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Burgundy Trim Is the Bow That Ties This Bedford Bedroom Together

Words by Morgan Goldberg
a bed sitting in a bedroom next to a window

Photo by Rikki Snyder

After owning homes in Manhattan and the Adirondacks, a couple in book publishing was looking for the best of both worlds.

They wanted a commuter-friendly house in a bucolic setting, so they set their sights on the charming town of Bedford, New York. Located about an hour outside of the city, the village was in close enough proximity to the action, yet afforded them the opportunity to live among nature.

When the couple found their ideal late-20th century Colonial, they enlisted Becca Casey of Connecticut-based design studio Becca Interiors to overhaul the place with traditional silhouettes and a warm color palette. The twist? The clients wanted to incorporate a slight “radical” edge and make the house feel like a home for the couple’s three adult children.

To accomplish that, Becca made sure to channel their distinct tastes into each guest bedroom. For the eldest daughter, who’s studying to become a doctor, Becca tapped into her own English countryside upbringing to craft a romantic, cottage-inspired space.

The project: A late-20th century Colonial

The location: Bedford, NY

The room: A medical student’s guest bedroom

The client: A family of five with two Vizsla dogs

a bed sitting in a bedroom next to two windows

Photo by Rikki Snyder

The item that started it all: The French wallpaper was where it all started. From there we pulled in burgundy hues, an Indian bedspread, and Scottish tartans to add to the room’s character.

Why this space works so well: This room was somewhat of a wildcard design because of its layers of colors and textiles. It’s a very square room so the mix of patterns really grounds the space to make it feel extra cozy.

Biggest splurge and biggest steal: We splurged on the wallpaper, while the Swedish-style dresser was a total steal.

I had to pull out my best convincing skills on: The burgundy trim paint. Even for me, it's not in my typical repertoire, but we were all beaming with happiness at the final product.

The happy accident: We originally hoped to order the bed in a light finish, but it was backordered. I was so happy when the black frame only contributed to the warmth of the space even more!

Smallest detail, biggest impact: The Hugo Guinness linocut prints. They are the perfect representations of my clients’ personal interests and personalities.

This room feels like: Home… in every sense. Home for them, for their daughter, and even to me, as it reminds me so much of the English countryside I grew up in.

a bed with a plaid blanket and pillows

Photo by Rikki Snyder

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Photo courtesy of Becca Interiors

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