How To Design A (Subtly) Sexy Bedroom

Inspired by the sultry flick "Some Like It Hot" starring Marilyn Monroe, interior design firm Cullman & Kravis turns up the heat in an enormous bedroom.

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The room BEFORE had good bones, but was the polar opposite of provocative

At the 42nd annual , New York City-based interior design firm decided to shake things up in a bedroom. Inspired by the sultry 1959 flick "Some Like It Hot" starring Marilyn Monroe, designer Ellie Cullman wanted her room at the showcase, housed in a grand mansion on Madison Avenue, to be both warm and exciting. Well, mission accomplished. The space is totally sexy without being completely inappropriate for the public to walk through.

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The room AFTER is somewhere between traditional and too hot to handle. Contemporary artwork, all themed around sex and curated by , gives a spicy jolt to decently conservative furniture.

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The walls, coated with rose gold-leaf, seemingly sizzle.

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The faceted mirror, hanging above a lacquered four-poster bed, reflects a dreamy illusion. A white fur blanket adds another thematic layer.

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The original marble fireplace is sharply enhanced with obelisks.

Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.

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