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by Emily Henderson
Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

The master bedroom in the Portland house is my favorite bedroom I’ve ever slept in, and I judge bedrooms hard. It’s like a large suite in a new boutique hotel room—it has all the bells and whistles, amenities and technology, but feels calm and simple and spacious. Cue never wanting to get out of bed and enjoying all the natural light that pours into the space. It relies on the light, the architecture, the flooring and some bolder moments (art, custom furniture, accessories) to give it character but doesn’t feel busy for one second. So today, I’ll walk you through the reveal, and if you are interested in getting a hotel-style bedroom, this is your day as we’re going to break down all the simple steps to create one in your own home. The only thing missing is the room service and the “do not disturb sign,” oh and the kidless 8 hours of sleep you might get but we can only do so much over here at EHD, so let’s start with how to bring the “suite” life home.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Keep it neutral.

“Designing to sell” means that you don’t want to do anything too weird in a bedroom (although that sofa and incredible chair that you see up in the first photo aren’t exactly average), so I am surprised at how it turned out without us taking too many crazy design risks.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

The walls are white (Pure White by Sherwin-Williams to be exact), so the window treatments, which are custom by Decorview, elegantly blend in seamlessly (well, the drapery does; the gray shades still very much coordinate with the rest of the room to keep things neutral). The art shakes up the consistent color palette of black, white, gray, some lighter blues with woods and leathers enough, but otherwise, it’s so easy. There is a decent amount of symmetry and not a lot of pattern. This bedroom should technically be boring on paper, and yet it’s NOT, which I think is because rather than adding pattern or color, we layered in texture and let the pieces speak for themselves.

Mix up the finishes.

We used a mix of finishes but kept them all fairly transitional and simple, nothing too glam or rustic. There is a fair mix of modern in there which also helps the entire room to feel clean and simple.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

The nightstands (from Room & Board) are a pretty walnut, in a midcentury/transitional style and those lamps (from Lulu & Georgia) are shockingly good in black ceramic. I say that because the shape of the base is kinda extreme and edgy but in a simple black and without a pattern, they are still quiet. I love those lamps and would definitely use them again. Because the ceilings are high, we were able to get a four poster bed, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but not just any bedroom can handle its grandness. This one (from Room & Board) is visually bold, with its large squared off black lines, but it’s so simple that it can work in a lot of different styles. To mix things up and warm up the end of the bed, we paired it with that antique Swedish wood bench in front of it (from Rejuvenation) to help soften the hard architectural lines.

Create symmetry.

I like a lot of symmetry in a bedroom because my brain can’t handle nighttime chaos (because there are two children that will already provide that). So our nightstands and lamps match here. It helps to balance out the room visually and also allows the eye to rest rather than looking at two different (and sometimes competing) bedside tables. In the right room, mix-and-match pieces can definitely work on either side of the bed but in this one, we wanted to keep it calm and relaxing, just as it would be if you were staying in a boutique hotel suite.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Use that natural light.

The light in this room is insane. There are four Velux skylights (with blackout remotes, don’t worry) and six windows (from Milgard) and it’s just flooded with natural light. In Portland, this is HUGE as there is a lot of gray skies and rainy days, so giving yourself a room that feels happy year-round is a pretty big plus, especially when it lets in as much pretty light as this one does.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

I wish I could convey through words how beautiful the natural light is in this bedroom. When we originally designed the room, we added windows on three of the four walls in the bedroom, as well as skylights (from Velux) in the ceiling. We vaulted the ceilings and wrapped the beams in poplar with the intent to paint them white, then decided to just keep them in that wood because it was so pretty and the wood really helped introduce some warmth into the space. And now having experienced a bedroom with windows on three walls and skylights in the ceiling, I can’t imagine designing a new build (or any bedroom for that matter) without it…at least whenever possible. A window plan like this creates so much even light throughout the day. Our pretty windows (from Milgard) had these black grids on them, so we echoed that black around the room in other elements to tie it all together. Now, you may be asking yourselves, what happens when you actually want to sleep in the room and you have six windows and two skylights pouring daytime (or nighttime) light into the room? That brings me to the next point.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Don’t overlook window treatments.

