Project DescriptionAmi Austin Interior Design’s client’s daughter’s love for Disney, the color blue and princesses were the three notions for the design concept of her room. The home was in a beautiful woodland setting. So, the design challenge was conjuring an inspired fairytale theme to complement the style of the home, as well as planning a relaxing and aesthetically appointed bedroom for the child who would be using it.
Ami conceptualized the interior by incorporating the client’s daughter’s style preferences, favorite themes and pastimes into her bedroom design. She requested a theme based on playful princesses, her favorite hues of blue, areas to dress and read, a custom space for her TV that would allow her to watch shows from bed and an open layout with a lively design.
Soft color palettes of blues and silvers brought the space to life and evoked a princess’ palace. Ami designed a cozy window nook for reading to give her a special retreat. Inspiration from a flowing waterfall-style window treatment was used to concept and design a hand-painted, over-bed mural. Finishing touches for the bed included a custom-made coverlet and matching decorative pillows.
As an accompianment, Ami also designed fresco-style murals of billowing draperies on select walls of the bedroom, as if looking outdoors from inside the princess’ castle. She sourced a glass and mirror-faced dressing table and unified it with a patterned chair.
The designed murals, which tied into the fairy tale theme in a tasteful, elegant fashion, generated height illusion for the space, which solved the problem of the room’s pitched ceiling and walls.
Using Venetian mirrors and mirrored furniture, Ami added depth and reflection from all areas of the room. An Italian crystal chandelier was custom-crafted to gently light the room and supply a glittering ambience.
One of the room’s most special features was a remote-operated, tufted-velvet television cabinet at the foot of the bed, which Ami created herself. Not only did this allow the room’s occupant to easily watch TV from her bed, the TV cabinet also provided ample hide-away space for the television. With the lower pitched ceilings and little available wall space, the TV needed this type of special built-in placement.
Ami echoed the style of the TV cabinet with a tufted-velvet headboard, which was part of a Tempur-Pedic bed with adjustable height options for the ultimate sleeping and television experience.
Functionally, Ami’s project gave the bedroom a specific sense of space for entertainment, chests of drawers that provided plentiful room for storage, and an in-set reading nook that maximized the window area.
Aesthetically, Ami’s design created a sense of magic by way of the painted murals to soothe the pitched ceiling as well as gave rise to streamlined design with the disguised placement of the TV. What was once just a plain space with pitched angles became a gorgeous, soft-looking sleeping chamber.
This design project came with its challenges, as is often the case when transforming spaces from bland to beautiful. However, Ami thrives where design challenges are present. Interior design projects that call for both form and function are her passion.