Blending violets and lavenders with muted grays conveys serenity — and it’s the perfect master suite combination for this single mom
Room Photo by Jacob Lewkow

LOOK BOOK | color corner

Products Styling by Jamie Fabbri

Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray (bedroom, below)
B. Sherwin-Williams’ Veiled Violet (bathroom, above)
C. Lavender bunch, $12, West Elm, Birmingham
D. CWI lighting pendant, available through Lighting Resource Studio at Michigan Design Center, Troy
E. Faye textured throw, $99, Pottery Barn
F. Global Views amethyst stone box, available through RJ Thomas Showroom at Michigan Design Center, Troy
G. Daum square Iris perfume bottle, $845, Neiman Marcus, Troy
Dancing Stars print (from Minted), $269, West Elm, Birmingham
I. Charisma King Regent Velvet coverlet, $260, Neiman Marcus, Troy

Little accents like the purple hydrangeas and vase from the RJ Thomas showroom at Michigan Design Center complement Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray wall paint. // Room Photo by Jacob Lewkow

Portrait by Martin Vecchio

Interior designer Linda Shears, left, owner of Troy-based Linda Shears Designs LLC, was given a small budget to do big things for this Troy home. “The homeowner (Jennifer So, who runs the local blog) is a single mom of two and wanted me to be a project manager/design consultant; she needed to make her home more family-friendly,” Shears explains. “I would make color and spatial suggestions, and often Jennifer would then procure the pieces herself.”  So is “savvy when it comes to shopping, and that helped keep the prices down.” For the master suite, shown here, Shears chose lavenders and grays, to create a peaceful retreat. “The shade of lavender in the master bath (Sherwin-Williams’ Veiled Violet, shown on opposite page) has a gray base to it; it flows effortlessly from the bedroom. We honored the Veiled Violet in the bedroom by repeating it and slightly up-coloring it in accessories and art. Violet has a calming effect on the mind. It’s a day-dreamy color that enhances the gray tones in the bedroom, and makes for a restful getaway for the busy mom,” Shears says.