HGTV Green Home 2008: Bold Master Bedroom and Bath
The master bedroom suite continues the neutral color theme started in the common area, but this retreat takes these colors and makes them bolder, richer for the private space. The bed is made from recycled lumber by a local craftsman — some is even recycled from the Green Home job site. The mattress is made of eco-friendly foam. On the bed, interior designer Linda Woodrum used high-quality sustainably manufactured linens, with crisp white sheets and a drift of white pillows. The duvet and quilt are cotton and the throw across the end of the bed is silky bamboo.
The crewel-work pillows are adorned with flowers, which mirror the linens and art throughout the home, which all look like flower and plant cuttings. "The subtle story is the organic shapes, the flowers. These are very low-key, but it appears everywhere," Linda says.
Extra storage was added by using two chests of drawers next to the bed. Linda used pine chests and antiqued them in white to create a visual frame for the bed. The bedside lamps are made of recycled tin and aluminum, and their fun look is enhanced by the lotus-leaf finials on top of the shades.
Across from the bed is a reading area, with two slip-covered arm chairs flanking antique wicker shelves. The apple-green chairs add a pop of color in what would otherwise be a subdued room. Above the shelf unit Linda hung a flat-screen TV, which eliminates the need for a bulky armoire.
Reclaimed Wood Mirror
Simplicity and luxury combine for a beautiful master bathroom. The round mirrors over the sink are repurposed windows from an old house.
Linda softened the vanity by adding a tailored drape in brown and white checks, which covers several rolling baskets that contain toiletries and personal items. The shower is lined with white ceramic tiles. Its one-handle faucet and showerhead in brushed nickel keep with the simple theme. An aerator on the shower reduces water flow without compromising water pressure.
In a room that is primarily white, the apple-green countertop adds a dose of whimsy. Glass jars make pretty storage for bathroom necessities.
The bath takes a turn for the luxurious with the deep soaking tub. The traditional clawfoot style is set off by a Victorian tub faucet with a hand-held shower. With the shades up, you can lie back in the tub and watch the clouds roll across the sky. Artwork in the master bath reflects that of the rest of the house, with prints of plants made to look like pressed cuttings.