How Erika Ward Interiors helped newlyweds find common ground in designing their space while maintaining “shalom in the home.”
“Interior Design for Couples” should be a chapter in the PreMarital Counseling Handbook. Gone are the days when husbands took a hands off approach in regards to their home’s decor. In my previous post entitled, “Designing for the Sexes,” I asked readers about their mate’s involvement in making decisions on decorating, etc. Here’s what Tammy had to say:
I see more and more men speaking up about their design preferences and I love it. Unlike Tammy, most wives don’t know how to handle their husband’s opinions about design. As a Design Consultant, I also act as an interpreter by translating his-speak and her–speak into a love language they both understand.
I received an email from newlyweds (the husband!) asking for assistance in decorating their Master Suite. They were moving into a new development in Buckhead where they would reside for one year, then purchase a single family home when they found the right property.
They agreed to start with a clean slate in the bedroom. He requested the design be clean, brown, and void of flowers and frill…frill meaning drapery. She requested a bedroom retreat with lots of color and silk drapery panels. They did find common ground in a color palette consisting of teal, goldenrod, and chocolate.
Based on their design preferences here is the concept board for their Master Bedroom…
…and for the Master Bath…