We recently finished a master bedroom for a client in the Upstate – twice in the last year, the bathroom on the second level had flooded this main-level master bedroom, and it was in dire need of some attention!
Some pillows our client had found with their green, aqua, and brown embroidery became the starting point for the new scheme. Since the previous scheme was green, we decided to feature the aqua and brown tones in the new room. The coverlet, dustruffle, and other pillow fabrics fell into place easily, but it was a challenge to find a drapery fabric that would pull everything together. We finally selected a beautiful embroidered and printed silk; it was much more interesting than the previous draperies and because it makes such a statement, we decided to skip the wallpaper and go for a soft neutral paint with undertones of aqua.
To avoid the draperies being too heavy and full to draw across the windows, we also installed new shades on the french doors and side window. This particular pattern is our new favorite. It’s a soft white with a thin backing that filters the light and provides privacy from anyone who might be outside looking in. It can be raised out of the way during the daytime, revealing the backyard view of the pool, or left down, still allowing plenty of natural light and privacy in the room.