Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Latest Design Project
Here is my latest completed project, a master bedroom. This room has shaded natural light and is on the smaller side, so I decided to play up those qualities rather than fight them.
My design started with a vintage wrought iron and crystal pagoda chandelier, which inspired me to create a room that has a shimmering quality with a limited color palette. The drapes are silk with a soft sheen, and the color is just two shades darker than the walls, so as to create a more spacious effect in the room. The drapery rod was chosen because it's finish is similar to the chandelier, with the rod's leaf finials repeating the chandelier's charming quality.
I choose the darkest paint for the ceiling, so the chandelier's light would cast a warm glow throughout the room,(Sherwin Williams Dapper Tan) and a lighter beige with gray undertones for the walls so the room would not start to close in (Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki).
The bed frame is upholstered in a textured linen, which inspired the wall treatment on the wall behind the bed. This effect was achieved by layering subsequently lighter tones of paint in a hatched pattern. The result is very subtle, but it brings in a tailored masculine quality to the room, helping balance the feminine and masculine aspects of the design.
With no room for more than the essential furniture, there are two bedside tables. One rectangular with drawers, the other a beautiful round pedestal table. The glass table lamps and candle holders were chosen to continue the design element brought in by the crystal on the chandelier and the silver beads on the mirror echo the silver nail head trim on the bed frame. The last items for the room where an armoire for storage and a TV, and finally, an ivory area rug was place on top of the darker carpet, to bring a bit of light to the room.
The final result is a very tranquil space, which is what most of us crave at the end of a long day!