Prefit Dream Home 2010: Master Suite Pictures
With a view of glorious Sandia Park sunrises, the master bedroom offers a sophisticated take on Southwest decor. The sage green wall color was inspired by desert vegetation.
Frosted glass doors, assembled on barn-door hardware, serve as a privacy screen that separates the bedroom from the master bath.
Leather and neutral fabrics are paired with luxe accessories. Three fine-art photographs, sourced in Madrid, N.M., are placed above the headboard to add drama. "They are great because ... they help lift up the feeling of the headboard, which I think is important when you have a tall ceiling," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A 42-inch Panasonic flat-panel television perches over a cozy reading nook, complete with a laptop side table topped with treasures and a contemporary-style chair covered in a rich, velvety gray upholstery.
Silk fabrics and three layers of pillows create a luxurious topping for the queen-size bed. A smocked cotton coverlet and reversible woven duvet deliver the room's cozy factor.
The pine tongue-and-grove ceiling visually connects the master suite to the meditation room. Linen drapery may be drawn as privacy requires.
A dark twisted-madras table tray serves up a silver tray of green apples.
Wild yellow orchids displayed in a distressed metal box provide the sole pop of hot color in the master suite, dominated by a palette of mostly neutrals.
A dark bronze figurine placed on the bedside table connects the room to the desert landscape.
Tucked in a far corner, bundled tree-branch sculptures serve as a conversation piece. "They look to me like the old viga ceilings you see in the old Pueblo-style architecture," states Woodrum. "Subtle earth tones that are textural."
A rich topping for the bed, a mocha wool throw blanket complements both the pleated bed skirt and the brown leather headboard, lined with nailhead trim.
The wrought iron, steel and crystal chandeliers served as inspiration for the bedroom design. The perfect mix of edginess and femininity, the light fixtures add a hint of drama without stealing the spotlight.
The Rinnai gas fireplace surround, tiled in glass fragments, creates a focal point in this luxurious sleeping space. "The bedroom is not about popping hot colors, it's about the textures and the different surfaces," explains Woodrum. "So this was another way to bring texture and interest in a subtle way."
A conversation area is carved out by pairing a woven lampakanay rope chair with a steel three-tiered bedside table topped with framed photos and a blooming bouquet of white roses.