Photography: John Magor

Rooms We Love: Bedroom

A bedroom in the 2013 Richmond Design House becomes an inviting retreat

When designer Moyanne Harding was given the master bedroom of the 2013 Richmond Design House to transform, she envisioned a retreat that would be both lavish and inviting, with a blend of antiques and modern pieces that would impart a sophisticated vibe. However, her vision was challenged by a lack of wall space: The room included five windows, closet and entry doors and a fireplace. To accommodate all the necessary furniture, Harding placed the tufted bedstead in front of a window, then installed a custom window cornice that created a canopy effect and matched the bedding to integrate the window and bedstead visually. Lightly patterned window sheers let in soft light and damask draperies add warmth.

Opposite the bed, Harding arranged a modern, small-scale tuxedo sofa from Drexel with a tufted ottoman upholstered in linen, and round, retro glass tables from Gabby. An antique French console works as a bedside table with a light, airy silhouette, while on the other side of the bed, a chest with tortoise shell inlay balances the look. The lamps have carved-wood bases paired with antique linen napkins as shades.

A Schumacher bed skirt picks up the Greek key pattern in the Stanton rug, while a blanket is by Yves Delorme and the quilted linen bed cover comes from Bella Notte Linens.

Harding employed several reproductions of vintage items as focal points in the room, including an antiqued mirror on the mantel from Bliss and an ornate, lantern-like ceiling fixture. A palette of soft neutrals gives the room a sense of tranquility.


INTERIOR DESIGN: Moyanne Harding, IDS, Interiors by Moyanne, Lynchburg, Virginia. PHOTOGRAPHY: John Magor.