Hello, Wednesday, how do you arrive so quickly?
So I’m back to talking about projects we are working on right now. Station Road is the last of the major decorating projects to discuss. (Though we did just begin a new project in Chestnut Hill, so I guess it isn’t the last!) I would describe Station Road as my Pretty Project. Not that they all aren’t beautiful, but when I think of our choices, they are all so PRETTY.
What does Pretty mean? A mix of jewel tones. Soft patterns. Feminine touches with just enough of glam to make her happy. A bit of mid-century and boho mixed in to speak to the Mister. Fresh Traditional with just enough edge to not be saccharine or sterile.
My clients bought their house in Wynnewood, making the typical migration from the city to the burbs. She reached out to me before settlement and had us jump on designs as soon as it was theirs. They were hoping to have minimal home overlap and to be able to renovate the new home and move in as soon as possible. With big changes happening on the first floor sometime soon (fingers crossed) we focused on the bedrooms.
This was the master bedroom as the old owners had it…
My client was interested in adding more color. She was down for pattern, metallics, mirrored, lacquer, wood, chinoiserie… just nothing too busy or ultra contemporary. Since the bed wall was large and bare, I suggested we add wallpaper. I wanted a soft pattern that work well with the other textiles, but not be too bossy. Instead, we chose a pattern for the head pillow that would serve as our focal point/inspiration for the design.
I’ve long wanted to use this birdy floral by G&J Baker. I LOVE the colors.
We had so much to pull from- soft blue, teal, lavender, fuschia, yellow, pale green… the design could have gone in a dozen of different directions.
Wanting it to remain gender neutral, we took it easy on the pinks purples and layered on different shades of blue and a pop of citron.
Bleached woods, a touch of brass and mirrored nightstands finish off the room.
So far the wallpaper has been installed and it’s so pretty!
We also added a little softness to the adjoining master bathroom in the form of more wallpaper.
Bedroom wall into bathroom
The master bedroom has a sitting room off of it and we created a complementary design for this space. While the bedroom is decidedly more feminine and glam, the sitting room takes on a more casual, bohemian vibe. I found a faded turkish rug that had many of the same colors as our bedroom inspiration fabric and built the room from there. Bonus points- Hubby enjoys the Turkish rug! See, designing for both sexes is so easy.
Sitting Room BEFORE as the old owners had it…
The Turkish Rug…
We also had to figure out how to use this long skinny room with lots of windows. The request that it be a den for TV watching, with an office AND a vanity area. A lot to pack it, but I think the floor plan laid out nicely.
We’ve finalized nearly every decision, just need to figure out which fabric we will use to recover my client’s Bergere chair.
If all goes as planned, we will be installing the majority of the items in two weeks! I’m pretty excited to see it come together. Next up is finalizing the daughter’s room, and it just may be my favorite bedroom yet. Don’t worry, we will be sharing that design soon!