a bedroom to escape to

Don’t get me wrong I love my bedroom…but when I saw these photos of Jenn’s third floor escape I had a momentary twinge of extreme jealously. Is this not the most relaxing, moody bedroom you have laid eyes on in awhile?

You might remember just over a year ago that I profiled Jenn Hannotte’s home in a Hello! Neighbor post. At the time, her third floor bedroom wasn’t finished so we didn’t shoot up there. Then a few weeks ago, she sent me some photos of her completed room and asked if I wanted to come by and get some photographs of it. Obviously, I said yes! Kristin Sjaarda, popped by and took these incredible shots for you all to see.

Of course, what we all want to know is what colour are those walls. The wall colour is Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor and the floors and trim are Benjamin Moore Soot.

Jenn told me that she didn’t really have a need for anything in the room except for a bed (since, lucky girl, has a large closet elsewhere) so she took the opportunity to play with objects and allowed the room to be an exercise in form over function. Her favorite thing is waking up in the morning and seeing all those books.

Jenn writes for the Covet Garden blog and is a weekly contributor to the Houzz website. In addition, she is the principal designer at Russet and Empire Interiors and is always looking for clients who are willing to work outside the boundaries.

All photos Kristin Sjaarda.



Filed under beautiful objects, colour trends, hello! neighbor


  1. Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM | Permalink

    I’m with you…I’ve been thinking about going with a dark and handsome color for our master.

  2. mb
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM | Permalink

    Prussian blue. Love it.

  3. Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    Its comfortable because of the casualness and that dark color makes it feel like a cocoon!

  4. Posted July 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink

    that dark color makes it feel like a cocoon!

  5. Posted July 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink

    Beautiful! My heart skipped a beat…

  6. Posted July 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM | Permalink

    Love the wall colour. I’ve got the paint chips up in our master and this colour as well as the navy you chose for Henry’s room are part of my choices.

  7. Posted July 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    I love the colour!

  8. Posted July 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    What a color – new and awesome!

  9. Posted July 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

    WOW…im speechless right now….this room color is banging! This is totally a perfect little escape, im wondering what the brand is for the paint and name of paint color?

  10. Posted July 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    Nice rich teal. I live that color for a bedroom but no one I have recommended it to has been brave enough to go for it. I like seeing it in action with the warm wood headboard. Enjoy the calming space!

  11. Posted July 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    Love the wall colour!!

  12. Posted July 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM | Permalink

    Gorgeous! I love the mod simple style with lots of texture! And the colors are brilliant. I sure wouldn’t mind waking up in this lovely haven every day.

  13. sylvia
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Permalink

    Beyond gorgeous.

  14. Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM | Permalink

    Love the color! Sometimes, it’s nice to see dark color paint in a house that represents the deepness of a person. Thanks for sharing!

  15. juliet
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM | Permalink

    Where is the rug in the second photo from? It is spectacular!!!

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