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September 2014

Market Report:
Master Bedroom

The master bedroom should feel like an oasis, safe from the hustle of everyday life. Area designer Margaret Donaldson says clients are allotting more square footage—or even an entire wing—to this important space. “It’s become an enclave unto itself,” she notes. Here, she dreams up the accoutrements for her ideal master suite

Lattice glass hurricane by Jamie Young Company (call for price), at Dwelling




Outlet by William Crosby,  30"x40" acrylic on canvas ($5,000), at Martin Gallery







Custom flower arrangement, orchids, ferns, and rex begonia in a Campo de’ Fiori vessel (call for price), at Abide-A-While








Textiles by Cowtan & Tout, Kravet, Donghia, and Pollack (call for price),
at Margaret Donaldson Interiors







“Heavy Rain” mosaic tile by AKDO ($49 per square foot), at Palmetto Tile





Ironware bed frame (call for price), at Margaret Donaldson Interiors








Regency-style chandelier by Joe Nye ($1,680), at Circa Lighting









Silver tray and assorted serving pieces (call for prices), at Croghan’s Jewel Box












Margaret Donaldson

Who she is: a full-service interior designer

Where you’ve seen her work: Southern Living, HGTV

More of her ideas for the master suite: “A porch with or without a fireplace, interesting wood ceilings (you spend a lot of time lying in bed and looking up), a coffee bar station, and an adjacent bath with heated floors”

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Photographs by (plant) Brett Benton, (tile) Callie Cranford, (textiles) Mac Kilduff, (margaret donaldson) Joshua Drake, & (breakfast tray) Olivia Rae James & courtesy of (hurricane) Jamie Young Company, (painting) Martin Gallery, (bed) Ironware, & (chandelier) Circa Lighting