The reclaimed wood accent wall in this master bedroom creates a focal point for the space, while setting the tone. To add style and design, the wall sconces, which are on a pulley system to allow the homeowners to adjust the lamps to their desired height, and overhead chandelier break the traditional approach of bedside lamps and a ceiling fan, providing a romantic, yet functional, feel to the space, while the white bedding, airy curtains, microfiber rug and earth tones infuse the room with softness.
The master bedroom has the feel of the Caribbean. The neutral color palette is accented by greens. The color comes in through plants, art and the textiles in the room. The room’s most unique touch has to be the bedside table. The art installation was made to resemble a stack of fruit boxes for the fictitious company “Pablo Sue-Pat’s Banana’s.” The installation beautifully brings the room’s color palette together.
“Choosing furniture that’s proportionate to the room and to each of the other furniture pieces in the space is very important for a successful design,” say the designers of Laura U, Inc. “This is a very large room, the bed is custom and over-scale, and the bedside chests are perfect size for our colossal bed and generous room. A custom bed also means custom bedding. Ours is thoughtfully detailed with our Moroccan motif in a neutral tone as the embroidery with a complimentary arctic blue on the accent pillows.”
This bedroom brings the outdoors inside. A chandelier over the bed is made from painted antlers, and the furniture is rough-hewn. Tan, white, and green plaids in the bed linens and window treatment lend to the rustic feel of the space. A rustic wood chair and coffee table offer the perfect sitting area for relaxing and enjoying a good book. Houseplants lend to the natural element while a green glass bedside lamp helps illuminate the space and tie in the color scheme. A natural jute throw rug anchors the entire area.
Rustic, luxury lodges teem with unique decor and a sense of history, much like this room. Old encyclopedia pages laid out horizontally creates a pattern reminiscent of brick and mortar on the walls of this bedroom. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” suggests perhaps the greatest luxury in a bedroom can be found in clean and simple bedding and the handsome bindings of a few books by the bedside.
HGTV's Cousins On A Call, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri rebuild Mr. and Mrs. Galatt's master suite. They have painted the space a neutral gray, but have added stripes to the back wall to serve as a statement piece for the couple's space. They have added modern bedside tables to each side of the bed and have placed lamps on each one. Behind the lamps, the cousins have hung mirrors, which makes the space look larger. The elegant paint and accessories are joined by a stately tufted headboard and classic white linens.
To create a clean, balanced look with a touch of eclectic flair, symmetry is key. Jamie Laubhan-Oliver of D Home suggests buying bedside lamps, nightstands and coordinating accessories in pairs. "Since I tend to decorate in a very eclectic style, duplicates of items help to keep it from looking chaotic," she says regarding her master bedroom style. In her antique-inspired retreat, Jamie uses a matching pair of metallic table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier as the room's primary light sources. "Chandeliers are the jewelry of your home; whether small or large, they add drama to any room."