Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Elissa Morgante, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects, which specializes in high-end residences on Chicago’s North Shore, recently worked with a couple who requested dual master suites as part of a renovation of their home on Lake Michigan. They’d slept in separate rooms (of different sizes) for some time—he’s a “morning person”; she prefers total darkness. Now, though, they wanted a more elegant, equal-opportunity setup. Morgante created a new master wing in which a shared hallway joins his-and-her bedrooms, each with its own door. Fittingly, the husband’s is east-facing, with views of Lake Michigan; the wife’s overlooks the west, with windows outfitted with blackout curtains. Each got to satisfy his or her own design preferences: She chose peach salmon, while he accented with Roman shades in a nubby linen. The couple comes together in a shared master bath.
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

The bedrooms featured here vary significantly in size, layout, color scheme, cost and consequently appearance. Some are ultra modern with little furniture while other bedrooms use up much of the space with design details such as wall art, plants, rugs, drapes and more.
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Have you been looking for master bedroom designs? Do you find yourself being drawn to the simple luxury of hotel rooms? Thankfully, you can achieve a similar look in your master bedroom, regardless of its size. A few simple steps can make a significant difference and turn your master bedroom into a place that is truly restful.
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Now, though, it’s an of-the-moment design feature, as more and more couples—and more and more younger couples—seek out separate bedrooms (and the separate closets and bathrooms that go with). “It’s gone beyond just wanting separate his ‘n’ hers closets,” says Ralph Choeff, principal of Miami firm Choeff Levy Fischman, who’s currently at work on dual masters for a young Miami couple. Though they get those, too: “The last estate I designed had two master suites,” says L.A. interior designer Lori Halprin. “The gentleman incorporated his bedroom with his home office. The woman was a clotheshorse and wanted the extra sitting area made into a closet.”
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

I can’t say I don’t buy in: I spend many nights lying awake thinking my husband is great and all, but couldn’t he just breathe a little less? “It is about practicality,” says New York City agent Greg Moers of Triplemint. Moers points out that one reason master bedrooms are multiplying is that more homeowners, at least in Manhattan, are converting two (or more) adjoining apartments into one. But he’s also seeing far more units created with two masters from the get-go. “I think it’s because of how different everyone’s schedule is these days” he says. “One’s in finance, the other is in publishing. Our careers are so important and it takes a lot out of us to do it at a high level. We need our sleep.”
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

