Your master suite should be your personal getaway after a long day at the office or with the kids. We’ve chosen five of our favorite masters from Southern Living Idea Houses to show you what makes them so amazing.
Take inspiration from one (or all) of these suites for a room that caters to your needs.
2008 North Carolina Idea House
Designed by Allison Ramsey Architects of Asheville, North Carolina
Plan Number 1534
Large windows overlooking the mountains, a fireplace for evening ambience, and a large bed and seating area offer all the amenities of a perfect restful getaway.
Small, half-round tiles enhance the shower area, which is enclosed with frameless sheets of glass. Windows above let in natural light.
For maximum storage, the master closet is both organized and stylish. It is a highlight of this master suite.
2008 Texas Idea House
Designed by Village Homes of Forth Worth, Texas
Plan Number 1535
Spacious and pleasing, this master meets all the "suite" requirements of a sophisticated couple. Its elaborate furnishings complement the overall cool palette of this serene space.
The master bath utilizes pieces of furniture as vanities for a custom look that adds chic sophistication within the suite. A chandelier and elegant window treatments finish off the space.
Distinctive detailing in the faucets, mirrors, and sconces complements the vanity area to enhance the overall elegance of the space.
Just off the master bath, the luxurious closet offers endless storage. There is space for folded clothes, handbags, shoes, and so much more. A floor-to-ceiling mirror adds a fancy feel.
The space includes all the elements for a juice bar with a mini-fridge drawer for early-morning coffee or late-night refreshments.
The connecting study features a full wall of built-in shelves and space for comfortable reading chairs. There’s also easy access to a private deck area.
Here’s a great way to get an expensive look for less: Use 12-inch-square patterned tiles to mimic the look of an area rung, and then cover the rest of the floor with less expensive tiles for maximum impact.
2007 Georgia Idea House
Designed by Architect John Tee of Atlanta
Plan Number 1406
There is a relaxed feeling as you enter this serene master retreat. The large, yet cozy space allows plenty of room for a king-size bed and sitting area.
Although this study accommodates the homeowners quite well, it may double as a guest room if needed. Adjacent to the master suite, this area features a private bath and easy access to the rear porch.
The shower area is tucked around a corner for privacy. Travertine-finished ceramic tile lends a feeling of elegance and sophistication.