My Houzz: Modern and Moody Nostalgia in Salt Lake CityContemporary Bedroom, Salt Lake City
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10. Custom art canvas and headboard in Salt Lake City. Cody Derrick installed large framed whiteboards above the bed so he can change the art in the room whenever he wants by simply using dry-erase markers. Derrick carefully designed each aspect of the room to make it an ideal sleeping space. “The bedroom was small and chopped up, with many different colors and odd shelving,” he says.Since it’s the only bedroom in the house, he painted it all one color, including the trim, to make it feel larger, and added dramatic floor-to-ceiling drapes. He designed the platform bed with an oversize perimeter; recessed storage cubbies are hidden under trapdoors in the top, “both for simplicity’s sake and to hide cords,” Derrick says. The art lights above the bed double as reading lights, with remote switches. Read more about this masculine Utah home
1. Find a focal point. What’s the focal point of a great suit? It’s not usually the tie or the pocket square; often it’s the large block of shirt material, the structure of the lapel or the shape of the shoulders. When creating a tailored room scheme, employ this theory and create a focal point using large artworks, a block of wall color or a tonal wallpaper feature wall. These will draw your eye into the scheme without jarring the room’s mood — and the beautiful thing is, you can always change your shirt. Tip: It seems obvious, but when choosing a focal point, keep in mind that it will most likely be the first thing you see upon entering a room, so it’s important that it’s appealing to you. Great ideas for focal points include fireplaces, artwork, mirrors, a chandelier or a large piece of furniture.