We recently partnered with one of our all-time favourite Australian collaborators, Beci Orpin (aka Beci Awesome) on a bedroom makeover. If you don’t already know Beci, well… you should! Beci is a Melbourne-based designer, illustrator, artist, maker, author, mother and all-round creative extraordinaire. Her work seems to pop up everywhere—from album covers, construction sites, shopping centres, to festivals, shopfronts (including west elm), food trucks—and of course homes across the globe! Scroll down to see how we made over her bedroom + read what she has to say about it all!
What was your brief for your bedroom?
“Pops of colour / lush textures but still with a feeling of calm, and to fit in with the things I already have”
What’s your favourite part of the bedroom?
“I always wanted to see what our bedroom looked like with velvet curtains, and now they are up – I love them so much, and suit the room perfectly! The rug is also a JOY. Having the chair in our room feels very grown up indeed, I love the rust colour of the chair a lot too.”
How would you describe your style?
“The style I use in my work is bold, graphic, colourful and feminine without being too girly. I would say my home style is the same, although I like it to be slightly more understated when it comes to our bedroom.”
How do you feel about the makeover?
“I love it – actually way more than I thought. I wake up daily feeling like I have my life together, because my bedroom is so beautiful! The pieces I had in our bedroom previously were all things I had collected over time, and I love how the West Elm pieces fit in with those, and almost elevated them so they are shown in a whole new light.”
About Beci Orpin
Beci Orpin is a creative practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work occupies a space between illustration, design and craft. Beci has run a freelance studio for over 20 years, catering to a wide range of clients, as well as exhibiting her work both locally and internationally. She has authored four D.I.Y books and one children’s title. Her work is described as colourful, graphic, bold, feminine and dream-like.
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