All posts tagged: master bedroom

A Master Suite Gets the Attention it Deserves

We recently wrapped up a master suite project for some wonderful clients.  They have a large and very busy family and were in need a of an updated and welcoming master suite where mom and dad could have a little down time at the end of the day.  This couple was so wise to spend their time and decorating dollars on this often neglected part of the home. One of the great things about this project was that the bedroom and attached sitting room were pretty much a blank canvas. The suite is very spacious and gets an amazing amount of natural light from the many windows in the space. We knew it could be transformed into a beautiful bedroom for this busy couple. Our goal:  A cophisticated space that was fabulous to wake up to and a welcoming retreat at the end of the day.  Cozy + Sophisticated = Cophisticated. We started with paint.  The walls were beige, however, the color was a bit peachy for the overall look we wanted to achieve.  All beiges are NOT created equal as you …

Breaking Rules in the Bedroom

Design rules that is. One huge decision when arranging your bedroom is where to put the bed.  It is almost always the largest piece of furniture in the room and as such everything else really has to work around its placement.   As a general rule, the bed goes on the longest wall that is unbroken by a window or door or other architectural element.  Both sides of the bed should be easily accessible and ideally there is space on each side for a nightstand. In some bedrooms it is really obvious where the bed should go.  Easy-peasy, like this: Image via New England Home A few of the things you want to avoid when placing your bed:  blocking windows with it, putting it in a corner with the long side pushed  against a wall or having it block the flow into other parts of the room. This is all good, however, sometimes we have no choice but to break these rules.  Some bedrooms are really small or have a lot of windows and doors …