The well-lit bedroom turned out to be the perfect space for Paloma Contrera’s Spring Awakening study. Wallpapered panels (by deGournay) and luxe silk curtains give the space a vibrant, aesthetic.
“The room is a study in color used in a very mindful way, and showcases my signature modern-meets-traditional style,” explains Paloma.
Here comes the sun: Buttery paint, a gallery of graphic prints, and a Roman shade in a leafy fabric bring cheer to the space. Other upgrades include a gray wood bed from Target, new nightstands, sconces from Rejuvenation, and a sleek ceiling fan from Hunter. “Katie and I never thought to rearrange stuff, we just copied what the sellers had,” says Patrick. “This layout makes our room feel twice as big.”
The space across from the bed was the ideal spot for a work zone, outfitted with a desk from Target that’s as fancy as it is functional, thanks to X-shaped designs on the sides. Parked in front is one fab office chair, from Bend Goods. “We share the desk, but it’s so cute that I’m tempted to steal it as a vanity,” says Katie.
Matthew Monroe was inspired by Charleston, and the city’s beauty is most certainly reflected in this warm and grand sitting room. Drapery, portraits and luxurious furnishings come together to create a space reminiscent of the past but made for the present.
Pappas Miron Design loved the terrazzo fireplace so much they decided to integrate it into the room’s eclectic decorations. The team pulled inspiration from a mix of periods to create “Palazzo Terazzo,” a luxurious sitting room. A cream boucle on the ’70s styled custom-sofa paired with the tufted antique lounge chair creates a calming and beautiful space.
With the idea of a Parisian houseguest in mind, Peter Pennoyer of Peter Pennoyer Architects, totally transformed this space. The walls went from yellow to draped in gray and blue Schumacher coverings, while a combination of bejeweled pillows, layered textures and hints of marigold pull the entire look together. The finishing touch: A ceramic turtle whose shell opens to reveal an ink jar (placed on the back desk).
Now it’s unrecognizable! Eve Robinson Associates took the room’s lighting and ran with it. The new space, christened “A Room of One’s Own,” is bright and magical, draped in a soft pinks, creams and metallics—the perfect tribute to Virginia Wolf’s renowned feminist text.
“Our room is filled with ethereal strength, form and function,” says Eve. “It embodies the lives and achievements of our everyday heroes—women.”
Wrapping the room in a stunning blue plaid changes the personality of the room. It becomes more about creating a mood with continuous pattern and dark color. It’s especially important in rooms like this to stick with a simple palette.
As seen on Beach Flip, Contestants Martha and Alex installed a sliding barn door, a feature wood wall and updated furniture in the second floor guest bedroom at the renovated Comfort Breeze condo. (after)
Lands of contrast, flickering lights, paisleys and palm trees along the Nile are just a few of the motifs that inspired Charlotte’s design. Straying away from the traditional blue and white color palette, she instead draped the bedroom in shades of periwinkle and cream. Tropical and worldly touches placed throughout create this beautiful “bedroom of visual memories (a place to dream).”