Last month we dined with my client Lady E in her moody dining room. Now we shall visit a more private space in her newly rejuvenated abode, the BEDROOM. She had a fairly new bedroom suite that she wanted to keep. Although the bed, dresser, chest of drawers and nightstand were very dark with black upholstered leather accents, we decided to bring in color and light to brighten up the space.
The first major change to the space was to warm up the walls and get rid of the baby blue that was very adolescent in-person. Then we sought ways to visibly lighten the room starting with switching out the single nightstand for a smart pair of metallic nighstands from One Kings Lane and crystal bubble lamps that didn’t weigh down the small tables. The color scheme sprung from the two prints of exotic crustaceans in hues of sage green and gold that hang beside the headboard. These prints and the larger-than-life shell painting truly resonated with this Florida Girl.
She already owned the seafoam bedspread which needed some cozy companions which were found in Calvin Klein pleated pillows and an ethnic ikat accent pillow. We also purchased a comfortable beige colored bedspread from Ikea that she can alternate between seasons and moods.
The playful chevron chair was acquired at the neighborhood Target for a great price and the cashmere throw comes in handy for snuggling after work to watch the news or guilty-pleasure reality television.
The shell sculpture continued the sea theme without being too beach-love-shackish. It paired well with the mirrored jewelry box and metallic picture frame to capture the great moments and treasures of life. As with other aspects of the room, the main goal was to bring life and airiness through the soft colors, metallics and reflective surfaces.
Lady E is quite smitten with the space that exudes comfort and a sense of luxury on a budget. One piece of advice to others wishing to dress up their crib, is to not forget to touch all surfaces in the room, even the ceiling. We had the painter tone the toasty camel paint on the walls down by half to create a more lustrous color for the vaulted trey ceiling. Why leave that architectural detail to float off into white space? True design includes everything from top to bottom.