Archive for the ‘Bedrooms’ Category

Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing some before and after images of a master bedroom of a wonderful client. I’ve been working with this client for over five years, and in that time we’ve tackled the exterior, the interior, and all the bedrooms in the home.

This client is an avid art collector, and found a painting from a local artist in Laguna Beach. It was this painting that would dictate the tone for the rest of the master bedroom space. I fell in love with the colors the artist used, and the feeling of serenity was perfect for over the bed.

Since the palette of the painting was neutral and earthy, I used creamy whites and beiges. I added brass elements to keep it modern, and because my client really loves deep colors, we decided to do beautiful burgundy, velvet drapery.

I wanted to bring organic elements into the room, so we used natural toned, roman shades to filter the light nicely. We also chose sustainable organic linens for the bed, used a soft rug, and added a wooden planter and greenery throughout. I included some smaller images below to show the accessories we used.

The main goal was to create a retreat to contrast how busy life can be. And I’m happy to say, I think we achieved it! It’s always a pleasure to work with people who are so open to creativity.




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The bedroom–the place we go to rest, recover and dream.

A well thought-out bedroom, whether large or small, should give us a sense of peace and comfort. It should be our refuge from the daily rigors life throws at us.

When designing a bedroom, the first thing to consider is the overall color palette. Depending on your personal taste, it should be a palette that calms and soothes you, and allows you to decompress at the day’s end. Next, bring in texture with a headboard, a beautiful rug, linens and window treatments. Make it personal. Reflect your style with a gallery wall that includes your favorite photos or paintings. Add objects that reflect found travels and books that make you happy. Lastly, de-clutter. Clutter only stresses us out and makes us think of everything we’re not doing at the moment. Organize yourself with good storage, or at least, move all your clutter to another room (hahaha).

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 Also, if you don’t have carpet in your bedroom, don’t forget a rug. Rugs ground a room and make them feel cozy in a snap.

Happy Wednesday!

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As a designer I look to a lot of places for inspiration and hotels are a great source. This morning I came across this beauty — San Giorgio on the Greek Island of Mykonos and just had to share.

The interior design is by Annabell Kutucu & Michael Schickinger.

Have a great weekend!!

~ Shannon



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It’s all about bedrooms today and I’m sharing my three favorites, along with ideas on how to create the same look in your own home.


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All these bedrooms are fantastic! They have a casual elegance, yet still fill luxurious — all while beckoning you to retreat and relax.

Have a great Thursday!

~ Shannon

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