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Steal This Look: An Artful Attic Bedroom in London

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Steal This Look: An Artful Attic Bedroom in London

October 17, 2017

Recently, we asked London-based designer Cassandra Ellis how she puts a room together. Her answer? It’s like writing a story, “telling the tale of home,” she says. By building up interiors with antique furniture, handmade fabric, and a rotation of ephemera, Cassandra creates personalized spaces. The upstairs bedroom in her former house, a split-level apartment on the top floor of a converted Victorian school in London, is a perfect example. Here we list out the key elements and similar objects to re-create the look.

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The upstairs bedroom in the London house from On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.
Above: The upstairs bedroom in the London house from On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Eclectic textiles and vintage furniture paired with modern lighting. From On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.
Above: Eclectic textiles and vintage furniture paired with modern lighting. From On the Market: Designer Cassandra Ellis’s London Flat. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.

Paint

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The walls are painted in Little Greene French Grey Pale; €39.50 (\$46) a gallon at Little Greene.
Above: The walls are painted in Little Greene French Grey Pale; €39.50 ($46) a gallon at Little Greene.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London A vintage storage cabinet painted in Farrow & Ball Railings; \$99 a gallon.
Above: A vintage storage cabinet painted in Farrow & Ball Railings; $99 a gallon.

Furniture

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Stools throughout the bedroom are Cassandra Ellis&#8\2\17;s own designs, the Simple Stool is made in black walnut, English oak, or Scottish elm; £\190 (\$\25\2) at Cassandra Ellis.
Above: Stools throughout the bedroom are Cassandra Ellis’s own designs, the Simple Stool is made in black walnut, English oak, or Scottish elm; £190 ($252) at Cassandra Ellis.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London For something similar to Cassandra&#8\2\17;s vintage console table, the Alsace French Country Console is \$\2,\289 at Kathy Kuo Home.
Above: For something similar to Cassandra’s vintage console table, the Alsace French Country Console is $2,289 at Kathy Kuo Home.

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Cassandra utilizes an outdoor folding table as a bedside table. The Rustic Folding Metal Outdoor Side Table at Alibaba is \$33.86.
Above: Cassandra utilizes an outdoor folding table as a bedside table. The Rustic Folding Metal Outdoor Side Table at Alibaba is $33.86.

Lighting

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Cassandra Ellis&#8\2\17;s Sculpted Lamp in black walnut or English sycamore; £335 (\$444) for the medium size (shown on the stool) and £450 (\$598) for the large.
Above: Cassandra Ellis’s Sculpted Lamp in black walnut or English sycamore; £335 ($444) for the medium size (shown on the stool) and £450 ($598) for the large.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The Ikea Forsa Work Lamp in black is \$\19.99.
Above: The Ikea Forsa Work Lamp in black is $19.99.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The Louis Poulsen Panthella Table Lamp is \$644.30 at YLighting.
Above: The Louis Poulsen Panthella Table Lamp is $644.30 at YLighting.

Textiles

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Simple Linen Pillowslips from Rough Linen are \$40 each for standard size slips.
Above: Simple Linen Pillowslips from Rough Linen are $40 each for standard size slips.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The Garment Dyed Linen Bed Skirt in charcoal is \$65 to \$\165, depending on size at Restoration Hardware.
Above: The Garment-Dyed Linen Bed Skirt in charcoal is $65 to $165, depending on size at Restoration Hardware.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London For something similar to the printed pillowcases on Cassandra&#8\2\17;s bed, Neisha Crosland’s Maize Fabric is available through Turnell & Gigon.
Above: For something similar to the printed pillowcases on Cassandra’s bed, Neisha Crosland’s Maize Fabric is available through Turnell & Gigon.
Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London The Neem Living Natural Fringed Wool Throwis \$375 at Alder & Co.
Above: The Neem Living Natural Fringed Wool Throwis $375 at Alder & Co.

Steal This Look An Artful Attic Bedroom in London Source a Berber runner like the Berber Runner Beni Ouiren at Fine Moroccan Rugs on Etsy; \$408.84.
Above: Source a Berber runner like the Berber Runner Beni Ouiren at Fine Moroccan Rugs on Etsy; $408.84.

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