With an oversized fireplace, stunning pitch-beamed ceilings, and ocean views from both its balcony and cheerful sitting area, the master bedroom provides unparalleled serenity. A full dressing room and large, open bathroom with dual vanities and additional ocean views from the oversized soaking tub complete the master suite.
"Well, why the hell not?" seems to be the motto of this small space. Even though the apartment only has a living room and a bedroom, the designers have fit much more life into the space. In the main living area, designated areas for a home office, a sitting area, a living room, a dining area and a wet bar have been established. The bedroom, although small, has made the most of its space with a slender dresser and hanging end table, and the entryway has been transformed into a makeshift mudroom. Who says you can't have it all?
I'm sentimental about family heirlooms and can't bring myself to get rid of long-treasured items, even when they are not exactly my taste. The ornate pink chair and settee in our bedroom were my great grandmother's and while they don't necessarily jibe with my other decor, their vivid color and quirkiness still make them perfect for a little sitting area.
Your bedroom may not have all the space of a guest suite, like the one planned for West Elm Hotels, but you can draw inspiration from the home retailer's visionary space. A cart to hold items for a nightcap or reading material could serve as an attractive and multi-functional item beside a bed or in a sitting area. Or bring local art or bespoke furniture for a hospitable home.
Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.
Licensed contractor Chip Wade in the newly designed master bedroom suite for homeowner's Susanne and Erik Olson of Sandy Springs, Georgia. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade completed the unfinished attic with enough space for the parents to have a separate retreat in the house. The space was complete with a sitting area, walk-in closet and open air bathroom, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.