Design on Spotlight Stars Share Their Favorite Room
I’d say the bedroom. It’s my sanctuary and where I find peace and can really relax.
My living room- as a newlywed/ new entrepreneur the design and furnishing of it is still ongoing but it is the perfect combination of formality and relaxation- pulling from my favorite “Old Hollywood” influences.
( Mary Elizabeth Beal of Trend Funnel )
My sewing room. It houses 10 of my 12 different sewing machines. It’s like one big toy box!!!
( Christine Skaley of Pillow Throw Decor )
I love my bedroom, it has all of my favorite pieces and lush, comfortable textures. From my white shag rug, to the many bed sets and fleece blankets and throws, or my furry white pillows, or the heavy chocolate brown floral curtains, I never have a loss of eye candy. The wall color is Halcyon Green by Sherwin Williams, and it’s the perfect, relaxing blue green.(Heather Bourgeois of Create H Designs )
My favorite room is my living room. I live in a small space and have since before it was cool to do so. My living room gets pressed into service as an office, a TV room, a hang out room and a place to entertain friends. Its multi purpose nature forces me to be efficient and find ways for that room to pull off being everything it needs to be without looking like it. I love the idea of hiding things in plain sight. (Paul Anater of Kitchen and Residential Design )
I’m a nomad for the time being. When I am back from Florida for the holidays,I hope to move into a rental home in Hickory, North Carolina. Before I moved here three years ago, I stripped my room off in my father’s house (in Philippine tradition, one doesn’t leave the family coop until marriage but that’s slowly changing now). Gave most away.
The only photo of my favorite room is from a Cebu magazine published in 2003. I designed the platform bed with an upholstered leather headboard and nightstand. Fuss free. Later on, I had the bed refinished in Wenge, installed brushed aluminum cubes as night stands and a bookcase, modern chandelier, an opium bed to replace a rattan chair and ottoman. White walls,wood parquet ceilings and hardwood floors. I was over-stimulated at the factory all day and had a crazy social life. My simple bedroom was a welcome reprieve. It was the perfect place to do yoga and meditation with Tulsi, my guru on Saturdays and Pilates with Michel, thrice a week. A place of restoration and growth. (Maybelline Te of Snug Furniture and Frou La La )
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