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.

Photo: Pottery Barn

Planning for this space started 8 months ago. The inspiration was a quilt from Pottery Barn that I bought about 2 days after putting the house under contract.  I LOVE this quilt - it has that old world style that will make a dramatic statement in the room.







Next I had to find fabric for window treatments.  I came across this gorgeous fabric, it's sort of a slubby, heavy printed cotton.  I made full length drapes for the big windows. Doesn't everyone sew with a T square? 😂 

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!


And while the floors are gorgeous, what's the big story in this space?  The ceiling - with it's dormers and angles it's a real 'wow' feature, but was a challenge to construct.  The first step to finishing it off was Dan's drywall skills and his laser, creating perfectly sharp lines. 

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? 


I'm thrilled to see it all come together!! 
View toward bathroom

Lots of angles - lots of charm!

It's a big inviting space!!
Stay tuned, there will be a lot more updates as we make more progress over the next few weeks.  I can't wait to see it all come together!






Source: sopocottage.com

Creating a Soothing, Relaxing Bedroom Suite