Before & After: East Bay Master Retreat

Niche Interiors was tasked with creating a master retreat for two busy parents in the East Bay. After focusing their energy on creating kid’s rooms and play spaces for their energetic young boys they were in desperate need of a sophisticated adult space. We were thrilled to tackle this project for such hardworking and deserving parents!


Before: The room lacked depth, softness and warmth.  The generous space was sparsely filled with furniture on one end with a huge void at the foot of the bed.  This room was begging for a seating area!

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After: A chocolate velvet upholstered bed anchors one side of the room and a pair of deep armchairs and ottoman create a cozy lounge area in front of the fireplace. Natural elements are introduced with textural grasscloth and capiz shell light fixtures.

Bedroom fabrics

Tranquil palette.  Our clients were drawn to warm, neutral spaces without much contrast. We kept the overall color palette to taupe, chocolate, ivory, and seafoam. A mix of velvet, subtle patterns, and natural fibers creates a soothing and sumptuous space to unwind. We introduced small doses of persimmon for an unexpected pop of vibrancy.  This warm hue can be found throughout the bedroom in pillows, flowers, and artwork.


With the new seating area our clients can’t seem to keep their boys out of here! We’re not entirely sure if this is a good or bad thing.  Either way, this room has received the stamp of approval from all family members. To us, that’s a job well done!

3 thoughts on “Before & After: East Bay Master Retreat

  1. In general, I really like the transformation here. As a Feng Shui practitioner, I am always focused on how the enrgy moves through a room. Seating areas can be tough to create in the bedroom, but the round ottoman helps the flow of energy here and all the furniture is in the commanding position. Beautiful work!

  2. Wow, this is spectacular. Good job on doing the color and the interior, I would have hoped for a different color with the seating. Either way the furniture still looks quite amazing.

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