Spaces November 2014


When given minimal guidelines for a design project, Jackie Bayer lets her imagination run wild. The senior design director of Amanda Austin Interiors opted for pure opulence when designing this stunning guest bedroom in Catonsville.

“We were able to use materials that are more luxurious, because they aren’t getting daily wear and tear,” says Bayer, who drew inspiration from the fashion sense of the wife who resides there. “The whole room was meant to be a version of how she dresses and moves.”

The owner’s penchant for rich, colorful scarfs translated into a gold chinoiserie pattern embellished on the deep teal wallpaper—“Blue Pine” by Little Greene. Her signature jewelry became sconces with tassels and mini-chandeliers used in lieu of lamps on the nightstands. Bayer then dressed the rest of the space with silk, wool, linen and even a little velvet—bringing in neutrals to balance the darkness of the wall color.

Contemporary pieces play nicely with traditional details, including reproductions of vintage Vogue covers and the classic slipper chairs that flank the bed—the perfect focal point of this fashionable room and dream project.

“The clients let us take our creative vision and run with it,” says Bayer. “That’s a beautiful treat that doesn’t happen very often.”


Interior Design:
Amanda Austin Interiors
Jackie Bayer and Sadie Sanchez

Custom Bed:
Mitchell Yanosky

Greenspring Carpet Source

Ibello Upholstery

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