MASTER BEDROOM

DESIGN PROJECT:: COZY TRANSITIONAL LIVING

A HIDDEN GEM

Picture this!  A narrow dirt road  shaded by a canopy of overgrown trees, as you turn every corner another home appears more beautiful than the next resting on acres of land. When you think it just can't any better we approach a beautiful white carriage style home with a winding driveway which  charmingly states "Welcome Home."

With a growing family and renovation underway, our clients were eager to see the transformation come to life. For the family room, we paired a rich mocha leather sofa with hints of rust, and a  classic herringbone pattern for pillows. With so many windows surrounding the room we wanted to  allow for all the natural light to flow thru, but to soften the room we incorporated a cotton/linen drapery fabric. The drapery was one of our client's favorite with small scale sketches of birds in flight! If you ask me the pair of chairs upholstered in a grayscale peacock fabric stole the show. These two beauties sit perfectly together showing off their sleek and curvy profile!

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Designing for the master bedroom came with one request from our client- "must have the softest carpet!"  With this simple request we were given free reign to create this moody yet refreshing space! Using this amazing  wallpaper mural which resembled a storm rolling in on the ocean, we were able to incorporate other elements with drapery and lighting to help lighten the space. We placed abstract art throughout the room as well to help pull the moody hues throughout the space. In the corner of the room was the coziest plaid flannel chair I ever did  have the pleasure to lay in. Literally laid in... this thing was heaven! 

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

For the master bathroom we kept the transitional style of the rest of the home and introduced a industrial with a bit of glam flair . Since there was  great variation from piece to piece  we were able to use  the same porcelain tile throughout the shower, vanity walls and floor, but changed the shape and or direction of the tile. The brass hardware and fixtures looked like beautiful jewelry on the espresso cabinetry, and paired lovely with the large sconces flanking the custom mirrors made at our local frame shop! 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Original concept sketch for master bathroom. 

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

This project will always be a near and dear one to my heart, and I hope you love the final outcome as much as I do!

Till next time!

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DESIGN CHAT:: HOW TO STYLE YOUR BED

THE BEST WAYS TO DRESS YOUR BED

This is a subject that we have conversations with clients about often, dressing your bed. A lot of work goes into your interior and creating the perfect serene space for you to rest your head. Now the big question - what to rest your head on. 

There are so many styles, colors, thread counts, duvets, throw blankets, throw pillows, dust ruffles... oy vey! The list goes on and on, it can certainly be daunting. 

I remember when I first started my design career in 2006 (yikes, where does time go?!) more trim, more bedding, more details, more, more, more and more pillows was quite the trend. Now, well now, these days I've certainly transformed into a more streamlined bedding type of gal. For many reasons, but the one big reason really is... 

WHO HAS TIME FOR ALL THOSE PILLOWS?!

So here are a few of my favorite dressed beds from our projects to get your bedding dreams rolling. 


1. TAILORED AND SIMPLE

For this bedroom, we were inspired by the tailored appeal of mens suiting. Monochromatic gray sheets, paired with sexy stripes and muted textures make for a strong but peaceful place for this busy CEO to rest after his long day at the office. We kept it super simple with large king shams and one long bolster to adorn the stripe duvet. 


2. COZY TEXTURES AND SIMPLE PATTERNS

This is the perfect little cozy haven. We had fun mixing patterns and textures with this one, but the outcome was not overpowering at all. The modern matelasse pattern works very well with the geometric embroidered drapery and single throw pillow. 


3. NAUTICAL INSPIRED GUEST BEDROOM

With this guest bedroom we wanted to create a relaxing space for guests to enjoy while visiting this sunny Old Northeast historic home. So a nod to the nautical life was kind of a no brainer. Keeping this space light and airy but mixing some patterns makes it inviting and not pretentious. Guests can really relax and feel welcomed here, without a lot of stress of messing up too many pillows or having to make an overly thought out bed every morning. 


4. BLACK AND WHITE CONTEMPORARY

Simplicity was certainly key with this black and white contemporary master bedroom. Low maintenance and high contrast make this master bedroom striking. Black sheets with two simple king pillows stacked on each other - done and done. Sometimes keeping it really basic are best for the space and lifestyle of the homeowner. Paired with the bold geometric drapery, we think it does just the trick. 


4. BEACHY MINIMALIST

With Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, easy peasy was the name of our game! We want guests to feel refreshed, bright and airy when they walk into their suites - and the service staff needs it to be functional, simple and able to turn over quickly. So white bedding and two stacked pillows was the perfect combination for this modern minimalist beach hotel. 


5. TRADITIONAL AND TEXTURED

For this detached mother in law suite apartment guest room, rich and cozy was our goal. This homeowner loves cozy moody spaces, antique rugs and things with a story. So the bedding was kept rather simple, to compliment the area rug, floral drapery and antiques we styled the space with. Monochromatic pattern mixing, herringbone and a traditional matelasse pattern. Simple pillows and a nice throw to keep guests cozy on those rare chilly Saint Petersburg nights! 

All in all, you can see we tend to be a bit more on the simple side with our bedding choices. At the end of the day, its really what matches up with your lifestyle and what creates the most relaxing environment for you! So tell us - what is YOUR bedding style?

With love and design-y dreams, 

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DESIGN PROJECT:: TIMELESS MONOCHROMATIC PHOTO TOUR, PART II

A few weeks ago, I shared part one of this three part story hereand I know some of you have been itching to see more since I shared, (and I have been so excited to share as well!) So finally, here is part two!

When I left you last, we ended with the dining room and staircase, so today we are going to check out the upstairs. (don't forget to look at the before photos previously posted, too!)

The homeowners have a love for Maine, so we decided to do a coastal feel with a touch of Maine to greet their guests in the guest bedroom. We combined blue and navy patterns and a simple stripe rug. The dresser has a very stately feel to it with it's warm wood tone. 

I am truly kind of in love with the end table, it's pinstripe canvas finished with a camel leather detail on the edge. So handsome! We topped the end table with a heirloom marble lamp passed down through family, together I think they make a lovely pair. 

In addition to their guest room, they also have a pretty sweet music room, a collection of records, vintage concert posters and beyond. While, we didn't provide every detail of design here, we did have a hand in a few finishing touches, colors, and art placement. I couldn't help but share this really fun room what a great place to unwind!

Finally, the master bedroom, such a simply restful place. Every time I see it, I just breathe a deep breath and feel instantly relaxed. A combination of shades of gray, fine details on the textiles that look like mens suiting and beautiful German Silk drapery. I could go on and on!

In the master bathroom we did a bit of a facelift, with a new custom vanity, mirror, sconces and plumbing fixtures. What a difference they made!

Well, that's it for part two of our timeless monochromatic photo tour, next we will hit part three... it's the not so monochromatic space in this residence!

All photos by Native House Photography