Colourtrend Interior Design Forum interview with Louise Higgins of Aspire Design & Perfect Headboards.
It’s a day at the seaside in this gorgeous Hamptons-inspired bedroom from Louise Higgins of Aspire Design & Perfect Headboards. Ideal for your own private retreat, Louise brings escapism and all the style of coastal living to this classic room set; “I wanted to create a room that was tranquil and relaxing, drawing on elements from nature.”
By choosing colours that embody each element in nature, Louise creates a beachy landscape indoors. Sand-coloured carpet and furnishings give rise to Colourtrend’s ocean blue Holly Blue in Colourtrend Eggshell finish on the baseboards and the radiator cover from Brendan Lawlor, to symbolise the sea. A vast expanse of sky is represented perfectly by using Colourtrend’s light blue Beade in Ceramic Matt finish on the walls. Not usually one for up-cycling, Louise couldn’t resist the opportunity to dip the legs of her bedside lockers in Colourtrend’s Holly Blue to match the skirting board and radiator cover, giving the room a truly cohesive look.
In addition to creating a naturalistic scene, the colours she’s chosen are ideal for relaxation, either curled up with a good book, or getting some quality shut-eye. “Take your time choosing your paint,” Louise advises. “Once you’ve decided on your paint colour, keep a sample swatch of the paint colour in your bag.” This will help you coordinate your furniture and accessories perfectly with the colour you’ve chosen. The main piece of furniture in this room is the bed, crowned with a beautiful tan-coloured tufted upholstered headboard, a brand-new design from Louise’s company Perfect Headboards. It is certainly the focal point of the room, and complements the natural wood light fixtures throughout. Louise adds to the the coastal theme with a portal-like mirror and other nautical elements dotted around the room, and throw pillows, featuring birds and pussy willows, complete this lovely, airy space.