Before: Stark and EmptyRonna and Josh have a lot to celebrate: their 10-year anniversary, the birth of their third child and the completion of the renovation on their Colonial-style 1935 dream home. Now that construction is finished, it's time to start decorating their new 400-square-foot master bedroom. The room is nearly empty, and the homeowners need a lot of things to fill up the vast space. They want a traditional-style master suite that is romantic and luxurious, but still very kid-friendly.
After: Luxurious ComfortRonna and Josh's master suite is now a cozy and intimate retreat with the richness and luxury they were seeking. By using lavishly textured materials and bringing in larger-scale furniture pieces, the room has become a magnificent haven where the homeowners can kick back and relax.
ArmoireTo add balance to the room, a traditional-style armoire sits opposite the bed. Its large scale and rich wood detail do a splendid job of anchoring this side of the room.
Kenneth's Tip: Large furniture brings balance to big rooms.
BedTo make the iron bed frame pop off the gold wall, it was refinished in a rich black, and the brass was left untouched. Two new nightstands provide ample storage; they were intentionally mismatched to give the room an antique feel.
BeddingThe showstopper in this room is the lavish bedding. For that five-star resort look, Kenneth chose bedding that is made from Muga, a high-end silk. Sage-green pillows pull the greens from the carpet onto the bedding. The subtle patterns and colors in the bed skirt, shams and throw finish off the bedding with a rich, luxurious touch.
Kenneth's Tip: Muga is made from wild silkworms in Northern India. It is considered rare because it is harvested only twice a year.
Seating AreaKenneth placed two large upholstered chairs and an ottoman in the newly created seating area. The oversize chairs are a perfect place for the homeowners to relax and read with their kids.
The solid green drapes tie into the color of the rug and help soften the white shutters. The leading edge of the drapes and the valance are bordered with elegant banding to add interest and detail to the large bank of windows.
WallsThe room's enormous wall space is given a two-tone, textured treatment. Chair rail is normally hung 36 inches above the floor, but Kenneth chose to hang it a bit lower to accommodate the light switches and some of the furniture. Below the chair rail, the walls are painted a warm green that works well with the carpet. Above the chair rail, the wall covering has simple, subtle stripes that add a lot of texture to the room.
Kenneth's Tip: Combining textures and colors creates a luxurious feel.
ChandelierTo fill the ceiling volume, a large chandelier gracefully hangs in the center of the room.