New empty nesters often feel the time is right to reinvent their space. An updated master bedroom with a kick-up-your-feet feeling was priority one for Bill and Elizabeth Childrey of Richmond, Virginia. To make their bedroom more roomy, they recruited residential designer and builder Mason Hearn.
Mason added cabinets and shelving on both sides of the bedroom doors. The armoire-style closet features open and pullout shelving as well as shoe racks. The space above displays Elizabeth's vintage birdhouse collection.
let there be (lots of) light
When it came to color, Elizabeth wanted fresh. The woodwork and doors are painted bright white; the walls are a cheerful pale yellow. The transom window above the bed gives a sense of height and allows light to filter in.