Case Study: Luxe and Layered Master Bedroom Design


Recently I participated in the Short Hills House Tour to benefit Autism programs in the Millburn schools. Working for an amazing cause is always worth it, but we were so excited by how our showcase bedroom design turned out too. The luxe and layered vibe proved to be a hit with other house tour attendees.

The room is anchored by two key pieces: the traditional style Serapi carpet and the canopy bed. The bed lends a dreamy romantic quality to the room, and, in white linens, it floats above the more grounded and worldly carpet. I love the contrast of the whites with the color.

Cobalt is one of my favorite hues, and I drew that color our of the carpet and punctuated the room with cobalt accents.

Two things really take this room to the next level. First we upgraded the feeling by adding luxurious fabrics. We had custom pillows made from our own Uma Stewart Textiles Portland pattern in the cobalt color way. I added black leather trim to the headboard for a bold look. A Portugese bed quilt adds texture, and is topped with a Moroccan Sabra throw blanket. We also reupholstered the settee in a luxurious velvet, and the bench was done in a hemp fabric that I designed and had custom dyed!

The next thing that elevated this bedroom was layering a variety of styles and pieces, including smaller touches, like the glamorous lamps, the abstract artworks hung over the headboard, artbooks, and other small accents and florals.

How about you? What makes a bedroom feel luxe and special in your view? Do you like the layered look?

Here’s a visual breakdown of my bedroom plan, with shopping links below!

showhouse bedroom

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Bedroom photo by Laura Moss