“Regan Olivia! I can’t even see the floor in here! It looks like a future episode of “Hoarders!” I said with shock when I saw my niece’s bedroom. It looked as if she stood in the middle of the room and threw things over her head to see where they would land. She looked at me wide eyed as if caught by surprise and said, “I was sorting everything but then my friends always want to play and I run out of time to finish sorting.” I rolled my eyes skyward processing this thought while a beat of silence passed between us and I said finally, “So what you are saying is that this is your friends fault?” She responded with a huff and an elongated, “Noooowwwah!” I am going to clean it up but I want to sort my stuff so I can donate!” She said with a touch of indignation, bordering on righteous. “Calm down!” I said. “You’re not in trouble but two weeks ago this looked like a pre-teen retreat and now this! So, I just wondered what happened!” I said raising my eyebrows for effect. As I drove home my mind wondered to the world of decorating and relaxing retreats. Let’s take a peek inside a master bedroom retreat where everything has its place and there is a place for everything somewhere in the heart of The Villages.
The walls were a bright vibrant yellow but not my clients taste. We decided to calm the space down by painting the room the color Patience. This color is a soft light creamy tan with a hint of gold. The bedroom felt calming once we turned off the sun.
• Soft headboard
The homeowners purchased a new tall padded headboard covered in tan linen and it looks amazing! The sides of the bed are soft and covered in the same fabric as the headboard. This is a great type of bed to buy if you have a mattress that rises up and down because the headboard will be very stable.
The bedding is a combination of bedding from a local retailer. Usually, I choose white as the base coverlet but we loved the pattern and lightness of the coverlet shown and decided to use teal as the accent. We purchased three teal Euros as the pop of color at the back of the bed and we placed the teal coverlet at the base of the bed as the bed scarf. I love it!
The solid pops of teal were looking so good that we wanted more. We decided to hang stationary side panels on each side of the windows. This framed out the bed to create a great focal wall. We hung the window treatments all the way to the ceiling at 95 inches high. This draws the eye upward and makes the focal wall look larger.
The window treatments framed out a great space above the bed which felt like it needed a great piece of art. We chose Gene Rizzo’s Chairman of the Board because we love the work and the colors were perfect. Also, nothing is more soothing in the bedroom than a beach scene.
We needed a bench at the end of the bed to put on shoes or just perch for a moment. We found a bench that worked perfect will all the other teals and it was the perfect size for the end of the bed.
We love the lamps because they add soft touch of yellow gold. The lamps are glazed with cream and a hint of Teal. Also, they have cute little birds on branches.
• Mickey Phone
The phone is a real working phone and too cool not to have out. This is something personal and eclectic that will make your room your own.
• Family wall
There are lots of opinions about a family wall in the master bedroom. There is no right or wrong, it is simply personal preference. The homeowners love family walls and they wanted to see their family every morning, so we created a big wall just for them. We incorporated wall shelves to place small items or small frames as well.
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