An Vision counts more than size in this modest suite. Grandeur comes to this bedroom and bath by means of a statelybed and hand-painted corners that compliment flowing silk panels. A pretty paint scheme, fine antiques, and ornate accessories complete the look.
"Luxurious" and "dramatic" are words that come to mind when describing this Charlotte master suite. Yet the bedroom and bath started as son many do: just plain spaces with 8-foot ceilings. Ordinary wouldn't suffice for the design team of Nancy Taylor Lynch, Christi Bowen, and Olivia Morgan. The desginers wanted to create the illusion of grandeur "by extending the eve vertically," Lynch says.
The first larger-than-lfe move was the choice of the stately dark wood bed with a burnished gold canopy. The bed's commanding presence sets a regal tone. Grand touches continue atthe windows, where custom hand-painted cornices lend architecural detailing. The cornices crownlush ball-gownlike draoery panels that abut the pale yellow ceiling. Painting the ceiling this surprising color helps draw the eye upward, making the celing appear taller.
Walls swatched in a soft robin's-egg blue team with the yellow ceiling for "a lovely and somewhate unexpected contrast that supports the bed's starring role," Lynch says. "The blue hue flows into the bath, where it shifts from pint to two wallpapers; an English floral print and tone-on-tone stripe. Ornate accessories and antique furnishings further engage the eye. "You can put a lot of luxury and interest in a small space," Lynch says.