King Living recently invited Darren Palmer, interior designer, author and TV personality to create two unique bedroom looks.
Darren designed a masculine look with a mid century modern feel using the Encore bed. "The Encore bed has a mid-century feel to it, with its curved leg profile reminiscent of so many great mid-century design pieces. This gave me the idea of creating a very masculine, "Mad Men" style, slightly 50s or 60s inspired look, with a contemporary edge" Darren Palmer.
The Lock Jet Black fabric used on the bedhead feels like it could be from a gentlemen’s jacket, the dark charcoal leg akin to suit pants. Luxurious velvets were used to compliment the suiting style, with a chocolate velvet covering the amazing, low backed Seymour chair giving it the sheen of a champion thoroughbred.
The Farnsworth bedside tables and Amondo bookcase tie-in the timber of the bed base, giving you strong masculine forms and a great place to style and store day to day items.
The Uno Ottoman was beautifully upholstered in luxurious Kong Hazel fabric topped with a substantial drinks tray and cut glass tumblers.
For the second look, Darren created a flirty, fun and feminine room featuring the Symphony Storage Bed. The palette of blush, salmon and cool grey strikes a steadiness between both warm and cool as the colours are lively but not overbearing, this forms a more relaxed and softer look whilst exemplifying the relaxed luxurious feel of the bed.
The Symphony bedhead wraps around creating an incredibly cozy and lavish look. "The idea for the bed was to make it feel as relaxed as possible, the perfect solution being a soft, washed, blush coloured linen to highlight the relaxed style of this more informal room." Darren Palmer.
The room’s furniture choices are functional but beautiful which makes reference to the design of the bed. Darren Palmer explains "the wenge coloured timber of the Symphony Storage Bed, Serenade Bedsides and Venus Table work perfectly with the warmer colours in the palette and the marble tops on the Serenade Bedside Tables play nicely to the cooler tones."
The crumpled blush velvet covers the King Boulevard chair creates a new interpretation as it plays on a more relaxed look for a traditionally formal chair. The room encompasses sharp, geometric shapes which are complimented with circles in the form of bedside table lights and artworks.
Styling by Darren Palmer
Photography by Felix Forest