Mastering the Master Bedroom

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we can’t help thinking about romance!  But, is your Master bedroom the relaxing and restful oasis that is not only your daily escape, but also a romantic retreat when February 14 rolls around?

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Time and time again, I work with clients that neglect this hugely important space.  We buy a home, start designing and decorating in the main “important” areas and by the time attention falls to the Master, we’re overspent, exhausted and left with a completely neglected space. 

My golden rule – START YOUR DESIGN PLAN AND DECORATING BUDGET WITH THE MASTER BEDROOM 

Make the first room you see in the morning and the last room you see at night a perfectly completed and restful space your heart, body and soul need and deserve.  A home purchase is a big deal regardless of your budget and location, and everyone deserves a perfectly appointed Master.

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Now that you have the room selected, where do you start?  As in all rooms, inspiration can come from anywhere – a favorite vacation spot, a soothing color palette, or a treasured piece of furniture or art.  I tend to start with a color palette and in a master, that means calm and serene which usually calls for a tone on tone design.  At this point, the client's favorite colors come into play.  Are you a neutrals person looking for quiet, calm, and elegant? Maybe you desire a warm and cozy space that envelopes you like rich, dark chocolate?  Perhaps cool and calm like a seaside breeze?  Whichever design direction you take, first, select your larger pieces - an upholstered bedframe and chairs in neutral tones is always a good idea.  Next, your wood pieces like tables and dressers in a complimenting wood tone or finish.  Lastly, use wall color, draperies, pillows, and accessories to add your colors and round out the room’s personality.

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Here's to a relaxing, restful and romantic space that reflects your style and personality providing the perfect resting place year round.