When I was growing up no one had a particularly stylish home, let alone a beautifully styled bedroom, but then again, perhaps that’s because I grew up in rural Australia in the 1970’s and there wasn’t much demand for interior designers and stylists. I shared a room with my sister and we both had brown and white floral bedlinen with forest-green scratchy wool blankets to keep us warm on cold nights. Our favourite toys were matching plastic dolls that cried when you squeezed their stomachs (at some point they no longer matched once I decided to play hairdresser with my doll and gave her a rather brutal hair cut). Not a happy day when I realised it would never grow back (that doll incidentally is still in my parent’s home and my niece and daughter now play with her despite her weird punk-like hair style and jaundiced looking plastic skin).
In complete contrast, the daughters of today’s home owner, Melisa White of Melisa White Interiors, will grow up with memories of the prettiest pink bedrooms with gorgeous handmade dolls and ballerina-like tutus. No wonder – their Mum is an interior designer.
Melisa has styled the girls room’s to be pretty and pink and has maximised the space by not over furnishing them which also helps to create a sense of calm. Each component has been carefully thought through, from the hidden hooks underneath the floating shelves that display the girls’ favourite tutus, to the vintage doll pram and matching handmade dolls.
Elsewhere in the apartment, Melisa has continued a calm colour palette using predominantly white and cream with touches of pastel blue. It is a classic combination that allows each room to compliment the other.
For further information on Melisa White’s interior design business, visit Melisa White Interiors.