Chicago bedroom

Our clients were ready for a change. Their 30 year old home was in need of some updates, and it was time to tackle the master bedroom and master bathroom.

Location: Chicago

Designer Credits: Suzan Wemlinger

Project Overview:

The master bedroom was a large room, but they still had it furnished with the small outdated hand-me-down furniture that they obtained when they married. They realized, after returning from a trip, that they just did not have enough storage and it was time to do something about it.

Chicago bedroom

Getting enough storage into the room was a challenge, because, even though it’s a large room, there is a large window and three doors in the room, so furniture placement of the storage pieces was difficult. They also wanted crown and overhead lighting added (preferably a chandelier), and with 8 ft ceilings, getting these things to work in the space was tricky. The wife really wanted a very glamorous retreat.

Suzan J Designs started with a fabulous wallpaper that would accent one wall. A king upholstered bed, with a gray distressed painted finish, added character and charm. A simple linen duvet with crocheted edges, and a few select pillows, completed the bed. One dresser was in the same gray finish, and we placed a decorative mirror over it to give it a wow factor. The remaining large storage dresser and the two nightstands, each with three drawers, were in a cream painted distressed finish, as we didn’t want a matching set. Our client had her heart set on a white fuzzy rug, and wanted lavender as the accent color in the room. The draperies had the lavender, with gray, cream and yellow accents, and the chair was in a gray velvet. A small footstool was reupholstered in this same fabric. The wife had a photo of her grandparents on their wedding day, so we placed it lovingly on her dresser. New crown and chandelier completed the haven that they both sought.