Designer’s Own Master Bedroom Renovation

During the renovation of our house I decided to also tackle our master bedroom. Now, our new bedroom is completed and I couldn’t be happier!

corea bedroom overview

I used some beautiful wallpaper from Osborne & Little called Grove Garden.  Once I saw this wallpaper, I knew that it would be the jumping off point for this bedroom.  It still takes my breath away every time I see it!


Recently, I had this lovely little stool custom made from Hickory Chair and it looks so fresh against the aquamarine background of the wallpaper.  One of my own personal favorite pieces of art is this charming charcoal drawing by Cathy Daley who is represented by Newzones Gallery here in Calgary.  We have used Kathy’s beautiful abstract drawings of female figures in several of our projects because they are so lighthearted and full of movement. I have had this piece for several years, but it never felt like it belonged where I hung it until this bedroom was finished. It looks perfect!


The master bedroom ceiling was beyond boring so I added some architectural detailing. Since the wallpaper had a garden like quality I wanted the ceiling to feel like a trellis. My fabulous carpenter and I worked out some ideas and came up with this geometric pattern that really is incredible! 400 linear feet of the small cove molding was used to create it. Since the ceiling was only 8 feet high I had all of the moldings and drywall painted the same white colour in a flat finish so that it wouldn’t be too overwhelming.  Originally, I was considering doing all the moldings in a black gloss finish, and now I am so glad that I changed my mind and painted it all white!


The leading edge of the drapery was outlined with a beautiful undulating trim from Kravet. Sometimes, all that you need is a little trim to bring something plain to life! The little pillow on the chair was also custom made.  I adore the pleated fabric on the sides.  The black and white botanical fabric with the cheerful yellow bird is from Jab one of my favorite fabric companies.


The duvet cover and euro shams with the black pinstripe are from Restoration Hardware, but I mixed in a few other pieces that I found from here and there. Many of the accessories are from a lovely store here in Calgary called Peridot which we frequent regularly for our clients.

It truly is a luxury to have a marvelous master bedroom and I feel spoiled every time I enter this room! There is nothing better then going to sleep in a space that is a little piece of heaven and waking up to colours that enliven you.


9 Comments on Designer’s Own Master Bedroom Renovation

  1. LeAnne
    December 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm (9 years ago)

    You just keep getting better anad batter! waht a heavenly place to rest a weary head at the end of the day… that ceiling is divine!

  2. coreasotropa
    December 2, 2009 at 6:21 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for the complement! I am so glad that you like it!

  3. Eva Kanaszyc
    December 2, 2009 at 8:50 am (9 years ago)

    Love the sculpted ceiling, touches of yellow and of course the butterflies (my favourite, next to ladybugs and dragon flies!)
    Lovely room!

  4. coreasotropa
    December 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks! I think the ceiling is so unique – it was fun coming up with the pattern.

  5. Boyd
    December 4, 2009 at 2:13 am (9 years ago)

    Wow. The ceiling came out wonderful. I never got a chance to see it painted.

  6. Athanias Salam
    December 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm (9 years ago)

    Very usefull Info Thank You for sharing

  7. coreasotropa
    December 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Glad you found it helpful. Thanks for reading!

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