Project Location: Bedford, NH
In a recent re-design of a Master Bedroom, I combined classic wood furnishings, added in new art, accessories, and accents, incorporated a feminine and flirty color scheme, and found simplicity in various elements.
Existing Wood Furnishing & New Additions
My client’s cherry wood furnishings (nightstands, dresser, and armoire) were in great condition and I knew by using these, it would not only save around $5,000 from having to buy new furniture pieces, but it established a strong base for the room and overall look. The furniture additions include an upholstered headboard, a bench, and an accent chair and table.
Feminine and Flirty
The inspiration for this room's color scheme came from a pair of watercolor art (pictured above the bed) which have mesmerizing tones of pinks, yellows, and greens. This color combination allowed for the perfect level of femininity and also created a fresh overall look to the room.
Simple is (usually) Better
I incorporated a neutral area rug with a slight classic pattern and to blend into the carpeting for a softer look. This rug has great dark and light contrast to coordinate with the darker tones found in the artwork, bench and bedding pillow.
I added in drapery panels that are light beige, so that the color also blends into the paint color. Fun fact: up-close they have a beautiful velvet arabesque detail.
My client's preference for a metallic finish was gold, so I sourced a few items showcasing gold accents, found the table lamps, mirrors, drapery hardware, drawer knobs and art frames.
Details that Matter:
Mother-Of-Pearl Anthropologie knobs replace the original wood knobs to dress up the nightstands, dresser and armoire
The drapery rods are mounted close to the ceiling and 6" left and right of trim to give the illusion of a larger window and higher ceilings
All of the decorative accents around the room tie into the colors in the artwork
The dark gray upholstered bench creates a nice contrast against the carpeting, while tying into the area rug