By Germain Germain. Bedroom. Published at Monday, March 26th, 2018 - 21:58:55 PM.
I always endeavor to incorporate items that mean something to my homeowners and reflect their personalities: their collections, artwork, family photos, etc. These homeowners, a retired executive and his artist wife, have a keen eye and had items they had collected made into lamps for the space that work perfectly. While difficult to see in the photo, small shims were placed between some boards during construction to create random “cracks.” This gave it the appearance of having settled over time and kept it from looking new. Imperfect perfection!
Consider the occupant's age. For a room in which adults will sleep, neutral shades are popular, but don't be afraid of color. Rich reds and warm browns can create a sultry and romantic mood; gold tones can add a sense of luxury. Consider an accent wall, such as the wall behind the bed's headboard, in a bright or dark color if you feel timid about adding too much color.
If you're unsure about going all out with purple, start small: Pick a shade of purple that you like and paint just one wall, or keep your color pop to bed linens and accessories. With a neutral backdrop, simply adding a comforter, pillows and window treatments in purple can turn your room into a purple paradise. Eventually, you may find your taste for purple leading you to bring more of it into your personal space.
The hidden gems in this design are the custom night stands that I had made by my carpenter. The couple loved the dresser for this space and wanted a similar but different look for the night stands. So we kept the same shape, added appliqués to the drawer fronts, and painted the pair with black lacquer. After that, we popped on fancy mother of pearl knobs!
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