What happens after a long day of meetings at work, busy schedules with kids, laundry duties and paying the bills become the top priority of your whole day? You and your partner begin to lose sight of the ability to replenish not just yourself, but each other. I can’t tell you how vital the master bedroom is for couples to have as a retreat to the end of the day.
It seems as though the master bedroom is very much “trending” for my client’s today. I would like to tell you about the latest master bedroom I completed in Houston Texas for a couple who were desperately seeking a creative “wow” factor for their master bedroom.
The before: The bedroom was serving its purpose in function, but that’s about it.
However, it lacked largely in the aesthetic department. When I sat down with my client’s to talk about what they wanted, I was super excited to see what their thoughts were. Images of high style glossies covered the table and dripping in color! It was easy to pull inspiration from the art, fashion, ethnic patterns, and mixing in a few tailored elements to make this room with more than just a view.
#1 The essentials: First getting good ideas for the room’s layout and taking notes on what was staying. “Just the mattress!” they said with excitement and a bit of a nervous undertone due to the overwhelming nature of it all.
Let’s be real, size matter’s and so does scale. The room was expensive and needed to be space planned so that it would feel cozier. With a sitting area for lounging, appropriately scaled night stands, and a bench at the foot of the bed for not just Miss. Baily their lovely fur-baby to rest. Additional sitting at the foot of the bed is convenient for putting on shoes. I often have phone conversations there personally and when I was recovering from surgery I would use it as place to put my food near me and for added support.
#2 The bed should be the focus: I started with this upholstered headboard in a rich brown linen with silver studs in a sultry curve. Upholstered headboard are good to rest up against while reading at night or for watching late night T.V. They wanted this room to be a sanctuary. Somewhere they could retreat to at the end of the day.
#3 Drama in the details: They expressed to me that they wanted to add mirror’s over the night stands for added sparkle. What this does is help bounce more indirect light in the room and create drama. They were looking for a “hotel feel”.
#4 Luxe layers: I addressed the room’s light control with custom window treatments that softened and framed the room in addition to proper lamp placement. Next with the graphic layer of the high drama metallic faux painted walls serves as an “eye-popping” backdrop. These added layers of lighting, fabric and color make the room feel warm and inviting.
#5 Be daring: Lastly, we selected the perfect shade of persimmon as the accents to this lovely mauve, champagne, and white color scheme for an artful jolt of color. Don’t be afraid to select a color combination that will support you and your loved one to get in the mood and relax.
In closing, allowing yourselves to have a place that’s just for the two of you to reconnect and recharge should be the cornerstone to any partnership.
When setting out to design your love den I ask you how does your room measure up? Is your room playing a trick on you this Halloween? Why not treat yourself to a seductive master bedroom?