Bring on the boudoir

With hundreds of thousands of proposals taking place every Valentine’s Day romance is certainly in the air. And what better way to practice the art of love than by creating your very own boudoir. Sue-Kim Steele Green takes inspiration from a couple of the most stylish suites in Sussex…

MAIN-IMAGE-GALLIVANT-2The Gallivant just outside Rye is situated right on white sandy shores that look more California than Camber. Dreamy shores, chalk tones and subtle woven textiles are illustrated perfectly with this warm relaxed look.

We Like…
The chalky neutral beach tones of the matt washed wood work that dominates
The calming dove grey highlights of the upholstered furniture
The mellow application of subtle yet familiar ornamentation placed in coves

We Love…
Plump buttoned upholstery in muted tones
Fringed woven throws
Cotton, linen and velvetDavid-Salmon-Fairford-bedroom-(2)

Next Ophelia Sofa from £775,
Grey Velvet Pouffe Abode £120,
Bed ‘Fairford’ painted range David Salmon, double £970, king £995,
M&S Devora Console £299,
J by Jasper Conran Throw from Debenhams £120
Geo Chenille Rug from BHS £120
Set of 2 Wooden Metal Lanterns £59,

The shiz when it comes to beautiful country manor houses, Ashdown Manor offers everything you’d expect in traditional style, and this is where we draw our first inspiration from. Nostalgia prevails with this look. Fat floral textile prints, vintage furniture and accessories. MAIN-IMAGE-Ashdown-Park-roomsquareDelicate mood lighting and of course generous flowers. This romantic bedroom look is all about vintage self-indulgence; Luscious blooms sing romance, antique oak speaks of quality and stability. Together the elements in this room dance very well together.

We Like…
The focus on the statement bed
The romantic floral bedding
Ambient mood lighting
Antique wood
Plump upholstered seating

We Love…
Stuart-Brochure-35---Half-Headed-Bed-(1)The cosy romantic nostalgia of this room. Nostalgic touches with established antique wood.

Antique Solid Oak ‘Half Headed’ Bed & Antique Solid Oak Wardrobe £POA, Stuart Interiors
Vintage Cabinet & Storage Unit in Solid Pinewood £455,
Laura Oakes Cushion £30, Debenhams
Babbington Loveseat in Modci Velvet Lavender £1299, M&S
Wallpaper Direct Candy Stripe £28,
Little Blue Patchwork Chair £900, Kelly Swallow