Luxe Hotel-Inspired Master Bedroom

This project was designed by Stevie Storck for Interiors Home in Lancaster, PA. 

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

Hello and welcome back! In case you missed yesterday's post, let me give you a little background on this project: As a designer at Interiors Home, I had the amazing opportunity to work with a couple on the interior design of their new home before construction even started. Charlie & Gladys met a little later in life, and were preparing to move from Lancaster to a quaint suburb of Ann Arbor, Michigan to be closer to family. Their Lancaster home was a hodge-podge of his and her furniture, with each room having a totally different look and feel. What they wanted more than anything for their new home was a design that felt elegant, purposeful and cohesive. Yesterday, I shared their living room, dining room and foyer and today I'm talking about their Master Bedroom. I wanted this room to be a relaxing and inspiring retreat for Charlie & Gladys, that felt like their very own luxury hotel suite.

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

However, I find that if every single piece is new, the finished room will just lack some soul. Something that I try to do in every project is to mix in vintage items, or favorite pieces that the client already owns.  Gladys purchased this dual arm brass floor lamp over 20 years ago when she was furnishing her bachelorette pad (from Interiors Home, no less!). It's stunning modern design is what convinced us to stray from the chocolate and pewter color scheme of the main living spaces and accent with warm brass finishes in this room. This chair is a favorite frame of mine. It's a timeless design (with a surprise back detail!) that is very versatile depending on the upholstery fabric you choose. I think the spare, traditional lines of this chair are given a fresh new edge when paired with the vintage modern floor lamp. A small accent table from Bernhardt and Gladys' own vase filled with some flat leaf eucalyptus and this corner was complete. 

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

I can't go any further before we talk about the insanely beautiful sculpture hanging over the headboard. I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't! This is another piece that Gladys had collected over the years. The original brass was tarnished rather dark, so we took it to Janie Reeves of Design2Finish. Since all brass will tarnish over time, she suggested a longer lasting fix to achieve the bright brass look we were after: gold leaf. Now I have tried my hand at craft store gold leaf, but it's nothing compared to what Janie was able to execute with this piece. Janie is so knowledgeable and taught us about the history and different types of gold and metal leaf available. The resulting finish is a work of art that will last for years and years to come. To me, this is the one piece that truly makes the room. 

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

When it comes to bedroom design, there are two approaches. Choose a collection you like and buy the full bedroom suite or ditch matching and create your own suite by mixing manufacturers, finishes and styles. You can probably guess which camp I belong to... We started with this GORGEOUS Haven Sleigh Bed by Bernhardt. It comes in two finishes and I chose the darker one because I knew I wanted to do something different with the nightstands. Bernhardt has a lot of nice options for nightstands in the Haven collection, but instead I went with the Lily White nightstand by Caracole. I'm a big fan of using small chests as nightstands (because who couldn't use more storage?) and the finishes on this piece are just so striking. Warm walnut frame with white reeded drawer fronts, gold hardware and striping detail and a cream quartz top. It sounds like a lot going on, but the design is just so refined looking to me. 

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
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To give the room that luxe hotel feel, I went for all white bedding with accents of this beautiful charcoal modern strie silk fabric. Next to the chair there on the wall opposite the bed, we had planned for this gorgeous armoire, but unfortunately the movers were unable to get it through the small vestibule that you enter the master bedroom from.

Hiccups like this can always happen on a project, especially when it's new construction. Gladys & Charlie reselected this slightly smaller armoire, but it was still on order on the day the photoshoot. We also had some more art to hang in the room, but we wanted to wait until the armoire issue had been resolved so we knew exactly where we wanted to hang them. That's why in these photos you're only really seeing the bed wall and the corner with the chair. There wasn't much happening in the rest of the room yet!

Window treatments are another detail that we couldn't address as we were working on this project from Pennsylvania. Custom treatments require exact measurements and can't be ordered from a blueprint, since small details like window dimensions can change during the course of construction. Now that the house is built, they will be working with a local showroom in Michigan to design the window treatments. For this room, I would love to see semi-sheer fabric roman shades layered behind some nice floor length drapery. 

Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Master Bedroom | Bernhardt Haven Sleigh Bed, gold white grey pewter, eucalyptus, vintage brass floor lamp, vintage brass bird sculpture | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

I couldn't be more pleased with the way this room came together. It has exactly the luxurious, boutique hotel feel that I was hoping to create for Charlie & Gladys.

What do you think? Are you a fan of hotel-style bedrooms or are you more into bedrooms with a casual eclectic vibe? 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Foyer, Living & Dining

This project was designed by Stevie Storck for Interiors Home in Lancaster, PA.

