for eighteen months or so. And I think it’s still one of my very favourite rooms in the house. It feels so calm with the grey and white but not too stark with the original floorboards sanded back along with lots of plants and baskets. 

As with the rest of the house, it wasn't in terrible condition but needed updating {and an old-fashioned but rather cute sink removed}. It had yellow wallpaper, ceilings and old carpets. The whole time when buying the house we kept wondering about the floors. Would there be original boards under all the carpet? We were in luck and jumped around with excitement when we ripped up the carpet discovering wide old pine boards that were in a surprisingly good condition to sand back. The wallpaper needed a lot of stripping and in the end replastering too before decorating. 

We added a fireplace that Ben had sourced for our last house and painted it white. We kept the existing corner cupboard wardrobe and then my husband built a wall of wardrobes on the other side.  

We used a lot of our old furniture in the bedroom like our Ikea bedsides and our headboard, most of it not being very old from buying it for our last house. But we also wanted a few new bits. I bought an adorable chair from Loaf and we found this antique pine chest of drawers from eBay. I set the top of the chest of drawers up as a dressing table and added some pretty bits. I'm mad about pink which goes really well with the Blackened grey walls. The mirror set is from Oliver Bonas and as you can probably tell I’m obsessed with plants and baskets. I’ve kept the bedding white in here to make it feel more of a sanctuary and love these cushions from Projkettiyy. The copper lamps on our bedsides were from Dunelm

It’s now our spare room but we use it as a dressing room mostly. 

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Photography: Claire Graham Photography | Home: Roses & Rolltop | Paint: Farrow & Ball | Bedside + Headboard: Ikea | Chair: Loaf | Antique Pine Chest of Drawers: eBay | Mirror: Oliver Bonas | Copper Lamps: Dunelm

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