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A Timeless Heritage Bedroom Makeover

One Room Wonders

Lucy Feagins
Friday 10th December 2021

We’re sad to be saying farewell to our One Room Wonders series today – it’s been a blast! We’re closing out the series with one final room transformation, and it’s a beauty!

We recently took up the challenge of transforming a bedroom in a heritage home in regional Victoria.

For this room, we selected the Surround by Laminex Heritage 150 panelling, which is a classic profile, defined by its elegant curved detail between each panel. These panels are perfectly suited to heritage and traditional homes.

For this transformation, we’ve gone for a subtle, understated update. We retained the warm white palette on the walls, but added small styling updates to really elevate the look.

Photos – Eve Wilson.

Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

We installed the Surround by Laminex timber panels across all the walls, aswell as across the cupboard doors, for a seamless finish. To this, we added tan leather cupboard door handles (from Made Measure), to slightly modernise the look.

The red brick fireplace in this room was quite overbearing – and even though it was in good condition, it really made the room feel smaller. So, we decided to build around it, finishing off with an antique mantlepiece that we picked up second hand. Covering this chimney was a game changer – it makes the room feel so much lighter and brighter. Plus, the addition of the mantelpiece really finishes the look, and provide lots of options for styling with art and objects.

To help make the bedroom feel even bigger, we also swapped out the previous heavy bed frame for a simple bed base, and styled it with a generous throw that covers the end of the bed and skims the floor. We gained almost 30cm more floor space this way (and yes, it’s still a Queen sized bed!).

Finally, we gave the art a bit of a refresh in this room. The homeowners had an existing collection of botanical-inspired artworks, which we reframed, and hung salon-style in a small cluster, to create a focal point in the room.

The end result is both true to the original style of this house, but just slightly refined – a timeless, yet contemporary bedroom, full of personal details.

Surround by Laminex is a new range of modern, pre-primed MDF wall linings, available in a great range of both classic and contemporary profiles – ready to paint. View the full range here, and start reimagining your space!

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Painting belongs to home owner with frame by United Measures. Pierre Side Table by Sarah Ellison. Lighthouse Ceramic Lamp by Takeawei. Oatmeal Bed Linen from Bed Threads.  Cushions from Oat Studio.  Moss Green Blanket from Country Road. Ceramic piece by Eun Ceramics. Curvy Wooden Floor Mirror by Knot Studio. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Top Left Painting from Palette by Jono Fleming. Painting on bottom left, and right belong to home owner. Oatmeal Bed Linen from Bed Threads. Moss Green Blanket from Country Road. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Top Left Painting from Palette by Jono Fleming. Painting on bottom left, and right belong to home owner. Pierre Side Table by Sarah Ellison. Lighthouse Ceramic Lamp by Takeawei. Oatmeal Bed Linen from Bed Threads.  Cushions from Oat Studio.  Moss Green Blanket from Country Road. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Painting belongs to home owner with frame by United Measures. Pierre Side Table by Sarah Ellison. Oatmeal Bed Linen from Bed Threads.  Cushions from Oat Studio.  Moss Green Blanket from Country Road. Ceramic piece by Eun Ceramics. Curvy Wooden Floor Mirror by Knot Studio. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Artwork belongs to home owner. Leather Handles by Made Measure. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Artwork by Belinda Henry. Ceramics left to right: Circular Ceramic piece by Eun Ceramics. Colourful Vase by Benna Co.  Minnie Vessles by the home owner. Green and Blue vase on the right by Ella Reweti . Second hand mantle piece salvaged by StepToes. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Artwork by Belinda Henry. Ceramics left to right: Circular Ceramic piece by Eun Ceramics. Colourful Vase by Benna Co.  Minnie Vessles by the home owner. Green and Blue vase on the right by Ella Reweti . Second hand mantle piece salvaged by StepToes. Ceramic Plinth by Alison Frith. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround By Laminex Heritage 150 panelling painted with Dulux White Polar. Artwork on the left by Belinda Henry. Ceramics left to right: Circular Ceramic piece by Eun Ceramics. Colourful Vase by Benna Co.  Minnie Vessles by the home owner. Green and Blue vase on the right by Ella Reweti . Second hand mantle piece salvaged by StepToes. Ceramic Plinth by Alison Frith. Paintings on the right hand side belong to home owner. Top left painting from Palette by Jono Fleming. Pierre Side Table by Sarah Ellison. Lighthouse Ceramic Lamp by Takeawei. Oatmeal Bed Linen from Bed Threads.  Cushions from Oat Studio.  Moss Green Blanket from Country Road. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

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