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Thursday
Jan192012

Before & After: Wicker Park Master Bedroom

My clients have such a beautiful home.  Their master bedroom was the last room to be completed, and it now flows seamlessly with the rest of the gorgeous house.  Finally, it was time for the parents to treat themselves to the master bedroom they've always wanted!

Before, we had a queen sized bed that was just too small - scale wise & for their family!  Dated window treatments hung under the dormer windows, which didn't provide the light blockage needed (this room gets a TON of daylight).  Bedding & lighting were needed to add a better sense of style & design.

The only existing furniture that stayed was the dresser, bureau and mirror (which we flipped on its side in order to fit in with the scale of the room).  A new king sized bed was added, along with a great tufted, leather upholstered headboard (i.e. easy to clean with little kids jumping around!).  We wanted a combination of masculine and feminine elements and this was successfully achieved.  Dramatic, glam crystal column lamps sit nicely beside the gridded headboard, soft color blocked bedding and dark accent pieces.  

Adding a large rug was perhaps one of the most important steps in the room design.  Rugs help ground large rooms and keep it from feeling like the furniture is just floating around the space.  If that makes sense (it does in my mind!).  We selected this GORGEOUS slate Dash & Albert rug, which again fits into our masculine/feminine design.

My clients also wanted a small seating area & due to the size of the room, it was easy to find a spot for this swoop armed chair.  A pillow in a coordinating bedding color completes this corner.

Due to excessive amounts of light coming in through their wall of windows and doors, we added ceiling-to-floor, wall-to-wall silk window treatments the filter the light without completely blocking it.  They're around 3 inches longer than the height of the wall, which gives us this nice pooling effect.

I've featured this design on my portfolio page, but hadn't properly blogged about it.  I am excited to share another "After" bedroom design!  Check out another dramatic before & after bedroom design here.

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Reader Comments (11)

This room is absolutely gorgeous!

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie @ This Casita

This room looks so warm and inviting. I love all the light (although probably not at the crack of dawn) and the rug is masculine yet soft. Great work!

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

I love this space & how their bed cam together :)

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Kristen, this is lovely and sophisticated. Thanks for sharing your ideas so generously.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen

I LIKE it! It's nice because it looks great for both a man and a woman.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

I love the rug! What a great transformation!

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMom

So pretty. The color pallette is perfect for a bedroom.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermelissa @ the nest chapter

LOVE that rug!!

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterserena @bigapplenosh

Thanks for the feedback! I really loved the way this room came together, so I was excited to share it with all of you. More completed projects to come!

January 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterKristin

Wow! Those are some stunning spaces! I love the drapes on the windows. They're so hotel-like. The color palette of this room is very soothing and great for relaxing or spending alone time for couples. This sure is one great transformation!

-Sandra Ludwig

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandra Ludwig

Love so many of the elements, could u post more of the sources? Prints above the bed, paint color, etc?

February 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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