Custom window treatments can be a very expensive endeavor in a room, but they are worth the price if you can allocate part of your design budget toward them. There are a few things to consider when picking out window treatments. First off, will they be decorative or functional? Then, it’s about deciding if you want them to filter light or black it out (in other words, how much light you want to come through them?) Lastly, how do you want them to operate? Do you want to draw the curtains to block out light? Or do you want to pull down a shade?

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Although they seem simple to answer, all of these questions can become overwhelming when trying to pick out window coverings which is why working with Decorview was such a dream. They came into the home once the windows were installed and we went room by room answering these questions and picking out the best possible options for each space. For this room, we knew we needed to be able to fully block out the light if we wanted to, so we installed the room darkening Solera soft shades by Hunter Douglas in the “Silver Sand” color and then linen drapes in the “Sheriff pattern” in the “Powder” color on top of them to both soften the look of the shades and give the room a more upscale and formal look.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

I could watch this GIF we created all day long. It is so satisfying knowing that the room can go from full light to full blackout really easily and quickly. And for those of you considering these shades and curtains, I can’t recommend them enough. I love how the accordion style allows the shade to pull up almost completely and not cover up very much of the window and there are no strings or pulls either. You just grab the bottom of the shade and push up or down to your desired spot.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Add a large-scale rug.

This room is large, almost 17×18′ so it called for a creative solution for the rug. Rather than using one large 10×14 rug longways, which yes, could have worked (though it would have covered up a lot of the beautiful wood floors and engulfed the room), we opted to use a large rug in a simple texture under the bed in a 9×12 size, and then accented the seating area with a cowhide rug to mix it up and keep it feeling organic. One large rug would have sucked a lot of the space into it (we tried it and didn’t love it), two rectangular rugs could have cut the space in half (which we also tried and it didn’t feel quite right) so the smaller organic shape paired with the large 9×12 rug under the king bed was a perfect solution for us. The large rug is from Dash & Albert and incredibly affordable (the 9×12 is $550). It’s so simple but has enough texture to not look basic. Rather than using a rug with a pattern, stripe or a lot of color, we again kept it neutral to echo the theme of the room.

Bring in art in a calm color palette.

Large scale art can be tough, and also very expensive. We pulled together this entire post about how to hang art, as well as a post on where to buy said large-scale art without going broke. But for the Portland house, we wanted to really do something special. We had a lot of large walls in this home which meant a lot of places to fill, and we wanted the house to be a curation of pieces from local Portland makers and vendors. Brady and Emily B. did a wonderful job of sourcing literally hundreds of pieces for us to all play with up in the house, which meant that we could truly spend the time finding the right piece for each wall rather than just placing a piece to fill the wall.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

One of the artists that they found (and that we all fell immediately in love with) was MaryAnn Puls. She was kind enough to bring over a car full of pieces and man did we use a lot of it. The piece that we used here in the master bedroom is large, graphic and conversational and yet it still reads calm due to the subdued color palette of grays, whites, blushes, and blues (no wonder I loved it). Just by adding those softer, more muted tones into the room through the art instantly gave that wall a really impactful yet quiet statement. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the whole house and if it weren’t going to cost $600 to crate and ship it down to LA, I would buy it, so I’m hoping that my brother does. Her work is INCREDIBLE.

Add “conversational” furniture.

You might be asking yourself, “what is conversational furniture?” Well, take a look at the loveseat and chair in this space and that my friends is what we call conversational furniture. They are pieces that are inherently interesting and “conversational” (as in, someone would strike up a conversation about them) and really bring life to a room.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Because everything else in the room was more neutral and pared back as far as the furniture and textiles go, we wanted to bring in a few pieces that were interesting to punch it up. They work because they are still in our neutral color palette but the shapes and patterns are engaging. The loveseat from Schoolhouse is black and white but the pattern gives it a graphic punch. It was the perfect size for this side of the room and gives you a cozy little spot to curl up in front of the fireplace. Speaking of fireplaces, for the surround on this one, we wanted to echo some of the materials that we used elsewhere in the house so we kept it simple with a little architectural detail to mimic the paneling downstairs and then the surround is a white marble from Ann Sacks, which gives it interest in a timeless material.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

