Design a guest room with all the hip extras of your favorite hotel.(video 01:13)
Los Angeles designer Sarah Barnard knows how to make space work—use the outdoors, keep to one main palette, and use furnishings and built-ins to compensate for what’s not that architecturally—in this case—closets!
We wanted to connect the indoors and outside by integrating the color palette.
The room had no storage, so we built in armoires in place of closets and used the space beneath a window seat for more storage.
It actually ended up like we planned – though we had to mix our own paint color for the bedroom walls because we couldn’t find the perfect hue any other way.
Mixing patterns and textures within a single color palette can be beautiful but not overly dramatic, and connecting with the outdoors and nature always works!
Handmade custom bed furnishings and draperies and tiny hand-pleated ruffles and detailing made all the difference in the small quarters. The nightstand also has a hidden, pull-out writing surface.
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Journey to a faraway land by designing an exotic bedroom retreat.(video 04:04)