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

Today, I am excited to share a project that was nearly a year in the making! As a designer at Interior Home, I had the opportunity to work with a lovely couple as they were just about to break ground on their new home. Charlie & Gladys were moving from Lancaster, PA to retire in a sweet suburb just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. After having met later in life, their previous home was a mish-mash of his and her furniture. They wanted the design of their new home to be cohesive and to reflect their refined, contemporary style. We were able to completely furnish their 3 bedroom, 2 bath home using some of my favorite furniture brands and custom manufacturers carried by Interiors Home. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind design that showcases a mix of sleek, modern lines and timeless traditional pieces. I can't wait to show you around! 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

In the foyer, sleek minimalist styling is counterpointed by an uber traditional black marble topped console and an antique, Victorian stand (a family heirloom). I designed the colors in this custom wool runner to pick up on the pewter and chocolate color scheme you will see repeated in the living and dining rooms. A modern gallery arrangement of acid-etched metal plates in simple white matted frames is hung above the traditional console. A modern floor mirror with a slim silver frame is on order to layer behind the Victorian stand, but unfortunately didn't make it there in time for our photoshoot! I think it will be the perfect finishing detail to add some contemporary edge to the entry of their home. 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

The showstopper of the dining room is hands down, the custom live-edge curly maple table. This was a piece that Charlie & Gladys had their eyes on since our very first meeting. We had it custom sized to fit their dining nook and swapped our two chairs with an upholstered banquette we had made in this cream and pewter zebra print. Looking at the photo above, you would never guess that the chairs and banquette were made by two different manufacturers! The leg style and finish match is spot on. Details like that make me a happy designer!

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

This view of the living room just makes my symmetry and neutral loving heart beam. Before I get to the furniture, let me first point out this stunning antique mirror that is truly the focal point for this space. This was another family heirloom piece that was originally gold. With the beautiful details and sentimental value, we knew we wanted to use it in the new home. But once we settled on the pewter and chocolate color scheme, it needed a little makeover. Janie Reeves of Design2Finish did an amazing job giving this old mirror a new silver leaf finish with a chocolate glaze to bring out all of the detail. Charlie, Gladys & I couldn't be happier with the way this mirror turned out! Refinishing is a great way to bring new life into an old piece. If you live in Pennsylvania, Maryland or northern Virginia, I highly recommend Janie. You can see more of Janie's faux finishing and decorative painting work, here

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

I had originally proposed an fabric upholstered arm chair and ottoman for this corner, but Charlie fell in love with the comfort this Stressless Magic Chair by Ekornes. And you know what? I think it's exactly the modern edge that this room needed. I added in these beautiful petrified wood nesting tables and the statement linen and silver floor lamp to contrast the dark Paloma Chocolate leather.

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

Have you ever seen a sofa like this before? I certainly hadn't. This is Stickley's Chicago Sofa done in a rustic, distressed leather and neutral woven upholstery with leather button tufting. The styling is so unique and original and it's one of the coziest sofas I've ever sat in. If you take the pillows off the back, it's about as wide and long as a twin size bed. Perfect for lounging and watching movies, plus it can function as an extra sleeping spot for guests! The walnut bent-wood coffee table is by Bernhardt. 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

Another one of my favorite views. The art, the arched lamp, the nesting tables, that rug?? Heart eyes emoji all over the place. 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

Would you believe me if I said the tweed chair is a recliner? It's about the sleekest and best looking recliner I've ever laid eyes on. Anthony loved the tall back and retro look. It's the Archer Recliner by Sam Moore. I should have taken a better close up but the border around the media console is the most stunning carved wood pyramid trim. You remember, like those punk rock studded belts Avril Lavigne wore? That but in beautiful hardwood. Just gorgeous. 

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

This was my best shot at those artsy, asymmetrical flower arrangements I love on Pinterest. In addition to adding some color and life to the photoshoot, I made it as a small thank you gift for Charlie & Gladys. I think it turned out pretty well!

Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.
Luxe Transitional Home Tour | Modern mix, contemporary, antique, black marble, live edge, leather, neutral palette | Interior Design by Stevie Storck Design Co.

This project was truly a dream come true to work on. And guess what? I'm not done! Tomorrow I will be back with photos of the Master Bedroom. I love it so much that it got it's own blog post. 

What do you think of the luxe, transitional style we created in this Michigan home? It reminds me of an upscale hotel in the best way, while still feeling very livable and easy. A bit of a departure from my usual rustic, vintage look but I had the time of my life designing this project. 

And if you are local to the Greater Harrisburg-York-Lancaster area, be sure to check out Interiors Home! They are a fabulous resource for stylish furnishings at all price points, but their selection of designer styles just can't be beat. You can find them in Lancaster & Camp Hill!

Easy DIY Hand Lettered Gift Wrap

I am a sucker for fancily wrapped gifts. However, I'm also super cheap and not great at planning ahead so I never seem to have the right wrapping paper for the occasion. Enter in my new favorite gift wrapping solution...

DIY Hand Lettered Gift Wrap - Stevie Storck Design Co.

All you need is some craft paper (I bought about 5 rolls for $1 each in Target clearance section a few weeks ago) and marker. I used a fancy brush marker I just bought to practice hand lettering, but a Sharpie or Crayola marker would work just as well. 

