“Help I don’t know what I am doing!” was the subject line of the e-mail from my clients, along with a photo with various paint samples on the wall. Like many young professionals with hectic schedules, they decided to get help with their master bedroom project. They had purchased a home on Lake Michigan and wanted to update the master and make it an “intimate master retreat.”
I explained that we needed to develop a plan to move forward and understand all elements required to make the right decisions. We would need a floor plan, photos of the existing space, and any ideas they had about what they wanted. They sent several photos and a hand-drawn room layout that gave me the information to create a scaled floor plan. The more information I can consider for a project, the better the end result. A great tool that I am now using is a customer e-design gallery where we can post photos and share information online. It works great for clients on the go! Great communication makes for great design, and I keep everything related to their project for any future reference or additions.
My clients told me they were interested in a Century Furniture fabric headboard and wanted the space to have a calm, soothing feeling. The headboard gave me a great place to start. We began by selecting the fabric for the headboard, which gave me the palette to select all the colors for the project. Next, I found the bedside chests from Lillian August for Hickory White. They were perfect, with a wonderful honed Carrera Marble top.
The walls are Benjamin Moore, Edgecomb Gray (HC-173) trimmed with Benjamin Moore, Chantilly Lace (OC-65). At first, they were hesitant about painting the trim, and I said, “Trust me on this.” The color combination gave my clients the calm, soothing feeling they wanted.
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