Wouldn't it be nice if the master bedroom were a calming retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life and work. In the past years at 6 pm - I escape to my master with a glass of wine where I sink into my huge easy chair and ottoman and watch a little TV or surf my Ipad behind close doors - away from the kids and the helper and just chill by myself. I'm not a person that takes naps - or slows down - this is as good as it gets for me.
The master is also the romantic retreat - don't get away from that! Remember the felling you have when you both walk into a high end luxury room for a getaway. Just the two of you....in a beautiful, peaceful, calming and romantic uncluttered room. Why can't you achieve this at home? Why shouldn't you achieve this at home?!
If it sounds like a feeling you want to create in the bedroom - here are some suggestions.
2. If you want to paint your walls - choose the bedding first and pull the colors from it. Or at least have it repeated on the bedding - whether the quilt - throw - or just a pillow.
3. 'Spa' usually drums up the visual of a soft tranquil Asian feel - calming and monochromatic. If you're adding color - keep it light and airy. You can punch here and there.
My client would like a SPA feel in the master bedroom - with the use of blues. Spa itself - usually uses the seafoam/aquamarine color in the spectrum... but she likes the light blue - on the gray tone.
If you want 'SPA' this reads it too me. I would take a message here any day.
This is obviously grass cloth on the walls - but it's repeating the color brown using a natural material. You don't have to add wallpaper - just the color. It's not the same effect but better than a white wall.
The nubby linen on the bed looks earthy - and love the aquamarine punches. I could see white gauzy flowing drapes puddled to the floor for privacy.
I'm not seeing spa here - but I am seeing high end hotel. Note the bed skirt - It softens the overall bed and brings in the taupe color not found on top of the bed (since there is no carpet). Curtains repeat the pillows.
I admit - I am a fan of bedskirts - especially when you need so much storage in Hong Kong. This is valuable usable space and you can't use it without a skirt.
Shimmering dupioni silk on the curtains - if they aren't large enough to expand - add the white gauze underneath or on the same rod - however, they won't be black out.
Not a fan of small rugs like this but it does the trick for the photo. I also think the bedside table is much too small for the size of lamp and the bed. It's not large enough for a book.
Another photo given to me. I always like something at the end of the bed - if there's room. But then again, I like to layer - it's my job.
Pillows - my bed has (let me count) 9 ACCENT pillows.
What I notice here is the shimmer of the quilt against the flatness of the wall color - and the lamp also has sparkle. Speaking of wall color - do not use FLAT paint. It marks and doesn't clean and I think lifeless. Use an eggshell or satin.
But this is not spa - and I do think cold. Without some touches of tan - this reminds me of a winter scene.
Textures are mixed as well as the colors. Another bed skirt and a rug. If you have an old headboard - just add some foam / padding and have it slip-covered. This is too casual for my client - just looking at color and texture.
Not a fan of the pictures or the lamp shade- too busy and commercial. But I love the comforter. Maybe if you have too much brown - you just go with it and add more! Like this blanket. And notice still - it's the carpet that warms the place up.
Simple... But I think lacking. The gold metal side tables - very cold. If you replaced with some warm woods - you're getting closer. The crafty idea of framing fabric is also a trend - but I would use a bigger piece, lighter frames and something more dramatic.
NOW THIS IS A HOTEL style room. LOVE LOVE LOVE - very monochromatic - peaceful and serene. Love the light brown walls - against the crisp white. Note the simple bed skirts and a carpet - all in the same tone. Cashmere blankets...
I think the artwork could be enhanced....
See the aqua color on the glass door - that's the accent color needed. It's a light aquamarine.
OK - this does not read SPA - but it was given to me because of all the brown furniture and the blue walls. But I think it looks COLD COLD COLD. It's not inviting me in - I just want to mop the floors.
Here's me! I look at this and think BEACH in a transitional way. Linen bedspread in light gray/blue - an extra coverlet to punch the sand color. Some Matelasse for texture (and white) - stripes for the simple masculine feel and a punch of gray on the pillows. another BED SKIRT. Aqua paint on the walls. Note that the furniture is mixed -not a matching set. I also like the rough silver metal - giving it age. The grey etching above the bureau is so chic and unexpected, but surprisingly enough it's simply repeating the gray.