The low, irregular ceiling of this room was enveloped in blue-and-white wallpaper to give it the warm and inviting feeling of a country inn. The pattern was continued on the bedding and upholstery throughout the room. To soften the bold, repeating pattern, blocks of white were incorporated in the form of wicker furniture.
Shades of Pink
The perfect shade of pink paint and a classic iron bed function as a surprisingly versatile framework for a variety of looks. Here, a serene feel was achieved with a tonal palette of pink and brown.
A base of snowy white and flecks of gold combine in this elegantly vintage room. A canopy from an old store display and an ornate headboard frame the bed. Hanging below are vintage pearls, beads, hats, and bags.
This painting served as inspiration to infuse the room with hints of red. A striped pillow, nautical flags, and a single bloom on the bed stand carry out the effect.
This boxy master bedroom was rejuvenated with a mix of pastels on the floor and walls. Flea market finds, like the dresser and stools, got new life with a few coats of high-gloss paint. More color and texture were added with a chenille throw, floral comforter, and green shag rug.
Ode to Green
Inspired by a vintage dress, the homeowner created a room with lacy-looking wallpaper (tacked up with pushpins!) and a sheer canopy. Myriad fabrics in green tones complete this dreamy confection.
Gold and Pink Bedroom
Soft curves are balanced with tailored lines in this comforting retreat. To re-create this well-made bed, choose a soothing palette, then layer bedding elements like cloud upon cloud — from floral cotton sheets to two-tone linen shams to the quilted-velvet headboard. Anchoring the look are a no-frills box-pleated bed skirt and baskets with scalloped cotton liners. An antique footstool covered in pink petit point adds a romantic note.
Old World Europe
A yellow backdrop sets the scene for Old World Europe-style furnishings. The headboard and chair are upholstered in matching blue tartan fabric, and paintings of Scottish Highland cattle purchased at the London flea markets grace the walls.