Leeann Yare

What made you want to get involved with the Sealy Designer Bedroom project?
I’ve worked with Sealy before and absolutely loved the experience, so getting on-board with this project was a no-brainer. Breast cancer is something that affects every New Zealander, so getting behind this initiative is something that I am really passionate about. 

Talk us through the concept for your room …
In my room, it was important to showcase pink – it’s one of my favourite colours – and I think it is really relevant to the breast cancer cause, so I felt it made sense to incorporate this colour into the space. I love being able to show people how to use colour and encourage them not to be afraid of it. I added textures and other earthy colours into this room to take the pink down from being ‘too pretty’ and it has worked really well. A lot of people are afraid to use pink in their styling, but it is a great colour, so don’t let it freak you out! 

The pink colour of the velvet Sealy Posturepedic Exquisite bed base in this room worked perfectly with the other pinks incorporated into the space. I love a mixed-up room, so this base added a new texture and colour - you definitely don’t have to match. Mixing patterns, textures and colours is always a great idea. 

My room was about rejuvenation and to me that is about looking and feeling younger. My room has a bit of a playful nature and I think it is important to keep ourselves young and introduce fun elements into our spaces that help us do this. 

What really works about this look is that you can downplay the pink even further and all of these accessories work in pretty much any room.

What’s your favourite element of the room?
The hydrangea print; I love that it gives the room some life and the colours are stunning.