The leather and wood chair (from The Good Mod) is neutral in pattern but the shape and lines give it life. It is such a special piece and is so comfortable, as well. It’s extra wide which means plenty of space to curl up on a cozy Oregon night. I would do so much writing in that chair every morning with my cup of coffee and that fire on.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

If either the chair or the loveseat were in a color, it would steal far too much attention and wouldn’t work in the space for the look we were going for.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Over on this side of the room, we used this wood chest from Thos. Moser. We used a few of their pieces in some of the other rooms that we have revealed but if you aren’t familiar with the brand, they have been handcrafting furniture out of their workshop for over 46 years. They have also been kind enough to extend a 15% discount on any of their pieces by using the code: EMILY18. The craftsmanship, detail and lines in each piece are so beautiful and it was the perfect “armoire” to add into the space.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Rather than using a coffee table, we kept the seating area feeling inviting and informal by adding this leather ottoman (from Article). It’s the perfect scale to add as a footstool in front of a chair or as a coffee table for a smaller loveseat like the one we had in here. It’s also going to get better and better as the leather ages and wears down.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Layer your lighting.

There is quite possibly nothing more important in a bedroom than lighting. After all, you spend most of your time in the bedroom after the sun has gone down, which makes it imperative to have good lighting throughout the space.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Let’s start with that beautiful chandelier (from Rejuvenation). To balance out all of the wood and white happening on the ceiling, we wanted to add a graphic element to help bring the eye (and the black) up. Then we echoed the black in the room again with the ceramic lamps on the nightstands and the reading lamp next to the chair. Each piece of lighting serves a purpose in the room and also evenly distributes light to all areas. For more of our tips on lighting a room, head over to this post where we walk you through it all.

Keep your bedding simple (but layered).

Brady did a great job of styling out this bed with pretty linens from Schoolhouse, West Elm, Target, Jillian Rene and Rebecca Atwood. I want to jump in so badly. The different textures create interest without being fussy and by keeping it in a tonal color palette (gray, white) you can bring in some pattern like we did with the Rebecca Atwood throw at the foot of the bed.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Finish off the space with subtle accessories and styling.

We really pulled back on the accessories in this room. As mentioned before, we were styling it to sell but that doesn’t mean that the room needs to be devoid of accessories so instead of filling it to the brim, we picked a few areas throughout the room to create “moments” that were interesting and impactful.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Over on the fireplace, we pulled together a vignette of art and objects, all of which are pretty enough to be on their own. The colors all stayed fairly muted which allowed us to keep it feeling neutral. That large piece of art above the fireplace is by artist Arielle Zamora, as well as the two smaller pieces that you saw earlier in the room (between the windows), which are coming home with me. The ceramics are by Bobbie Specker, sold through Mantel in Portland. Mantel is another amazing place to shop that we found while we were looking for props to style with. Oh, and that geometric wood sculpture made byAleph Geddis (sold through The Good Mod) is also coming home with me.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

At the foot of the bed, we also added a little beverage tray with service for two because who doesn’t want to drink their morning coffee in this bed on a rainy day?

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

I love this room, just looking at these pictures again while I was writing this post made me so happy. The light, the neutral color palette, the special touches and everything else about it make it a room that I would love to call home.

Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas

To make it easier to pull off your own dreamy “boutique hotel” suite, we put together a Get the Look with all the shopping links you need. A lot of the art here might not be available, as they are one-off creations as well as some of the other smalls, but please do check out the rest of the work by the artists we mentioned as they have such a wonderful selection of pieces available. They are incredible talents and their work truly made the house shine.

