August 17

Designing a Denver Master Suite

The master suite is where we retreat to unwind, sleep, rejuvenate, and bond with our significant others. When I design a master suite for my Denver interior design projects, I ensure it allows my clients to do all of the above in style and luxury. The first thing that inspires me about any project is my client’s lifestyle, tastes, life stories, and the things they love, such as art, collecting photographs, etc. I design their homes to reflect their personality, and this personalization is most evident in master suites.

Everything from the furniture and palettes to the lighting, accessories, and artwork is selected purposefully to make the space intimate, calming, and beautiful. I want my clients to feel relaxed and calm when they fall asleep and refreshed and energized when they wake up. The video below showcases how my Denver studio gave the master suite for the Denver Design Showhouse a natural, refined look:

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Here are some essential things to consider when designing a Denver master suite.

HEADBOARDS AND BEDS

Mountain Chic Master Bedroom Headboard Design

The bed is the most crucial piece of furniture in the master suite. I would recommend investing in a sturdy, functional piece that is long-lasting. I also encourage my clients to think of eco-friendly furniture that does not off-gas toxic fumes. Headboards are a great way to create a design focal point in a bedroom.

In the room above, the headboard is upholstered with a blue-and-white striped fabric that fits my clients’ wish for a modern farmhouse look. I chose a fabric headboard with a modern print to contrast the earthy, neutral palette of the rest of the room.

Contemporary Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design

My clients for the above project had contrasting tastes — one likes farmhouse aesthetics, and the other likes contemporary design. I combined their preferences and created a contemporary farmhouse look by uniting a warm, earthy palette and furniture with metal accents and contemporary lighting. The look is an elegant mix of natural and metallic decor. The headboard for the master bed is a solid neutral hue that blends in with the light palette and black highlights.

SITTING AREAS

Master Bedroom Sitting Area Design

Master Bedroom Sitting Area Lounge

A sitting area to lounge around enhances the comfort and utility of a master suite. The master suite was spacious in the above project, so I added this elaborate seating area with two sofas, a center table, a fireplace, and storage. It’s perfect for reading or enjoying a glass of wine and great conversation.

Contemporary Farmhouse Master Bedroom Sitting Area Design

This master bedroom features a basic seating area with two chairs and a small table. I upholstered the chairs in a dark fabric to complement the black beams on the ceiling and the bench by the bed.

LIGHTING

Denver Master Suite Lighting Design

Lighting defines the mood of a space and is layered in three ways: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lighting is the general lighting of a space, such as recessed lights. Task lights are used for particular actions — like the cone-shaped bed-side lamps in the above photo. Accent lights are usually a strip of LEDs or decorative lights used for functional and aesthetic value.

Denver Master Bedroom Metal Chandelier Design

In the above images, I used a geometric, metal chandelier (left image) to add a contemporary touch to this master bedroom. The wall lamps (right image) are stylish task lights for bedtime reading. I also use custom lighting in some of my Denver projects. The master suite in this video showcases a 200-pound, custom chandelier that I used as a focal point in a master suite:

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UPHOLSTERY AND LINEN

Upholstery Sofa For Master Bedroom

The upholstery and linen I choose for my clients’ master suites are always soft, luxurious, organic, and comfortable. A light, fresh palette in the above bedroom is complemented with neutral-hued linen, while the darker shade of upholstery on the sofa creates contrast.

CARPETS AND RUGS

Master Bedroom Carpets And Rugs Design

I love the warmth that a rug or carpet can add to a room. It’s a great design accessory that can be used to enhance the decor style of a room. In the above images, I chose a printed rug in the project on the left to complement the printed bed. In the project on the right, an abstract rug blends in beautifully with the room’s natural palette.

BATHROOMS

Mb Denver Showhouse Master Bathroom Design

The master bathroom above was part of the suite that I designed for the Denver Design Showhouse. The spacious bathroom had enough room for two vanities (opposite each other), storage, an independent tub, and an independent shower (right image). The natural look is carried forward from the bedroom of this suite, which is all about light, earthy hues.

Denver Mb Showhouse Master Bathroom Design

Denver Showhouse Master Bathroom Design Mn

Both of the projects above showcase accessories used to enhance the look of a bathroom. In the project on the top, I used colorful artwork above the tub to add a dash of quirk to the space. In the project on the bottom, I used printed window treatments and patterned floor mats to contrast the light palette of the bathroom.

My team and I will be delighted to give your master suite an exciting new look that’s stylish and functional. We even design homes remotely, so our services aren’t restricted to Colorado. The first step is to call our top-rated Denver interior design studio at 720-735-7533. We can then arrange to use FaceTime or Zoom for face-to-face video calls, allowing for a touch-free design and remodeling experience. Or, we can meet in person. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have. Together we will live safe, beautiful lives.

Margarita Bravo Green Interior Designer

Margarita Bravo

Denver’s Best Interior Designer

Margarita is a green interior designer and decorator, remodeler, furniture curator, and creator of experiences based in Denver, Colorado. Margarita’s unique skill set has evolved from her strong educational background and European and Latin American sources of inspiration.

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