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Restful Retreats

Designers shed light on creating master bedrooms that embrace peace and serenity

Ideas from our H&D Design Partners

Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
– @laurafoxinteriordesign



Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
– @interiorsbylh
– 571-334-6476

A master bedroom should be a respite from a harried world. I like to give my clients a space that is elegant but still approachable and functional for their lifestyle. I rely on beautiful, luxurious fabrics that feel amazing next to the skin but also can be laundered and are easy to maintain. Lots of pillows and room-darkening shades help to ensure that the space recharges its owners.
— Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC

Purple Cherry Architects
– @purplecherryarchitects
– 410-990-1700

The first and most important selection is the room’s color scheme. Soft, calming colors like pale blue, warm gray and classic ivory will keep the room quiet. It should all come together to let the mind rest in a serene yet confident setting.
—Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP, CAPS, Purple Cherry Architects

Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
– 703-241-5588

In a restful retreat, I choose soft colors, with bright accents on trim, pillows, fresh flowers or a throw. Luxurious bedding. A cocoon of soft fabric around the bed. A bench at its foot. Romantic lighting. Family photos on the nightstand along with a favorite book or magazine.
—Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd.

Bountiful Interiors
– 410-763-8500

A soothing color palette is essential for a restful retreat—but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to neutrals. Fabrics in soft colors create a sense of calm. Layering pops of color and interesting patterns keeps the overall feel relaxed but never boring. It personalizes the space so it feels truly special.
—Jamie Merida, Bountiful Interiors

Kori Keyser, ASID, Keyser Interiors, Inc.
– #KeyserInteriors

To create a restful bedroom, I gravitate to subdued colors and soft, inviting finishes. I prefer to have several options for lighting as well, so the client can use as much or little as they like to create the ambiance.
—Kori Keyser, ASID, Keyser Interiors, Inc.

Gina Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimmons Design Associates
– 410-269-1965

I believe details are what elevates bedding to that level of high-end sophistication we are always striving for. I love having enough pillows to create the luxurious sensibility you’d find in a grand hotel suite.
—Gina Fitzsimmons, ASID, NKBA, Fitzsimmons Design Associates Inc.

Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio
– 703-533-3705