This week we conclude the house tour we have been sharing the past few weeks with the master and guest bedrooms.
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The master bedroom in this home just needed a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim. Our homeowner’s one key request was for darker bedding that was machine washable. With dogs and kids, she did not want to worry about getting a white bed set dirty.
Similar situation in the guest bedroom. We did have a design challenge with the door to the closet (seen on the left) and the door to the entry (on the right). With a queen bed in the room, there was very little space left for nightstands. We had to find a solution that used a narrow bed and nightstands.
We used the same wall paint (Benjamin Moore Seapearl) as we did in the main spaces. The trim throughout the house was also painted white where it was previously almond.
We incorporated mirrored/silver elements (the nightstands, lamps and art) to add some sparkle and reflectivity. We created a serene oasis for this lovely couple to enjoy once the kids go to bed.
The guest room got a dose of drama with a tall (but narrow) headboard. Eliminating the side rails helped us save precious inches and allowed for decent sized nightstands.
The house already has a lot of brown wood elements (doors, beams, flooring), so the majority of the casegoods we selected had a painted or stone finish (like the tops on these nightstands), to contribute to improving the overall brightness of the home.
That wraps up the minor refresh and furnishing of this lovely home in West Austin. Hope you have seen that you can work with existing architectural elements of a home and still create the style and feeling you desire. It is important to work within the existing architecture but you can still adjust the color palette, lightness or darkness and many other elements to create the home of your dreams! If you struggle with this, you are not alone. Think about calling a professional to help. To find out more about our design services, check out our website!