This guest bedroom’s starting point was inspired by the metallic floral wallpaper. The clients were moving away from a more traditional décor where they had purchased many quality pieces of furniture that they wanted to incorporate into their new home. The ebony solid wood bedroom suite became the darkest shade in a palette of neutrals for a more transitional design style. Multiple textures and prints were selected for the bedding to compliment but not overpower the flirty wallpaper. Floral wallpaper is a real trend right now, to do it well you need to balance it with the rest of the room.
You may be wondering what is meant by a “transitional design style” so let me define: Transitional style takes a fresh approach to classic designs. It incorporates a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture pieces, finishes, materials and fabrics, and relies on a clean, minimalist color palette. There are a few ways you can achieve a transitional design style in your home:
1) Start with a neutral color palette. The transitional style color palette focuses on neutrals like taupe, tan and vanilla, which are combined with dark brown, grey and black to add depth to the room.
2) Look for simple lines and find furniture pieces with textured, exotic materials that have a slightly more modern appeal. Don’t be afraid to mix in gold, silver, mirror, and finishes with a higher sheen. You can also include an antique piece to add a unique element to your space.
3) Add minimalist accents and accessories. Look for minimal and simple accessories that are in the same color family as your furniture to best complement your new transitional design. Add glass, stone, and metallic accents to bring shine, elegance, and a natural effect into the room.
For some gorgeous style inspiration, you can browse through GabbyHome.com – they feature unique furniture and lighting design primarily in transitional or antique styles.
Now getting back to our lovely bedroom project, when a room has size limitations then the bed becomes the focal point and a lot of fun can be had in pulling together a dramatic bedding ensemble. The fabrics were selected from Maxwell Fabrics, Robert Allen and Kravet. The beautiful blinds used in this room are Hunter Douglas Pirhouettes which have a blackout liner to block the early morning summer sun. In a neighbourhood where homes are close together privacy becomes essential. The soft folds of fabric on these pirhouettes float on a sheer layer of fabric which unfold into a room darkening roller shade. Pirhouettes are sold exclusively through Hunter Douglas and have an array of textured fabrics including the metallic finish that was used for this room. To finish off this space, charcoal linen side panels frame the windows and draw the eye outside to the beautiful Okanagan Lake.