Emily and David Muha would like to transform the 20-by-20-foot master bedroom in their Reston home into an end-of-the-day oasis.
By using paint and textiles to add warmth and incorporating more lighting, furniture and accessories, designer Lauren Liess brings this bland bedroom back to life.
— Paint walls and the ceiling the same color to play down the angles: Benjamin Moore Winter Wheat.
— A bookshelf headboard will move the head of the bed away from the slope of the ceiling.
— Repurpose the small desser as a nightstand.
— Block-printed bedding adds energy, pattern and personality to the large space.
— Paint the mantel, fireplace surround and ceiling beam white: Benjamin Moore Super White.
— A chaise longue and stools by the fireplace make the room feel cozier and more inviting.
— Curtain panels bring softness and warmth to the room.
Lauren Liess Interiors (703-217-4971, www.thepurestyle.com) is based in Herndon.
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Nottinghill chaise frame ($689, www.ballarddesigns.com)
Twill off-white slipcover ($759, www.ballarddesigns.com)
Collapsible table, small ($49, www.wisteria.com)
Burlap tablecloth, small ($39, www.wisteria.com)
Terra cotta garden stool ($119, www.wisteria.com)
Gourd table lamp in golden yellow ($190, www.lampsplus.com)
Suzanne Kasler tripod lamp ($229, www.ballarddesigns.com)
Leila blockprint mini quilt in teal/red ($99, www.potterybarn.com)
Fringed burlap bed skirt (starts at $49, www.ballarddesigns.com)
Red Ikat decorative pillow cover from Pop O’Color ($70 per pair, www.etsy.com)
Sun spokes mirror ($698, www.anthropologie.com)
Botanical framed wall art, set of six ($390, www.arcadianlighting.com)