Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

Happy Monday, Folks! As promised here are the Main Street masculine bedroom reveal photos!

Everyone, most importantly my client and her husband, are so pleased with the final result! As stated before, the overall feel for the newly designed room is a collected look, yet with a youthful touch. 

The terrace level bedroom has only one window and is naturally a dark space. Due to the lack of natural sunlight, no matter how much lighting or white paint added, it would always be classified as a dark room. My theory is to capitalize on the physical condition of the room and make it moody, comfortable, and stylish. Therefore upon moving in, we had the room painted Naval (SW-6244) by Sherwin Williams–a deep, rich, navy blue.

As a reminder, here’s the approved concept design:
Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

and here are the results…

Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

I didn’t get a great shot of the overhead fixture, the Draper Pendant Lamp from Crate and Barrel. Ahh…a total win. The sixties-inspired fixture gave a nod to the vintage dresser and the warm brass continued a repeating element in the design.


Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

At the bedside, a raised trunk offers surface area for decorative accents as well as closed storage for books and other personal items.

Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

The vintage dresser was the only piece of furniture original to the room. To integrate it into the design plan, I removed the existing mirror and replaced it with a mirror with an antique-trunk finish and nail head trim. In addition to the mirror, worldly influences like the globe and woven accessories also help to give this room a well-traveled look.

Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward Interiors

Dark bedroom gets stylish masculine makeover by Erika Ward InteriorsOne of my favorite pieces in the room is this cognac leather chair with nail head trim. It’s 50% traditional, 50%  transitional, and 100% masculine with it’s sexy silhouette! Accented with a marble-top side table and pharmacy lamp, it makes the perfect reading nook in this cozy man-cave.

Finally, the graphic, flat weave rug was the jumping off point for the room’s design. Made in India, it’s wool, reversible, and has a unique pattern that encompasses both tribal and casual themes. Fashionable, durable and affordable, is was the perfect update to the room’s decor.

If your home needs professional attention, please contact me to help you realize your home’s fullest potential. Together we can make your residence a place you are proud to call home! or (404) 507-6110.





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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. sherry hart Says:

    Erika….this is a favorite! Love all of the elements of this room…the color…the light fixture! You rocked it!


  2. Candace Says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! I wouldn’t have thought to switch out the mirror, it feels like a masculine room and girl would still love to escape to.


  3. Shelly@ConfettiStyle Says:

    Great transformation Erika. I love the rich tones and texture…definitely masculine chic!


  4. Nicole Says:

    Wonderful look! I especially love the decision to just go dark instead of fighting the lack of light. The room looks cozy and chic!


  5. Trisha Says:

    I love every single detail. Beautiful!


  6. Tina Says:

    I love the wall color. Very nice room.


  7. sandi Says:

    Is this the same paint color as the Main Street Master Bedroom? Love your paint choices!!


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