To me, west coast style feels unconcerned—in a healthy way.
PNW (Pacific Northwest) design seems to fit the equation ‘function first, individuality second, aesthetics last.’ It’s beautiful without trying to be.
It definitely took some time for me to grasp this concept and figure out how to mesh it with my existing style, but after living in Squamish for two months, our master bedroom finally feels complete.
As one of the first spaces to be designed in the new home, this room had big shoes to fill to capture this coastal MO as well as our tastes.
To begin with, the space boasted white walls, neutral waffle-weave carpeting, four windows and a gorgeous view of the Tantalus Range.
So for me, the goal was to highlight and not compete with the views; To pay homage to the light and mountain views. I wanted everything that went into the room to feel inspired by nature, taking subtle hints from (and a backseat to) the view outdoors.
The jumping-off point for the room was this animal-print headboard (US link). I immediately knew it was the one (I also loved this animal print headboard, this spotted number, and this tartan headboard) . And from there, the vision for the room was born.
This brown hide rug (US link) became the next large piece of the puzzle which was equally as animal-inspired as the headboard, but introduced some warmth. After that, I introduced some decor within the blue and brown colour family.
Aside from the headboard, rug and a few small decor items and pillows, the amount of colour I wanted to add was minimal. I also wanted to avoid contrast in the form of darks and lights, and instead relied on textures to introduce contrast and add visual interest.
The name of the game for us was calming, airy and organic.
The main window is not only massive (which yes, meant we installed black-out blinds immediately), but offered a big ledge. While eventually I want to get a custom upholstered bench cushion made for it, a few squishy toss pillows make for a nice little interim perch to read, write, and gaze at the mountains.
Along the opposite wall (the entry door wall), we leaned a big, floor-length mirror (US link) and beside it, we placed an “everything chair” (US link). We try to keep it free of only-worn-once clothes, but we all know how that battle goes…
For side tables, I initially searched for steel ones that had similar metal hardware details, like neat hinges or campaign hardware. When I found these mirrored side-tables (US link) with similar nailhead detailing like our headboard had, I was sold.
As for lighting, I didn’t want to get table lamps that took up valuable space. Instead, I hunted for sconces with that same metal finish, only I opted for these brushed sconces (US link) rather than ones with a polished finish for a more subtle effect.
I really hope you enjoyed this space! Please join the conversation on my Instagram post. And for a complete product list, see below:
Headboard (US link)
Bedside Tables (US link)
Bedside Lights (US link)
Bed Frame (US link)
Hide Rug (US link)
Bed Toss Pillows (US link)
Similar Knit Blanket (US link)
Floor Mirror (US link)
Similar Rattan Chair (US link)