BLUE RIDGE RETREAT
Our clients, as empty-nesters, wished to create a peaceful guest retreat which could be enjoyed for years to come by visiting family and friends. We converted the unused bonus space of their newly constructed home into a multi-purpose haven with plenty of layers and textural elements. With hand-made sconces, vintage furnishings, and luxe bedding—we introduced simple but impactful moments—allowing guests to immediately feel right at home. In the powder room, we kept things powerful yet playful with a bold wallpaper paired with custom reeded paneling.
This family retreat's design is largely inspired by the nearby shorelines. It mirrors the oceanic blues and grays and the tranquil they inspire. The clients wanted to keep the artwork they had in the living area, so we used it as inspiration for the rest of the space. In the mudroom, we sourced vintage boat paddles for decor and had the bench custom upholstered. We designed a fun, nautical bathroom in classic reds and blues—think Memorial Day weekend at the beach! We warmed up the gray tones with brass accents throughout.
Our client wanted a masculine retreat that still felt cozy and welcoming to everyone. We chose light walls but brought warmth in through complementary neutral tones. To give this home personality, we incorporated personal items like the homeowner's college chair in the home office. In the guest room, we were able to bring in more color and give a nod to our client's love for the beach. We added texture throughout with elements like paneling, and especially in the primary bedroom with a wealth of materials and textiles.