Creating a Soothing, Relaxing Bedroom Suite
Since the entire second floor of this house is dedicated to a primary suite, my goal is to make it a place to get away from it all to rest, relax and recharge. It's one of the largest bedroom suites we've ever done and it's got so much wonderful, unique character. And while I want to maintain the vintage charm of the house, this space is brand new so I incorporated a touch of modern as well.
|Doesn't everyone sew with a T square?|
For another charming element, a friend gave me this amazing 100 year old wicker settee. I made a new cushion for it and just love how it looks. It will be perfect in the suite!
But before we can install any of that, we had to get the rooms built. I've shared some of the progress in a previous post, but in the last couple of weeks we've hit some major milestones. Pat Mann and his team installed beautiful birch flooring. He finished it with two coats of oil finish to bring out the warm tones and then added a water based polyurethane to give it a beautiful glow. He'll add one more coat just before the new owners move in, to make sure it looks perfect!
Then Brian came in and covered all the structural beams with reclaimed lumber. It was a lot of angles and took exacting cuts - and the craftsmanship shows as soon as you reach the top of the stairs! Doesn't it look amazing?
|View toward bathroom|
|Lots of angles - lots of charm!|
|It's a big inviting space!!|