BUNK beds with a cool slide, sparkle walls and unicorns are all on Chloe Fairlie's wish list as she plans for a dream bedroom makeover.

"I love pink and I love glitter, so I hope my new room can be sparkly, with lights that change colour, and maybe a swimming pool," explained the seven-year-old from Knightswood, adding hastily, to the relief of the interior design team, "although I know there isn't really enough room for a swimming pool."

Chloe was the winner of the Evening Times/City Building room makeover competition.

The little girl was recently diagnosed with DKA - diabetic ketoacidosis - a severe, life-threatening complication of Type 1 diabetes, after a dramatic rush to hospital.

It means she has to be very careful about what and when she eats, and her mum Robyn and dad Paul have to get up three times a night to check her blood sugar levels.

"Despite it all, Chloe has been amazing, and she never complains," said Robyn.

“Since coming out of hospital she has organised bake sales to raise funds for diabetes charities, we all did a 5k walk in September which raised £200 and she does presentations in front of her whole class at school. She also attended a conference with hundreds of children with diabetes from all over the world, and wants to raise awareness about this condition and how it affects people.

“She is planning to do the Kilt Walk next, so we will all be supporting her. There’s a lot of misunderstanding about diabetes and Chloe wants to change that. She is very determined.”

Chloe, who is a pupil at Knightswood Primary, recently met up with the team at City Building's manufacturing factory, RSBi, in Springburn to discuss her ideas for a new room.

"It's fantastic to meet Chloe - she is a great girl with lots of fantastic ideas," smiled Lynsey. “She has come armed with lots of photos, so we will sit down together and come up with a mood board and a plan.”

Chloe shares a room with her sister Sophie, who is four. She also has a little brother Liam, who is nearly one.

"We don't have ANY space in our room," sighed Chloe. "I would like somewhere to read my books, and somewhere for my Playstation. And my mum would like more storage."

Robyn laughed: “Yes, it’s a tight squeeze. The television is balanced on an old toybox and there are toys everywhere – so anything that can help tidy things up would be amazing.”

Lynsey Scott, the interior designer heading up the transformation, explained: “Our next step is to go out and measure the space available. We can be quite clever, with things like movable furniture and portable storage and we want to do the work with as little disruption to the family as possible.

“We’re hoping to strike a balance between beautiful and practical, taking Chloe’s ideas into account.”

Lynsey, who is from Cambuslang, studied interior design at Glasgow Caledonian University and joined RSBi 11 years ago.

“I’m really excited about this project, it’s great to see her wee face lighting up when we talk about what we are going to do,” she said.

City Building’s manufacturing supported factory, Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) provides a range of high quality products, all made on its site in Springburn, including office and educational furniture, kitchen and bathroom units, timber kits for houses and schools, student accommodation and beds and soft furnishings.

There are 260 staff on the site, more than half of whom have a disability, including visual and hearing impairments and learning difficulties.

Chloe met some of the team who will be working on her room makeover.

Sewing section supervisor and machinist Inderjit Gill has worked for RSBi for 19 years.

“We’re delighted to help Chloe with her ideas, and can’t wait to get started,” she said. “It’s a different kind of project for us, so it will be a challenge. We will help put together soft furnishings, cushion covers, curtains – whatever is needed.”

Manager Ben Kerr agreed. “Everyone is very excited about this project. We have the skills and experience here at RSBi to bring Chloe’s ideas to life. Chloe has had a very tough year and she deserves something special. We’re hoping to create a room for her and her sister that they will both love.”

After looking through colour charts and fabric samples, Chloe summed up what getting the chance to visit RSBi meant to her.

“It’s been really fun,” she said. “It’s the best day of my life.”