Our restored Tudor home deserved an inviting master bedroom that was classic and would highlight the homeowners' antiques. The homeowners' possessed a beautiful antique double bed, but the headboard was so tall that it hit the slanted ceiling. At that point in the design process, I knew we had two options. One was to cut down the headboard, which I did not feel comfortable with because the bed was over 100 years old (and I don't believe in desecrating antiques). The other option was to pull the bed out from the wall about ten inches, which we tried, but as you can imagine, it just looked awkward. My client and I decided to place the antique bed in the guest bedroom where a double bed fit beautifully and there was no problem with the height. The antique bed created a wonderful focal point in the guest bedroom and allowed for us to select a new queen size bed for the master suite. We chose an updated upholstered bed with rich cherry molding that was highlighted with french natural brass nail trim. The textured velvet fabric on the tufted headboard provides comfortable back support for reading or TV viewing.
The luxurious custom bed coverings are a mix of a patterned velvet, woven textures, mohair euro shams, and embroidered blue accent pillows. The matelasse coverlet features a soft floral pattern and is woven in Portugal using only the finest cotton available. The rich color scheme is comprised of cobalt blue, wine, bronze, russet, and gold. This palette was inspired by the colors in the antique oriental rugs used throughout the home. A custom wool sisal area rug acts as the calming foundation to the colorful decorating scheme. Wool is soft and durable underfoot and will wear extremely well.
The window treatments features a tone on tone fretwork pattern that is simple but tailored. I installed the window treatments nine inches above the frame to add height to the small windows and allow as much light in as possible.
*Master bedroom setup.
*Master bedroom completed. The chandelier is antique and was found locally.