Part I: The Master Bedroom - A diamond in the rough.
The heroine of this master suite makeovers name has been changed for dramatic purposes to "Tiffany"; whose family is in the process of remodeling their Nu'uanu Condo. Tiffany and Co. needed help with design choices and contacted JDS Consulting for some Do It Yourself advice. After our initial consultation we determined that the new diggs would have a Modern, Contemporary Asian design aesthetic with an earth tone color palette to compliment the view. We also needed the space to potentially function as both a second home and or rental, so stylish durability was an important factor. We chose a delicious color palette of rich honey gold, espresso brown, and oatmeal neutral for the master bedroom and a smattering of polished strawberry coral stone and chocolate cabinetry in the master bath all concocted to cook up a lip smacking delight to wake up to.
To create interest and warmth to the bedroom we decided an accent wall would be appropriate. The accent wall would act as a secondary focal point for the room(the view being the primary) and would be behind the headboard of the bed. We selected a honey gold color and offered a variety of art possibilities to compliment the decor of espresso colored furniture and oatmeal colored walls.
Our first accent wall art suggestion was an Asian styled gold leaf screen; bamboo is a common Asian motif and ties nicely with the rooms view of Punch Bowl crater and the Asian theme of the condo.
Our second suggestion was a sculptural piece comprised of various rectangles inspired from the carpet patterns in the figure below, bottom right. Decidedly more modern than the traditional screen, it is a renter-friendly option that could be made by hand or re-purposed from any number of recycled materials.
The last suggestion was a damask which could be painted with stencil or incorporated as a wallpaper or fabric panel. We suggested an Hawaiian quilt pattern but a number of designs could work equally well in this design.
A major design aesthetic in Hawaii is the seemless transition from interior spaces to exterior spaces.
Hawaiian design takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape by incorporating it's colors and flora into the design allowing the eye to move unhindered from foreground to horizon.
The elegant shape and miniaturized form of a Bonsai tree helps draw the greenery inside: blurring the lines between the in and out of doors.
We chose a sculpted rectangular nickle lamp with gold shade to reinforce the modern rectangle motif that we repeat through out the condo. We also selected area rugs that reinforced the rectangle theme.
The minimalist side table pictured to the right was offered as an option for our clients to recycle the kitchen cabinet doors which were being replaced. The simplicity of the design is both modern and Eco friendly, requiring less materials to produce a functioning piece of furniture.
Stay tuned for Part II: A Virtual Master Bath make over!
Nu'uanu Hawaii, Virtual Master Suite Make Over: Breakfast in Bed at Tiffany's!
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