As the Designer — Suite Escape

Haskell Matheny, ASID, CAPS, is the owner and principal designer of Haskell Interiors, located in historic downtown Cleveland, Tennessee. Visit online at haskellinteriors.com.

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Comfortable Seating
Every oasis needs a place to curl up and read a book or watch TV, so a plush chair is essential. Make sure it is a good fit for you and your preferred lounging posture. Place a small table next to it for convenience. A floor lamp next to the chair serves as concentrated lighting for reading. Consider, if the space permits, to use a chaise. This not only gives you a way to stretch out while relaxing, but also provides a great surface to hold your comforter, pillows, and blankets when you turn down the bed in the evening.


 

Luxurious Linens  
Nothing communicates comfort and luxury like wonderful linens on your bed. Whether you choose jersey cotton to keep you warm in the winter months or Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count for a silky smooth feeling during the summer, great sheets are a must in any elegant master retreat. For an extra bit of ambiance, use a linen spray in your favorite fragrance to scent your sheets. Engaging multiple senses this way enhances the relaxation experience.


 

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Plenty of Pillows
Have you ever noticed that every decadent hotel bed is loaded with pillows? There’s a reason: you need pillows of different sizes and firmness to support multiple reclining positions. With options from memory foam to pure down and everything in between, it’s important to find the correct pillow to suit your sleeping position. You’ll also need a few, more firm, pillows for sitting up while watching TV or reading. Always cover your pillows with a pillow jacket in addition to the normal pillow case to help
them last longer.


 

Sentimental Favorites 
This is your personal sanctuary, so fill it with things that make you feel happy and relaxed. Photos of family, friends, and special occasions are perfect details to include. Any other objects with sentimental value – favorite finds from past trips or treasured books – all help personalize the space.