Best of Designers' Portfolio: Bedrooms

Serene color palettes, perfect combinations of textures and well-placed accessories are just a few of the elements needed to create a relaxing bedroom design.

vintage and contemporary blend in bedroom design

Mid-century elements such as vintage Knoll nightstands and a vintage Murano lamp add a little history to this warm master bedroom. Design by Kenneth Brown. Photo by Mayer Bowden Photography.

master bedroom romantic getaway

Natural light from a large window wall animates this master bedroom. The custom king-size bed dominates the main wall of the space, which is painted a deep earth tone. The chaise and wool and silk handmade Cha-Cha rug anchor this visually rich retreat. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

master suite has trendy tone on tone luxury

Cream and celadon were used interchangeably in this romantic bedroom, anchored by a custom velvet sleigh bed. Design by Camilla Forte.

unique iron headboard in guest bedroom

Guest bedrooms should make one's guests feel like they're on vacation. Combining luxurious bedding with a wrought iron headboard that reflects the outdoors would make anyone feel like they were spending the night at a retreat. Design by Lisa Aharam.

incredible master bedroom retreat

The master bedroom cantilevers over the first floor, making it both isolated and open to the world outside. The recycled timber beams, natural light and expansiveness of the space make it a perfect retreat for the inhabitant of this residence. Design by David Hertz.

neutral toned master suite

Subtle neutrals and soft fabrics lend a hotel-chic style to this inviting master bedroom. Design by Nicole Sassaman.

stylishly sophisticated modern bedroom

The combination of light blue and chocolate brown bold-striped draperies, a leather headboard and contemporary accessories brings a modern feeling to this guest bedroom. Design by Ammie Kim.


The burnt orange womb chair provides for comfortable lounging while reading. The custom dark wenge bookcases in the background slide over when an overnight guest arrives, to provide a chic sleeping cove. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

Distinctive Decor Creates Bedroom Oasis

Hawaiian Koa wood floors bring richness to this resort-inspired bedroom retreat, designed to showcases the client's collectables from around the world. Design by Christopher Grubb. Photo by Scott Mayoral.

Floral Bedroom Features Silk Bedding

A little girl's dream of having a pink and green room was fulfilled in this unique space. A high gloss hand-carved bed was paired with a velvet green tufted chair, green damask duvet cover, beautiful accent pillows and textural accessories. Design by Shelly Riehl Designs.

asian influences guide master bedroom design

Taupe, black, white and brown rule in this master suite. The toile bedding coordinates with the paper on the accented wall. An Asian element is introduced in the rattan reading chair and accessories. Design by Sue Adams. Photo by Sam Gray.

custom comfort reflected in master bedroom

A queen-size bed, covered in layers of organic fabrics, features a custom-crafted, linen-covered headboard and box-pleated duster in matching fabric.

sophisticated small bedroom

A sliding shoji screen divides the space between this master bedroom and an adjoining study. Design by Peter Sollogub. Photo by Richard Mandelkorn Photography.

Traditional furnishings combined with clean-lined modern pieces give this room a clutter-free feeling. Design tip: A light color palette keeps the atmosphere fresh while a touch of darker accents brings a sophisticated feel to a room. Design by Troy Beasley.

trendy monochromatic master suite

The wood bolection molding around the fireplace and the unique doors into the library area are calming elements in this master suite. Design by Ann Grasso.

art deco screen in contemporary bedroom

An industrial loft houses a comfortable bed set off by a custom art deco screen and abstract artwork. Design by Lin Lee.

contemporary bedroom with balcony view

The custom bed headboard with the side floating nightstands has pendant lights above each nightstand. Commanding views of the city from the balcony beyond and southwestern light pouring in make for a dramatic setting. Design by Andreas Charalambous. Photograph by Geoffrey Hodgdon.

This bedroom has the rich feel of a cozy bed and breakfast. Who wouldn't want to sit and read here or snuggle under the feather comforter? Design by Sue Adams. Photo by Sam Gray.

Add interest to an all-white palette with pops of your favorite color in textiles, flowers or artwork. Design by Erinn Valencich.

Retreat and relax with class

At one time the exterior of a 1930s summer cottage, the coarse, rough texture of this exposed brick wall is complemented by the silk upholstered wall which replaces the need of a traditional headboard. This combination creates a warm and intimate dialogue of texture. Design by Don Raney and Jaymes Richardson.

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