Are you ready for another reveal from our Fitzgerald Condo Remodel!? Today we're talking all about the Main Bedroom....and let me tell you, it is a bedroom fit for a QUEEN.
You may be starting to notice that the real show-stealers in the project are the many vintage-inspired rugs we used in each of the rooms. These were the starting point for each of the spaces and informed our color palettes throughout.
In her previous condo, while similar colors, our client's design choices we're slightly more bright and graphic. We took notes from the colors that showed up in that space, which included blues, greys, wood tones, and warm browns, and created a more subtle, elevated version of her style.
The bedroom was a great blank slate to work with. Three large south and west-facing windows allowed for TONS of natural light and a fantastic downtown view, and the footprint of the room was quite large. You'll also notice a small one-person balcony just off her bedroom, which, while we didn't design anything out there, we thought was pretty adorable.
The one element that was a little quirky in this room was the placement of the two south-facing windows on what really was the only logical wall for the bed. The previous owners had the bed in the same location, but you'll notice that the bed feels giant on that skinny area of wall between the two windows. SO: I decided to use the sorcery of WINDOW TREATMENTS and custom furniture to trick the eye and make those windows feel a little more cohesive and the bed more proportionate.
Main Bedroom Before
Main Bedroom After
The plan for the new bedroom bed-wall would include a large, upholstered bed frame with a much taller headboard, lower/wider nightstands, and one set of stationary curtain panels with a single, long curtain rod that would extend the length of the back wall. Rather than give each window it's own set of curtains, this gives the illusion of these windows being connected: part of a larger set, rather than two distinct windows. Finally, the large upholstered headboard would layer nicely in front of the two windows, creating dimension and scale.
The previous layout also included artwork above the bed, which, while the piece itself is beautiful, it stops your eye in that spot and makes you notice the small area between the windows. Leaving this area blank allows your eye freely flow past that area, making that wall feel bigger and more cohesive.