Style Tip: “His” Master Bedroom Suite Inspired by Father’s Day
Helen Green Design have recently been appointed to design a traditional 17,000 square foot countryside property in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The property sits within extensive grounds and will become our clients’ family home upon completion. Inspired by Father’s Day this weekend, our interior design team have shared their tips for designing a “his” master bedroom suite featuring designs from our Family House, Surrey project.
Our client’s brief was to design a dressing room space that reflects his lifestyle of working in the city but living in the country. An important element for our client was to incorporate a display area for his watches and cufflinks. Security and smart home station were also requested in this space to ensure the safety and comfort of the family in an accessible location.
The interior design team have taken the client’s brief and transformed into a bespoke space that seamlessly fits within the design scheme for the whole house. The wardrobes were designed with ample hanging space for tailored suits as well as drawers and shelves for his casual weekend clothes. Embracing the traditional architecture of this country home, we used simple clean lines with moderns finishes to create a contemporary yet timeless scheme.
We selected dark grey oak timber veneers and textile wallpapers for the perimeter storage area with titanium textured leather and antique brass metal details. Concealed by smoked glass, a bespoke watch display area integrated within a central island discreetly houses our client’s watch collection. Once opened, the area illuminates to showcase the collection. A bespoke step stool is integrated into the central island for easy access to high-level storage. A window banquette reflects the client’s Scottish heritage with a touch of tartan and wool fabrics selected for the soft furnishings.
When designing bespoke spaces similar to this male dressing room you should consider not only the unique needs of men, such as increased depth to shelves to accommodate larger shoe sizes and pull out racks to easily access neckties, but you should also consider the needs of each individual client. Understanding how they get ready in the morning from the time they get out of bed to walking out of the door will help identify how the space should work. The client at our Family House, Surrey project wakes up earlier than his wife, so we created a space separate to the sleeping area to minimise noise. He also wanted a space that directly linked to his shower room so that he can easily float back and forth between the two spaces whilst getting ready.
Designing a master bedroom suite for a client requires careful listening and understanding of their needs. Their brief forms the foundations of the concept design and is essential to creating a space that exceeds their expectations.