I had a trio of gifts for our youngest niece, Glory so I decided to draw 3 quick, complementary patterns. G's for Glory, 3's for her 3rd birthday and hearts because we love her! For this, I wrapped the gifts first so I could make sure my patterns lined up how I wanted them to. 

Instead of drawing your own pattern, you could also copy a quote or passage from the person's favorite book. For my friend Jess's birthday a few weeks ago, I lettered her name plus a bunch of different words to describe her all over the paper before wrapping up her gift. Should have taken a picture of that one! 

I love how simple, yet modern this DIY wrapping paper looks and it literally couldn't be easier to make yourself! You really can't mess it up, the more imperfect and hand drawn it looks, the better. Plus, you'll always have the right paper for the occasion with a little creativity and customization!

For more little DIYs like this that may or may not make the blog, be sure to connect with me on Instagram @steviestorck!

Comment on this photo letting me know you read this post and I'll DM you a pic of your name hand lettered by me! ;)

My Top 5 Favorite Reveals | ORC Spring 2016 Featured Designers

This was my first time really following and participating in the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda from Calling It Home. Even though I didn't finish my room by "Reveal Day", I've had so much fun following the Featured Designers projects and connecting with other participating bloggers through Instagram. There are so many amazing makeovers that came from this spring's challenge. Today, I'm sharing my top five favorites out of the 20 Featured Designers. Starting with...

There are a several reason's why Kevin from Thou Swell's makeover is one of my favorites. First off, his design for this Master bedroom (his father's) is just so FRESH looking to me. Sure, he's borrowed from some classics and trends, but the way he put everything together feels very unique to his style. I am in love with the white walls + high gloss navy ceiling combo! If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember I've been sampling shades of green/teal to do this same look for our guest bedroom. It looks so amazing in this room that I want to do it this weekend! (Chill Stevie, you still have YOUR One Room Challenge project to finish...) I actually had never heard of Kevin's blog before the challenge, but now I know he is one to watch! My mind was completely blown when I found out that he's a high school senior. Kevin has a bright future ahead of him, I'm sure of it!

4. Making It Lovely

Nicole of Making It Lovely gifted us with a double whammy, making over not only her master bedroom but also the adjoining den. I really like what she did with her bedroom, but I LOVE the way her den turned out. First off, her paint color scheme is just fantastic. Pale blush in the bedroom, a teal-navy in the den with white trim and black doors throughout? Yes, please. The thing that really takes her design over the edge for me is the DIY Insect Artwork she made! Seriously, who would think that blowing up illustrations to 6 feet long and mounting them on foam core would make such an elegant statement? I'm a sucker for rooms with a little quirk and designs that don't take themselves to seriously. ALL THE GOLD STARS TO YOU, NICOLE!!

3. Sketch42

Nicole from Sketch42's makeover is just WOW. Never in a million years would/could I have put this combination together, but now that I see it, I'm obsessed! Nicole made over her younger sister's room at their parent's home, but the one stipulation her mother gave was that they could not paint over the bubblegum pink walls. Nicole ran with it, giving this formerly sweet room a salty edge with black accents and modern details that are anything but precious. Nicole created an awesome, floor to cieling gallery wall using her own art and photography. If you look in the bottom right corner of the photo above, you can see that she included a photograph of pink doors that are actually on the other side of the room. Again, interior design with a sense of humor! I'm all for it! This room screams COOL GIRL. The minute I saw it, I thought of my rockstar, social media wiz kid little sister. Maybe because she's really cool and has bright pink hair? 

2. Design Manifest

Naomi from Design Manifest's kitchen remodel is full of all the things I love. Neutrals, classic yet modern and minimal design...but she really sets this kitchen ablaze with the colorful accents of coral-orange on her bar stools and in the custom roman shade. Which is a genius idea, because if she ever wants to switch up the accent color, these are two easy things to change! This room just makes my eyes happy. It's Naomi and her father Andrew run a design-build firm in Philadelphia, just a couple of hours away from us. Definitely adding her blog to my follow list!

1. Claire Brody

And my number one favorite makeover has to be Claire Brody's. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know this isn't the first time I've mentioned Claire's work. I am such a fan of her unique, collected style and her blog is one of my favorites to read. For the One Room Challenge, she tackled her parent's formal living room. This is one where you MUST see the before. It was pretty, but super traditional and a little dated looking. With gallons and gallons of white paint and a clever mix of antique and mid-century furniture, Claire created a room that dramatic, refined, neutral and bold. Every time I look at her photos, I notice new details. You killed the ORC, Claire!

What are your favorite reveals from the One Room Challenge? 

See the other 15 featured designer's makeovers here:

Claire Brody  | The Curated House  | Design Manifest  | Driven by Decor  | Honey We’re Home  | Hunted Interior  | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | My Sweet Savannah |  Pencil and Paper Co. | The Pink Clutch | Savvy Home  | Simplified Bee  | Sketch 42  | Jill Sorensen | Orlando Soria  | Thou Swell  | The Vault Files  | Waiting on Martha  | The Zhush 

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