Grace and Charles Battaglia want to update their master bedroom without replacing much of the 45-year-old furniture. The Alexandria couple has never painted the room and hopes some new colors and accessories will give the large room a more comfortable feel.
Lorin Jones picked a color scheme with a softer tone of Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. She also selected accessories and art that add character and sophistication. Jones, of Bertin’s Decorating Den Interior (703-299-0633, decdens.com/jbertin) is based in Alexandria.
Paint the walls a light orchid to make the room feel more intimate and inviting. Use Benjamin Moore’s Misty Lilac.
Bring attention to the tray ceiling with a darker shade of orchid. Try Benjamin Moore’s Beach Plum.
Simple drapery panels without a swag or jabot will give the room an updated feel.
Let the bed be the room’s focal point with a new headboard and piece of art above it.
Remove the area rug and bring color to the room with the new bedding, lamps and paint colors.
Accessories: Murano chandelier in Henna ($789, www.shadesoflight.com); Orion wall mirror ($269, www.ballarddesigns.com); Emery drapes in ivory (price varies by size, www.potterybarn.com); “Hollyhocks by the Sea,” print ($27 for print only, www.art.com).
Bedding: Poetical duvet cover ($160 for king), pillow sham ($60 for king), toss pillow ($50), neckroll pillow ($50) and sheet set ($130 for king), all in celadon and from bedbathandbeyond.com.
Sutton headboard in Oyster Belgian Linen ($2,350 for king, www.williams-sonoma.com).
Envy lamp ($460, www.carolinarustica.
Raleigh headboard in cream twill without nailheads ($799, www.pottery barn.com).
Amethyst jewel glass lamp ($297.50, arcadianhome.com).
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