To balance her stressful Boston-based job, my client asked me to help her design a restful and calm bedroom.
We kept her contemporary platform bed, complementing the look with a light-greige paint for the walls and custom, off-white, Roman shades with decorative borders for both the windows and the patio doors.
The window treatments were ordered through a Calico Corners in Natick, MA
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The words my client chose to describe how she wanted to feel in her bathroom were “soothing, spa, calm, and inviting.” Her
personal décor style was contemporary and
minimalistic and her color preference was a combination of warm neutrals and whites. My advice for choosing a color scheme for her
windowless bathroom was to stay away from an all-white bathroom because of the lack of natural light. Instead, we chose a light warm gray color scheme - light gray pebbles for the floor of her shower and glossy porcelain tiles for the walls of the shower, accented with 1-inch strips of stainless-steel mosaic tile. For her custom double-sink vanity countertop we selected Taj Mahal quartzite, and for the floor we chose porcelain wood-look tile.
We also incorporated a large custom mirror to reflect the natural light coming in through the glass patio doors of the adjacent bedroom. The large mirror also imparted a sense of depth and spaciousness to the
small bathroom space. I was very excited when my client decided to invest in a pair of beautiful, custom-made wall sconces from Hubbardston Forge, a
Vermont-based lighting company. The
Asian style bronze
sconces were mounted over the mirror, just above eye level. This created a warm glow and a much more flattering reflection in the mirror then can be achieved with conventional overhead lighting.