Saturday, December 1, 2012
Home Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom has had a different set of challenges, not just because it's a different room, but more importantly, it has different meaning. My biggest challenge was balancing the room with both feminine and masculine characteristics. It's not another "man cave", and it's not a queen's bed chamber. Stated another way, it's a place where both sexes (if applicable) can feel at ease without competing or subconsciously struggling for power (role play excluded).
Similar to previous examples, these renders will show characteristics that fall within the DIY category, but so far not too terribly drastic I think.
The first render is looking from the sitting area into the bedroom. It is an older take with white columns and a white marble shelf. The sitting area was a bit cramped for space, so to make room, and add the columns, I brought out the wall about a foot, which also made space for custom cabinets (a personal fav).
Across the room, is a head-board wall, covered in a blue mosaic tile glass. It extends into the room just a couple inches to give a unique accent, and importance to the canopy bed.
The dark wood furniture used through out, though it came out almost black, is really intended to be espresso (thing train track tie, but see the lower quality photos toward the end to get a better idea). Adding a few gray stained, washed out and weathered pieces, like the blanket chest, keeps the room in balance.
In this render, after realizing the room scale was teetering on the feminine, and realizing I liked the columns, I decided to give them more girth, so I kept the pony wall, but made the columns full height with the same dark espresso-colored wood.
Note: I'm envisioning a Celtic knotted pattern routed into the wood.
Additionally, I began experimenting with a cove lighted ceiling. Unfortunately, here is where I began running into limitations with Chief Architect and the inability it has to simulate rope lighting.
You can really see the reflective qualities of the glass tile though, and the subtle glow of the pendant lanterns in the far corner near the sitting are warm up the place.
There are a number of good camera angles still required to capture some of the architectural and decorative ideas built into this room, so I will try to post a few more as I snap them, here are a couple more low quality takes.