Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

Midlothian, Virginia

THE DESIGNERS from Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) were chosen to create the Master Bedroom for the “Hampton Manor” showhouse for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League. The Cape Cod inspired house is in the well-heeled Hallsley community on Richmond’s south side. The Master Bedroom was designed to be a soothing and uplifting sanctuary that provides respite from a stressful world. It is a place to rest and rejuvenate, to nurture one’s spirit, and relax with children and pets. It is luxurious yet casual, traditional yet youthful, and modern.

The resulting room epitomizes what all bedrooms should be—a place to recompose and repair, and to reflect and delight in the romance and possibility of life. It is tranquil, relaxed, and intended to help one recharge and prepare for another day.

Natural elements inspired everything from the robin’s egg blue walls to the window treatments that feature birds, flowers, and trees. This connection is enhanced by flowers and plants throughout the space and is reinforced by the extraordinary pressed botanicals from a local artist, Anne Blackwell. The room is further appointed with carefully crafted objects from the hand-knotted Tibetan rug to the fine furniture. It includes fine linens from Europe, Murano glass vases and lamps, and a breakfast table and dressing table made locally in Richmond.

Nothing about this room is trendy, but instead exemplifies a graceful lifestyle that is cozy, comfortable, and elegant without formality. This is particularly appropriate for sophisticated clientele in Virginia for whom heirlooms and well-worn luxury are design staples. The design team at G&HA envisioned a fresh version of traditional design. The updated color palette of grays, blues, and greens; the modern art; and the sumptuous mixture of textures make this space appealing to all generations.

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

Midlothian, Virginia