“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve always believed in the power of interior design to transform the quality of our lives. It’s why I do what I do. And yet, every time I transform a space in my own home I’m reminded of it so personally, so experientially, that my passion for the power of design is deepened and renewed.
This is especially true with our Healthy Master Bedroom Makeover. Seeing the combined focus of wellness and beauty come together to create a space that is healthy yet sophisticated; non-toxic yet sexy; chic yet sustainable; mindful yet elegant? Well, it makes my heart sing. And yet even as I say that and complete this project, I firmly believe there is a lot of room for growth in the design industry when it comes to Wellness For The Home.
We need more products that meet what I consider to be the true standard for beauty: healthy for the planet, healthy for the people making them, and healthy for the people living with them. We need more products that are healthy but don’t look healthy in the “I just came from the health food store wearing my wool socks and Birkenstocks” kind of way. Not that we shouldn’t go to the health food store or wear wool socks or Birks! But we should be able to satisfy our desire to live healthy and sustainable lives while also creating sophisticated and luxurious spaces that soothe the senses and inspire our souls. That to me is the true definition of sanctuary.
And that is what our new Master Bedroom is for us: a sanctuary. I love being in this room. I love all the layers and textures and beautiful lines. I love the curves of the chandelier and table lamps and how that connects with the gestural movement in the art I created. I love the warmth of the gorgeous Tulu rug and the heavy linen drapes with their beautiful marbelized leading edge trim. I love the edge of the decorative pillows and mix of original art. I love the inky black walls and the cocoon-like intimacy they create. I love love love crawling into bed at night under our perfectly crisp, organic sheets onto our super comfortable healthy, custom organic mattress. I love the sophistication of our bed and nightstands and paneling and all the styling details. I love looking up at the radiant texture and sheen of our wallpapered ceiling and that alabaster statement piece. I truly love every single detail, and I am so grateful this room is finally complete!
If, like me, you’ve been leaving your bedroom to the bottom of your designer to-do list, please let me encourage you to make it a priority. The psychological benefits of having a thoughtfully designed sanctuary to which you can retreat at the end of the day are truly powerful. When you make that sanctuary not just beautiful, but also as non-toxic as possible, you are also supporting the healing powers of sleep in untold and deeply meaningful ways.
I am truly and endlessly grateful to my friend Reid of Will Reid Interiors for capturing these images of our little sanctuary. Reid, you are a delight to work with, pure art and heart, and I’m so grateful to call you my friend (who will zhush the styling and try 4 different lenses and even climb inside closets to get the perfect shot). You are incredible. Thank you for being my partner in design reveal crime.
I also want to express my endless gratitude and thanks to all of the brands who have partnered with me to make this healthy sanctuary a reality. Your faith in me and your willingness to tell this meaningful story with me – a story of beauty and wellness for the home – means more than I will ever be able to fully express.
Please take time to get to know these brands and their products. I’ve curated them with great love and intention, and I truly believe them to be exceptional. I hope this project and these partners inspire you to create your own healthy, beautiful sanctuaries. I sincerely believe you’ll find it to be life-changing.
Lastly, do check out the reveals of all of the other One Room Challenge participants! Get inspired! Start thinking about what space you want to design next in your own nest. Think about the values you want to live by, the lifestyle you want to architect and the story you want to tell. These questions will be the foundation for creating a home that is the perfect backdrop for making beautiful memories with the ones you love.
One-of-A-Kind Tulu Wool Rug | King’s House Oriental Rugs
Wall Paneling, Baseboards, Crown + Backband | Metrie
EMF Shielding Paint | Woremor
Coal Black Wall Paint | Fusion Mineral Paint
Metallic Grasscloth Wallpaper | York Wallcoverings
Alabaster Chandelier | Corbett Lighting
Linen Drapery Panels | Tonic Living
Leading Edge Trim on Drapery | Pindler
Nightstands | Bernhardt
Table Lamps | Hudson Valley Lighting
Pair of Large Abstract Mixed Media Works on Paper | Sarah Walker
Large Abstract Painting on Paper | Zoe Pawlak
Small Watercolour Abstract | Sonya Spilkin
Frames | Framed & Matted
Small Oil On Canvas Painting in Stand | Biernot
Custom Organic Mattress | Obasan
Organic Sheets, Shams + Duvet Cover | White Terry Home
Embroidered Linen on Euro Pillows | Pulp Design Studios for S. Harris
Long Graffito Bolster Pillow | Arianna Belle
Striped Wool Tasseled Turkish Souk Blanket | The Vintage Rug Shop
Studded Ceramic Vase | Montana Labelle
Raw Edged Alabaster Tray | Verona Privé
Studded Brass Bracelet | Addison Weeks
Faux Shagreen Box | West Elm
Porcupin Quills (in vintage silver julep cup) | Ngala Trading
Small Horn Tealight Holder (holding white ranunculus) | Ngala Trading
Vintage Leather Books | Paris Flea Markets
Crystal Geodes + Bone-Handled Calligraphy Brush | The Curated House