Candice Olson's Divine Design: Lofty Expectations Our makeover magician turns an unsightly attic into a sleeping beauty.
After decorating the nursery and giving their suburban town house a child-friendly decor, new parents Tatiana and Dimitri decided they needed a master bedroom where they could escape for quality time on their own.
Opposite the entry door, Olson and her team centered a king-size custom platform bed made of walnut-stained mahogany. At just 1 foot off the ground, the unit—with built-in end tables for a streamlined look—makes the 8-foot ceilings appear higher. For illumination, each side of the sprawling headboard is fitted with a simple sconce. The entire structure rests against a shimmery backdrop of hand-stamped bronze metallic wallpaper. To imbue this windowless part of the room with a sense of nature, the designer hung four black-and-white photos of flowers. She also livened the bed by mixing textures: a puckered coverlet, smooth silk shams, and faux fur and velvet throw pillows. To break up the straight lines of the furnishings and add a shot of color, Olson placed an oval raspberry-hued leather ottoman at the foot of the bed.