If you’re looking for some serious #bedroomgoals, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m sharing my project from the amazingly talented and Instagram superstar Megan McNamee’s (@feedinglittles) Scottsdale modern bedroom.
How often are our bedrooms an afterthought? We decorate every square inch of other living areas before even considering our bedrooms. Usually clients come to me, saying things like “I’ve had this dresser since college!” And I totally get it. Today’s post shows you the power of creating something really special for you to retreat to at the end of a long, busy day.
The bones of this room are great: natural light, neutral colored walls, and spacious. When Megan told me what she wanted for the space, she kept using the word “sanctuary.” What a fantastic word to use for the place that is most intended for rest and rejuvenating.
One of the most difficult parts of designing a room is, well, the designing! It’s so easy to sporadically shop for items only to realize after, that nothing goes together. To ensure that the space is cohesive, I create a concept board then design board. Concept boards determine the feel while design boards tell you which items will execute on that concept. After those details are determined, I input everything into 2D or 3D renderings to ensure everything is to scale. Scale is critical when it comes to design! It’s not all color and texture, but size and scale are often dead giveaways that a space is professionally designed. It’s similar to a well tailored suit. #IYKYK
One of the biggest challenges in the execution of this design plan was to ensure the space had a clean modern feel but also inviting and warm. In order to get that cozy feel, there are a lot of textures at play: wool rug, upholstered headboard and varying textiles on the bed. This modern Scottsdale bedroom is serving all. the. feels.
The focal point of the room is that moody print over the bed. I love how it pulls out the deep turquoise color of the bed throw and adds a little punch in the color scheme. One of my favorite things about working with Megan is her willingness to try bold colors and unique shapes. Those are the elements that really make a space unique and stand out.
If you have a spacious bedroom, you can help fill out the space by giving it a little sitting area. It creates more visual interest for the room and another place to relax. This modern chair pairs nicely with the concrete side table. To finish off the look, I added some greenery. Do you prefer the cactus (above) or olive tree (below?)
You cannot tell from the picture but this is a really long wall that we wanted to fill with storage. We took these putty colored dressers and set them side by side. This extra long top provides a great place for styling items: coffee table books, basket and picture frames. The whole look is anchored by a piece oversized art (or is it?).
How sweet is this nightstand action? I am doing some Instagram Reels on “How to Style a Nightstand” soon. I am so excited to share but #spoileralert all you need are 3 things: appropriate sized lamp, greenery/floral and picture frame. Bonus points for something structural, like above.
And last but not least, my favorite part of this Scottsdale modern bedroom project: working with this incredible woman. Megan and I connected over Instagram a few years ago. Megan had posted on Instagram about needing some virtual design help, so a friend, that I studied in Spain with, sent me the story. We’ve been working our way through her home ever sense. Megan is a client turned friend, which makes me feel like one lucky lady.
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