1. Black Chambray Colorblock Pillow | 2. Texture Color Block Lumbar Pillow | 3. Gray Linen Duvet Cover | 4. Belgian Linen Contrast Stripe King Sham | 5. Geo Wave Coverlet | 6. Table Lamp | 7. Nightstand | 8. Bed | 9. White Sheets Set | 10. Curtains and Rod by Decorview | 11. Roman Shade by Hunter Douglas through Decorview | 12. Windows by Milgard | 13. Ridge Carafe by Little Garage Shop via Mantel | 14. Leather Striped Bowl by Alexa Allen via Mantel | 15. Rug | 16. Vintage Bench | 17. Chandelier | 18. Ceramic Mug | 19. Gray Linen Napkin | 20. Metal Beverage Serving Set | 21. Large Abstract by Mary Ann Puls | 22. Blue Rise by Arielle Zamora | 23. Layered Rise by Arielle Zamora | 24. Loveseat | 25. Cowhide | 26. Leather Ottoman | 27. Floor Lamp | 28. Accent Chair from The Good Mod | 29. Tripod Wood Side Table by Fernweh Woodworking via The Good Mod | 30. Blue Vessels by Bobbie Specker via Mantel | 31. White Geo Vase | 32. Relief Prints by Mary Ann Puls | 33. Buttercream Vases by Bobbie Specker via Mantel | 34. Wood Sculpture by Aleph Geddis via The Good Mod | 35. Light Fast Light by Arielle Zamora | 36. Grey Abstract Art by Mary Ann Puls | 37. Cradled Sky by Arielle Zamora | 38. Yellow Abstract Art by Mary Ann Puls | 39. Wood Chest by Thos. Moser | 40. Crown Fireplace Moulding by Metrie | 41. Wood Flooring by Hallmark Floors | 42. Pure White by Sherwin-Williams  | 43. Window & Door Casing by Metrie | 44. Baseboard by Metrie | 45. Fireplace Surround by Ann Sacks | 46. Skylight and Blinds by Velux

Emily’s Outfit: Jacket Sweater | Blouse | Jeans | Shoes | Necklace (similar)

So…what do you think? Let me know in the comments below what your favorite part of this room is, and stay tuned for more Portland project reveals coming up this week and next. xx

For more Portland Project Room Reveals: Living Room | Staircase | Office | Master Bathroom | KitchenDining Room | Powder BathroomGuest Bathroom | Hall Bathroom | Laundry Room | Guest Bedrooms | Media Room | Family Room | Playroom

 

***Photography by Sara Tramp for EHD

***Design and styling by Emily Henderson and Brady Tolbert (and team). JP Macy of Sierra Custom Homes (who I seriously can’t say enough good things about) was the General Contractor, and Annie Usher was the architect.

  1. This is perfection! Beyond stunning, Emily!!! Now I know what my dream bedroom looks like! I am so inspired by all of this– thank you for all the links and resources — I will try my best to recreate this in my home. Now, let’s hope that Good Mod accent chair goes 70% off on Black Friday….

  2. The styling is not boring at all and there is zero color. That’s talent.
    Very cool room.

  3. I love this room too. Out of curiosity, how do the windows open? Are there screens?

    1. They are crank! With child locks and there are screens, but we didn’t photograph them with screens. 🙂

  4. I can’t help but ask, all due respect, but, where’s the blush pink? Or celadon? Or a little pale blue? Not that I wouldn’t appreciate this as an Architectural Digest spread on a New York finance guy apartment, it just doesn’t feel like Emily. I keep wondering, did your brother say Not So Much Girly Stuff?

    That said, not everyone wants Classic Em Henderson, so I also appreciate the different style, just, sigh, missing a little brass.

    1. As someone who had a very dark bedroom and recently went mostly white – I freaking love it! I used to think black and white were so boring – but I’m telling you it’s so amazing waking up in a light and calm environment. It’s life changing!

    2. Thank God! Finally something that an actual man would actually like. I hate how designers (female designers mostly) completely ignore the fact that a man might live in the house they are designing (or have any say on the interior).

  5. And I guess you have brass, in the pitcher, but, I guess I’m a victim of what you do so well usually:).

  6. When I looked at it, I thought I had a deja vu. It looks so similar to the “PARISIAN HOTEL SUITE WITH SOTHEBYS”.

    1. It looks nothing like that room. The only similarity is the black accents. This space is all modern and clean lines, while the Parisian hotel suite room was more classic, eclectic, and feminine. Both are unique.

      I am super impressed with this room, Emily! I am not typically a fan of all modern/mid-century furniture in a room. I love antiques and mixed metals. BUT this space despite being clean and modern is still amazingly welcoming and warm. I don’t know how you do it. But you nailed the less is more. The room is beautiful. Amazing job!

