Craving a Peaceful Retreat

“Serenity now!” There’s a throwback quote everyone can relate to these days. As an interior designer, my goal is to help clients achieve a sense of serenity within their living spaces.

Most clients redesign their homes in phases. They often want to start with their home’s public spaces and then someday get around to redesigning private spaces like their bedroom. It’s time to re-arrange those priorities, folks! Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your cocoon, your retreat from everything. It needs to be at the top of your design “to-do” list.

Lucky for us, a previous client had that thought in mind when she invited us back to help her and her husband reimagine their master bedroom. With this makeover, they made the mindful decision to put their needs first. And we couldn’t wait to transform their bedroom into a bright, inviting, and peaceful space.


After photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


The foundation of this design began with a soothing palette of neutrals, corals, and blues combined with organic and geometric patterns. We layered textures, colors, patterns, and furnishings to give the space a collected look that encouraged lounging. Colorful drapery panels were crafted to soften the hard edges of the plantation shutters and help the room feel less boxy and more custom.


Photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


Instead of going with a traditional chair and ottoman combo, we opted for a stunning coral chaise to create a relaxing reading corner. It’s a dramatic but livable piece–stylish for the grown-ups, yet sturdy for their kids.


Photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


Instead of going with a traditional brown dresser, we chose this custom-painted blueberry piece. This colorful hand-crafted piece provides a nice balance with the neutrals in the room.


Photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


Wrapping the room in grasscloth wallpaper created a warm, nuanced texture and also a nice contrasting complement to the plush blue velvet headboard.


Photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


Leaving no surface untouched, we painted the ceiling a calming blue to connect it to the rest of the room. Our clients now start and end every day with a beautiful space that brings them joy!

Ready to create a peaceful retreat of your very own? We’d love to help. Arlington Home Interiors is designing several projects right now, both virtually and onsite, using recommended safety guidelines. Drop us a note, anytime, and let’s get started!



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Principal Designer + CEO | Arlington Home Interiors
Suzanne is a DC-area native who lives in Arlington with her husband Mark, two children, a reclusive cat and a sweet rescue dog. After earning a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland, she focused her artistic energies in top creative positions for Britches of Georgetowne and Time-Life Entertainment. WIth the birth of child number two, Suzanne decided it was time for a little self re-invention, so she founded Arlington Home Interiors. Interior design proved to be the perfect outlet for her talents, allowing her to share her love of design with others by creating beautiful living spaces for busy families. Her off-the-clock list of interests is a long one, including; encouraging regular family adventures, exploring new cities, trying new restaurants, browsing art galleries, practicing yoga, and taking long hikes with that previously mentioned sweet dog.

It’s time to love your living space. And we’re here to help! Arlington Home Interiors has been creating casually elegant interiors for modern families in the DC area since 2007. From developing concepts to curating unique selections to managing custom installations, we confidently guide clients through each step of the design process. Contact us and let’s make something beautiful!
3414 8th Street S., Arlington, VA 22204
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  1. Avatar Little Red says:

    I like the painted ceiling in particular.

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