Oregonian - Home & Garden feature

Master suite retreats are trending now; here are three projects that created peaceful spaces

Just a little peace and quiet. Doesn't seem like too much to ask, right?

In these tough times, more than ever, folks are retreating to their homes as safe havens free of turbulence. Portland architect Melody Emerick  says her firm definitely sees that in its customers. People are investing in their homes even during the economic downturn, she says, because the home symbolizes a safe retreat. And, she's noticing clients valuing the master suite.

"It doesn't have to be large or fancy," she says, "just very warm, relaxing and a personal reflection of them and their home life."

A recent project Portland interior designer Sue Augustyn undertook fulfilled similar desires. Clients she'd worked with in the past approached her about reworking their master bedroom. They felt doing so would not only add value to their home, but also give them the relaxing retreat they wanted.

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