Check out the beautiful lake home of talented designer and artist Michelle Morelan.  Photography by the lovely Tracey Ayton.

Check out the beautiful lake home of talented designer and artist Michelle Morelan.  Photography by the lovely Tracey Ayton.

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Designer and artist Michelle Morelan’s Lake house, photograph by Tracey Ayton

Master Bedroom Plan

I previously mentioned that the master bedroom has been stumping me.  I’ve toyed with the idea of painting our walls black or charcoal, or maybe a deep navy blue or even deep greeny-blue teal.  I loved the way the navy blue feature wall worked in our condo - deep and intimate, and art looked awesome on it.  And I feel like we have the space and the natural light to do this without the room feeling dark and depressing.

I already have grey bedding and grey silk drapes, so with black or blue walls I don’t want it to go too cool. I really want to bring in some brass accents and some pops of poppy red, rusty orange, gold, or chartreuse to warm it up.  And I’ve really been feeling teal and emerald green lately.  So, I finally brought these seemingly disparate ideas together into a mood board.  And I think I like it!

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We have a settee in the room that could be recovered in the paisley fabric or I could cover it in a grey velvet I have already, and use the paisley and plaid for accent pillows on the settee and bed.  

We have a tufted headboard I made, but I would reupholster it in a natural creamy colour to pop against the dark walls.

And I reeeeally want to find some solid medium-tone oak 3-drawer dressers to use as side tables… so I’m regularly scouring used furniture sites… fingers crossed.

It’s obviously a work in progress, based on finding and creating the different elements, but it’s nice to have a direction now!

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for You Magazine

Photograph by Joanna Henderson for Vogue Living - Australia
Photograph by Joanna Henderson for Vogue Living - Australia
Photograph by Joanna Henderson for Vogue Living - Australia
Photograph by Tessa Neustadt

Photograph by Tessa Neustadt