We asked Ros Wilson of Roselind Wilson Design to show us around one of her latest projects in the leafy suburbs of Holland Park, West London. Her brief was to create a fun and stylish light-filled home that was practical enough to meet the family needs. Here we take a look inside...
We’ve never seen a playroom like this. Could you talk us through the idea and what fun things you included?
Roselind Wilson Design worked alongside the architect (Michaelis Boyd) who designed this climbing wall and joinery piece. Having two small children, the owner wanted a room where they could play together both happily and comfortably and a place to exhaust their energy reserves. The joinery was designed with circular seating so that each child could have their own special place to sit and watch the TV opposite or just lie around. The colour red was used to make a bold statement and to really create an impact in the room.
The dripping paint effect in this child’s room is fantastic. How did you manage to create it?
The owner wanted something interesting that could be adapted as the children got older. This is really a graphic image of dripping paint printed onto a large white canvas to stunning effect. The design and dimensions were carefully noted to ensure precision of placement in relation to the light switches. The paper was applied with adhesive and looked stunning. We work with wallpapers all the time and love the advancements in technology which allow you to create some truly unique and individual interiors without breaking the bank.
This children’s playroom/study is a great way to encourage playful learning. What are your tips for recreating the idea in our own homes?
It's very important for children to have their own space to play and there are so many products and toys available to create a stimulating playroom/study. Mac & Mac do a great product called the Calligaris Crossover chair that acts as a chair and side table. Several of these cubes can be pushed together to function as tables and chairs. Pigeon hole storage cubes are also versatile. They can be braced togther to form the pedestals of a craft desk and mounted to the wall above the desk for storage, as well as act as a seat. A good tip it to paint them in different colours for effect or to match to a colour palette if required.
We love the classic monochrome look here. What design tips can you give to make the most out of a hallway?
Do not clutter a hallway and allow space to move with ease. Create an elevation that is impactful and makes a real statement. Be practical - there should be somewhere to place things on arrival, so a stunning console is always a great idea. Pair this with a dramatic mirror and wall lights or oversized table lamps and a beautiful artwork. Lastly set this against stunning wallpaper for maximum impact.
How did this particular warm and neutral room scheme come together?
It all started with the rug. The owner wanted to keep this piece and it dictated the palette. Wallpapers add a definite sense of luxury to a room so it was the obvious choice to extract the soft citrine colour from the rug and apply this silk effect paper to all the walls. The contrast of the dark timbers against the citrine adds the sense of sophistication which is then brought together by the patterned fabrics of the scatter cushions. The look lends itself to a much more formal and ‘grown up’ space. The windows were left without curtains or blinds as the owner wanted to the let light flood the rooms and at night stare out into the lights outside.
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Keya Modessa, ACHICA Features Writer
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