"The main focal point in the guest house bedroom area is the beautiful carriage doors next to the bed," says Wijaya. To achieve this overall look, she and her team added horizontal shiplap and wide shelving above the doors to soften the appearance, and make them look less like actual doors. "By adding beams to the ceiling in the guest house bedroom and using different wall textures in each space, we created a complex multi-dimensional space," she adds. The final result? Creating the illusion of a separate bedroom, kitchen, sitting area and bathroom, "even though they are all in one big open space," she notes. Mission accomplished.
"I also wanted to create an English cottage-inspired guest house as a way to add value to the home," Wijaya explains of the former garage, noting that the addition can be rented out for extra income. Besides one bedroom and bath, the unit contains a private entrance and kitchenette. The carriage doors are also custom, and continue the theme of indoor-outdoor living.
Outdoor access literally makes the master bedroom light and airy, and lower furniture helps prevent the ceiling from feeling too close. "Rather than installing the shiplap on the wall, which is more commonly done," says Wijaya, "We installed it on the ceiling of the master bedroom for a unique touch and modern flair."
"From the inside, greenery can be seen through every window and glass door in the home," says Wijaya. "The flow throughout the home is cohesive, while each room has its own unique characteristics, supported by thoughtful materials and color selections."
"For the second guest bedroom, we custom-made the windows’s cafe shutters, which can be fully opened," Wijaya says. "To create an indoor-outdoor living space that also feels private, we made sure that there were multiple access points to and from the outside."
This guest bedroom lacks outdoor access, unlike the other two bedrooms, but Wijaya made it inviting by adding wallpaper behind the bed to create the appearance of a headboard. For something fun, "Antler sconces were placed on the bed wall, doubling as wall art and light sources," she says.
This bedroom is fit for the modern young girl. It features contemporary style with pops of pink for color and whimsical art. The built in wall scone and daybed maximizes space without sacrificing style.
Audrina Patrige's bedroom features a dramatic carved bedstead with a quilted comforter that complements its deep grey wall. A geometric black-and-white rug forms a graphic backdrop to a pair of traditional poufs, and black and white table lamps perch on natural wood nightstands.
This whimsical room feels like the first day of Spring with the floral wallpaper, blissful hues and a little sprinkling of everything magical. From the crochet swing to the charming decor, this space is sure to make any kid (or adult) feel like they're in a fairy tale.
Naomi describes her design aesthetic as "traditional, with a fresh contemporary sensibility." In this spacious, well-lit bedroom, we see that aesthetic on full display. A king-sized four poster bed and dark wood side tables add a traditional touch. On the bed, things are lightened up with Indian block-print bedding and pillows trimmed with colorful details.
Nature motifs continue in the master bedroom, where leaves appear on the curtains and rug. Their presence creates a palpable connection between the first and second floors, but with a different effect. Here, it helps evoke the feeling of a charming bungalow and escape far from the city. The room is one of the designer's favorites. "There is a great mix of color and pattern while still feeling light and serene," says Naomi. "The tailored aesthetics transport you into a feeling of calm and relaxation right away."
Bright Yellow, Four-Poster Bed in Cheery Girl's Room
A bright yellow four-poster bedframe anchors this whimsical and cheery room designed by Chango & Co. "It was a fairly large space and we had a lot of room to work with, which presented a great opportunity for a large statement piece in the center," says creative director Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co. "We wanted to create a space that felt light, fun and easy but remained timeless and interesting for more mature years ahead."
A detached, income-producing Carriage House sits on the lot beside this historic home. It features one bedroom, a full kitchen and bath, a two-car garage and other amenities. A paving stone patio connects the houses.
A pale blue bedroom opens to a sunny balcony on the second floor of this home. White bedding and a white, upholstered chair, along with curtains and pillows in yellow-gold, complement the dark wood furniture.
A pale pink nursery with a chandelier and soft rug is fit for a royal babe. A wall mirror adds depth to the room, while windows with white blinds let in lots of sunshine. Shelves hold vases and small items, and a changing table keeps diapers and wipes corraled.
After a long day out in the sun, the owners can retreat upstairs to this serene master bedroom. A large bed with soft blue-and-white linens makes a comfortable crash pad, while a private patio invites the owners to catch the sunset.
Yellow and white make a lovely color combination for this master bedroom and adjoining sitting area. The casually draped window treatments are a perfect complement with the more formal barrel chairs and coral pedestal table for a slightly romantic look and feel.