Frank Hodge’s clients wanted their bedroom to serve as a soothing retreat from the rest of their Newton home. To create that tranquil environment, Hodge selected pieces that are refined and comfortable with delicate, luxurious details — including a platform bed with a chenille channel-tufted headboard that he designed. “The homeowners have a penchant for Art Deco style, so I worked in a few pieces that had that sort of flair,” says the Boston-based interior designer. A pair of Lucy Cope crystal lamps that were among the existing furnishings helped set the room’s color palette — cream with just a few touches of pink. “The room has a lot of depth and texture, but it’s done with a light touch,” says Hodge.
1 | An O. Henry House chair and ottoman, upholstered with beige Lee Jofa fabric, provides a pleasant perch for reading.
2 | Silk curtains by Holland & Sherry frame the windows; an oversize semi-opaque shade ensures privacy.
3 | The walls are sheathed with a metallic Cole & Son paper. “The sheen is very soft,” says Hodge, “but it’s discernible enough to add a sense of depth to the room.”
4 | Hodge sought inspiration from Art Deco furniture designer Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann when he designed the platform bed, topped with a custom coverlet made of woven linen by Braquenie.
5 | The wool and silk Stark carpet blends cream and pink tones. “It feels very luxurious underfoot and looks like rain as it glides slowly down a windowpane,” says Hodge.
6 | A drink table has a top made of ivory shagreen, a material commonly used during the Art Deco period.
7 | An authentic Picasso engraving suits the space perfectly.
8 | The mauve pink crystal lamps are handmade.
9 | Mirrored chests by Ironies serve as night stands. “The chests exude an Art Deco feel,” says Hodge, “and add light and movement to the room.”