A Jewel-Toned Master Bedroom Retreat

Sam emailed me asking for help with the bedroom in her new rental. She wanted it to “feel homey and like a sanctuary” and she sent me some gorgeous inspiration photos (which I will have to share with you soon).

There were a few key requirements for the space:
1. It had to incorporate the mahogany sleigh bed and the pretty purple medallion duvet cover that Sam already owned.
2. It needed storage.
3. It should incorporate rich jewel tones, particularly deep purple.
4. It needed to feel bigger despite the limited dimensions.
Here is what we came up with:

The room is only 12′ x 10′, but a simple colour palette with plenty of neutrals should help it feel bigger. I used Sam’s purple duvet cover as a starting point and added teal as the accent because she likes jewel tones (as do I). 
{Chandelier from Pottery Barn}
Sam found the gorgeous beaded chandelier, and I echoed the glass and gold elements through the art and accessories.
{Finial from Urban Outfitters}

White rental walls can feel cold, but bringing in soft texture through the velvet drapes and throw pillows should warm it up.

{Pillows from West Elm}
To keep the budget down, there are a fair few potential DIY projects in this design board. The étagère – Ikea’s $40 Vittsjo – could be painted gold (either sprayed or using Rub N Buff), like the one below. It could also be used in place of a side table for extra storage in a limited space.
{By Ana Antunes}

The art work – three framed giclee prints – is beautiful but busts the bank at $290 a pop.

{Giclee prints from Layla Grace}
But it could be recreated by painting plain bamboo frames gold and filling them with cheaper prints, like this $10 beauty:
{PrintHouseCompany on Etsy}
Finally, the dresser – a white mirrored piece from Z Gallerie – is gorgeous, but we also explored the idea of an Ikea hack. I love all the campaign style redos I’ve seen around, like this one:
{Via Cup of Te}
This really was a fun board to work on – I loved Sam’s ideas and the brief she gave me, so thank you, Sam, for letting me help! One last look…
Aaaand here’s the full source list:
Chandelier – Pottery Barn
Rose pillow – West Elm
Terrarium – Urban Outfitters
Velvet drapes in ‘Stone’ – Pottery Barn
Mercury glass finial – Urban Outfitters
Coral prints – Layla Grace
Étagère – Ikea
Frame (on etagere) – Z Gallerie
Jewellry dish – Urban Outfitters
Glass jewelry box – Urban Outfitters
Purple lamp shade – Every Lamp Shade
Grey sphere lamp base – Target
Velvet studded pillow – West Elm
Duvet cover – Ikea
Grey pleated lamp shade – Target
Blue glass lamp base – Target
Purple glass vase – Ikea
Mirrored side table – Ballard Designs
Lotus tealight holder – Amazon
Mirrored tray – Urban Outfitters
Sleigh bed – representative of client’s own
Velvet pintuck pillows – Urban Outfitters
Mirror – Lamps Plus
Dresser – Z Gallerie
Purple overdyed rug – Rugs USA
Trellis rug – Z Gallerie
‘Spring Rain’ photograph – ShannonPix on Etsy


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