Rooms We Love: Bedroom

Jennifer Wagner Schmidt embraces a spectrum of soft whites in her design of an inviting master bedroom

A couple with a new home in McLean envisioned their master bedroom as a pleasing refuge where they would be able to comfortably read or watch TV. Designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt—who was hired to decorate the interiors—suggested a “light and bright,” all-white sanctuary; since their only child is nearly grown, she felt her clients’ lifestyle could support the pristine décor. The chic concept appealed to the wife, who requested all new furniture to fill the reimagined space.

The bedroom is large enough to accommodate separate sleeping and lounging areas, so Wagner Schmidt positioned cozy seating at the foot of the bed facing a TV on the opposite wall. Chenille-covered swivel chairs from Calico Corners are grouped around a coffee table from Candelabra with custom X benches by California-based Liven Up, also upholstered in chenille. The linen-clad Crate & Barrel bedstead is flanked by nightstands from Made Goods that combine light-hued wood frames and mirrored drawers. A sideboard found online at One Kings Lane occupies one wall.

Adhering to her tone-on-tone theme, Wagner Schmidt started with a custom, textured-white rug over which she layered fabrics and finishes in shades of ivory and white. Limed and whitewashed wood pieces keep the space light, while accents of gold in the picture frames and accessories add a touch of glamour. So does a faux fur throw that adorns the bed. “My clients are sophisticated and I think we achieved that with our approach,” says the designer. “It’s a beautiful yet relaxed, comfortable space to live and rest in.”

Interior Design: Jennifer Wagner Schmidt, JWS Interiors, Ashburn, Virginia. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.