Hooray, I finally get to share all the details of my Larchmont Bungalow project with you! The entire house just appeared in the new Fall issue of Rue Magazine and now it's time to share all the behind-the-scenes details.
Let's start this tour with the master bedroom. My client's tastes definitely ran toward traditional, classic, and feminine. Her bedroom presented us with some challenges. It was small and dark and the only place for the bed to go was up against a large window which wasn't even centered on the wall. It had two weird wall sconces whose placement made no sense at all.
Whereas before my client felt weird about having that big window onto the street so she kept the blinds drawn all the time, now the curtains hide the blinds entirely. When the blinds are up the curtains provide privacy and daylight all at once, and the blinds can still be lowered to darken the room entirely.
We removed the weird wall sconces on the side wall and hung a giant silver leafed mirror that really helps to open up the small space. (Designer tip: this is one of my all-time favorite Ikea items that I seem to use again and again. I love the shape! Check it out on the source list below.)
The silvery grey tufted bed was one of my own designs (btw the launch of my new furniture line and website is coming along friends ... soon to be available far and wide!)
I think the campaign dressers I got at one of my favorite vintage haunts might be my favorite find in the entire room ...
Especially because they looked like this when I found them at Hernandez Furniture in LA.
The mercury glass lamps were a very happy and affordable find from Lamps Plus (I swapped out the beige lampshades for these white ones from Target.)
This small bedroom needed all the tricks I could throw at it to make it feel more open and spacious. Reflective surfaces like mirror and mercury glass help with this a ton, as does the wall of luminous linen curtains. Crisp bedding with silver embroidery keeps the palette bright and white, and the Kaffe Fasset floral print pillow provides a much needed counterpoint of color and pattern.
It started out looking like this ...
And that's the scoop on the master bedroom! Fairly simple stuff, but it feels like an entirely different room now. Amazing what attending to the basics (bedding, window treatments, lamps) can do.
Keep coming back for the rest of the room tours and all the juicy "before & after" shots of the rest of the house!
NIGHTSTANDS vintage, restored in Benjamin Moore "White Dove"
WHITE DRESSER vintage, restored in Benjamin Moore "White Dove"
WALL MIRROR Ikea Songe
ROMAN SHADES custom Rosa Beltran Design