A Relaxing Hideaway For Night or Day

condo in chicago designed by normandy remodeling designer chris ebertbedroom ideas by Normandy remodeling designer stephanie bryant ckdIt seems like our daily lives are getting ever more hectic, which may be why there is such interest in creating calm and relaxing spaces where people can truly unwind and recharge. When the task of identifying a restful room arises, it’s no surprise that master bedrooms are one of the primary spaces that come to mind, but today’s master bedrooms are so much more than a place to simply lay your head.  Normandy Remodeling Designer Stephanie Bryant shared with us some of the ways she creates restful and beautiful master suites that offer so much more than a place to simply sleep away the night.


Lighting: The key to finding the right lighting solution for the bedroom is to plan for wall light by normandy remodeling designer stephanie bryant ckdlayers of lighting that not only illuminate the room overall, but serve specific functions.  “Wall sconces, chandeliers, table lamps and overhead lighting can fill the room with light when needed,” says Stephanie. “By having each source on its own switch or dimmer you can personalize your lighting to your needs, whether it’s isolated task lighting to make reading more comfortable, or dimming specific lights to strike a romantic mood.”

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Architectural details: Larger rooms can benefit from the addition of architectural details such as columns or moldings to create more defined and intimate spaces. There’s nothing quite like luxury of a fireplace in the bedroom, for both the beauty and warmth that it adds to the space.  Master bedrooms that are a bit smaller may feel too cozy, in which case adding a vaulted or tray ceiling may make the room seem a bit larger and more airy.

sitting area bedroom by normandy remodeling design manager troy pavelka

bedroom with fireplace by normandy design manager troy pavelka

Seating area: Incorporating a small seating area in the master bedroom gives you permission to enjoy your personal retreat during all hours of the day as a quiet corner to read or simply unwind.  Whether this is a formally defined space or simply just a cozy chair in the corner, seating areas help extend the usefulness of the master bedroom beyond the overnight hours.

bedroom with balcony by normandy remodeling designer stephanie bryant ckd

Colors and Textures: Using rich colors, warm tones and varying textures in your master bedroom can create really increase the sense of peace and tranquility in the room. “Including natural materials in your bedroom, whether it is a hardwood floor or a stone fireplace surround, can add dimension to the room that many people find soothing and relaxing,” says Stephanie.

Stephanie has created several beautiful and thoughtful master suite additions and renovations throughout the Chicagoland area.  You can learn more about her experience, or request an appointment with Stephanie to discuss a master suite addition for your home.



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