Diane’s living room makeover is in progress and she’s back for some help with her master bedroom. Here’s her letter:
I’m back for more decorating fun. Attached are a few pictures of my bedroom. I’m totally open to new muted and soothing colors and everything can go. I know bedroom furniture is expensive so I’ve saved up for some good quality pieces in here- have fun! As you know my style is traditional with a modern flair and I love geometric shapes – I really like the things you’ve done in your house. We would love to get some new dressers, a new rug, maybe a chair for the corner, new lights, artwork, end tables and a window treatment. I’ve had trouble picking out a new dresser since I need a long one, (to replace my VERY old Ikea dresser) but I don’t want something too big and bulky and dark. Also, I may have a built-in unit made to cover the aircon/heater (under the window), which would extend up to replace the open hutch I have (and give me some storage that I can hide). Looking forward to seeing your ideas! The living room makeover is coming along and I love everything I’ve ordered. I’m spreading the word about you guys! – Diane
Diane’s room was already bursting with potential and we definitely had fun with her generous budget. Here’s the plan:
And now for the mood board breakdown.
1. Our color scheme is muted and soothing with tan tones to work with Diane’s existing headboard and some light creamy hues to keep things airy and dreamy. We also brought in some mirrored pieces along with a large light colored dresser so nothing feels heavy and dark- and a few soft blue-gray touches will be the icing on the cake. As for the wall color, we actually love the existing cream tone that’s below the high molding around the room but would suggest a new paint color… for the ceiling! Between those gorgeous white ceiling beams we think a soft blue-gray tone (Benjamin Moore’s Iced Marble) would make the whole room look elegant and lovely while emphasizing the amazing architecture.
2. We also love the look of crisp glass with this scheme, and these stunning glass-based lamps will look gorgeous on our new matching side tables that will flank the bed and add balance to the entire room. We also dug up an elegant floor lamp (which also has some amazing coordinating glass accents) for the corner on the opposite wall.
3. This Calvin Klein white oak dresser may just be our favorite piece. The chic light tone will never look heavy or overbearing and the enormous amount of function that this piece will add (in the place of Diane’s mismatched dressers) is nothing short of amazing. And because she loves clean geometric shapes, the square pulls will mimic everything from the angles in the bedside lamps to the clean-lined mirrored side tables. Plus the mirror will expand the room even more. Me-ow.
4. These gorgeous ivory silk pillows were practically made for this room. We love the subtle sheen and the soft cream and tan tones that work perfectly with our room’s serene and elegant palette.
5. And here’s the sumptuous creamy ivory duvet which will tie in with everything from our lamp shades to the soft tone of our lovely double dresser across the room.
6. When it comes to art for this space, we think less is definitely more. With all the mirrors and the sculptural lamps we’re bringing in, this gorgeous silver sunburst accent piece is all that the room needs to feel polished and complete. We’d love to see it centered above the bed with those gorgeous glass lamps on either side.
7. This stunning 9 x 12 rug will really ground the bed and add to the cozy and inviting atmosphere. It will also tie every tone in our palette together since it has cream, tan and blue-gray hues that come together underfoot. And it’ll mirror the soon-to-be soft blue-gray ceiling above. Love it!
8. Here are our aforementioned mirrored bedside tables that will look dreamy and add tons of function to both sides of the bed. They’ll also instantly inject a luxurious vibe to the space- and their outlined construction puts the focus on those lovely geometric lines that Diane loves.
9. Last but not least, these dupioni silk grommeted drapes (in wheat) will add height and polish to the room. We love Diane’s idea to add a custom built-in for storage around the window and to obscure the ac unit, so building out the curtain rod (which we’d love to see in sleek polished chrome) to allow the drapes to hang to the floor without being interrupted by the built-in is key. And speaking of the built in, we think painting it a crisp white tone will tie in with all the trim and the closet doors for a seamless it-was-always-here look.
Oh and about those closet doors, we love the vintage glass knobs on them (they’ll work perfectly with our new additions) and we’d really like to see the two mirror-less closet doors fitted with a mirror to make them match the middle door for an expansive and luxurious look that’s balanced and chic.
So there you have it. A bedroom full of soft and inviting style. We can’t wait to see what you guys think- especially you Diane!
Update: We sadly can no longer find the time to take on client commissioned mood boards (we now whip up general inspiration boards instead) but if we ever reinstate them we’ll make a big announcement!