  7. Beauuuuutiful! 👏🏻 Does the home have a buyer yet?

    1. I wondered the same thing, so I checked the original listing she shared with us and it says “Sale Pending.”

  8. Sigh. This is my dream house – from the architecture to the way you have styled it. I understand what you are saying about the upscale hotel vibe but this room is so much better than any hotel I have stayed in! The art & sculptural wooden furniture are all amazing. That is the through-line I think from early, vintage shopping Emily to this very curated high-end home. You have always had an eye for the art and special pieces that bring some heart into a room.

  9. Can we get a Budget Room version of this? And the rest of the Portland house for that matter? The style of this house is so clean and classic and just hands down gorgeous but I don’t honestly know anyone who could drop $10,000 on an armoire. I know it’s basically an instant heirloom but for people just starting out it would be great to see how we could achieve this style for a little less dough.

    That being said, this room and the house it’s in are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    1. Yes, I love budget room versions of basically anything!

  10. The whole room is great, but I really love the large abstract and crazily, the bedding! I love that the bedding is not white.

  11. Hey Em,
    I can’t decide what I’m loving more, the fact that you had no need to put art over the bed, or the little flip of the blanket at the foot of the bed. It’s crazy how small details like that make such an impact. Beautiful room!

  12. Oof, that bed. I want it so badly, but it would dwarf my tiny bedroom. This post definitely makes me want to redesign my bedroom, though! It’s so pretty and relaxing!

  13. In. Love.

    I have to know – how’s the feel of the rug? The look of it is exactly what I want for our living room, but my son spends a ton of time lying on the floor in there so soft and comfy is a must!

    1. And to add on to the rug question…how easy is it to clean? Thinking of it for a basement/tv room/playroom area, but I’ll need to be able to run a vacuum over it fairly easily. The website doesn’t give a clear answer. Thanks!!!

      1. The rug is actually really soft as it is a woven cotton. If you wanted some extra comfort you could add a thick rug pad under it but we loved it just as it was as it had the thickness of a flatweave but is much more comfortable below your feet. As far as cleaning and vacuuming it – it would clean up totally fine and you shouldn’t have any problem vacuuming it when needed. It’s a great high traffic option. xx Brady

  14. Where is the serving tray on the bench from?

    1. It is from the hearth and hand collection with Target but sadly isn’t available online anymore. We tried to add it to the get the look but it looks like that specific item isn’t sold online anymore. If that changes we will be sure to add it in. xx Brady

    2. They have that tray in stock at some Target stores near me; you might want to check stores near you. I think it’s this one: https://www.target.com/p/steel-punched-tray-white-hearth-hand-153-with-magnolia/-/A-52653473

  15. I just checked the listing to view the photos because I kinda forgot what the house looks like (I’m not saying it has been a while – but…) and it says – “The seller has accepted an offer, and the property is now pending or under contract.” Congrats!!!!

    I can’t wait for the basement and outside spaces posts.

  16. Woweeee! What a beautiful room. So perfect.
    I love that you made the drapes the same color as the walls. I think that 98% of the time this is what people should do.

    1. HA. I kinda do, too. Or a soft tone. NOt a huge fan of high contrast curtains right now, not sure why. I secretly really regret not getting just bright white curtains in my living room. they are really pretty, but i just wish they were white. or maybe the color of my bedroom curtains …

  17. I love a quiet, peaceful room more than most and yet I find myself much preferring the fireplace side of the room (which is really so appealing) to the bed side. Probably because I’ve never loved the hotel bedroom/spa bathroom sort of vibe which seems so popular – I guess I like a little more homeyness and personality in my personal spaces. The texture on the bed is great I have to say! Texture is definitely one of my favorite ways to get warmth and interest into a quiet space.

    Looking forward to another Mountain House update, hint hint! I can’t wait to see the rustic yet sophisticated texture you layer in this fall/winter.

  18. Looks great! I’ve been thinking about painting my house Pure White, but am wondering about the trim. What color did you use for the trim and ceiling alcove? Thanks!

    1. The woodworking and trim as well as the walls in the space were all painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams. We used flat on the walls and satin on the trim. xx Brady

      1. Hi Emily and Brady! I love this room and I am remodeling a home in Portland to create a master suite. I am guessing you tried out many different whites? Did you use Pure White by SW all throughout the home or did you change it up based on exposure?

