How To Get This Relaxing Blue and Cream Bedroom Look

Patricia Bonney with TAB Interior Designs used a melded transitional design for a remodel of this foothills primary suite.

Owners of a home near Littleton’s Deer Creek Canyon contracted Trish Bonney, owner and principal designer of TAB Interior Designs, to spearhead a renovation of their primary suite. Situated close to the apex of a mountain, the house has vistas throughout, which provided a natural color palette for Bonney. When she factored in the couple’s love of nature with their individual style preferences—his industrial and hers romantic—a melded transitional design evolved.

Bonney chose a blue and cream room rug for the primary inspirational element, which led to custom bedding, window coverings and a fabric headboard. She used deep navy to paint floating shelves and an accent wall. “Blue is one of the most universally appealing colors while offering a relaxing effect, especially when paired with cream and natural wood tones,” she explains. The room features a walnut-paneled wall with a live edge. “We used a real tree with organic edging to give it a softer feeling,” says Bonney. Chandelier and sconce lighting with mixed-metals and faceted glass, illuminates the room and adds visual intrigue.

For the flooring, Bonney helped the couple choose hardwood-looking porcelain tile. She shares, “When you run your fingers across it, it is amazingly similar to wood. It was a really fun project.”

1Floating shelves

Uniting the television and fireplace surrounding wall are custom floating shelves painted in Sherwin Williams 6244 Naval. “The shelves were created to offer color as well as an opposing, clean geometry to the organic natural walnut surround,” describes Bonney. Irie Cabinetry built the shelves with hidden storage areas for technology components.

2Walnut showpiece wall

To create a stunning and warm element in the room, the homeowners chose bronze grade walnut slabs, which organically connected with the forest visible from their bedroom windows. The cured wood was planed into panels—the inner panels with straight edges and the outer panel with a live edge.

3Showpiece chandelier

Mixing industrial and traditional styles, this eye-catching fixture presents a distinct mix of trends. The mixed metal frame balances faceted glass prisms that distribute light with a soft ripple effect throughout a room. The Marjorie Skouras Collection also includes coordinated wall sconces.

4Window coverings & bedding

Bonney says, “The window coverings are Roman shades that we had fabricated with a 100% polyester fabric, which complemented the bedding that was custom designed by us.” The bedding is a mixture of patterned fabrics and plush, luxurious velour. The fabrics merge room colors with soft patterns.