Photography by Amy Bartlam
We're back with the final reveals from our 10th Street Project -- the primary bedroom suite and the secondary bedrooms. This is not our clients' primary residence, so we took the pretty classic (and beautiful!) home and made it a little less formal and much more cozy/cool. They have college-aged kids but also use the house for gathering with friends and family, so the secondary bedrooms needed to pull double duty. They were designed to be comfortable for guests, but each has a distinct personality, chosen to represent each of the kids. We wanted to create well-appointed rooms that would still feel useful and appropriate in the house as they grow into the next phase of life.
The Primary Bedroom
I love this space because it has a ton of beautiful natural light! The room already had nice bones with a vaulted ceiling, so we did a tall custom upholstered bed in a white textured fabric and then added more color and contrast with the bedding. The rooms feels serene in mostly neutrals, but with pops of dark blues, grays, and blacks. The real wow factor comes from the original art piece that is over seven feet tall! The painting is applied to a linen fabric, which was a starting point for the scheme of the room.
Softness comes in with the vintage rug that has hues of blue and cream, and then custom drapery on the door with matching roman shades on the smaller windows add the finishing touches. We dropped the cool beaded pendant light pretty low into the room, which helps the ceiling feel more on a human scale. My favorite pieces are the nightstands that have a faux linen finish on them that adds texture and movement and makes them stand out a bit against all the other pieces. Since the room is so grand, we added a dining bench at the end of the bed to visually further extend its size.
The Primary Bath
This bathroom ticks all the right elements for a perfect timeless retreat: Marble, natural wood flooring, beautiful sunlight, plenty of storage, a timeless bathtub, and charming cafe curtains! The room was pretty when we got our hands on it, but adding the curtains really brought so much sweetness and personality. The vintage rug adds color, and it's big enough to cover the space in front of the double vanity -- a must! We only accessorized this room, but it really brought it to life.
Feminine Guest Bedroom
Although all of the bedrooms can be used for guests, this one is designed with our clients' daughter in mind and is a little more on the feminine side. We kept with soft colors, soft textures, and small prints to feel young and relaxing. The wallpaper is a perfect blend of pattern and color and is small in scale so it's not so overbearing. The woven shades add texture and pair so well with the bed color palette of creamy white and ivory.
Even though all the pieces are more neutral in color, they all have thoughtful details to help the room not feeling so flat. The rug has these chunky knot-like stripes, the nightstands have the most beautiful leather-wrapped pulls and interesting legs that go up the side, and the rush seat on the bench at the end of bed is super thick to add loads of texture. Each piece feels unique, but not to over-the-top, and the result is a serene but layered space.
Masculine Guest Bedroom
A counterpoint to the previous room, this room was designed with our clients' son in mind and feels slightly more masculine thanks to darker colors and bolder patterns. The dark gray upholstered bed is a great traditional piece with a modern feel. We paired the bed with beautiful lighter wood nightstands that have a cool steel pull and are topped with lamps in a gunmetal and leather finish. The rug, window treatments, and bedding brought in texture, and we added green here as an accent color. I love the dark dresser opposite the bed, as it stands out so nicely against the light color of the grasscloth wallpaper.
Guest + Office Space
The last space is also set up as a guest bedroom, but is primarily used as a small office for my client. Even though there is a larger office space downstairs, this is a nice place to retreat to answer some emails. Since both other guest rooms have upholstered beds, we opted for a wood bed to bring in another element. The palette is super neutral, but all of the furnishings have interesting details like caning or woven leather. A sweet set of framed art pieces bring in color and a little bit of fun over the desk.
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