Macon, GA, USA

Historic Macon Design House, Part II ~ A Hideaway Retreat

The tiny 1880s bungalow I wrote about in my previous post for the Historic Macon Foundation Design House {where I designed the bohemian style front porch}, had one special room that had not been chosen by any designer.

So I was asked to also design this room...a room tucked away in the back of the house, in an odd and awkward sort of way, off the kitchen.  Since I already had committed to the front porch, I asked a colleague to join me in redefining this room.

It had many possibilities...

...and we created a tranquil, hideaway bedroom retreat.

 The play of hot pink accents against the serene grayed white canvas walls is a spirited, yet soothing palette, while the balance of the warmer blush tones creates a sense of order and peace.

The integrity of the furnishings honor the history of the home and with the modern mix of contemporary pieces, the room is effortlessly transported into the present.

Strong elements such as the column floor lamp, hand painted grandfather clock, and wood floor juxtapose the delicate lines of the wrought iron bed, chandelier, and French arm chairs.

An ensemble of layered antique mirrors sparkle and reflect the natural light, which comes in from the corner window and illuminates the room.

These elegant and eclectic furnishings and textures create an intriguing contrast with the splash of color in the original artwork and photography.

And at night it's magical.

Bringing the outdoors in through the tall narrow window, with willowy branches crowning the headboard of the bed and top of the window this cozy and breezy retreat tucked away in the back of the house is the perfect “big girl” bedroom that transcends time and is sophisticated enough to be used as a guest room.

I hope that I have given you some inspiration on how to create your own tiny sanctuary in your home or cottage.

Remember, there are no rules.
Design a space, a place, that makes you happy.
Make your vision a reality.

Ciao amici,