See How Coastal Accents Create the Ultimate Relaxing Master Suite
When it comes to creating a relaxing master retreat, Wendy and Greg Blackband of BLACKBAND DESIGN know exactly what it takes to make a bedroom feel like a getaway. In this master suite, they harmoniously combined soft, airy fabrics with dramatic yet soothing furnishings. It's no wonder this master retreat won HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design Master Retreats category.
The architectural details, designed by Graystone Custom Builders, really set the tone for the master retreat. Exposed reclaimed wood beams add visual appeal to the vaulted ceiling. Wendy and Greg used these details as inspiration when it came to designing the interior.
The canopy bed takes center stage and complements the height of the patterned window treatments. "The window screens open into the room, so it was necessary for the window treatments to sit higher above the window. We loved how we played with the scale of the room with the height of the canopy and the window treatments. Everything felt proportionally balanced," says Wendy and Greg.
To get a true serene feel in the room, they combined softer tones with subtle pops of color and made the room feel open and airy with coastal-style furniture in the sitting nook. "A master retreat should be just that — a place where you can go to 'retreat'," they advise. "The use of softer tones keeps the space relaxing and calm while pops of color add interest without overwhelming."
To keep the room from feeling too monotonous, they featured 12 different fabrics throughout. Layered throw pillows in different patterns but similar shades of blue bring interest to the center of the room and pop against the crisp, white bed linens.
It wouldn't be a master retreat without a luxurious bathroom. The exposed beams and vaulted ceiling carry through to the master bath, and the white walls keep with the breezy, coastal theme. A reclaimed wood wall adds warmth against the all-white fixtures.