Sunday, June 13, 2010

Master Your Bedroom



Do you need a place in your home where you can retreat to? That’s what I thought; your answer was probably a resounding “yes”! My client Sarah did too. She and her husband have a beautiful home. Lot’s of warm colors with practical yet elegant furniture, and all the areas in the home are finished; even the nursery for their beautiful Gavin is totally appointed and affectionately decorated. But they left the master bedroom for last, and not a moment too soon did Sarah ask me to design a master bedroom that was modern, simple, and peaceful.




After spending a little time discussing what she wanted, her likes and dislikes, I prepared a “Design Board” for Sarah with color, fabrics and furniture. With this she would get a clear picture of what I thought she might like and what would work in the space. Then, keeping within her strict budget guidelines, we detailed or specified each of the design elements, paint, bedding, window treatments and furniture.



Beautiful cool blue walls, we used Benjamin Moore’s # 2136-60 Harbor Haze in a flat finish to give the room a soft feeling. On the ceilings we used #1038 Everlasting to bring the high ceilings down a bit for a more intimate setting.



Bedding was modern and understated. A fitted bedspread in a handsome brown with blue starburst embroidery made the bed less feminine. Adding a blue silk throw at the foot of the bed, shams in the same fabric ties the colors together. Using a sateen stripe on the larger shams, which go with the drapery panels, also coordinate the ensemble nicely. The last little touch was the modern round pillow with a blue button sets the contemporary style of the room perfectly.




Window treatments for a bay window are always a bit tricky. We decided on flat, sheer, brown and blue silk Roman Shades. The shades are detailed with a solid brown banding, the same solid brown fabric that is on the round pillow. The side panels are sateen brown and blue stripe and hang from simple rods with Cufflink Rosettes from the Robert Allen Hardware Collection.

Soft walls, deep rich colored bedding, and modern simple draperies and shades at the windows made for a retreat that they will enjoy for years to come!

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