Simple, achievable design and renovation strategies for a beautiful, comfortable home
Project Portfolio: Bedrooms
(before and after photos- click on photo to see full size view)
Some bedrooms are just too big and this was one of them. It had the double challenge of no intimacy and a bunch of chopped up, cramped closets that were too small for the client's needs. So I was able to borrow 6 feet of depth off the whole length of the room and built in cabinetry with a hidden door in the middle revealing a walk in closet behind which runs the whole length of the room. There's still lots of room for a king size sleigh bed and bedside tables with space left over to have a dance! But visually it's intimacy and grace where it used to have emptiness and neglect.
I had the good fortune to start with a bedroom that had a beautiful, existing tray ceiling, but the rest of it was apartment beige. I fixed that with the oversized patterned wallpaper behind the bed but kept everything else quiet so the sleepers wouldn't have nightmares!
This master bedroom was part of a new addition onto a 1930's built home and while the owners wanted to refresh the home, they wanted to keep it quite traditional with some transitional touches to bring it into the modern age. A vaulted ceiling, clean limestone fireplace wall between the glass doors and a free-standing wall behind the bed in a strong blue are eye catching elements that keeps the room from being run-of-the-mill.
When my clients moved into this house, the bedroom felt lonely and depressed. It needed a new outfit to warm it up and bring in some love. By flipping the bed to the opposite side of the room and using the former bed wall as the niche to install built-ins and a fireplace, upon entering the bedroom, the view is now welcoming and visually full and the room is restful and calm.