I love creating personal sanctuaries for my clients, and considering that we spend as much as one-third of our life in the bedroom, it is one place where this becomes even more important. To me, bedrooms are a refuge of peace and tranquility away everyday life. I like to heighten the experience of relaxation and rejuvenation by creating a luxurious and modern space that stimulates the senses. Every element, from the fabrics to the art to the furniture to the scent of the room, are carefully chosen with my clients’ distinctive tastes in mind.
I love to blur the lines between masculine and feminine, and play with textures and shapes that are plush and inviting. Naturally, the bed is often the centerpiece of the bedroom. Lush sensual fabrics on pillows, bed linens, and even the headboards create warmth and beg to be touched. Throw pillows of complementary sizes, colors and materials are also a great way to accent a bedroom. This bed above is layered with lots of detail from the headboard to the accent pieces in fur. Don’t be afraid to play with tones, fabrics and textures.
Bedroom ceilings are important! This often overlooked element is integral to completing the overall vibe of the space. I love modern lines of the bedroom above are softened by the natural light that flows in, the textured wall and of course, the ultimate finishing touch: the light fixture is a bit of a showstopper in the room…engaging your senses wherever you look or lay! This is one of my favorite luxurious sanctuaries I designed.
The abundant natural light in this room is highlighted by the white bed linens, slip-covered stools, walls, bleached wood floors, and bold artwork. The minimally decorated bed is the epicenter, radiating the light, and from which design details surround it.
The bedroom above is quiet, yet full of life. The contrasting colors of the purple bed linens and the artwork pop against the more neutral wall color and side tables. The vibrant artwork is a visual surprise for the eyes. The rich textures add sumptuous pleasure for anyone lounging in this bed. Fresh, fragrant lilies engage the sense of smell, enveloping the room with their delicate floral scent.
How do you make your bedroom feel like a personal sanctuary? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.