Part of the difficulty in using the limited space to create a multi-purpose room was the angle at which it’s positioned, according to Taylor. “It’s part of the architecture from up above,” Taylor says. By using bold, straight-lined designs, like the chevron patterns on the wall, Taylor was able to offset the angle and small size with eye-catching designs.
That style, says Taylor, is unique to that room. “Everything else in the property has a little more gracefulness to it,” Taylor says. “We wanted [this room] to feel bigger and that’s where we wanted to come up with the hardest lines to help define the space. We didn't have any way to put any other interesting [patterns]; we can't put back pillows or put lamps or anything to give it the additional dimension.” Along with adding some visual interest, the sharp lines and bold patterns help to evoke strength as well as make the room feel bigger, according to Taylor. “I wanted it to feel like you were in a really high-end gym.”
“I think the biggest challenge was getting the substrate all built so the pullout trays for the nightstands functioned properly,” Taylor says. “The original concept was to create a Murphy bed that could be lifted up out of the way and then brought down.” Ultimately, the solution became to have the bed disappear into the wall entirely. “We created a wall and put a beautiful wood veneer wallpaper on it [...] We wanted them to disappear and be concealed as much as possible.”