Hello wonderful LDV readers! Nancy of Marcus Design blog here and I’m thrilled to be sharing a Dissecting the Details post with you today. With the recent release of her first book, An Eye for Beauty, Beth Webb has shown us how important beauty and comfort are to our everyday living. She has such a keen eye for mixing patterns, soft hues, eras of furnishings, all while creating an overall calming effect. What better room to dissect than the bedrooms by Beth, where serenity & calm are paramount! Let’s look at 4 key features to Beth’s bedroom designs:
The textures and patterns of the textiles used in Beth’s rooms are so inviting, they have the viewer wishing to reach out and touch them. The mixture of soft linens, quilts, and knits create interest and depth. The ikat and Otomi prints seen above may be thought of as busy patterns – but on the contrary, look at the calming effect they have in the overall space!
I love this one, because there is nothing more unabashedly feminine than a makeup counter. And Beth adds this element with ease and interest by using stunning desks, sculptural chairs, and vintage pieces to adorn the tabletop. To me this is a luxurious touch that beckons another era.
If you’ve been reading the Dissecting the Details posts for some time, you know I often mention this element in a bedroom. I love the idea of a room with ample space for a nook with a pair of chairs or a sofa & reading table. But notice that in the examples above, even if you’re space is a little tight, you can get the luxe look with just one tailored chair or an upholstered bench at the end of the bed.
I have to say that when I started to pay attention to the night tables, I noticed every room Beth designs includes stand out pieces with a collected-over-time look. It’s a good reminder not to rush into purchases just to fill the space, but rather to be mindful of how carefully selected pieces will stand out and stand the test of time. And speaking of tables, just look at that darling little tray table for breakfast in bed! Simply stunning.