Master Bedroom | Tranquil Retreat | Shannon Bieter Interiors

Master Bedroom | Tranquil Retreat | Shannon Bieter Interiors

by Shannon Bieter, November 7, 2013

beddingbeforeafterI recently worked with a couple that moved into a new house with their baby and two beautiful daughters.  Since the couple wanted a tranquil place to relax after putting down three little ones, the first room we started decorating was the master bedroom.

We were all happy with the results.  By adding an upholstered tufted headboard and bedding (with its splash of color) we completely changed the feel of this room.  We also complimented the headboard with a tufted storage bench at the end of the bed.  Besides looking great, this bench has a bonus: it lifts with a slight touch because it has a hydraulic system, which comes in handy when your hands are loaded with things to store!

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Next, I looked for a unique writing desk both would like to use, and I found one that I think is a ringer.  After looking at a lot of desks this one stood out because of the detailed legs and the look of being a vintage British campaign desk.  It was important to create a space in the room where the two could store iPads and keep up with the calendars of their three busy kiddos.

We continued layering the bedding and added a silk rug, which anchored the room and gives the space a nice color palette without overtaking its tranquility.

Next, we focused on art.  This family loves Kiawah Island in South Carolina, and we were able to find pieces of art like this one that reminded the couple of their wonderful vacations in the Lowcountry.

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We placed this landscape above the headboard as a focal piece.  Then we started adding photos in a collage next to a mirrored sea urchin art piece I found at market.

The last piece of the puzzle was to create lighting that diffused the ceiling recessed lights.  We placed sconces with dimmers on the wall so the two could enjoy reading at night.  We also added a pearl finish lamp on the desk, which reflects a nice glow in the room at night.

The result was a completely new tranquil space for this busy couple to relax.

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