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The Secret To A Serene & Chic Bedroom Design

Hint: Emory Mckim started with a waterfall mural from Phillip Jeffries.

The Secret To A Serene & Chic Bedroom Design

Interior designer Emory Mckim, founder of Emory McKim Design, envisioned this new-build home as a contemporary oasis for her clients.

Known as the golden corridor of Dallas, Preston Hollow is a prestigious neighborhood with plenty of trees, creeks, and, well, hollows. Here, the expansive master bedroom with its soaring 16-foot ceilings, pristine white walls, and sleek steel windows was truly a sight to behold. It served as a blank canvas for Interior Designer Emory Mckim to work with Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and create a space that would be both visually stunning and invitingly comfortable.

"I needed a big mural because it was a large space," said Emory. "I didn’t want it to have a pattern, but I didn’t want it to look like art either. The waterfall wallcovering was perfect - it didn’t compete."


Creating A Design Plan
"We like to start with wallpaper," said Emory. "We weren’t going to put artwork or drapery on that headboard wall, but we needed something for the walls. Not as an accent wall, but a complementary wall."

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Preston Hollow, Emory decided to bring the outdoors in. When the client requested neutrals for their master bedroom, she carefully selected Phillip Jeffries mural Waterfall, 8899, in Cascading Water on Star Dust Silk. This cascading tropical scene, with its painterly touch, instantly transported anyone who entered the room to a lush oasis.

The breathtaking 16-foot mural was digitally printed on a silk ground for a luxurious and ethereal effect. See the panel map below.


Blue-Grey Hues
Cascading Water is a color that exudes tranquility and sophistication, perfectly aligning with the contemporary aesthetic Emory had envisioned.  “We rolled it out and the grey felt almost like a steel blue,” she said. “It felt tranquil, but contemporary and clean. It’s a very cool color.”

Valance Boxes
To ensure a seamless and cohesive look, Emory decided to cover the valance boxes with the same Waterfall mural. This decision added a touch of elegance and completed the overall design.

"We added Lutron system shades," said Emory,  "So no drapery was needed here but we did wrap the valance boxes. We just wrapped the paper around. When you walk into the room, it gives the illusion of no valance boxes there."

Installing A Silk Mural
"Installation was perfect." she said. "The walls were already level 5 and we didn’t need to do much prep. The installation was seamless."

The expansive master bedroom had truly become a contemporary oasis, a place where texture, color, and serenity harmoniously coexisted. It was a testament to Emory's impeccable design skills and her ability to transform a space into a work of art. The clients couldn't have been happier with the outcome, and their love for their new sanctuary was evident in their smiles.

“The homeowners absolutely love it!” said Emory.

Cascading tropical sights inspire a waterfall scene with a painterly touch. A multitude of colorations are available digitally printed on natural and vinyl grounds for a collection where artistry meets innovation. Shop it here.



About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,