Room of the Month – Bedroom Suite

      Your bedroom is your own personal retreat.  Your most private place – where you go to rest, relax and restore.  The perfect opportunity to let your decorating dreams take flight.

 

 Tips for Creating the Bedroom of your Dreams

Whether you choose to do it yourself or let a design professional help you transform your Bedroom sanctuary, here are tips to insure you can make the most of your project.

 

Colors that sooth:

In our previous blog, we highlighted, Ultra Violet, the Pantone Color of 2018.  Your bedroom sanctuary is the perfect spot to feature the jewel tone in subtle hues – whether it is a coverlet and shams in soft sapphire blue on white or a duvet cover and bed skirt accented in its calmer, more feminine cousin, lavender.

 

Bedding fashions and custom fabrications:

When dressing your bed, you may choose a classic solid with banding in a favorite accent color by LegacyFor a more European look consider richly patterned bedding like this gorgeous one from Yves Delorme

We also offer fine bedding from Matouk, Home Treasures, Pine Cone Hill.  Or coordinate your décor with bedding fabricated in coordinating COM fabrics from our extensive collections from Schumacher, Kravet, Thibaut or any other of our designer lines.

The right texture and weight create a bed that’s just right for your comfort.  Add decorative layers with accent pillows and a soft throw.

Furniture with subtle finishes and soft edges:

Choose the soft touch of an upholstered headboard by Vanguard or the warmth of a wooden bed frame from Hickory Chair.

For a dresser that captures your sense of style, look to Theodore Alexander’s Morning Room Chest with its Chinese Chippendale blind fret paneled drawers set over vintage blue and white painted finish.  This piece was inspired by a George III original, adds an antique character.

According to DesignSourceCT showroom manager, Alice Brash, Old Biscayne Designs, offers the widest variety of bed designs from metal to carved wooden styles.

“As with all of our fine casegoods lines, these beds bench-made one at a time.  For that level of superior quality, these beds are very well-priced.”

For the person who wants to use this space as more than a sleeping spot, may choose to add a cozy chaise lounge from Century and a writing desk that doubles as a dressing table from Bungalow 5.

Now you can give yourself a spot to savor that book club selection or write a personal note of thanks to the host of that party you enjoyed so much.

Floor Covering that is soft to the touch:

Photo Credit: Stark Carpet

Your first steps each morning should land on the softest rug.  Nancy Perkins, DesignSourceCT floor covering specialist and Designer-On-Call, encourages bedroom clients to choose wool.  Stark and Stanton offer a wider array of solids and patterns.

Window treatments that brighten your morning and shade your night:

Start with the right shade for privacy and temperature control.  Hunter Douglas offers a full selections of options that will give you the coverage you prefer from a light diffusing sheer to a full blackout cover.

Then add softness and pattern with drapes and a topper to frame your view.  Decorative hardware is a perfect way to For a touch of sophisticated elegance, check out Brimar’s clear finials. Consider this handsome coupling to elevate your window designs and turn windows from drab to fab with this glamorous square lucite hardware collection.

Today’s decorative trimmings options go way beyond colored tassels as seen with these Samuel & Sons bandings which can add a dramatic accent on a upholstered headboard.

Start with a Complimentary Design Consultation from one of our talented DesignSourceCT interior design professionals.  Call today to learn more about our Designer-On-Call program.  Our starter packages are a perfect way to experience the benefits of having an interior designer’s help.

Here’s how several of our Interior Designers help clients realize their dream bedrooms:

Interior Designer Sal Modifica has assembled a portfolio of richly decorated bedrooms suites. His website features elaborate designs with layers of luscious window treatments and bed coverings

Photo Credit: Modifica Interiors

Interior Designer Christie Sobran chooses soft green and golden accents. She combines the Morning Room chest from Theodore Alexander with an antique inspired dresser to create an acquired look.

Interior Designer Robin Jones is in the process of helping his client create a place where her children can gather with her to enjoy special time together as a family. Designed for more than sleep, this space will be a cozy spot for hanging together to talk or watch tv.  The colors he has chosen – soft blues and silver grey – will create a calm, peaceful tone.  The fabrics are soft and subtle in pattern.  The furnishings are customized to fit the family’s needs for comfort and connection.

Photo Credit: Robin Jones

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