The No-Stress Zone
Interior designers Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods had their award-winning work featured in the June edition of Elle Décor in the article 7 ways to make your bedroom a no-stress zone right this minute which holds the key to a place that dreams are made of. Barbara and Jennifer’s primary bedroom suite for comedian Kountry Wayne was selected by Elle Décor because of it’s comfortable seating area.
With a large busy family, Kountry Wayne was in need of a space to unwind and design partners Barbara Elliot and Jennifer Ward-Woods chose a warm palette of gold, gray and red to create a modern and masculine principal bedroom. The seating area is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. This bedroom along with the rest of the home was featured recently in the AJC.
ADD A SEATING AREA TO UNWIND
“A sitting area makes the room feel like an oasis by giving the homeowner a place to relax without actually being in the bed,” says designer Barbara Elliott.
She and Jennifer Ward-Woods, the Atlanta-based duo behind The Sisters and Company, relied on a velvet chaise and two bronze nailhead-studded ottomans to create this bedroom spot. In a smaller room, says Elliott, “a space next to a window or corner can work.” While a piece of art and an area rug will help delineate a lounge area from the rest of the room, really all you need, she notes, is “a place to sit, a place to put a drink, and a light source.”
7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM A NO-STRESS ZONE RIGHT THIS MINUTE
Design experts share their best style tricks for serene sleeping quarters.
By SARAH GROSSBART
MAY 30, 2022
You spend nearly one-third of your life in your bedroom — shouldn’t it be a place that dreams are made of? While you likely have the basics covered (comfortable mattress, appropriately dim lighting, sumptuous rug to sink your feet into each morning), there are plenty of next-level upgrades to transform your sleeping space into an even cozier area.
We turned to six top designers from Decorating Den Interiors for their advice on how to cultivate calm in your most personal of spaces…