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Under the Eaves – Room 315 at Haymarket Hotel

It would be easy to think that an attic room tucked beneath the eaves can make a designer’s life tricky, when in actual fact a sloping ceiling can provide an array of exciting and creative opportunities.

In attic rooms with sloping ceilings, it is often better to take the wallpaper all over the ceiling and sloping walls. It pulls the room together.

We’ve made the most of this delightful feature in Room 315 in our Townhouse at Haymarket Hotel. We call it the Orchid Room, it’s a characterful room with wooden beams and lofty sloping ceilings.

To highlight this design feature we have covered the sloped angles and pitched ceiling with my printed wallpaper called ‘Mudprint’ which I designed for Christopher Farr. It goes all the way over the ceiling and the overall effect is a wonderfully cosy feel. By wallpapering the ceiling, the eye is naturally drawn to the highest point which enhances the feeling of light and space.

The dusty blues of the wallpaper are contrasted with a dramatic headboard, covered in a botanical linen print by Brunschwig & Fils in colours of blues, greens, reds and yellows.

The curtains, in a bold red fabric by Sister Parish, trimmed with a cream braid add another refreshing design feature and highlights the natural daylight streaming through the windows.

We encourage you to embrace the challenges of an attic bedroom and to make most of the wonderful design features of each unique space.

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