Organic Modern Bedroom
Custom window treatments and custom bedding create a soft palette of hues in this Transitional master bedroom. A custom storage bench provides room for extra blankets and pillows. Hunter Douglas Luminettes and Silhouettes create light-filtering warmth into the room, while providing extra protection against the sun’s damaging rays.
These clients recently moved to Tennessee from Houston, TX, after suffering a devastating flood to their home there. Transitioning to their new home, they had a few pieces that they wanted us to incorporate into the design, including their upholstered bed, nightstands and dresser. The pieces purchased after the flood in Houston were excellent quality, but the rest of the room needed to match that standard. They asked us to create a bedroom that would flow with the other rooms we were designing in the house.
They wanted a “retreat” that they could relax in at the end of the day. They were having a problem with the heavy wood blinds that were on the windows and the transom windows above them letting in excessive amount of sunlight reflecting off the lake. They were concerned about too much light coming into the room in the morning, but did not want it to be completely blackout. Waking to the natural light coming up over the water was important to them.
The first issue to address was the most glaring! —the function of the windows. In addition to the windows on each side of the bed, there was one window looking out over the water-view as well as a sliding door on the same wall. Using a combination of soft flowing Hunter Douglas Luminettes on the water-view sliding door and Hunter Douglas Silhouettes (both light-filtering, but with vanes that could open and close) on the water-view window, it created a consistency in function, fabric and color. The window coverings also allowed for the natural light to flow softly into the room in the morning. From there we were able to pull in a color palette that the client approved of which was soft coppers, warm browns, and creamy hues, natural and modern. To the washable bed covering, we added some shimmering velvet shams, a striped and textured bed scarf with coordinating pillow shams. A leather decorative pillow with stitching and a leather custom storage bench with nail heads finished the design plan for the bed. Once the bedding was chosen, the custom window treatments followed. With embroidery in a geometric pattern, these soft valances are trimmed in leather with flowing drapery panels complemented the look of each window and its counterpart Hunter Douglas treatment. Lighting in a geometric pyramid design of metallic and acrylic with square shades was centrally placed on each night stand, as well as a gold eucalyptus framed bud vase and twig vase.
Photography taken by Golightly Studios