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Bobby’s Eclectic Traditional Design: The Primary Bedroom & Bathroom

Are you still feeling the excitement of last week’s reveal of my latest design project? (So am I). And the best part is, there’s a whole lot more of Freida and Cory’s eclectic traditional home to share with you. So today, we’re continuing right where we left off – with all the details on how the team and I transformed the primary bedroom and bathroom into a soothing escape. 

Ready to see all the details on this primary bedroom and bathroom (including the dramatic before and afters – plus all the shoppable products?) Keep scrolling! You can also check out a feature on the home on Lulu & Georgia’s blog and see the entire home in Architectural Digest!


And in case you missed it, read all about how this project came to be in our post: Adding Eclectic Character To The Traditional Home Of His Friend Freida Pinto.


Behind The Design 

Creating a relaxing space to start (and end) the day was a top priority when designing this primary suite. But that didn’t mean we planned to go all white. Quite the opposite in fact! Freida and Cory are both fans of color and pattern, so this space was definitely going to get both. And to create that soothing space that also was infused with color, we brought in the same earthy tones we used for the living room: shades of olive and sage green, blues, blacks, camel, tan, and ivory. All those tones then came together in one of the most impactful elements in the room: the wallpaper. The lush scene of playful birds and flower motifs helps tie everything together, with a pattern that doesn’t feel too bold or overpowering. We balanced the wallpaper with solid colors in all the other furnishings, opting for a mix of traditional and modern. The classic four-poster bed has a contemporary twist courtesy of cane paneling on the head and footboard, while the rich leather daybed and velvet lounge chair have simple silhouettes. To bring in some more contrast (and reinforce that relaxing vibe) we also opted for off-white draperies and a light-toned wool rug. These pieces act as a break for the eye – and ensure the space is still light and airy. And, of course, no bedroom is complete without some oh-so-soft linen bedding and plenty of pillows to really get cozy and comfortable (which Frienda and Cory assure us they have).

“We wanted to make these spaces as soothing as possible for them. They have a baby on the way. They’re always on the go, on a plane, on set. They wanted this place to be their sanctuary.”


Behind The Design 

Unlike other spaces in this home, the primary bathroom didn’t require a whole lot of work on our end. The existing mosaic tile floor, dark wood vanity, and marble countertop were all in great shape- and made sense with the ‘traditional with a twist’ mood we were going for. We simply opted to start with a fresh coat of white paint (to make things a bit more spa-like), and then make a few easy swaps. We brought in new brass faucets, shower hardware and drawer pulls, which contrast quite beautifully with the dark wood tones. Black, rounded corner mirrors and elegant shaded sconces (the same style we used in the living room) also add a level of modern sophistication.  A simple roman shade and distressed runner add a little softness, while a  wood tray and vase make the perfect finishing touch for the vanity.



1. Radius Corner Black Mirror | 2. Rounded Edge Wood Tray | 3. Brizo Invari Round Multi-Function Showerhead | 4. Jensine Brass Sconce | 5. Crossweave Roman Shade (similar) | 6. Fluted Glass Vase | 7. Fringe Hand Towel | 8. Brizo Invari Bathroom Faucet | 9. Hathaway Distressed Runner | 10. Brass Bell Cabinet Knob | 11. Marble Toothbrush Cup





Be sure to check back next week as we reveal the design details behind another room in this home!