Caroline recently finished adding the final touches to her primary bedroom and we're excited to finally unveil it here on our blog! It was important to her that every space throughout her home maintained a serene feeling, especially the places of rest. Through using a predominantly neutral color palette, adding shiplap and beams to the ceiling, minimizing clutter in favor of curated moments and selecting statement artwork that echoed that sentiment, an airy feeling came to life.
"Minimize clutter in favor of curated moments and select textiles and artwork that make you feel centered."
- Caroline Cecil
If you follow along on our Instagram, you know that we are honest when it comes to the design process - pain points included! From ripping up carpet in favor of hardwood flooring to adding architectural details to framing the windows with shaker trim to sourcing key furniture pieces and statement artwork to rugs and textile selections, her primary bedroom was a tough room to tackle. One of Caroline’s major requirements for the space was that it feel edited but not barren. In my opinion, she managed to strike that balance perfectly! As many of us design lovers know, achieving simplicity is a lot harder than it looks. Below I'll walk you through some key elements of the room.
When kicking off her primary bedroom design, Caroline began with the textiles and rug - since as a textile designer she believes these elements set the tone for the whole space. The beautiful Loloi Origin Rug really draws you in when entering the room and brings all the elements of the space together. Aside from the texture and color, a big consideration was rug size. The 9x12’ rug pictured here fills the space out nicely and brings the king bed and end tables together into a single visual moment. We highly recommend this size for the average king bed as a smaller size rug can make the whole room feel smaller.
“Window treatments are a key design element in any room. Every night as I’m going to bed, I love looking at the TITIK Roman shades which have a calming effect.”
- Caroline Cecil
A mixture of linen and cotton bedding in the master compliments the rest of the textures in the room. The organic linen duvet from Coyuchi and Boll & Branch waffle blanket add visual texture without being overpowering. To add dimension, the accent pillow and Roman shades are made from our TITIK fabric in white/natural.
The oversized round Croft House mirror is a functional focal point of the room, bringing balance to the space between the windows while also coming in handy when getting ready in the morning. Together with the Ralph Lauren x Circa Lighting wall sconces hanging either side of the bed and framed artwork of crashing waves by Petros Koublis, minimal black metal finishes add a touch of sophistication throughout.
When it came to the nightstands, Caroline wanted to avoid buying a bedroom set and rather pair the wood bed frame with something metal that was modern. She searched high and low for the right fit. A big challenge was scale - finding nightstands that were the right height for the bedframe. Restoration Hardware’s Kennan Bedside Tables were the perfect combination of scale, functionality and look.
“As you add new pieces to your home, make sure each element can live in harmony with the whole.”
Want to see more of Caroline’s Phoenix home? We recently revealed Caroline’s living room - take a look and you’ll see a lot of shared characteristics between this space and the primary bedroom. Caroline is still in the process of finalizing a few rooms in her home so be sure to follow us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes updates as her home continues to come to life.