When this retired schoolteacher came to me for help, she felt overwhelmed by her master bedroom. Since retiring, she now spends much more time at home, and the dark and dreary space wasn’t the cheerful room she was longing for. She collected many special pieces over the years and inherited quality furniture that she wanted to use. With a little editing and design, the room came together beautifully!
The floor plan on the left shows the arrangement we began with. By removing several pieces (and changing the wall color), we really opened up the space! Take a look at where we started:
The color scheme was set – blue and green are her favorite colors. Because of the lack of natural light in the space, the tan background of the previous window treatments just looked dingy. We needed something light and bright! Fabrics from Kravet, Stroheim, and Schumacher were the perfect solution.
Sherwin Williams #6141 Softer Tan was the right neutral for the walls.
An antique tobacco chair and her collection of Seagrove pottery are among some of her most cherished posessions. The large taupe piece is actually a chicken feeder!
Classic furniture paired well with traditional fabrics like the plaid sofa, striped shams, floral window treatments, and small scale leaf fabric on the bed skirt. While these types of patterns have been around for ages, the fresh color palette helped make the space very current.
From where we started, this room came so far, and I was thrilled to see the client so happy with the results! I hope you enjoyed them too!