Meeting Sally Steponkus at the DC Design House was like meeting a great friend for lunch. We spent a lot of time in the master bedroom she designed. The first observation we made is how serene the space is with a palette of neutral tones. There was a time when I experimented with bold color in the bedroom and quickly learned how much it overstimulated my eyes and the restlessness I felt.
As we entered the master bedroom at the design house, I noticed a Wedgwood Jasperware plaque on display in the built-in bookcase. It was the focal point among all the lovely antique books on the shelves. The series of books were all similar in a washed rose-like color tone. This may sound strange but I felt such a sense of calm staring at them.
The built-in cabinets with decorative hand-painted doors by Billet Collins gave an impression that they were carved into the wood. And in the corner is a table with a carved base by Barry Dixon with curves to delight our eyes with.
In my opinion, Ms. Steponkus' plans are ideal for a master bedroom. The bedding, upholstered pieces, casegoods and accessories were all in perfect harmony amongst each other. Her enthusiasm is contagious as she happily answered our questions.
Bravo to Ms. Steponkus for taking a room with red painted walls and turning it into a restfully stylish retreat.