With its own private deck and easy access, via telescoping glass doors, to outdoor spaces, the master bedroom offers a luxurious retreat. Hickory floors and an ashwood bed, finished in a dark hue, ground the space and make light-colored fabrics pop.
Creating a cocoon-like feel, the queen-sized bed nestles inside a wall niche. Green accent pieces connect the space to exteriors.
Marine life-inspired artwork surrounds the headboard, referencing high-regency style and its emphasis on repetition. Each unique specimen was collected by artist Karen Robertson along the Atlantic seacoast and hand-pressed.
The bed is dressed in linen sheets with a linen box-stitched quilt complete with French-knot details. The damask pattern of the area rug lends drama and continues the room's focus on bold pattern and design.
Tabletop accents help to tell the story of serenity and compelling design. Pagoda-style lamps are paired with faux tortoise jewelry boxes and a scented soy wax candle.
A bedside iPad controls the mattress base, which adjusts to accommodate several ergonomic rest positions. The user can adjust head and leg positions as well as head, lumbar and leg massage, and preset both position and massage modes.
A bed-and-breakfast style experience is served up for the lucky winner. Crisp white porcelain dinnerware and bamboo-style stainless steel flatware comprise a lovely place setting.
Trellis-like upholstery fabric elevates the design of a sand-colored lounge chair. A creamy wool throw blanket invites one to curl up and nap.
Interior designer Linda Woodrum, not a fan of all-white interiors, selected an ashwood bed in a dark finish to complement creamy linens. "You have to have something to ground your lights." she says. "You do need darks — it might be a piece of artwork, a coffee table, artwork or pillows."
A dressing table near the room's entrance commands attention. Graphic design comes in the form of the Greek key fretwork mirror, a trellis fabric tablecloth and filigree-embroidered lampshades. The mirror frame and potted ferns add the needed pop of green.
A petite ottoman, upholstered in a refined lattice-print fabric, serves as seating and doubles as a tabletop surface.
Wall mirrors reflect light and visually expand the room's already generous footprint.
The dark finish, coupled with parquet and cane insets, lends a well-worn, vintage look to the classic panel bed.
An LED TV offers the luxury of cinema in bed. Media equipment and DVDs are easily stowed in the travertine-topped cottage-style server, which doubles as a media cabinet in the master bedroom.
Steps from telescoping glass doors that open to a private deck, an accent chair carves out a cozy reading nook. A vibrant green color, presented in a throw pillow, connects the space to backyard views.
An oversized photograph draws the eye in the room's far corner. "We thought it was really graphic, strong, and had a nice contrast to all the peacefulness in the room without being jarring," says Linda.