Holidays are a distant memory and resolutions are in full effect. That can only mean one thing: Back to work, back to work.

Everyone in the St. Louis area has been snowed in and “working” from home.  My studio is in my apartment, so I work from home everyday and can’t really declare a snow day. Boo! Luckily, I have a lot of great projects to make work fun.

One of my new clients is a married couple with two elementary school aged children. They have lived in their home for about seven years, and are at a point where they want freshen things up.  First up, I am in charge of turning their dated master bedroom into a super modern and SEXY retreat.

This is what I’m starting with.Sykes Before

Oh lawd. We have work to do.

Luckily, the clients are really fun and up for anything as long as it’s modern and sexy.  Right away we agreed on a color palate of black, white, and grey (My happy place.) with a pop of color. After studying their inspirational images, and sharing some of mine, we decided on the POC being yellow.  It scares me a bit to mix yellow with black. If done wrong it can get crazy town real quick, but if done right it is all Kelly Wearstler at the Palm Springs Viceroy. And that is another one of my happy places. Take a look at the inspiration…Sykes InspirationThe couple’s style is ultra modern and they desperately want to bring sexy back to the bedroom, and I see a heavy Regency influence coming in the design, so I’m hash tagging  this project #ModernRegenSEXY  

Follow along on The Gram. It’s gonna be fun.

Here’s the spatial plan.. Sykes BR Floorplan - FIrst ChoiceAnd here is the initial design.SYKWES prelimI’m obsessed with those white lacquer, greek key trimmed night stands. Here’s the matching dresser that will go on the opposite wall.dresserLOVE LARGE.  Actually would like that baby in my own boudoir.

I also want to add a large white cornice that spans across all three windows featuring a black Greek Key trim and panels underneath. Sort of inspired by this cornice designed by Jamie Meares.corniceCan I have that also?

I immediately wanted to use some black on black patterned wallpaper. These were my two options I presented to the on black wallpaperIt’s difficult to tell in the image, but the paper on the loft is flocked and really, really sexy.  I’ve been dying to use it, but I actually prefer the paper on the right for this particular design.  The clients really want the paper on the left, but it it not cheap, and sadly way over budget.  Instead we will paint the walls a black color, I’m thinking Black Suede by Behr.

behr black suedeIt will still be very dramatic and sexy.  Nixing the pattern on the walls allowed for some more pattern elsewhere, which will go on the rug. And we are going BOLD on the accent chair.

Here’s where we are now.SYKES first choice

Should be fun. And sexy.

If you need to bring sexy back contact me jessie@curedesigngroup. I can at least help with the design part.


  1. SO F’ing jealous of you and this project. It is going to be amazing!!!

  2. Wow, Jessie. So much I love about this space! Super dramatic, super sexy. Perfect adjectives for a master bedroom!

  3. You are going to rock this! Can’t wait to see it progress. Sorry I’ve been silent on the commenting front lately. There are not enough hours in the day!

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