Colors Abound

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This Overland Park, Kansas master bedroom showcases style and plenty of color with a dash of glamour.

Story by Ann Butenas     |     Photos by Matt Kocourek




What do you do when you want to create a stylish and colorful room with a dash of glamour? You bring in Laura Suhr of Suhr Interior Design and watch her take just a few items, such as mirrored tables, a crystal and chrome chandelier, some really awesome accessories and one incredible bedspread and watch her work her magic.

This Overland Park master bedroom was part of a complete home redesign in 2015. Ready for an update, it was time to transition to a more modern aesthetic. Starting essentially from scratch, Suhr worked with the client to take the former traditional landscape of the room and brought in new accessories, colors, paint and ideas to create a fresh, modern appeal that entices the senses and brightens the space.

“The client loves color and realized this would be an opportunity to have fun,” expressed Suhr. “We actually used the bedspread as the inspiration behind the whole room. She had picked it out from Crate and Barrel and wanted to build off of it.”




From this highly colorful bedspread, Suhr pulled out the blue for its fresh and calming vibe and around that she created a stylish ensemble of upbeat color accented with a spritz of sophistication.

Using the blue accent wall for a focal point, the client chose to use a gray/tan color for the remaining walls, allowing for a touch of color without overwhelming the space. New carpet, fixtures and clean roller shades help to create a crisp and simple look while simultaneously accentuating the architecture of the space.

“While most people tend to go for a matching bedroom set, by intentionally not doing that in this room, we created a custom and collected look,” explained Suhr, noting that the wood dresser, padded and upholstered linen headboard with nickel nail head accents and mirrored side tables provide the personality the room desired. By bringing in an eclectic cast of accessories and furniture, a room can enjoy a customized high-end look without being stuffy.




Another star of the show is the aforementioned chandelier, which hangs dramatically yet invitingly from the cove ceiling.

“We took out the ceiling fan and replaced it with a sophisticated chandelier, which also has dimmers, creating a romantic ambiance and allowing for different levels of light in the room,” said Suhr.

By simply adding some color, clean lines, and unique accessories, this room has undergone a remarkable transformation and seemingly effortless style.



Designer:  Suhr Interior Design    |    Headboard, Bedding and Dresser:  Crate & Barrel    |    Mirrored Night Stands: Pottery Barn    |    Accessories:  ZGallerie     |    Art:  Ballard Designs    |    Custom Motorized Roller Shades:  Carpet Flooring Resource    |    Main Wall Color:  Sherwin Williams, Loggia SW 7506    |    Accent Wall Color:  Sherwin Williams, Distance SW 6243    |    Chandelier:  Lamps Plus 

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