Spunky, sassy and sexy: Those are just a few of the design directives Washington, D.C.-based designer Zoe Feldman followed to transform a 1913 rowhouse for a well-traveled, thirty-something client. Now filled with Mid-Century pieces, an extensive art collection, and wallpaper patterns galore, the home wasn’t quite in tip-top shape when Feldman signed on—especially when it came to the master bedroom.
While it had plenty of potential, there were a “few awkward moments, like multiple closet doors and a funky tray ceiling,” recalls Feldman. She began by simplifying the space, replacing the three doors with two, then sourced pieces that fit easily into the quirky layout. Her inspiration: a retro (but not cliché) New Orleans-style boudoir. Read on for the before-and-afters—and for Feldman’s top transformation tips
Go With a Custom Bed
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