Colourtrend Interior Design Forum interview with Catherine Murphy of Re-Interiors.
The more time we spend in Catherine Murphy of Re-Interiors’ room set, the more detail we catch sight of. Designed to be a unique, cosy and gender neutral space for the newest member in the family, Catherine excels with her original design ideas. “I suppose the stand out thing is the giraffe. That’s a design I came up with that evolved with a friend of mine from college, Claudia, and her husband,” Catherine explains with regard to the bespoke backlit giraffe keeping a careful watch over the crib. The animal theme is carried through onto the floor as laser-cut motifs of beautifully illustrated elephants, crocodiles and giraffes etched into the boards are repeated around the perimeter of the room. The thought, planning and care that Catherine put into every aspect of her design truly is inspirational.
“In this design I wanted to achieve a nice, warm, tranquil space for baby to sleep soundly and also for the parents, who spend quite a lot of time in the nursery just looking at their baby, idolising their baby, feeding them and changing them, so it was just to create that cosy atmosphere.” Catherine chose two Colourtrend shades to compliment the neutral and calm tone she wanted her space to portray; Cherish is the Word 0029 and Indian Hills 0561 feature on either wall of her Colourtrend Interior Design Forum room set. To complete the scheme, the giraffe light feature is finished in same Indian Hills colour as the wall behind it. She further personalised the space by taking standard nursery furniture and updated them with a medley of colours in Colourtrend Satinwood to make them feel less run-of-the-mill. With the addition of handmade roman blinds, inviting lighting, plush blankets, rug and ottoman, Catherine’s room set is the epitome of cosiness.
Design is about creating a harmonious and calming space for not only your little one, but for you and your partner as well. “What I love about interiors is just the difference it can make really to somebody’s life,” Catherine shares with us. A soothing and well planned design can carry you through the night-long feedings and colicky cries. Design affects so much more of our lives than we realise, so if there’s one thing we learn from Catherine’s room set it’s to connect with our cosy side and let our imagination run wild.