M&S Throwback Makeover Challenge

This was my bedroom in 1996 when I was 16. What I love about this picture is that I can see the seeds of my future career as an interiors journalist – I’ve quite obviously taken time to tidy the room, make the bed, arrange things in a way that I thought looked visually pleasing. It’s like I was practising for the hundreds of homes I’d end up styling during my future career.

I’m sharing this picture for a throwback challenge set by Marks & Spencer to see how I’d refresh a room from my past using products from M&S’s new Spring/Summer collections. The basic palette of blue and white in my 1996 bedroom is a classic that I think would work well in 2014, but I’ve swapped the dull, deep red accents for hot pink ombre and that awful orange pine wood for oak details.

Freya footstool, from £429; jacquard tribe bed set, from £59; tile print photo frame, £19.50; two round weave baskets, £55; tree table lamp, £79; step ladder, £129; Conran Kitson side table, £199; pure linen ombre cushion, £25; lace design jug vase, £35.



Disclosure: M&S are sending me an item from my moodboard for writing this post



    • Heather Young April 14, 2014 / 8:10 am

      It is a great idea of M&S’s isn’t it? I had great fun trawling through old photos looking for a room shot I could use. I wasn’t sure I’d find anything, but then found this gem!

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