Room We Love: An Elegant Hideaway in Myers Park
A master suite serves as a sanctuary for two young working parents
Hadley Quisenberry and Lisa Britt, of the design team behind West Trade Interiors, already had a great shell when the owners of a classic Georgian in Myers Park hired them to make over their master bedroom. The house had undergone a recent renovation, which included a custom closet and bathroom in the master suite. The mother-daughter duo came on board to warm up the décor and personalize a space that would serve as a retreat for two young professionals as they adjusted to the stay-at-home order with two small children.
THE MAIN EVENT
Quisenberry wanted an upholstered headboard but knew the homeowners’ menagerie of cats would treat it as a scratch pad, so they opted for a custom navy wood bed from The Beautiful Bed Company. “They wanted it to feel very gender-neutral and transitional,” she says. “That bed is our centerpiece; it creates the focal point.” The bedding, including the monogrammed pillow, came from Isabella; the accent pillows are from Cowtan & Tout.
The homeowner loved green and Scalamandré fabrics, so Quisenberry upholstered the bench and lumbar pillows in a soft-green leaf pattern by Brunschwig & Fils. She repainted the walls in Sherwin-Williams sea salt, “a soothing pale green with gray undertones that played to the green on her wish list.” The white bedside chests came from Gabby Home, and both lamps and the ceiling fan are from Circa Lighting. An original abstract painting by local artist Laura Park ties the room together.
SET THE SCENE
With two boys under age 5, the couple wanted a place where they could unwind with a book or glass of wine, so Quisenberry created a seating area in the alcove. The chairs, which the homeowners already owned, got a fresh coat of lacquer and new upholstery. She found the petit chandelier at Currey & Company. “We added the chandelier above and the side table to make it a whole vignette,” Quisenberry says. She left the draperies, custom made with Stout fabric, unlined because they already had plantation shutters to filter the light. “It was really just about creating ambience.”