Sunday, May 9, 2010

What I'm Working On: Blue and White Master Suite

Here's a peek at the master suite I'm working on. My client wants a soothing blue, spa-like space. Her own pair of coral silver prints served as inspiration for the motif and the color scheme. I thought we were on the same page, blues and whites with silver and crystal accents, until I mentioned layering in creams, textured natural fabric and golds to warm an otherwise dull and cold palette. While I personally don't care for mixing silver and gold on the body, I think it's a necessity in home decor. We dress every morning, but a home is supposed to feel layered and evolved over time. So far she's a bit resistant. So here's hoping my first mood board can help nudge her along. I know it's hard to see so tiny, so check out the photos below.

I'll use lots of antiqued mirror (hopefully framed in silvery gold). I love the idea of a little lucite end table in the sitting area. Any good resources?
Trims and fixtures with warm accents will give the room depth. Notice how the brass floor lamp mixes beautifully with sterling silver desk accessories.

My idea for the hallway leading to the master bath is mirrors inset in panel moulding. It will brighten the short dark hallway from the bedroom to the bath area. I especially love the warmth of the antique gold light fixtures, camel leather wing chair and the dark beige coral on the mantel.
For the bath area, I found this Thibaut paper which made me fall for coral motifs all over again. It is TDF in person. Aqua rice paper with hand blocked metallic coral in three shades of blue and silver. The silver picks up the veins of the carrera marble I'm using on the countertops.

While this photo doesn't necessarily reflect the style we're going after, it has the layered blue tones and gilded frames we'll use. I'll keep you all posted!  


Images: Elle Decor, Traditional Home, Southern Accents, Layla Grace, House Beautiful, Schumacher, Ankasa, Traditional Home, Traditional Home, Traditional Home, Thibaut, Tradtional Home, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Thibaut, Traditional Home

23 comments:

  1. Pretty, and so many choices for being blue.
    Thanks for stopping by today!
    Leslie

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  2. Alexandra... this is absolutely gorgeous! I am sure your client will love it. I agree I like to pull in a little bit of soft gold to give it warmth. Some interiors can take an all cool look but I think the warmth of the gold gives it depth. I especially love the gold pieces you have suggested and the antiqued mirrors and all your trims... beautiful! You and I should have a business together!
    Have a wonderful day! I am going to email you as I am going to be in Los Angeles in 5 weeks time so I wanted to tell you and maybe we could meet!
    Frances

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  3. Everything is gorgeous! I love it all! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  4. Thank you for stopping into my blog. I so love sharing projects! This one is just beautiful Hope you are well. I'll be back soon.

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  5. Thank you everyone for the nice comments. My client has seen the boards and my proposed direction and "LOVES it!" Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. Obsessed. No wonder your client loves it! I am going to have to save this post for when it's time to spend some $$ on our master suite....

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  7. The room is going to be soothing and stunning. I love your ideas. I have an Ankasa pillow and love it...did a post on it awhile ago. I love blues and in every shade! I look forward to your finished project.

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  8. I cant wait to see pictures! Our master suite has a few shades of blue as well. It's such a versatile color and so soothing!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog I am loving yours!

    All the Best!
    Kelle

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  9. Alexandra, it is fabulous. I am going to use more silver and gold leafing in some of my paintings. I love the Roma & Larson Juhl Antique Silver moldings.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. These powder blue shades are stunning!! Oh the colors and textures and patterns that you can match up with it. My imagination is going crazy right now with ideas!!

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  11. Oh my gosh. It is more than lovely. It's a dream. You have such a gift. And thank you for your comment on my post the other day. To answer your questions on it, yes you could feel something in the house. I definitely believe in energies and spirits! I hope he doesn't mind people taking picture there. It's now a beautiful place a place of art. I hope that is a compliment. Something... ugly? to something beautiful. About the pictures, I just edited them. I love that vintage feel though the natural color was gorgeous too.

    Rachael

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  12. What an inspired palette!

    Eddie and Jaithan

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  13. I have to tell you, I've been on your blog for the last 20 mintues reading all of your previous posts! Girl, you really have a talent for this stuff!!

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  14. Your client is blessed to be working with you! You've got it going on big time... love your vision and the direction your heading!!
    You've got talent :)
    Have a wonderful weekend
    xo

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  15. i love the inspiration for the space you're working on! my favorite lucite resource is CB2 — great silhouettes and reasonable prices. i can't wait to see how it all turns out. have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. I love your ideas and agree you need some warm hues or the place could feel too chilly. Homes should evolve I think and I love collecting and adding things over time. Everyone has their own ideas though!!

    Love the golc sun spoke mirror they are fabulous aren't they?

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  17. Can't wait to see the finished product! Thanks for your sweet comment and support. Have a wonderful wknd. xx

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  18. Wow, I really hope this did in fact nudge your client along, and that you will be posting the finished project soon...b/c this inspiration is just fabulous!

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  19. such stunning selections! Have a lovely weekend! x

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  20. Hi and thanks for your comment on my blog. You didn't leave an email address so I figured I'd contact you here.

    Just as an FYI, Airbnb didn't put up YHL photograph. It was the owner of the apartment that did that. Kind of like how craiglist or the ny times or ebay allows people to put photos on their lists, its the same thing. Just thought I should clarify that.

    Anyway - hope you see you aroun BL again. Off to check out the rest of your blog. I love the inspiration photos you've pulled for this post.

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  21. My master bedroom is blue and linen! Love these inspiration photos!!

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  22. I love everything you've pulled together. I'm sure your client will be completely sold! Can't wait to see the final results! xx

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