Objective: Create a calming bedroom inspired by the deep blue tones of the sea in the Pacific Northwest.
The Pacific Northwest is a place where rain and driving winds prevail (basically a climate that isn’t too dissimilar to England!). You are forced to slow down and take things at a quieter pace. The upside of the moody skies is that darker tones work really well and deep blues are a brilliant colour for a bedroom given the peaceful vibe it creates. After a summer living on Vancouver Island, recreating a bit of the PNW seemed the perfect choice for this master bedroom.
In this room, we salvaged an original fireplace surround that had been painted with several layers of thick white paint. After many hours we were able to restore it to its former glory and whilst the fireplace couldn’t be opened up, fixing the surround to the wall brought back in some of the old charm and character to the room. It’s always great to bring something back to life, it is nearly always worth the effort. New deep skirting boards were put in, again to bring back some of the original character to the room. New carpets smartened the room up and provided some warmth to the room. Using Craig & Rose’s Paynes Grey on the feature wall provides a dramatic backdrop for the bed and the complementary black framed photos of travels in the Pacific Northwest. Paired with lots of texture, rustic elements such as the driftwood table lamps and highlights of white and black, the room has a natural edge that is simple, clean and inviting. Whilst the colour scheme could be interpreted as masculine, it is kept appealing for the lady as well with crisp white bedding, personalised photos and of course, fresh flowers.