Get This Look: Sunny Bedroom


We have had some awesome feedback on the bed we styled for the Sanders #InBedWithBloggers campaign (you can read more about it here).

As promised, here is our Get the Look article with descriptions and links to all the items we used in this “Sunny Bedroom”. Now you too can get this look, here is what you will need…

Get The Look:

1:  The key element to this look’s success is the stunning watercolour design cushion covers from Touchee FeeleeWe selected the Springbok, Savanna, The African, and Black Herringbone cushion covers for the bed.

2:  The foundation of any well-dressed bed is good basic linen. To cool the sunny yellow and serve as contrast, we chose various linen in white and shades of grey from the Sanders range.

3: The Portable Pendant light in yellow with Squirrel Cage Vintage Filament Bulb and Brass Lamp Cage from Hoi P’loy added a bit of vintage quirk to our bedroom setup.

4 & 5:  The Yellow and Black Eames-inspired chair with Eiffel-style legs are from Robert Thomson Furniture. We used the yellow chair as a bedside table and the black at the foot of the bed.

6:  What’s better than scatter cushions? MORE scatter cushions! We stacked more Touchee Feelee scatters at the foot of the bed for added interest. Here you see the Sunshine Yellow Striped cover and the Black Herringbone cover.

7:  One of my absolute favourite items in this Get The Look is the Walnut & Brass Bureau Lamp from Hoi P’loy. It’s form takes inspiration from some of Thomas Edison’s early original lamp designs.

8:  This trendy overnight Barrel bag from Hertex Fabrics adds an extra dimension to the bed. The smoky tie-dye like design is called “Psychedelic – Strata”.

9:  A casually draped yellow throw is a must for this look. When our search for the perfect yellow throw came up short, we subsituted one of Sanders‘ gorgeous Jersey Fitted Sheets as makeshift throw.

10:  We rounded off our bedroom with this trendy Scandinavian-inspired Swiss Cross Rug in white from Robert Thomson Furniture.

Décor Dictionary: Gateleg Table

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Gateleg Table: a type of drop-leaf table with legs that pivot out from the centre of the table to support hinged flaps, or leaves, that can be raised to make the table larger. The name reflects the structure of the legs – traditionally joined at the top and bottom by stretchers mimicking a “gate”.

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#InBedWithBloggers: Design Monarchy

Coming out of our recent blog articles, as well as Facebook post, you would be aware of the fact that Sanders included Design Monarchy and our blog, The Design Tabloid, into the circle of bloggers for the collaborative #Inbedwithbloggers campaign.

It all started a good couple of months back with Sanders hosting all the bloggers at their Salt River Showroom. Largely with a view of not only kicking off this campaign, but to introduce us to their products and services. The company tag line “Softer side of German Engineering” is just so true. There was a time in the 90’s when I worked for an upmarket bed linen company & through this learnt to appreciate the value of good sheets, duvet covers and moreover, how important it is to have a good duvet inner. Sanders do make outstanding duvet inner. Okay – I know what you are thinking – “bet it costs an arm and a leg, like anything that is of a high quality”. Whereas, truth be known – I found that because they have a large range on offer, there are many affordable lines to be had.

Now – onto Design Monarchy’s turn to produce the bed for the month of November. As you would have seen, the previous bloggers had some seriously inspirational and creative beds going on there. Different styles, different themes.

Our theme (for want of a better description) was going to be something bright and happy. Something fresh, carrying hints of what has become our signature style – somewhat classical, yet hints of quirky and trendy. Marica punted the colour yellow as the bright, fresh and summery element, particularly since tones of yellow have made headlines again. With that as our foundation, we decided that we would like to combine those colours with some of the colours to be had in the Sanders range of linen – white, light and dark grey.

Naturally, since metals have managed to retain their “hot stuff” trendiness – as well as being along the yellow spectrum – we brought in Hoi P’loy light fittings, bulbs and colourful cords. I am a huge fan of Hoi P’loy and their old school Edison light bulbs and we were thrilled when they agreed to join in as sponsors.

We were scratching our heads for a local creative from whom to source the yellow cushions, when it dawned on both of us, that Touchee Feelee has the perfect colour range in dreamy watercolour designs. From their range we collected yellow and grey toned scatter cushions. Yummy stuff. At the time of selecting the patterns, Rugby World Cup was the fever to be had. I noticed she had a cushion cover with a Springbokkie pattern and we threw those quirky little numbers into the fray as well – just to support The Bokke.

Robert Thomson supplied us with a gorgeous Scandi rug and punchy Eames-style chair. Hertex Fabrics was kind enough to lend us one of their stunning new barrel bags – I adore the smoky tie-dye design. We also pilfered loads of their fabric samples which we included in our styled scene for a bit of added interest.

To all parties – many thanks for making it possible!

All told, I was satisfied with our #Inbedwithbloggers window display production. Hope you like. Let us know what you think! Take a peek at our Facebook page to see all images of our Sanders shoot.

P.S. Want a bed as beautifully styled as this one? You can make this look your own – next week we will be posting an itemised “Get the Look” article. Keep your eyes peeled…

Network Love ❤

We had an absolute blast at last week’s Xtraordinary Women network meeting! Diana Rankin, of Perfume Power, and Liesl van der Hoven, of Fairy Caravan, gave us a “101” lesson on the basics of e-commerce. What an informative talk! Who knows, maybe Design Monarchy will have a little online shop in the not so distant future….


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