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Mar 9, 2015

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

By: Rosemary Counter

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite Author: Style At Home

Bedroom
Mar 9, 2015

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

By: Rosemary Counter

After eight years of focusing on the rest of her home, designer and homeowner Christine Dovey sets her sights on the master bedroom, reinventing the neglected eyesore into a moody retreat.

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Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

The master bedroom before

Christine's master bedroom, an uninspiring white rectangle with a tiny closet and ensuite, was a dumping ground for her family of six.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

A dramatic result

"Dramatic and moody - but sitll cozy," says Christine of her modern black and white creation that balances girly artwork and accents with dark, masculine furniture. "It's always tit-for-tat in a bedroom," she says. "It's a piece you both have to feel good in."

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

The layout

At 14 by 17 feet with a small alcove for the door, the room is large but also long. A vintage settee at the foot of the bed shortens the distance between the two far walls. "Beforehand, it felt a bit like a bowling alley," says Christine.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

Camouflaged decor

To camouflage the black furniture set and create a bold backdrop for daring accents, homeowner and designer Christine Dovey chose to paint the walls black.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

Decor materials

One-of-a-kind art, antique mirrors and geometric toss cushions pop against a canvas of black-painted panelled walls and matchy-matchy black furniture. The ceiling gets interest from MDF moulding.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

Decorative elements

A curtained wall, made of white big-box drapery panels splattered with black paint, does triple duty: The light-coloured expanse hides a pair of mismatched, off-centre windows, lets plenty of sunshine and offsets the dark walls.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

Whimsical decor

A reading spot gets a good dose of whimsy from a zebra sculpture, mixed-and-matched seating and graphic artwork propped up on the floor.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

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