You've seen the living room, the kitchen, and the adjoining dining room of this beautiful house so far, and today it's time to bring you into the primary suite which is right off the living room! Have a scroll through to see how we updated this space for this sweet couple!
As a reminder, this is where we started, y'all. This is how the room looked when our clients bought the house. When we walked in for the initial consultation, thankfully the window treatments had been removed, and only sub-floor and two tone paint scheme remained...but not for long.
As you probably guessed, I wanted to get rid of those columns and stepped ceiling treatment, but the clients didn't want to allocate any of the budget on big changes like this. Painting the walls white, and the ceiling a touch brighter white, made the architecture we wanted to de-emphasize virtually disappear.
We also went with the same roller automated shades we used in the living room. The colorway we selected was absolutely spot on and a pretty perfect match to the wall paint color which makes them disappear as well when lowered.
We love love love this modern take on a wood poster bed, and extra large nightstands that give them plenty of book storage for late night reading time. Knowing our clients would be sitting up in bed to read at night was what led to a plush upholstered headboard as well! Layered white bedding with a brown coverlet and shams gives them the flexibility to add or subtract as the seasons change.
I found these three prints of Iowa corn fields, as an homage to my client's hometown in the Midwest. Her husband has great big art pieces that we've used throughout the house, and I wanted to give her this little moment! This polypropylene rug is soft underfoot and mirrors the same texture as the living room rug, but with a different mix of darker colors too.
We also took two more shots from their family photography session and framed one for each nightstand, as a reminder of when they were that little. It goes by so fast...says the mom of two recent high school grads. #thedaysarelongbuttheyearsareshort
I love the ideas of swivel chairs in a bedroom whenever there is room to have them! The columns turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because it created a bit of a niche in front of the windows for us to have two swivel chairs for them to use. We also used two little blue lumbar pillows to pull in the gray blue color from the area rug as well as the beautiful color we have on the walls in the adjoining bathroom.
I'll always remember the text and photo I received at 10pm, a few days after the install, of two used wine glasses and an empty bottle of wine, saying 'we use this area every weekend! Where would we be without you!"
It's those moments when I know I'm meant to do what I do - creating a home for the special moments between people.
That brings us to their large adjoining bathroom! There's a lot going on in here in the before photos...
What a time capsule, huh? These clients knew they wanted to keep the separate vanities, but a freestanding tub instead of this built-in beast, and lightening up the entire space.
Night and day difference! We decided on a 12"x 24" floor tile that is easy to clean, and great quartz countertops, both of which have a beautiful marble effect but without the maintenance that comes with real marble. With white cabinetry, I wanted a bit of contrast with the walls, and selected this soft gray color with just a hint of blue undertones.
And how much sleeker is that bathtub?! She was a very happy camper when that was installed!
These might be the biggest mirrors I've ever installed in a bathroom, but when one of your clients is 6' 7", you go big with the mirrors! I literally had him stand right there in front of his vanity, and had the electrician mark his eye line as the midpoint of the long sconces on either side of the mirror. Luckily for us, the ceiling height allowed for this, but it's definitely not something to overlook if you're installing in a space you use multiple times a day!
Height was a big deal in the shower as well - the plumber marked a much higher position for the shower head with my client standing in the shower to make sure he wouldn't have to crouch down to wash his hair. Very important detail!
We went very classic but chic and updated with this elongated zellige subway tile. It's wavy texture catches the light coming in through that big window so beautifully!
And that's all she wrote for their primary suite - stay tuned for the renovated spaces upstairs! If you're looking for help with your own bathroom (or whole house) remodeling project of your own, please know that we're here to help. We’re currently booking new projects with start dates in early fall, so chat with us sooner rather than later! We also offer one time Chit Chat Design consultations for clients who need a listening ear and a point in the right design direction rather than our full service level of design services at this time. Either way, let NLI help you love where you live so let's get started!
Design and Styling: Nancy Lane Interiors
Professional Photography: Ellen Renee Photography