• Jewel Tone Haven

    I have a short list of musts when working on Master Suites...

    1. A layered bed that feels like a retreat at the end of the day
    2. A pretty place to sit by a window for cozying up with a book
    3. A spa like bath with a place to soak
    4. Art that makes a statement
    5. Willis the Cat (scroll down)
    Jokes on that last part but, for real, if you met this cool cat you would want him in your room too. Willis or not, this spot checks all my boxes on what a master should be.

    (The infamous Willis)

    The bedroom is essentially an extension of the bath (see below) by pulling out the same emerald hue and going all in on the other jewel tones as well. I always like to start the mix of textiles with one pattern that provides lots of colors to pull from and Schumacher does color like no one else. Exotic Butterfly is one of my faves when looking for an exciting color palette. We added in abstract art from Chicago artist Bethany Mabee, a palm tree print from Lena Navarro and a few layers of accessories without cramping space on the nightstands. A reading nook by the window featuring a chaise from Joybird rounds out the must-have’s of a master quite well and basically negates the need for spa days. “Ha!” Full of jokes today because we all know that nothing replaces a spa day…

    Images by Luke Cleland

    Like we mentioned before, we actually began with the design of the bathroom and knew that color had to be a part of the space. When we settled on black hex tile and white arabesque tiles to mesh with the Dorothy Shain B&W bikini that we found for the space, the cabinetry was the obvious spot for a pop. Enter Benjamin Moore Ming Jade. The rest of the bath came together with mixed metal tones, using gold to warm the space in selections like the overhead light, wallpaper and mirrors. Basically, this space has relaxation to the max written all over it and I’m always down with that vibe, especially between spa days. 

    BRB I have to go take a bubble bath now.

    XO, AL