Sleep, Serenity, and the Souk
Cheerful flower colors of rose and daffodil establish a happy ambience in this bedroom. Their effect is intensified by their dramatic presentation on the long, tufted headboard and the long, tufted bench at the foot of the bed. But despite the playful colors, both of which are brought to the wall in a hand-printed wallpaper that swathes the sleeping niche, the ambience is somehow serene, even a little monastic. Part of this is due to the pencil-thin modern steel poster bed, a low-impact item. But more contemplative elements are the millwork at the bedroom’s entrance—beautiful millwork on the bi-fold glass doors and the graphic shapes in wood on the window above. That, and the fact that this residence is a converted nunnery in downtown Beirut, not far from the bustling “souk” open marketplaces. Get the look with a little architectural embellishment, happy hues, and old-style floor tiles.
Architecture and interior design: Annabel Karim Kassar