Devising a furniture layout for this generously proportioned master bedroom requires some creativity, because it has two extra large windows on the far wall where traditionally the bed would be placed. To one side of that wall there are two closets and on the other side French doors leading to a balcony. Wade Johnson (the architect, R. Wade Johnson Design) and I immediately agreed that floating the bed out into the room will allow for maximum use and visibility of the windows and easier access to the balcony. For privacy generous drapery panels will be installed that when closed will fully extend to cover both the windowed wall behind the bed and the balcony entry walls. (see floor plan) This will create a cozy enveloping setting at night and the option when the drapes are open to enjoy the outdoor vistas and abundant light.
To create more continuity and uniformity the rich wood flooring will extend into the adjoining bathroom; it’s a look I love once all practical concerns are addressed first. In the plan you can see there’s a generously sized window next to the tub that also takes full advantage of the beautiful views. I found a really beautiful tile at Porcelanosa for the bathroom and then set about looking for a complimentary fabric for the expanse of drapery in the bedroom. I knew what I was looking for and was very pleased with myself when I found it. It’s like winning the lottery! The Fabricut design almost matches the tiles and the colorways are very complimentary. The background for both the fabric and tile is a warm cream tone, which will be very easy to live with as well as fun to add more color to: the corner arm chair is upholstered in a lively super soft coral chenille by Schumacher and the Stark rug is a subtle brown and green striped pattern. We haven’t settled on the bedside table lamps but they also are a wonderful opportunity for a hit of color.
I found especially pretty classic sconces for the bathroom which will be installed directly on to the mirrored wall section in front of the double sink vanity. The remaining walls and tub surround are going to have the Porcelanosa tile on them. I really like that there are a few design connections between the two rooms. This master bedroom suite offers – or will soon offer (see below!) – a fresh and sophisticated take on a traditional style.