Raise your hand if you’ve ever bumped your bedroom down on the priority list? I’ve got two hands raised. It took nearly two years for my husband and I to just paint our master, and we still have a long way to go. But when I see bedroom retreats like this one today, designed by Meg of Stage Style Stras, I’m quickly reminded that I should really bump our master up on the ol’ home list.
It’s easy to cheat ourselves out of a gorgeous master, because we simply sleep here, right? So, so wrong. This is the space where we rise and rest, which sets the tone for energy we need throughout our day and the rejuvenation we need at night. This room does that, all while pulling off a calm, yet sophisticated vibe—from the subtle statement wallpaper (one of our faves!) to the layers of cozy texture in the rug, bench and bedding. Keep scrolling for some of Meg’s tips on how to recreate this divine look.
Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the design? What were your client’s priorities/needs?
The clients had recently moved into their newly renovated home and wanted help designing a master bedroom that was equal parts stylish and tranquil. They already owned a beautiful upholstered bed frame that they requested to incorporate in the space. From there we settled on a wallpaper to accent the wall behind the headboard, one that was full of tonal nuances which worked to provide depth while also keeping the space airy and light, establishing the direction in which the design would then unfold.
How would you define the style of this space in just a few words?
Fresh and soothing. AKA: a place you are happy to see at the end of a long day!
This space feels elevated, yet relaxed. Do you have any tips for others who might be trying to achieve the same in their bedroom retreat?
Layer your bed, start with a neutral duvet and then add on a blanket or quilt at the end, and plenty of pillows at the top. If you are working within a softer color palette like we did in this project, it’s all about the details. Including pattern and texture is key. And don’t forget, even your bedroom is an opportunity to create a curated and collected look with books, art and other pieces that represent your style and taste.
Shop the Look
What is your favorite design element in the room?
Hard to choose! It’s a toss up between the wallpaper accent wall and large-scale art. The wallpaper injects personality in the space in the most subtle way, whereas the artwork over the console gives a nice pop of color while still complimenting the soothing nature of the room.
Can you tell us about some of the vendors/sources you used in this space?
While designing the room, we also were mindful of finding opportunities to buy products from small businesses. Beyond the care and quality you find in goods purchased from creative entrepreneurs, we find it is important to invest in the hearts and minds of the individuals committed to bringing fresh new ideas and products to the marketplace. For example, we selected pillows from Jolie Marche and a beautiful piece of artwork from Pencil Box Art & Design. The flowers used when styling and shooting the space were from Poppy Jar Flowers, a small veteran owned business based in Georgetown, D.C., that grew every single stem locally in the arrangement provided.