Credit: Courtesy of Firmdale Hotels
Why is it that our most personal spaces are sometimes the last to be decorated? The most common rooms that clients begin their design journey with are the shared living spaces - those that we all see the most. And for good reason - the whole family enjoys those spaces, we entertain friends, we spend time living life there. But once you get to the bedroom, and realize how this space can be a personal retreat from the chaos of life, you will wonder why you did not elevate your bedroom decor game sooner. This bedroom project is a prime example. Designer Kit Kemp, the the founder and creative director for Firmdale Hotels, inspired the vibe and the custom headboard for this project. Our client found major inspiration at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City, one of the Firmdale hotels with Kit's special touch. Let's face it, we could all use a little hotel getaway in our home! And we love the sheer drama of a tall, shapely headboard. After all, the bed is the star of any bedroom.
The gorgeous greens of the Brunschwig & Fils Kashmiri print, with its large scale pattern, fit the bill perfectly. Of course this pattern is no wallflower, and a boring white wall would not do, so we layered some deep indigo texture behind our super star. And we are big fans of the bolster trend. I think we are saving marriages actually - the guys have never been fans of allllll those pillows to take off the bed at night.
Fabric and Wallcovering: Osbourne & Little
To give equal impact to the seating area we paired up a matching pattern on the wallpaper and draperies bringing a harmonious look to the space. It's a classic look that is making a comeback, and we love how it eliminates visual clutter. Just pretty on pretty.
Since we had clean white matchstick shades for privacy, we used single width drapery panels with a timeless 3-finger pinch pleat. Read more about our take on drapery styles here.
Vintage Credenza: Scout Design Studio I learned from Jan Showers that "every room needs a good antique." I may have a slightly looser interpretation, but a good vintage piece (or an antique!) DOES always add character to a room. We fell in love with the travertine insets and brass hardware on this 1960's piece, and had it lacquered in a fresh white that added just the right amount of shine to the room. Check out the before and after!
Writing Desk: Currey and Company
A little corner was perfect for a gorgeous writing desk in dark sapphire and glossy caviar black finishes, which are stunning on the sycamore veneers. And another important addition to every room is original art - there is nothing better to elevate a space and create a mood.
To cap off the look, we couldn't have a boring white bathroom after such a dramatic bedroom! We added a lovely Schumacher wallcovering and new fixtures from Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort for a primary bath refresh.
And there you have it, a lovely space for an even lovelier client. Just close the door and escape to your sanctuary. For the rest of you, let's get to the bedrooms next...