They live with their two boys – 17-year-old Aidan and 12-year-old Xavier – in a Victorian Gothic property they bought four years ago just outside Guildford.
“There was so much work to do when we moved in,” Finn recalls, “but the biggest bedroom was in the best shape, so we left it until last. Xavier had never had his own space before, so we thought it only fair that he should have the room.”
It was the perfect time for Xavier to choose a look that suited his age and personality. “He’s very creative,” says Finn, “so he wanted something fun!”
We worked with the family to transform the bedroom into a space befitting their soon-to-be-teen, going cool dude on all four walls in Denim Drift; and adding a look-at-me stripe on two walls in Banana Split. We divided the stripe into two diagonal lines on the largest wall for added impact and painted the skirting with Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood in Natural Slate.
“I’m really thrilled with the results,” says Xavier, “and I’m already planning a big sleepover to show it off! I love the colour and the stripe, and the fact it’s not plain. It’s totally different to all of my friends’ bedrooms – which I love!”