The four-poster bed, which carpenter David Brown crafted from old doors purchased at Habitat for Humanity, is set on wheels for ease of cleaning. Complete with an eco-friendly mattress from the HGTV Green Home Collection, green bedding and a sheer bed canopy, the furnishing adds drama. “It’s soaring and crazy,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Giclee prints from Bridgewater, Mass., artist Jim Stafford add impact. “The originals are photographs of old sidewalks from the area and I always love the idea of elevating an everyday item or object into art by the way it is presented,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A detour from the home’s edgy, linear design theme, interior designer Linda Woodrum allowed herself one indulgence: “The upholstery fabric represents the only flowers in the house. It was fun to girl it up.”
A paper-mache lamp with silk shade, crafted by Haitian artists, tells a green story: Contents are recycled and the lamp is hand-painted with low-VOC paint.
Luxurious and earth-friendly, the four-poster bed is dressed in a collection of mod pillows, including cotton shag throws fashioned from garment industry remnants and 250-thread-count organic cotton sateen sheets, block-printed by hand.
An eye-popping duvet folded at the bed’s edge is within easy reach should an evening turn chilly.
A nautical-style bulkhead light, centered over the bed head, stands in as a reading light. The quiet style keeps all eyes focused on the dramatic furnishing.
Recycled tin drum pendants, handmade and hand-painted by artisans in Mexico, replace conventional reading lamps. “This room is a little more whimsical than the rest of the house,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum when discussing the lighting choice.
The pendants’ recycled mouth-blown glass finials add a hint of sparkle and serve as a foil for more traditional room features.
A full-length floor mirror reflects sunlight in the bedroom. The antique-style, glass-tile design is reminiscent of vintage mosaic.
Shaggy carpet in a patriotic blue hue softens every footstep. The bound carpeting includes 25 percent post-consumer recycled content.
The only space in the home to feature drapery, the Master Bedroom boasts its own small storage closet.