Aztec influenced bedroom: sustainable design

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Hi, my name is Maddie, I'm a Year 11 student currently taking Design at school. I love Interior Design and am especially passionate about smart and functional design for small spaces. I really love to solve problems with smart storage and multifunctional furniture. I also love decorating and how the smallest changes and finishes can make a huge difference to the feel of a room. I'm passionate about protecting, and minimising the impact on the planet, which is why sustainable design is very important to me. I love to design happy and calming spaces with lots of light and natural elements. In the future I would love to be able to design interiors that solve problems and make others feel good.

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Whole bedroom
Whole bedroom
Cork feature wall and bed with concealed walk through wardrobe behind
Cork feature wall and bed with concealed walk through wardrobe behind
Side table
Side table
Desk area
Desk area
Window with bamboo/reed blinds and handmade clay pots
Window with bamboo/reed blinds and handmade clay pots
View through window
View through window
Bird's eye view
Bird's eye view
By night with twinkle lights
By night with twinkle lights
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Project details

Overview

This project is a maquette representation of a bedroom design that was part of a larger 'sustainable home' project. The primary focus of the concept was the functional use of sustainable materials; specifically the cork feature wall, bamboo flooring and bamboo textiles. Cork was chosen for its sustainable production in that the tree is not cut down, rather the bark is stripped from it. Bamboo was chosen as it is fast growing and also uses far less water than cotton.

Aesthetically, the goal was to create a room that feels cheerful and warm, but also has a sense of calm. The Aztec style fits the brief as it puts emphasis on natural materials, and also adds bright accent colours, pattern, contrast, and lots of texture.

By keeping furniture minimal, having white walls, and having a concealed walk through wardrobe behind the bed, the room has a fairly minimalistic base. This helps balance the room, allowing the finishes to shine, and the room to grow with the person who lives in it.

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