Decorating a Master Bedroom

Clients I had helped about 13 years ago with their living room, which they are still enjoying; contacted me about helping with the Master Bedroom.


The room had pinch pleated curtains, sill height, blue carpet and two papers on the wall.  Dividing a wall horizontally always makes the ceiling look lower and the room busier.  It also had a corner window which is always difficult to deal with.

The clients were open to change.



In this "after" shot  the room looks more serene and open.  We selected a pale greenish tan paper with a subtle stripe design.  It lightens the room and ads height.   We eliminated the dated headboard and added a very high upholstered headboard.  The headboard and comforter are both covered in contract grade velvet and should last for years and years.

The First element to be selected in the design was the beautiful embroidered aqua fabric.

Before , dresser with very out dated mirrors

I couldn't resist Quilting the fabric for the center of

the shams

After,  Room is much lighter and open feeling. When the top of the dresser is better

accessorized  this area will be complete.

On the throw pillow I cut out one

aqua oval in the center and replaced

it with the velvet of th comforter.

Because the loose curtains were being replaced with more tailored cornices and roman shades.  It was necessary to make sheers that were attached at the bottom as well as the top.  Loose sheers would get caught up in the romans when they were put up.  On the other hand my clients like to take advantage of fresh air on temperate nights. Having the shades attached at the bottom in the traditional manner would make it impractical to remove them except for occasional cleaning.  I was able to resolve this problem by holding the sheers down with large cup hooks at the bottom and when the window is open the bottom rod will rest on cup hooks put 3/4 the way up the window.

After, Windows look much more tailored

Now the windows look much more tailored.  My clients have daytime privacy and can open the windows easily.  The bold stripe used in the gantt roman shades was also used on the dust ruffle and on the pillow shams.  Just enough to liven things up without taking too much attention.

Before ,

Trim painted the softer hue of the velvet

                                                                                                                            As with all my jobs there were compromises and the finished job is one I am proud of and my clients will enjoy at least as long as they have their living room.