Story: Paulette Pearson | Styling: Mandy Keener |
Dr. Gary and Cindy Anzalone moved into their El Dorado home fifteen years ago, but raising three children meant that creating the master bedroom of their dreams was low on the priority list. When they decided to add on a bedroom, Cindy saw an opportunity to have the haven she wanted. She called on interior designer Kandid Scott of Ethan Allen to help complete the new space, envisioning “a beautiful retreat that’s also functional and family-friendly,” says Cindy.
The family’s relaxed beach vacations served as inspiration for the master bedroom’s décor, which Scott wanted to keep “clean and simple,” she says. Using the Anzalone’s existing bed frame and wall color (Sherwin-Williams’ Stonebriar), Scott softened the room with an earthy color palette of terracotta orange, olive green and cream, including a tropical print on the bedding fabrics and botanical art hanging above the bed. She also incorporated much-loved portraits of the family beachside. For window treatments, she opted for bamboo roman shades and topped them with cream-colored matte drapes hung high from wooden rods above the windows to create the illusion of taller ceilings.
Scott divided the room into two functional spaces, placing an Oriental rug belonging to the Anzalones under the bed and a new solid rug to define a sitting area, where island-influenced chairs are covered in textured, durable fabric, and an ottoman doubles as extra seating for the kids. “This area can be used to enjoy a family movie night or as a relaxing place to read a book,” Scott explains. For added storage, she integrated an heirloom wicker chest between the chairs.
Next to the bed, Scott replaced mismatched side tables with white chests as attractive yet functional bedside surfaces. To cut clutter, accessories were kept to a minimum, focusing instead on room necessities that complement the overall design, such as oversized lamps that “add symmetry and bring out the terracotta color in the bedding and art,” Scott explains. “Ultimately, I wanted it to be a calming place.”
As a busy mother, Cindy now has the best of both worlds. “We not only have a peaceful bedroom,” she says, “but also a cozy sitting area to relax when our other rooms are full of activity.”
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