Updating A Family Home: The Master Bedroom

This master bedroom update was the one that almost did not happen. The homeowners knew that their space needed updating, but felt it was more important to focus on the public spaces in their home.

Although everyone wants the spaces guests will see to look pulled together, it is also important that homeowners have their own pulled together retreat.

A Natural Divide

This Master Bedroom was large and rectangular with 9′ ceilings crowned in decorative wood moldings. We painted the walls a neutral color with green undertones and painted the ceiling a shade lighter. In the center of the room opposite the entrance was french doors leading to a small deck overlooking the pool area. . These made a natural separation between the sleeping area and sitting area.

The Sleeping Area

The wife originally had a four poster bed in mind, but the husband’s one request was for a sturdy bed. It was time for that compromise thing again. We settled on a classic panel bed that gave the husband the sturdiness he wanted and gave the wife the style she was looking for.

We ordered plush linens with lots of decorative pillows. (I always ask clients their tolerance for pillows PRIOR to selecting the bedding). We ordered two different nightstands that complimented each other as well as a wonderful burl wood chest. We accessorized with lamps, vintage maps for artwork, and  textured linen drapery panels.

The Seating Area

The homeowners already had a firebox with the television sitting on top. Both of the homeowners wanted to put their feet up while watching television or reading but one preferred a recliner and the other an ottoman. We finished off this area with a large piece of art, magazine rack and floor lamp.

Upon seeing the updated room, the wife told me that she could just live in this space only. What a compliment! And a wonderful retreat for the very deserving homeowners. Enjoy!




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