When a Toronto Dr. and mother of twins living in the GTA, asked for a bedroom makeover, we knew she needed a getaway from her busy life. With two 8-year-olds, there is not much time for relaxation. This oasis for her and her husband is going to be glamorous, but durable. This large master suite is almost 14' x 23' so there is a ton of room for changes, but we wanted to keep the layout simple, and have a large dressing area because of her very full walk-in closet.
One of the most challenging components to this room was working with her existing furniture pieces - which just so happen to be 2 huge custom made armoires, that don't particularly match.
Armoire #1 & #2:
We came up with a design that would unite her home's eclectic style of traditional/boho/glam/beige to a sophisticated, put-together master bedroom. Hopefully to withstand the challenge of growing children and changing styles.
The biggest change we made was to paint all baseboards, crown moldings, and doors a glossy black. This allows us to emphasize the scale of the room and ground the white airy walls. All new gold hardware, fixtures and accents give some sparkle and extravagance to an otherwise monochrome palette.
There is no need to go over the top with art that will break the bank in a bedroom, just go with a few pieces that inspires and delights you time and time again. For this client, we chose to blow-up some of her favourite family shots and a simple painting from a local HouseEleven artist.
Don't overlook curtains! They are one of the key factors of you getting a good night's sleep. This room has two very large windows that overlook a pool and beautiful pergola, so during the day when the curtains are open. We don't want to distract from the hard-to-find Toronto backyard. That's why we chose a light cool toned grey. But don't be fooled, these curtains will black out any light on those lazy Sunday mornings to sleep in.
Choosing a bed is a big commitment, which is no wonder why our client has had a difficult time choosing which bed works for her and her husband. We gave her these 4 completely different options, that could all work in her space.
The bedding will be simple and easy to manage - sometimes too many accent pillows can be overwhelming. That being said, don't forget to take advantage of the opportunity for texture, especially in a monochromatically schemed room like this one. A key factor for bedding is to make sure it is comfortable, but also durable and easy to wash.
We are currently in the process of painting and ordering the finishing touches. We will be posting pictures and videos of the staging and putting together process, stay tuned... we cannot wait to unveil this room to our lovely client and to you!