I’m ready to ditch the closet and go all out with a pax wardrobe now that I’ve seen how gorgeous paint, mirror inlays and brass hardware can make this Ikea classic. It takes this San Francisco bedroom to beautiful, bright and airy and it’s as easy as ready, set, hack. Designed by Braun + Adams for a young family, the wardrobe isn’t the only shining star of this tour. See it all right here.
We recently completed a project for a sweet young family in San Francisco. The space was originally a combined office and guest bedroom, but since they rarely hosted guests it ended up being wasted space.
We capitalized on the great natural light and gorgeous period details to transform the room into a comfortable and airy sitting room complete with built-in storage, a small desk, and sleeper sofa.
We designed built-ins flanking the fireplace with a combination of open shelves, an enclosed wardrobe, and small writing desk. The fireplace was painted and re-tiled in a marble herringbone, and the room and trim got a fresh coat of paint as well (Benjamin Moore Horizon on the walls and White on the trim).
The other room we did for this lovely young family was the Master Bedroom. The clients wanted this room to be light and bright like the front room, but it is on the opposite end of the house where there is much less natural light.
There was also a serious need for more storage, and they wanted to upgrade to a king bed so we needed to maximize every inch of space. Overall, we went with a light and airy color palette with lots of bright and warm whites. However, the clients didn’t want the space to feel too neutral so we added some darker colors for contrast along with big, bright pillows on the bed.
We also took advantage of high ceilings to put in a dramatic chandelier, which not only gives off great light but is a gorgeous addition to the room!
One of the major additions was the IKEA Pax wardrobe we completely made over for the space. We gave it a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Steep Cliff Gray and had custom mirrors cut to inset on the doors. The mirrors drastically lightened up both the darker color of the Pax and the room itself. And of course we had to finish it off with fantastic brass pulls.
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Interior Design: Braun + Adams