When Katey and Paul took on designing their house, they put off the master bedroom for last. For many, the master bedroom is a challenge, as both people want to feel like it is totally their room and want to feel really comfortable in it. This might mean striking a balance not only between each other's tastes but conventionally masculine and feminine aspects. (We did a whole post on this subject here, if you're interested.) Their idea was to ground the space with the masculine hues of dark brown with the wooden floorboards and a "chocolate-velvet" bed, then contrast these with airy and glamorous feminine accents.
It was a great idea, but the first attempt didn't quite work.
Then, working with interior designer Maddie Hughes, they swapped out the leopard print for white pillows and a lucite bench with angora throw, placed a beautiful rug that tied into the established palette under the bed, added a very tasteful window treatment, exchanged the white art triptych above the bed for one with earthy tones and gilded frames, and selected a new chandelier: Cielo by Corbett Lighting. In Katey's words, the effect of this chandelier and these textiles on the room was "transformative."
Below is the outcome. Get the whole scoop from Katey in her blog post on her site, Chronicles of Frivolity.