Before: Empty and UglyKavita recently bought her first home–a roomy one-bedroom condo. Prior to buying, she had always lived in studio apartments, so she is really enjoying having a separate bedroom. What she is not enjoying is the bedroom's décor. The only furniture she has is a bed borrowed from a friend, and she really dislikes the bright blue walls. The homeowner would like to turn her new master bedroom into a sanctuary, a place where she can unwind and relax. She would like the bedroom to have a sleek, modern feel, but she'd also like the space to have a calm, Zen-like atmosphere.
After: Zen-Like Modern RetreatKavita's blank slate of a bedroom now radiates a modern feel with luxurious feminine details. The orange silk wall of drapes and the soft-patterned dark walls combine to give the room a sense of tranquility. By reorienting the furniture, Kenneth creates a dramatic focal point with the bed.
Warm Color PaletteThe color palette combined with the subtle textures of the bed and bedding set the cozy, inviting tone. The orange drapes give the room a warm glow. While the blues, creams and browns make for a comfortable, cocoon-like feeling with a contemporary edge.
To create a sense of balance in the room, two matching lamps hang over the two matching nightstands. The pattern on the inexpensive shades mirrors the wallpaper's vine motif. A little glue and glitter are added to highlight the vines and to give the room some sparkle.
Feminine HeadboardThe extra-long headboard maximizes the wall space to make the room feel bigger. The headboard's modern, butterfly tufting gives it a classy, feminine look.
Rich WallsThe rich-patterned walls combine with the orange silk drapes to give the room a sense of serenity. The wallpaper's organic, almost abstract vine motif suggests floral without being too flowery.
Kenneth's Tip: Wallpaper is an easy way to add texture and pattern to a room.
Cozy CornerFor the seating area, Kenneth and the homeowner choose a curved-back chair, which always works best in a corner.
Leftover fabric from the coverlet was used to create a graphic-block patterned pillow. The pillow ties the colors and textures in the room together and adds the perfect finishing touch.