Project Pickboard | richard rabel: using dering hall in a master bedroom – (2/5)

bed: Michael Berman
Yesterday I selected the casegoods for the master bedroom renovation for a couple in their 60s.  Today I’m selecting the upholstery pieces … meaning all the furniture in the bedroom that has leather or fabric and padding stretched over the frame. The sourcing for all the fabulous and well-heeled products this week is from Dering Hall, a designer’s marketplace paradise for A+ new furnishings.

The bed is the key piece in a master bedroom as it is the inspiration for the rest of the room.  My clients currently have a sleigh bed and so they wanted a similar feeling of having a head and footboard on their new bed. The Bijou bed by LA-based designer Michael Berman is the perfect alternative. With its angular frame it is reminiscent of an early 20th century piece, yet the fact it is upholstered gives it a touch of sophistication.

At the base of the bed, I thought that placing an upholstered bench would help break the weight of the bed frame.  It’s always a good place to put on shoes or throw a sweater at the end of a long day.  I opted for the Library bench by Chicago-based designer Maxine Snider. Classically inspired, the bench also has curves that help soften the angularity of the bed.  I will specify brass casters and brass nail head trim to match the frame of the bedside tables selected yesterday and the sabots on the chairs below.

bench: Maxime Snider

For the cozy sitting area overlooking their garden, I would like to place 2 Hans Wegner inspired, perfectly scaled Doria  club chairs by NY-based Studio Van den Akker that would rock the space … not too angular, not too curvy and very 1950s.  In front of them, the octagonal, tufted and original Kenton ottoman from Steven Gambrel would finish off the space with a bang!!!!  A perfect place to start the day with a cup of coffee.  LOVE the bedroom so far.

chair: Studio van den Akker

ottoman: Steven Gambrel

Tune in tomorrow for the selections of the ever so important bedroom lighting!!!

Click here to see part 1/5 of the Dering Hall master bedroom project
Click here to see part 3/5 of the Dering Hall master bedroom project
Click here to see part 4/5 of the Dering Hall master bedroom project
Click here to see part 5/5 (final) of the Dering Hall master bedroom project

image credit: Dering Hall
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