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Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

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

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Bedroom decor: Moody and dramatic master suite

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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Image by: Style at Home By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp

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