And agents say dual masters make for a surprisingly easy resell—once people get over what they think an excitement over two masters may say about them (or their sex life). “I do get some buyers who need the dual master layout explained and are taken aback,” says L.A. agent Robert Sandefer, currently selling dual masters at 861 Mandalay Beach Road in Oxnard. “Some insist there can only be one master. But once the benefits are explained, they’re often pretty easily convinced.”
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Located on a Masai game reserve in Southwestern Kenya, this luxurious suite employs traditional African construction techniques like lofty rough-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, mud walls and a woven grass roof. A gauzy canopy bed, an animal hide bench and tribal textiles exemplify African elegance. Image courtesy of Olarro Lodge
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India Big on style and room to relax — 1,800 square feet to be exact — this suite features the best of India’s Rajasthani opulence paired with modern technology. From the gold-and-white marble floor laid in a traditional chevron pattern to the ornately decorated walls and ceiling covered in deep plaster relief, the suite’s regal features are fit for a rajah or head of state. Noteworthy hotel guests include The Beatles, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama. Image courtesy of Taj Mahal Palace Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana Located on the fertile banks of the Okavango River, this casually elegant home-away-from-home is worlds away from a typical hotel suite. Constructed to resemble a tent, the room’s canvas walls and ceiling contribute to the open, airy feeling while a deep wraparound porch beckons guests outdoors to enjoy panoramic views of the African bush and possibly catch a glimpse of the camp’s resident elephant herd. Image courtesy of Abu Camp The Opposite House, Beijing Experience bird’s eye views of China’s capital city in this 5,000-square-foot two-story penthouse. Light-filled rooms flow seamlessly together for the ultimate in modern urban living. Sleek wood and bamboo surfaces used throughout the space contribute to the streamlined aesthetic, while subtle touches of traditional Chinese decor lend a sense of history and place. Image courtesy of The Opposite House Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India This suite is aptly named Chandra Prakash, which means Luster of the Moon. The crown jewel of a 250-year-old pleasure palace constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746, this suite was later used as the court of Maharana Bhopal Singh in the 1930s. Gilt moldings, sinuously carved marble and intricate ceiling frescoes add to the suite’s elaborate decoration. Situated on an island in India’s Lake Pichola, the hotel was used as Octopussy’s lair in the 1983 James Bond film and has long been a destination for European royalty and American celebrities. Image courtesy of Taj Lake Palace W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico Need a little Caribbean R&R for you and your pooch? Well, you’re in luck. Pets are not only welcome they’re catered to in this gardenside oasis. A private cabana located deep within the resort’s tropical surroundings, the 1,000-square-foot accommodations are decorated with vibrant tropical colors, original artwork and contemporary, eclectic furnishings for a sophisticated modern island vibe. Image courtesy of W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island Little Olarro, Loita Hills, Kenya Located on a Masai game reserve in Southwestern Kenya, this luxurious suite employs traditional African construction techniques like lofty rough-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, mud walls and a woven grass roof. A gauzy canopy bed, an animal hide bench and tribal textiles exemplify African elegance. Image courtesy of Olarro Lodge The Nines Hotel, Portland, Oregon Art deco elegance meets modern amenities in this tastefully decorated LEED-certified hotel suite. Down pillows, 350-thread-count sheets and a plush duvet create a cozy place to land in Portland’s revitalized city center. Image courtesy of The Nines Hotel Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana Each of the six uniquely decorated tents in this remote encampment boasts a panoramic view of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and a lush oasis in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. This well-appointed suite features comfortable leather furnishings, hardwood flooring and an indoor and outdoor shower from which you can view the natives: more than 400 species of bird, plus giraffe, wildebeest, antelope and zebra call this river their home. Image courtesy of Abu Camp Pashan Garh, Panna National Park, India Observe India’s majestic Bengal tiger from the hilltop comfort of a private stone cottage in one of India’s pristine wildlife sanctuaries. Sleek, contemporary furnishings contrast beautifully with the dry-packed stone hut’s rough-hewn construction. Traditional Indian block-print fabrics grace the bed and wide windows, which offer a sweeping view of the surrounding jungle. Image courtesy of Pashan Garh, Taj Safaris Zungulila Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Giving new meaning to the term “roughing it,” the canvas walls and ceiling are reminiscent of a tent, but the amenities are anything but basic. Complete with an en suite bathroom and outdoor shower, plus a sunken plunge-pool, guests stay cool after a long day prowling the savanna on one of Luangwa’s famous guided walking safaris. Available only from June to January, guests spend the night along a bend of the Kapamba River where natural springs attract huge herds of game. Image courtesy of Zungulila Bushcamp The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India Overlooking the harbor and Gateway of India, a stone monument built to symbolize the city’s openness to visitors, this suite blends European elegance with contemporary luxury. Intricately detailed wood-paneled walls and plaster ceiling work with the suite’s regal color scheme and traditional furnishings to evoke the feeling of another age. Image courtesy of Taj Mahal Palace
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This bedroom is all about the shimmer: Candice chooses fabrics that pick up light and shine. A custom headboard features chenille fabric with a metallic thread. Mirrors, brought in to bounce the room’s light, are etched to coordinate with the bed’s luxurious damask bedding. Built-in cabinetry adds storage.
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‘The mezzanine levels in the bedrooms provide extra floor area and valuable storage space,’ Creighton adds. The bedroom also has a beautiful, en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Bed & carpet, B&B Italia. Wall paint, Elephant’s Breath, Farrow & Ball.

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