A paired-down, non-fussy approach creates a restful master bedroom. The bed is the dominant element, so designer Traci Kearns had a simple platform and plank headboard constructed from sustainably harvested hardwood.
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The colorful ceramic tiles placed above the bed are by local artist, Kathy Triplett.
A stucco-like coating containing finely ground oyster shells gives the master bedroom walls a luminous texture. This earthen plaster is a mixture of clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments, resulting in a mold- and fade- resistant finish.
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