Move on to the master bedroom, where the homeowners wanted to reflect the gentleman’s love for the outdoors and sporting interests, and the designers managed to incorporate that outdoor feeling with elegant touches. “We think of this as Ralph Lauren meets the Ritz,” quips Arnold about the mingling of differing styles. The bedding and shades are made of exclusive Donghia fabrics in a contemporary graphic pattern, while a fish-skin veneer covers the front doors of nightstands, and ottomans sport a suede pillowtop affixed with leather buckles for an equestrian feel. Chairs partially covered in hides, matching crystal lamps and a towering travelers palm offer visual weight, so that the expansive room feels full, but smartly neat. In the master bathroom, the designers kept the existing inlay onyx flooring and countertops from Rioja, Spain, but added expansive mirrors and light fixtures for a more modern feel.
The designers embraced the woman’s love for blush in a second bedroom, that’s now a luxurious oasis splashed in colors of deep rose and mixed textures like metallics, velvet, alabaster and crystal. Artwork enhances the feminine feel to the room, while a chandelier dripping in crystal clusters steals the show. “It’s the perfect punctuation of the room,” says Arnold.