Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tichenor Master Bedroom Sitting Room

I worked on a Photo Consultation for a family in Castle Rock, Colorado recently.
Hover over the photo with your cursor to see the results of the Sitting Area in their Master Bedroom!

The goal-

Inspired by a sophisticated wallcovering, my intention was to create a space that was a visual treat to view from the bed on the opposite side of the room.

The look-

An earthy palette, mixed with the right amount of white keeps the space from looking too serious and creates a refreshing and classic look.

An eclectic mix of traditional furnishings, lighting and accessories give the space heart, and a myriad of textures give the space soul.


I used a French door, painted white, instead of a traditional bedroom door, to allow the light from the windows in the Sitting Area to spill out into the hallway. If privacy is an issue, a quick and easy fix would be to frost the panes of glass. That way light would still shine through, but create privacy at the same time.

The apothecary-style console table is the first thing you see when entering the room. It's a fun piece of furniture to be greeted by, with all it's tiny drawers, and its surface provided a space for an interesting "balustrade" table lamp, fresh flowers and other accessories. It's height doesn't obstruct the view out the window, which is always a plus.

I used tall beadboard wainscotting to give the space charm. It also makes for a nice visual transition from the height of the settee, coffee table and console table up to the height of the ceiling and drapes. It gives the elevation a fully balanced look.

The window alcove was the perfect spot for a settee. The dark wood on the one I chose really draws your eye to that spot, and is a nice contrast to the whiteness of the wainscotting on either side.

Grasscloth wallpaper on the center of the ceiling pulls the entire look together, like a big warm hug!

The Palette-

Sage, Cream , Dusty Green, Brown and White

The Resources-



Coffee Table:

Pottery Barn


Pottery Barn

Console Table:

Pottery Barn

Table Lamp:

Circa Lighting

Wall Sconces:

Shades of Light

Floor Lamp:

Circa Lighting


Martha Stewart



I'll post the results of the Bedroom side of the room soon.

What a fun project this has been!



Lizabeth said...

Amazing difference!! I love the coffee table.

Anonymous said...

gotta luv pottery barn.. my FAVE! said...

Very nice, Layla!

Dana and Daisy said...

how cool Layla! Thanks for sharing it with us. You had a wonderful space to begin with, such great architectural features in the room!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Love it!

amy said...

That's beautiful. Great job.

Old Beach Bungalow said...

WOW! Layla, you did an amazing job. I want to hang out in that room. It's so beautiful.


Denise said...

Just recently discovered your blog and love your style. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse in NC with wood walls so seeing the renovation of your personal cottage makes me feel right at home!

This sitting room post features one of my favorite pieces - I really like a console with tiny drawers. They are amazingly handy for keeping things organized. Beautiful design work.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Girl, you are SO good with the virtuals! Love the whole package.

Erin said...

My jaw is literally on the floor.

LuLu said...

Turned out great! Love the round table... i happen to have the same one! one of my favorite pieces!

Kimba said...

Oh my goodness, Layla! That's beautiful!


Tammy said...

Hi Layla, I would love to be able to add your button to my blog but I guess I'm not that bright when it comes to it because I can't figure it out!! Could you help?

Thx, Tammy
btw, I love your blog, stumbled onto it, and I'm hooked!!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Oh, I love your end result! Very elegant. I have just ordered new design software, and I am itching to play with it! My drawing just doesn't cut it anymore...