Arabella St John Parker, Houses & Gardens Editor at Homes and Gardens magazine takes a tour around a beautiful country house in Hampshire with interior designer Stephanie Dunning who designed the decor.
Stephanie explains how she freshened up the paint work in this bedroom. The wallpaper was already in place.
The dado rail was also already in position before Stephanie begun to redecorate and is, historically, a piece of wood which runs around the room to protect the walls from damage. When Stephanie began to look at the bedroom she decided the dado rail was positioned too low and therefore removed it and repositioned it higher at 95-97cm above the floor, which is it’s optimum height. She did this so that it would serve as better protection from chairs hitting the walls and damaging the paint or wallpaper.
Stephanie paired a deep-buttoned headboard with some beautiful scatter cushions for the bed. She feels the scatter cushions are an important element as the various gold and brown toned cushions break up the large amount of white in the bed linen.
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