HGTV Dream Home 2013: Master Suite Bedroom Pictures

Inspired by sand, sea and beachcombing adventures, the master bedroom offers a quiet escape from the home's social spaces.

A canopy poster bed, fashioned from mindi wood with Parson-style posts and a horizontal planked headboard, serves as the room's focal — and jumping off — point for the room's design sensibility.

Pops of tidal blue break up the room's sea of neutrals and carry out a theme of beachcombing and early-morning seashore strolls.

With private deck access, early morning coffee, marshside, is a treat for the homeowner or guests.

A steel floor lamp provides shimmer in the room's reading nook, where floral prints, exotic orchids and dark wood surfaces pair successfully. A handwoven wool dhurrie rug is layered over the room's wall-to-wall carpeting to offer an additional layer of texture and interest.

A contrast to more tailored, masculine forms — and taking its design cue from French fashion — a linen throw pillow incorporates cord work, soutache embroidery and tulle florettes.

A carpeted, 6- by 3-foot walk-in master closet offers shelving to store folded clothing and hanger rods for business attire and formalwear.

Concealed discreetly behind curtains hand-fashioned from custom drapery material, a 48-inch flat-screen TV offers a home theater experience.

Antique-style furnishings lend a lived-in look. A serpentine-front cabinet stands in as both a nightstand and clothing and linen storage unit.

Within easy reach of the master suite bathroom, this haven for rest and relaxation boasts side yard views and a sandy color palette reminiscent of Kiawah Island beaches.

Gourd-shaped table lamps flank the bed and make a sophisticated design statement that stands in contrast to the classic forms of wood furnishings.