Up there with the kitchen, the primary suite is often the most important space in your home. It has the potential to be your happy place, a soothing oasis where you can unwind and recharge. If you have the luxury of designing and building your home from the ground up, creating a primary suite with a bedroom and bathroom that you and your partner both love can be a challenge. Before we even start zeroing in on the blend of styles that will need to go in to a primary suite all will love, there are three more important questions we first consider. Today we are sharing these three things we think about and how they can help you create a primary suite you love.
How can the Outside Views Create Inside Flow
In the designing phase of a new project, we always work with the architect and builder to think about how we can maximize views. This can affect the design of the home, the placement on the lot, and the window details. If you are lucky enough to be working with expansive views, think about situating your primary suite in a place that will take advantage of them. Nature and light are the best ways to instantly create a soothing room. The placement of the windows can also help to create flow between the bedroom and bathroom as they each reveal peeks of the landscape.
What Colors and Materials can we Repeat to Create a Cohesive Look between Spaces
Although the bedroom and bathroom are separate spaces, in a primary suite you still want them to feel connected. We create cohesion through repeating colors, wood tones, textures and metals throughout the two spaces. In our Golden Hour project, earthy colors, light oaks, warm brass are natural linen are used in both space to create flow. Before you start selecting bathroom tiles, woods, and finishes, think about an overarching color scheme that can work in both spaces.
How can we Keep the Look Interesting while Working with Soothing Neutrals
Our number one goal for the primary suite is to create a light an airy oasis that invites you in and soothes the nerves. To create this vibe, we always stick with neutral tones. When you are not relying on bold color to create your interest, you have to be strategic with your patterns and textures. When designing the suite, we always decide where the pattern will come from. Will it be bathroom tile? A large rug? Is the client in to wallpaper? And then we build up from there with considerations on how we can layer lighting, mix metals, and add textiles.
Designing your own space can be overwhelming, for more design advice and a look in to our design process, be sure to stream our show Becki and Brett. Me and my builder brother share how we work together to create spaces our clients love. Watch it here!