This is a master bedroom I recently did an overhaul on. The project started with the queen upholstered bed and grew from there. Color inspiration came from the beautiful patterned fabric on the bench at the foot of the bed.
When I first saw this bedroom, it was in need of some help. The homeowners moved a lot over the last 15 years, and finally decided to settle in their current home in Rollingwood. The bedroom I saw was a room where furniture they couldn’t find a place for elsewhere landed. The original bed was a very traditional four poster cherry bed with a matching triple dresser, and the placement of furniture did not maximize the space the room had to offer. This was the original bed on the opposite wall of the bedroom. The bedside tables are actually end tables, and are too short with no storage. The lamps did not offer quality light for nighttime reading and the wall color was a bit overwhelming for the space as well.
The homeowner wanted an upholstered bed, and also wanted to add blue or green. I reworked the floor plan, moving the bed and removing the dresser (don’t worry, they have plenty of storage in their bathroom). We were able to create a sitting area utilizing an existing sofa and added a fun mosaic floor lamp and floor mirror!
This is a custom window treatment I designed for a bay window in the master bedroom. The bay window became a focal point when we added the cornice board and drapery panels. This really softened the room and made it feel like a comfortable bedroom. I had the cornice board angled at the top corners so it would fit nice and snug against the ceiling. The window is not centered in the wall, so I also made the drapery panels different widths so only the wall on either side of the window would be covered. I also railroaded the fabric for the cornice board (turned it sideways) and we were able to use the fall-off for shams on the bed, saving several hundred dollars in additional yardage. I also special ordered the large railheads on the cornice to match the nails on the upholstered headboard.
This is the before and after of the bench at the foot of the bed. I had the legs antiqued and added soft mushroom color. We reupholstered the seat in our palette fabric, and had small nails added around the bottom of the seat to tie back to the nails on the cornice and on the headboard.
We were able to add color, which the homeowner wanted, and still managed to create a serene, relaxing master bedroom. Antiqued mirrored side tables offer much needed storage, and work well to anchor the yummy bed. Acrylic lamps with white shades really brighten up the painted accent wall while providing excellent nighttime light for bedtime reading. The paint color change to Sherwin Williams Versatile Grey with and accent wall of Sherwin William Lakeshore gives the room the relaxing feel the homeowner wanted, but also the pop of color they craved.
By switching the bed to the other wall, we were able to create a seating area in the room. I had the sofa reupholstered, the arms squared up, back cushions boxed instead of a knife
edge, and had coordinating throw pillows in our ocean blue color made. The antique table on the right belonged to the homeowner. We just pulled it in from another room.
In the end, both husband and wife were extremely pleased. As the years progress, several things can be added to keep the room interesting. Wallpaper on the wall the bed is on, dramatic art, a family photo wall….. all of these things can come into play when the homeowners want a little update!