In this guest suite at Galashiels Lodge in Stanford, owner Rosalind Nale created a fabulous fabric focal point with a colourful cherub-and-roses print that turns an ordinary bed into a showstopper.
“The angels and roses are a tribute to my mother Gill, who passed away in 2017,” says Rosalind. “She adored flowers and fervently believed in guardian angels. When I saw this beautiful linen fabric at a décor shop in Cape Town, I knew it would be perfect.”
Taking advantage of the extra-high ceiling, Rosalind used wooden cladding at headboard height all around the room as a functional decoration that not only ties the space together but also serves as an actual headboard and provides a solution to rising damp in this old heritage home.
“We stripped the walls down to the raw plaster, allowing them to breathe,” she explains. “The panelling isn’t flush against the walls, which also helps to keep damp at bay.”
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