Decorator lavished a guest room in his New York City townhouse with vintage ikat fabric from Uzbekistan boldly printed in yellow, purple, and red. The Roman shades take their chromatic cue from the exotic textile, with wide red borders that give the space a dose of tailored calm.
Saffron-yellow blankets by , snow-white bed linens by , and a gutsy antique Navajo rug brighten the guest room of photographer and fashion muse Kelly Klein’s Florida retreat. paper lamps by and custom-made pine beds lend a cultivated yet rustic touch.
When the weather gets hot, interior designer Eric Hughes’s bedroom in Wainscott, New York, stays cool, thanks to a crisp black-and-white palette that extends from the African coverlet to a photograph. Mirrored side cabinets reflect the filtered sunlight, and yellow mums add punch.
Trendsetters Peri Wolfman and Charley Gold kept their master bedroom in the Hamptons clean and serene. A minimalist iron bed is covered with an embroidered bedcover trimmed with a lively ball fringe, and touches of silver and gray add a sense of coolness.
Tucked under the eaves of Karel and Frank Greenberg’s guesthouse in ‘Sconset, Massachusetts, is a –designed room anchored by a generous upholstered bed. The white-painted beadboard walls and a white cowhide rug blend simplicity and sophistication; the slipper chair’s 1950s-style floral fabric is all the animation that is required.
A cofounder of fabrics, Susan Harris dressed her bedroom in Connecticut with the complementary colors of sky and garden. The Shaker-style bed is painted a medium shade of blue, and dashes of grass-green sharpen the scheme, linking the striped rug, the bed linens, and the bathroom walls beyond.
A –designed bedroom for the Hamptons home of Bobbie and Lew Frankfort has a patriotic vibe. The red, white, and blue scheme is built around soft textures (white cashmere throw, pure-white linens), shiny surfaces (metal lamps and hardware, lacquered chest), and graphic textiles (striped fabrics, nautical flags). Bold red peonies intensify the experience.
The master bedroom of editor-designer Dara Caponigro’s upstate New York lake house stars a dreamy white bed swathed in mosquito netting for a romantic look that is also practical. Curtain-free windows welcome maximum light; the fern-print fabric on the stools echoes the bosky surroundings.
The Bahia, Brazil, bedroom of former Valentino public-relations executive Charlene de Ganay is an ode to carefree beachside living; the floor is polished cement, and a vintage suzani coverlet adds a splash of sultry tropical color.
Jewelry designer and architect Joseph Singer’s bedroom in Millbrook, New York, has an aristocratic yet casually assembled air. Pastoral art and the flowered fabric slipcovering a wing chair underscore the garden views, bleached wood tones and a polished-cement floor undercut the formality, and brass sconces lend historical chic.
When guests arrive at her Long Island home, glamour girl Veronica Beard ensconces them in a bower-like bedroom where a jungle-flower floral pops against walls clad in an overscale damask print. More blossoms dapple the bedlinens, while the diamond-pattern carpet recalls classic garden trellises.
Interior designer hung his iron bed in Harbour Island, Bahamas, with white cotton curtains from . The fresh scheme includes woven-wicker baskets used as side tables and louvered shutters to filter the strong Caribbean sun.