Primary suite and second floor office
Hello again! Welcome to the end of the interior tour of #MyHouse. Hint, the next tour will be about exterior details. Today I’m going to show you my master bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, closet, and my husband’s upstairs office. These rooms, like the other bedrooms we’ve previously toured here and here, are located on the second floor.
When I dreamed up my master bedroom space, I knew I wanted a very natural color palette full of deep, saturated tones. I love the slightly masculine colors of russet and evergreen and took great care to present them in a soft and approachable way. The architect in me knew that a white oak ceiling would give the room an incredibly special and bespoke feel. Another fun fact is that this is the first king size bed I’ve ever called my own. I know…I know, and it was as life changing as everyone says. This bed was custom made for this space and the fabric is Mark’s Alexander linen. Like the rest of the house, the color of the room is Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa (SW 7551). The bold green of the curtains was his satin lambswool, also by Mark Alexander. I think this bedroom is a great example of how a room can have saturated colors but still feel light and bright. Side tables don’t match, and there’s no rule that says they “must match” in any interior design book. Both of these side tables are antique and add character to your space. All of the rugs, bedding, and pillows are from the line with Annie Selke, except for the antique pillow in front, which was so much fun to style.
Design points: Your master bedroom should truly be a sanctuary. Find out which components of the room help you relax. For example, do you need a designated space for reading? Is there a particular color that helps you relax? Does a beautifully made bed give you a feeling of daily contentment? Think carefully about your bedroom priorities. and act accordingly. It’s important to love your room because you spend every day in it! Also, the lifespan of scratchy sheets is too short. Invest in a good pair and enjoy.
- Bed: Custom
- Headboard fabric: Mark Alexander, Loom Jasper White
- Bedding: Marie Flannigan by Annie Selke, Faye Linen by Dove White.
- Shams: Annie Selke’s Marie Flannigan, Dove White’s Faye Linen
- Shams: Annie Selke’s Marie Flannigan, Oatmeal’s Strie Shams
- Cushion: Marie Flannigan by Annie Selke, Gary Velvet/Linen Pillow, Caramel
- Embroidered cushion: antique
- Architectural work above the bed: antique
- Candlestick above the bed: unknown, similar item here
- Rags: Annie Selke’s Marie Flannigan, Oatmeal’s Avery Rags.
- Side table: antique
- Table lamps: visually pleasing Marie Flannigan, large table lamps by Driscoll, and small table lamps by Price.
- Stool: Custom
- Shade: Hartmann & Forbes, Unity Weave in Common Ground
- Curtains: Mark Alexander, Town of Verde
- Chandelier: Visual Comfort, Piaf Grande chandelier, white stucco
- Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Greek Villa (SW 7551)
- Floor: stained white oak
Moving on to the main bathroom, the drama is in the subtle details of this space. You’ll notice that this room stands out from his primary suite, which is saturated with white and light colors. I felt like this created a beautiful juxtaposition and transition between spaces. I also changed the paint color to Sherwin Williams Snowbound (SW 7004). One of the first decisions I made was to incorporate checkered flooring. Bedrosian calacatta tiles were cut into 9″ x 9″ squares and mixed with Material Bespoke limestone to further elevate the space. You’ll notice additional white oak accents throughout, including the casing around the bathtub, built-ins, and vanity. Unlacquered brass touches complement the patina of the floor, and Rocky Mountain Hardware egg cabinet knobs are a classic touch. A soaking tub is perfect after a long day at work, and Hartman & Forbes shades and light curtains add privacy. When you turn through the opening, there is a shower that leads to a changing room. This is explained next. Overall, I wanted a space that felt clean, cozy, and admittedly a little feminine.
Design points: Good natural light is essential in the bathroom. Always consider when you’re getting ready and where the sunlight will come from. For me, I love when the morning light comes in through the windows and provides beautiful lighting for applying makeup. Thinking about solar is very important in any home design or renovation.
- Flooring: Bedrosian, Calacatta marble
- Flooring: Custom material, Paloma Limestone with Old French Quarter Edge
- Hardware: Rocky Mountain Hardware, Silicone Bronze Light Egg Cabinet Knobs
- Bathtub: Maidstone by Elegant Additions, Kent 67-Inch Matte White Acrylic Double-Ended Tub
- Tub Filler: California Faucet, Traditional Floor Mounted Faucet in Polished Brass
- Luminaire: Visual Comfort, gold-plated Lawford smoke bell lantern.
- Vanity: Custom
- Surface: omni surface, calacatta honing
- Candelabra: visually pleasing Marie Flanigan, Abigail Candelabra in soft brass
- Mirror: Custom
- Faucet: California faucet, polished brass Rincon Bay washroom faucet
- Accent chair: antique
- Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Snowbound (SW 7004)
- Shower Tile Surround: Bedrosian, Calacatta 3″ x 12″ Polished Marble Tile
Including a custom closet and dressing room in my home design was a real pinch-me moment. I’ve designed a lot of these rooms for clients, so I know they want to maximize storage and space. First, when you step inside, you notice a nice oval window that is also in the dining room. This is an architectural detail that I love. The window alcove mimics its curves and is lined with drawers below. Drawers are a must-have item for me and my husband to stay organized. I love beautifully styled displays, so this was an opportunity to create a surface for portable items. The countertop is the same as the master bath countertop. If you look closely, you’ll see that all the drawers in the cabinet and the front of the cabinet are covered with wallpaper. We chose this Mark His Alexander Schiff paper because of its soft tones and gorgeous texture. I felt like this wall covering really dressed up the space and was a fun twist on traditional closet work. I also carried it to the ceiling. The hardware is the same Rocky Mountain hardware found in the bathroom. I also kept most of the cabinets closed, except for a few hanging spaces, so I was able to create a clean aesthetic. As a mom on the go, I can tell you that cabinets need to be closed.
Design points: Closet space and its functions are very personal. Some clients prefer completely open shelving or hanging space so their clothes can be seen. Depending on your client, you may need very little display space, or your collection of wallets may impact your display storage. Before you design your space, think about what’s in your closet and how you want it stored.
This office space is located on the same side of the home as the primary suite. We loved creating this little annex because it’s the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of downstairs. This room is also a jewel box-like space that I had a lot of fun designing. Since I’m in the office every day and Joe works from his home and this will serve as his office space, I wanted a really neat, masculine vibe. First of all, Chestnut Mark’s Alexander Grid is a very beautiful wall covering. Next, we moved on to the Sherwin-Williams Dark Clove (SW 9183) wood frame color, which perfectly complements the wall finish. We love the simplicity of the Rocky Mountain Hardware Front Mounting Sash Cabinet Pull. Also, is there anything more masculine than a safari chair? Leather and wood were perfect for this space.
Design points: By placing this office near the primary suite, it actually serves a dual purpose. When planning, I took into account that this space would also serve as “his” closet. With his three kids at home and the seasons in our lives where we’re both entrepreneurs, we needed additional office space, and I love the flexibility of the design.
Well, we did it! The entire interior of my house and all sources are all shared and explained. We hope you enjoyed the tour. please do not worry. We have another appointment to reveal all the exterior details, from the light fixtures to the paint color. Just in time for spring!