Inside Louise Roe's 'Light and Airy' Bedroom Makeover with Soul
The TV Host and fashion blogger gives her space a timeless refresh with pieces from online vintage marketplace Chairish
When it came time to decorate her charming and historic home, Louise Roe didn’t simply hand over the keys to a top interior designer. She buckled down, did loads of research and crafted a space that’s bright, fresh and just a little bit sentimental.
Case in point: When the TV host and fashion blogger, 35, “got obsessed” with a particular type of antique furniture in a friend’s London flat, she learned everything she could about it, including the official name — “campaign style” — and then trolled the online vintage furniture marketplace Chairish for the perfect dresser and nightstands.
“I got fixated on that style,” the newlywed, who married director Mackenzie Hunkin in October, tells PEOPLE of the pieces that are notable for their brass corners and ability to be easily broken down — a necessity when they were used by British officers on military campaigns in the 19th century. Not so much in Roe’s modern-day master bedroom.
Several of the room’s standouts came from Chairish, who helped Roe’s design process. In addition to the campaign case pieces, she also picked up a Kilim pillow and an antique writer’s box. “I’m a writer, and so is my Dad, and I love to think of all the stories and thoughts that would have been poured out over decades, into that box,” she says.
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To balance the visually heavy antiques, Roe selected an airy fourposter and framed bright photographs. The artists, Gray Malin (above the chair and to the left of the bed) and Natalie Obradovich (above the bed), “are both friends of mine and have an incredible eye!” she notes.
Most importantly, the space is evidence to Roe’s own editor’s eye. “Older buildings have more of a soul,” she says, (Her home was built in the 1930s.) “And I like to mix that heritage with young, fresh touches.”
It’s a lesson she no doubt learned putting together many a flawless fashion ensemble.