        Also, any idea how I can get the matte black bed you have even though I have 8 foot ceilings?

  19. What a beautiful room. I love that you gave so much thought to the window treatments providing darkness, but still appearing light. Would you please provide some details about exactly which shade and fabric you chose from Decor View? I looked at the product link, but it appears there are a lot of options. Thanks!

    1. Will do! Sorry, we should have mentioned that. Stay tuned. xx

  20. This room is perfection

  21. so, so good…so many individual outstanding pieces to this, and they all play so nicely together! I have loved everything you did in this house.

  22. Love this. And I’m a girl. But what a great gender neutral space. Bold but understated, cohesive, no clutter but cozy. This has my vote for favorite Emily Henderson design, right up there with that kids room you did in your old place with the mural and wicker daybed. Both have an understated wow factor that can’t be denied.

  23. I just love this room, and will use as inspiration for our master. Mind if I ask if the rug is soft underfoot?

  24. Well done EH Team!
    Quick question – have you guys ever thought about investing in the 360 degree camera that they use for real estate (online home tours)? I would love to be able to explore the room on my own as well, looking up at the ceiling, getting a vantage point from the bed towards the fireplace, etc. I think you would be one of the first design and style blog to do it 😉

  25. What a gorgeous room. I love the muted colors, they are fresh and modern. The lamps on the night stands are so beautiful. I love everything in this room … except the rug by the fireplace. I shudder at animal skins. The window coverings are amazing. The bed, the linens, the art – all so perfect.

  26. I’m curious — if you weren’t styling it for re-sale (however I do think it is fabulous just as it is), what would you do? What colour/furniture/objects/accessories would you inject to make it “yours”?

    1. OOh good question. I don’t know!!! MAYBE a vintage persian rug? I honestly love a quiet bedrom for me (this isn’t that different than mine, actually).

  27. I love, I mean really love your work, but I think this by far the most stunning of all your stunning works yet!!! So simple, yet interesting, so classic yet so unique, so clean, yet so much visual interest in every corner of the room. This is very inspiring and conversational to me 🙂 It’s just incredibly beautiful, calming and stops me in my track kinda space. I think I could go on and on about this bedroom ( see, conversational ), but I don’t think there are words precise enough to express how very excited these photos made me right now. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you. Also I love you.

  28. You have such a gift.

  29. I WANT THIS BEDROOM. Oh my heavens. I want to read in it, I want to sleep in it, I want to get dressed in it, I want to drink my morning coffee in it, I want to twirl around saying “it’s mine!!!!!” Thank you for this visual feast! I’m so inspired.

  30. Love the room! I’m dying to know…did the sellers purchase all the furniture and art?!! I hope so!

    1. Ha. Some! I bought some pieces, my . brother bought some and of course the buyer bought some. After it closes i’ll write a post about what I bought from thr project – what I loved enough to pay to have it shipped. And if you are wondering if it was an inventory nightmare YOU ARE RIGHT. Thank god I have such great help up there (thank you priscilla!). Getting all the pieces out of there, to their rightful owners, purchased, borrowed, left for owner, shipped back, shipped to me, in storage for next staging …. just insanity.

  31. LOVE IT!! Did the buyers purchase all the furniture and art!!? I hope so!

    1. some! but not all. see above comment 🙂

  32. That Rebecca Atwood coverlet is KILLING me … sooooo god!

  33. Is it possible to darken the skylights as well as the windows? And, where do you store clothes in this room? Is there a walk-in closet, or have you created other storage?

    1. Yes, it was mentioned in the text. Personally, I could NOT have skylights in a bedroom without something to darken them.

      1. they have blackout shades. DON’T WORRY. it gets pitch black in there I promise. xx

  34. Love how calm, quiet and inviting this room is! What are the dimensions of the room, please? We’re remodeling and wondering how big a bedroom should be to include a sitting area like this one.

  35. So good! Okay Pure White for the walls but always the question is what did you use for the trim and ceilings to coordinate?

