Before: Neutral DroneBromstad fashions a bed frame with Southeast Asian style. He carves the pinewood to give it an aged character and distressed look. A dark walnut stain is the perfect complement to the bold citrus color palette. The low profile of the new bed frame increases the sense of spaciousness, while a blend of dynamic colors and textures generates an exotic, romantic mood.
After: Citrus VibeStacie and Mario Vigil want a vibrant, romantic bedroom with a Southeast Asian style. Host David Bromstad taps into the homeowners' personalities to find his color inspiration, prompting him to use bold oranges and greens in the room. Custom-made furniture, a few bamboo touches and linen and silk drapes transform this bedroom into a breezy Balinese boudoir.
The master bedroom is a modest size but seems smaller due to the size and amount of furniture occupying the space. Pair that with an absence of color, and you get a room that feels on the bland side. The homeowners had started to move towards a Southeast Asian style but only got as far as a ceiling fan and window coverings. They're ready for the whole room to come together and feel like a tropical paradise.
Before: Electronic NightmareMario Vigil loves his electronics, but keeping them in full view isn't doing much for the room's aesthetics. While he likes modern technology, he is also a bit traditional in his design choices that include hidden storage. Vigil wants those sensibilities to complement his wife's preference for ethnic style.Together they want to create a vibrant, romantic getaway.
After: Tangerine DreamA deep tangerine orange on the wall opposite the bed creates an accent wall in the otherwise lime green space. While defining this space as separate from the rest of the room, the accent color also ties that richly romantic feel into this area of the room. Bromstad designs a low, long table that matches the style of the bed frame. The front panels flips up so they can access their components, but folds back down to conceal the their electronics. The rattan chair completes the tropical feel and adds coziness to the area.
paint: wall (2145-30 Brookside Moss), wall (2166-30 Bronze Tone), orange wall (Danielle's custom color) – Benjamin Moore
stain: furniture (#115 Modern Walnut, #111 Walnut) – Zar Stains
fir wood bowl (item #160882859), Pucket lantern (item #141029567), 32" Tabia vase (item #120209178) – Z Gallerie
Raba accent table (item #389820), lotus chair (item #389840), Moorish stripe placemat (item #381296), Shashi carved screen (item #368016), flower didgeridoo (item #369922), black terra vase (item #377292, 377293), dark bamboo rug (item # 91472), standing bamboo (item #391596), carved wood frame (item #383547) – Cost Plus World Market
Os lamp – Gecko Gecko
sheer fabric – Britex Fabrics
Sultry StyleHere's a headboard anyone can make. Bromstad finds a tri-fold wooden screen that he separates into individual panels and then hangs, slightly spaced, onto the wall. Using dark wood in a brightly colored space anchors the room. Another reverse trick to tone down the wall colors is to use brighter accent colors; it makes bright colors on the walls look more muted. Bromstad does this with decorative pillows made from shiny fabrics and intense colors.
Earthy AccentsIn this room, Bromstad chooses bright, bold colors for the walls and accents them with neutrals. Amid all the bright colors in the room, the taupe and cream curtain panels give the eye a place to rest. The linen and silk fabrics bring in texture and an earthy feel. Winding branches become an organic curtain pull. Along with the dark wood accents, these elements help ground the energetic color palette.