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"Pattern Play Master Bedroom Reveal"

So excited to be revealing one of our recent projects today.  This one was a bit of a departure for us, and may just be one of my favorites this year. 

Instead of me giving you the lay of the land for the project, I thought I'd let you hear it straight from the client.  Here's an excerpt from the testimonial they shared after we completed the project. 

"The three things I said I needed a designer for were: 

1) completing the room; 
2) sourcing the furniture; 
3) blending me and my partners' styles. 

She. Nailed Each. One. This was an opportunity that we never seriously considered. With all the free design services offered at home furnishing stores, it seemed like frivolity to pay for an interior designer. We had multiple people, from multiple different stores come to the home. We’d even purchased items based off of sketches they proposed. At the end of the day, however, our most pressing needs for the bedroom were never addressed; we didn’t really love the way our space looked; we had bits and pieces but couldn’t agree on anchoring pieces that would bring the space to a point of completion. SO we just lived in a room with a bed, a too-small rug, too small side tables, a ginormous tv, a cool but unnecessary bench, and a nursery chair. 

When Cheryl saw the room, she said we lived in a white box that was ripe for character. The biggest issue my husband and I faced was that we couldn’t agree on anything firmly enough to commit to buying it. The things we did end up buying ( and spending a lot of money on) wound up never working. Upon Cheryl’s design presentations she could see we were decision-ally-challenged. She patiently worked with us. I’d done enough research on her to give her my trust, but I was nervous... 

...What most struck me was how she and her assistant took note of what we already had in the house to get a sense of our character (which I imagine was also like pulling teeth). She worked with our budget and even got creative with our resources. She listened to our needs and made them work. What she was careful to note, however, was that we hired her for a reason. To really make our dreams come to fruition, we had to trust her and acknowledge the investment. 

Words cannot begin to describe the way we felt on reveal day. We were literally HGTV reveal participants. We were astounded by our finished master bedroom. Utterly amazed. The fabrics, the sketches, even the install of the chandelier the day before the full reveal did nothing to prepare us for the magnificence we walked into. Not only was our room beautiful, but it was so us. Fully representative of our style. Colors, decor, everything. It was even personal. Personal photos, books that spoke directly to our interests, fabrics that acknowledged the presence of young children in our home, and elegant luxury that made the bedroom feel special. This was a worthy investment. I can’t wait to have Cheryl complete the rest of my home."

Such a great review right?  Our client's really wanted the space to feel light and bright but they needed to add a little life.  Instead of playing with color, we opted for pattern to add interest to this unadorned space.  The Kravet fabric used on the drapery is by far the biggest statement in the space.  I honestly thought it would be a hard sale, but they were game. 

After presenting our plans for the space we made a few small changes and then we were 
off to the races!

Everything came together beautifully.  Check out these dramatic before and after photos. 

Such a cozy little area.  We added quite a bit of furniture in the space and as usual it seems even larger than before.  Space planning is so important.  After all, we not only want the spaces we create to be beautiful, we also want them to function well. 

The change in this space is pretty astounding given the fact that we didn't paint.  I love a good decorative project.  It really is amazing what pattern, color and well-placed furnishings can do for a space.  The clients wanted to add a seating area for their young family to watch tv and hang out. Also on their wish list was a place to do work if needed.  We were able to achieve this with a small seating area (including a large storage ottoman) and a lucite console and custom X-benches that serve as seating when they need to break out the laptop and do a little work.  

Durability and clean-ability were keys in this project.  With a dog and two children under 3 years old, we opted to use Revolution Performance Fabric on the bedding, ottoman and swivel chairs (by Sylvester Alexander).    What we gained in performance, we certainly didn't lose in style.  I love the textiles is this space.  

One of the things we like to find out in our first meeting with our clients is who they are as people (or as a family).  We posed this question at our initial consult and it sparked quite the discussion.  Ultimately, they told us that they were a music loving family who wanted their culture reflected in their home with items that resonated with them.  

We were extremely intentional about the art and decorative objects that we chose for the space.  We wanted them to be a complete reflection of our client's journeys and interests.  

I totally love how this one turned out.  Don't you?  

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