Project Highlights
11/24/2021

WARM MINIMALISM – A RESTFUL MASTER SUITE

By: Anna Popov

Project Highlights
11/24/2021

WARM MINIMALISM – A RESTFUL MASTER SUITE

By: Anna Popov

Photography: Miranda Estes Photography

Welcome back to our blog series about our Warm Minimalism project. This time we are delving into Part 5 and bringing you all of the details on the most calming space in the home, the Master Suite.

Originally, when we began to approach this room, we knew there was an urgent need to reconfigure the bathroom. This bathroom was adjacent to the guest bathroom but the layout of both bathrooms was not optimal by any means. We set about space planning these rooms and creating a more functional layout for the homeowners. This became the basis of the new design concept.

Existing Floor Plan

New Floor Plan

First and Foremost

The bedroom itself was a good size and just needed the IBP touch to bring it to life. In order to make that happen, we first had to plan for storage. This area was to be clutter-free; rest and relaxation were the main objectives so we wanted a place for everything out of sight. We demolished the existing wall of storage cabinets and brought the space back to four walls of beautifully finished plaster. A new closet was designed, with full-height storage, custom designed inside to store everything from day wear, to evening wear, accessories and jewelry along with a built-in laundry hamper. For a closer look at the design of this closet, take a look at this IGTV video

Photography: Miranda Estes Photography

Keeping it calm

Calm, this was the main word we kept in mind when selecting the furniture, colors and materials for this room. The room was to be an oasis, a place to escape and leave the outside world behind for a restful night’s sleep. Every decision was carefully considered with this in mind. An upholstered bed, fresh white linens, Italian-made nightstands, soft, atmospheric lighting, full-height 2-layer drapes and a clothing ladder – that is it! That is all that was needed to keep the space minimal, functional, practical and beautiful. Throw in a tonal, neutral color palette and the sanctuary was complete.

Creating Height

This room is a standard PNW bedroom with a ceiling height just under 8ft. Before we worked our magic on this space, the room seemed cramped and definitely not spacious. We knew this was an important aspect of the room to address if we were going to give this client the calm oasis they were looking for. Each room requires a different set of considerations but if you want to see how we achieved the transformation from cramped to spacious, this IGTV video helps to explain the process.

Photography: Miranda Estes Photography

Rest and Relax

The bathroom was considered in the same light. A focus on storage, minimalist aesthetic and a simple material and color palette selection with a touch of luxury. Now we had a bigger space to work with, this bathroom could hold a full-size shower and stand-alone bathtub complete with heated floors and a simple vanity to keep those clean lines and European minimalism at the forefront. We went with a unique full height tile for the shower wall, highlighted with a recessed LED strip light. A glass panel helps to keep the vanity from splashes but the room feels open. Adding in a darker color and warm wood finish with the neutrals gives this room some dimension and adds to the atmosphere created when lounging in the gorgeous bath tub.

Photography: Miranda Estes Photography

A Masterful Master

Overall, this room was completely transformed in a very simple but thoughtful way. Spending time understanding how a room will be used is the secret to a successful finished outcome. We love this space and hope you do too.

Before and During construction

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