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This is what (design) dreams are made of.
Did anyone else’s sleep routine get totally destroyed over the holidays? I consistently go to bed at 10 p.m., but that schedule went completely out the window thanks to a weeks’ worth of family dinners and late nights with friends. And I am feeling it—especially since it’s dark pretty much all the time right now.
You’d think the solution would be meditating or reading, but I’d rather look at these beautiful bedrooms instead. Join me?
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a champagne bottle looks like? This bedroom designed by Katie Rioux of DWK Interiors will give you a pretty good idea, thanks to the blush and gold colour palette, sheer drapery, and twin pendant lights with bulbs that are reminiscent of bubbles. Get a closer look at this glamorous bedroom style.
It would take a lot to get us out of this monochromatic bedroom. The blush velvet headboard and cushy orthopedic mattress maximize comfort while the Benjamin Moore Espresso paint colour and wood-clad ceiling add warmth and depth. It’s the perfect place to catch some Zs—whether you’re crashing at night or power napping during the day. See more of this decadent Brianna Hughes-designed home.
The bedrooms in this stunning North Vancouver home were kept small so that more square footage could be used for common spaces (like the jaw-dropping library). “These just need to be a little chamber to sleep,” says architect and homeowner Rafael Santa Ana. “You don’t hang out there.” Point very, very well taken. Tour the rest of this bright-and-airy residence.
Vibrant colours aren’t often found in primary suites, as they can have an impact on the quality and quantity of a person’s sleep. But that didn’t stop designers Julie Lanctot and Paul Lavoie from going big and bold in the bedrooms of this Calgary home. The children’s rooms are particularly bright—but here, a nice balance is achieved with the pop of colour coming only from an area rug and a few throw pillows. Step into the Wonderland House.
Speaking of using colour in the bedroom… did you know that beiges and pinks (the earthier the tone, the better) can help you feel calm? No wonder the team at Studio Roslyn went for a beige-on-beige-on-beige bedroom look in this Vancouver home. Rose, pink and brushed brass accents keep the creamy palette fresh and modern. “All together, it’s got a glow,” says principal Jessica MacDonald. Find out how to get this look at home.
Every room in this 7,300-square-foot home underwent a major transformation thanks to designers Patrick Warren and Sita Walia, whose goal was to create a safe and comfortable space with plenty of character. Judging by the look of this primary bedroom, complete with custom millwork and white oak hardwood floors, we’d say they succeeded. Check out the rest of this Vancouver mansion makeover.
There’s something about this Andrea Rodman-designed bedroom that makes us want to take a deep breath in… and exhaaaaale. The subtle touches of texture from the linens and custom millwork (which opens to reveal to the ensuite, btw!) is just so soothing. We’ll for sure be dreaming of this while we sleep tonight. Peek inside this 10,000-square-foot Oak Bay home.
P.S. Only 62 more sleeps until Daylight Savings!
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