The master bedroom is full of treasures, too, like a traditional loveseat, matching stool and an original Louis Vuitton suitcase that's been repurposed into a table. A pretty platform bed with a studded frame centers the space and encourages the owner to rest after a long day away.
In the bedroom of a beach house on the Indian Ocean, designer Nelly Reffret took a creative approach to the project’s extremely tight budget. She says: “I searched for bargains and only selected items that I knew would work perfectly in the space. The headboard is a discontinued Ikea style, which I painted in a sandy color. I found the suitcases on the curb during trash collection (you know that saying about someone's trash being someone's treasure...).” When combining a variety of furniture styles, she advises allowing size and scale to guide your choices. “Before starting to decide on a look, it's important to check what will fit in the space: width and depth matter. Scale is another important factor. Too many large pieces and the room will look cluttered; too many small pieces, and there will be no sense of cohesion, no sense of ‘grounding’. Having one item of large scale next to smaller items can create an interesting focal point to the room, just like the headboard does in this bedroom.”
Upon walking into this striking home, guests are greeted with a spectacular table vignette. The ornate table was acquired at an estate sale; vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcases are neatly tucked underneath. Antique items are arranged in orderly fashion along with a beautiful sketch of a french lady; the bronze melon placed on the table opens to reveal an antique inkwell.
The Kokeshi dolls in this girls' bedroom are from a local kid's shop and the designer framed an eclectic selection of art pieces (including from artist Saar Manche) to create a cohesive gallery. The unicorn lamp was a magical Target discovery!
A bold pattern, repeated on the roman shades as well as the rug, helps unify this master bedroom. Powder blue accents play out across the room, adding unity and providing a soft visual pause, perfect in a room meant for relaxation.
This African-style bedroom is constructed to resemble a tent with canvas walls and weathered wood details that produce an open, airy feeling. A brown leather upholstered bed centers the room and picks up on the wood hues on outside the door.