Achieving serenity is just a dream away in this Avon Lake Hamptons-style home. Upon entering, it feels like a quiet summertime getaway with light wood elements, bay windows and expansive views of Lake Erie. But to streamline a sense of inner bliss, the homeowners wanted to transform their master bedroom into a stunning sanctuary with Floridian feels. “[They] wanted it to feel warm and comfortable and timeless,” says Wendy Berry, owner and principal designer of Chagrin Falls-based W Design. The vision was to maintain a traditional style while making the owners feel like they were at the beach, despite their geographic location. Berry achieved this by using the same colors with different textures in different saturations, which gives the room more depth. “It’s a fresher approach to traditional style,” she says. “We took a traditional feel and cleaned it up.”
1. Rug: An ikat rug made from a traditional Indonesian dyed fabric provides the color palette for the room. The combination of wool and silk is a fun and unexpected alternative to a typical nylon carpet and ties the elements together, such as the striped chaise lounge and customized geometric pillows from W Home Collection. “It is a very old and classic pattern that has a traditional feel to it,” Berry says.
2. Chandelier: A Ralph Lauren chandelier with a classic beaded shade in solid cream adds a touch of sophistication without going avant-garde. Like most traditional rooms, the beauty is in the delicate details, such as the chandelier’s four-link chain that canopies at the top. “The chain is as pretty as the chandelier,” says Berry.
3. Headboard: While a tufted headboard is the epitome of traditional, Berry opted for Bernhardt Furniture Co.’s clean-line style to stay visually consistent with the rest of the room. “We didn’t want to use a winged bed,” she says. The warm coloring makes the room feel elegant but inviting, while the bed’s large size ups the cozy factor.
4. Wallcovering: Instead of paint or traditional wallpaper, Berry dressed the room from floor to ceiling in a grass-cloth wallcovering from Winfield Thybony Design. “The grasscloth gives a texture to the wall,” Berry explains. “It’s a fresher approach to traditional style.”
5. Dresser: A Hooker Furniture Co. dresser decorated in satin-nickel nailheads and white leather adds a whimsical touch. “We are really big on mixing materials,” Berry says. “We didn’t want to compete with those views, so we used things that didn’t stop your eye. It was just synonymous with what was outside.”
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As part of Wendy Berry’s private label furniture line, W Home Collection, this chaise lounge ($4,500) can be tailored stylistically to fit your bedroom desires with a variety of fabrics such as light linen or chenille and design elements such as nailhead trim or contrast welts.
Traditional style mixes elegant designs from different centuries with casual, everyday pieces. The perfect combination of classic and comfortable, traditional style lets you curl up in a sophisticated setting. Think tufted headboards, natural fibers, calm coloring, cozy fabric and clean lines.
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