  36. I like the bedside tables. I love the art. I like the leather ottoman and the tallboy. I’ve never liked gingham/buffalo check, so that immediately puts me off the sofa…but I do like how the strapping on the side chair “rhymes” with the checks on the sofa. Nice visual “pun.”

    And maybe it’s just me (again), but the floor lamp by the side chair is kind of an optical illusion — the ball-shaped base looks like it’s going to topple over with the visually top heavy shade. It makes me anxious!

    And I just have to repeat: when is grey going to go away??? I find it so depressing.

    I really wanted to like this room, but I’d have to re-do almost everything to feel comfortable in it. Sad face.

  37. Thank you SO much for this post! I have two samples of flooring I’m deciding between and one is this Mangrove by Hallmark Floors… I’m SOLD on it now!

  38. I have had my eye on that room and board bed for a while but don’t have a bedroom large enough to handle it. Maybe one day!

  39. Did you paint the walls and base molding the same color (pure white by Benjamin Moore ) and if so Bothe the same finish, satin? Thanks!

  40. I love the feel of this room. I’m loving black lighting lately. Can you consider doing a round up of lighting for over the kitchen table?

  41. This room is so amazing. I love how it technically should be ‘boring’ but it is so interesting while remaining calm. Nailed it!

  42. What do you do (especially with your rug) if your master bed is off center because of a door that opens into the room?

  43. Love e anything I’ve seen from this house but especially this room and the living room!!! The special pieces handmade vintage everything perfect.
    Site note noticed on my phone so mobile I guess I can no longer zoom in. Makes it impossible to read the numbers in the get the look section.

  44. This room is perfectly stunning and if I could spend $18,000+ on bedroom furniture, I would copy everything you have chosen.

  45. Do you have a coverlet down? Or just the duvet? Love this look a lot, and already own this bed. Ready to ditch my colorful bedding!

  46. Love everything about this room. Well done! Can you share the paint color used on the trim? Thanks!

  47. Outstanding!! 🍭 🍭 🍭 Beautiful room. Great tips to create a beautiful space.

  48. I love the way you break down a project and deep dive into all aspects of the design in posts like this. In particular (and totally self-serving) I really love that you discuss the window treatments as part of the overall design planning and their functional as well as aesthetic roles in this space. As a window treatment professional I find it interesting that many designs feature draperies or other functional and decorative window treatments but rarely are they discussed. I partner with designers who entrust the windows to me and we always have to explain the need for including window coverings in the overall budget at the outset because they are can be costly (fabric, labor, etc.) but if planned for they really pay off big time in the enjoyment and finished look of a space. 😉

  49. I love these shades (the GIF is amazing!) and I love that they don’t have strings or pulls cause I have heard so much about the danger that strings pose to families with young children. This room is perfection! (And all of the art and armoire and accent pieces by local makers really pulls the room together warmly instead of feeling like an impersonable hotel room). You and your team’s hard work and passion for this project is so obvious 🙂

  50. This is wonderful. Would you consider putting up lower-priced options for certain pieces, such as the chair? Many of us couldn’t possibly spend $3000+ on one chair.

  51. These 2 spaces are lovely but I can’t find a single photo that even gives a clue as to how they relate to each other. They could be completely separate rooms from what I can see.

  52. And where is your beautiful coat from?!

    1. My thoughts exactly!

  53. One question on your room…which by the way is spectacular!! I wish mine had this kind of light and size!! How tall should the bedside light be for reading in bed? How should it relate to the bed size for height?

  54. Redoing a bedroom upstairs and this was the inspiration I have been looking for! Thank you for creating such a beautiful room!!
    Also, LOVE the rug under the bed and the price! On D&A’s website it says this rug is cream and indigo. It looks cream and black in your room… is it? ( I am hoping it really does read indigo for my front entryway 🙂 .

    1. Did you get a reply ? I was wondering the same thing . It must be a very dark indigo . They do have blues in other areas of the house and they put blue vases on the mantel , so it would make sense . Very clever !

  55. Those table lamps are amazing. I want!

  56. Would love to see a post about how to know when a room can handle a 4 poster bed like you used. Is the rule only when you have high ceilings? I’ve been eyeing that room and board bed for a while but am not confident it works with 8 ft ceilings. Though the room itself is large. Another design conodrum:)

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