Fair warning, you may re-evaluate your entire bedroom after scrolling through this tour. You can blame us for the motivation and be grateful to Katie of Ivory & Bone Interiors for designing such a stunning space. She worked with her client to create a retreat with a “stay-cation” vibe using neutrals, inviting texture, statement lighting and global elements. The result is truly a space that makes you want to cozy up in every corner, every chair and well, dive straight into that divine bed. With imagery by Kate of Freebird, we’re getting a walk through of all the details today.
Tell us a bit about this space and the inspiration behind it.
Before anything else, I have my clients tell/show me the photos that inspire them, rooms or “vibes” that they are drawn to. In this particular project, my client gravitated towards neutral bedrooms with soft textiles and global elements. From there, the gears started turning. I drew from my love for soft linens, moroccan furniture, and tropical materials like cane and rattan.
What were the top design priorities for this space?
Well, of course lighting (as it always is for me). This bedroom had very high ceilings which is a rarity so I knew we needed to take advantage. Those dramatic ceilings needed a grand pendant! Another priority was comfort. My client wanted to feel like they were on a “stay-cation” so I knew luxurious, fluffy bedding was a must!
Can you talk about the style goals for this project?
I really wanted my design to walk-the-line between boho, yet mature. My client is a career woman, a mother of three, a wife… She has a worldly style but I wanted to avoid the “Coachella/urban outfitters” look. I aimed to incorporate the earthiness of some of these eclectic collections, for example the floating media console or geometric bench, but I pulled back by contrasting the wood with modern lines like the iron end tabs or bolted acrylic frames.
What is your favorite design element in this space?
I really love the rug. Overdyed rugs are very popular these days, but a true, vintage rug that carries a story… that’s priceless, especially one with a bold colorful pattern such as this. In the beginning, we were leaning towards neutral but my client took a risk with me and as always, these risks are the touches that shine in the end. They shine, not because these touches are dangerously successful, but because they get us out of our comfort zone. That extra effort just has a way of revealing itself in a beautiful, victorious way.
For those out there who want to revamp their own bedroom, where would you tell them to start?
I would tell them to start compiling bedroom decor photos that resonate a feeling of happiness. Then ask yourself, why? Is it the coloring? The texture? Once you’ve defined those questions, you have defined your lens. Put those glasses on every time you shop so everything becomes a consistent collection that is associated by a feeling that lives inside you. It’s your design compass, let it be your guide!