“Help” for the Master Bedroom

“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.”

Master Bedroom BeforeI 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.

Master Bedroom DrawingMy 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.

Idea Gallery

Missy CaulkThe 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.

Master Bedroom RenderingPlease contact me if you have any questions, thoughts or comments. I would love to read your comments!

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5 Responses

  1. Missy is a fabulous designer!!! I’ve known and worked with her for over 20 years! She can blend contemporary designs with her keen knowledge of antiques making stunning choices that stand the test of time. Missy is always my “go to” person for design advice. The added bonus, Missy’s personality is as bright as her color palette!

    Jean Weiss

  2. Missy, Thank you so much for sending your new blog! I love it and your shorter hair is so pretty on you! I’ve wondered where you were, if you were still w/FLS and please please always let us know where you will be so i could get in touch with you! All your help with our florida home, now 5 years old, has been so appreciated and admired by those who come visit (which are many!). We love everything and still wouldn’t change a thing. Now to update New Hope’s home! You have such a talent with such extraordinary taste….and we were so grateful to have you guide us in decorating our new home. God Bless and please stay in touch!
    xoxoBarbara & Chandler

  3. What an amazing transformation! Painting trim is something I have long been afraid of, but I think you just gave me the courage to try it! Please post the pics of the final transformation as soon as you can!

  4. MISSY…..YOU ARE AMAZING!!! THIS BEDROOM IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. OVER THE YEARS YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND CREATIVITY HAVE INSPIRED ME. I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU ARE SHARING YOUR GIFT WITH MORE PEOPLE. HOPE TO MEET YOU AGAIN AT “JOES” FOR LUNCH!!

  5. MISSY,
    THE NEWEST BLOG IS TERRIFIC! AS ALWAYS YOU HAVE THE BEST IDEAS. LIKE A PREVIOUS COMMENTOR WROTE, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE FINISHED ROOM.
    YOU HAVE HELPED US WITH DESIGN SO MUCH OVER THE YEARS. YOUR CHOICES ARE INCREDIBLE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AGAIN:>)

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