After honeymooning and subsequently vacationing at a luxury resort in St. Lucia and yearning for that same elegant tropical feel in their own home, Dallas couple Chris and Melanie Royer once again chose Elaine Williamson Designs with bringing that same elegant, yet relaxed West Indies style to their boudoir.
With three children, two cats, three dogs and one major half-house renovation to their credit, the couple longed for a master suite retreat all their own. “While we’ve enjoyed having the kids bunk in with us to watch cartoons and late night movies, we craved a more personal space of our own where we could escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get into a relaxing vacation state of mind – if even for a few minutes,” said the Royer’s.
Having unanimously agreed they wanted their bedroom to capture the essence of their St. Lucian vacations - how the well-appointed spaces at their island resort fostered a laid back mood, the Royer’s met with Elaine Williamson of the award-winning design group, Elaine Williamson Designs, to set the bedroom remodel in motion.
Elaine’s objective was to mix and meld different styles and textures to create harmony and balance while establishing an elegant resort feel. Beginning with the selection of an understated West Indies style bed, and a cool color palette of chocolate, pale green and oranges, the next obvious choice was the unexpected choice of travertine flooring, truly setting a luxurious tropical foundation. What seemed to be missing was a fireplace to set the mood. Elaine commissioned handmade Italian glazed tiles for the exterior surround of the fireplace and crushed black glass was used to accentuate the dancing flames.