Cool + Contemporary Retreat

This contemporary master suite is proof that a few statement pieces can transform a whole room. A canopy bed, minimalistic light fixture, geometric table lamps and charcoal gray, crushed velvet settee give the space a clean and lightweight look, while wallpaper adds subtle texture and complements the cool-toned pieces.

From: Amy Elbaum

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Photo By: Jessica Alexander

Transitional Bedroom With Canopy Bed

One side of this master bedroom is lined in French doors which, during the day, let in lots of sunlight. In the middle of the space, the designer paired a big, boxy canopy bed with a curved loveseat. Both pieces have slim, modern lines that feel graceful instead of heavy, especially in the light-filled bedroom.

Nightstand and Gold Lamp

This nightstand becomes an exciting study in contrasts with its gold, sculptural lamp, bright white drawer and a basket to hide away just about anything.

Gold Table Lamp on Nightstand

The table lamp feels like a little friend beside the bed, its bold shape and golden sparkle a fun foil for other accessories.

Transitional Master Bedroom With Curved Loveseat

A big master bedroom allowed for some grand furniture gestures: The canopy bed is California king sized. At the foot of the bed, a curved loveseat makes for a sweet seating area—and it's easy to walk around.

Bookshelves in Bedroom

This bedroom's modern bookshelves are as interesting to look at themselves as the items they hold. Like the canopy bed, their trim, open-shelving design feels light and airy in the room.

White Armchair and Ottoman

A cozy armchair and ottoman make an inviting reading nook in one corner of this master bedroom. The chair's light upholstery becomes the perfect foundation on which to layer organic textures, patterns and striking artwork.

Wood Dresser and Round Mirror

Different woods make pretty partners in this master bedroom suite.

Gray Bathroom With Floating Vanity

A floating vanity and pale floors and countertops lighten the look of this master bathroom. Strong contrasts are a great way to up the compelling factor in any smaller room.

Gray Master Bathroom With Diamond Floor

This master bathroom makes a sleek move in the neutral direction with pewter gray walls. For zip, the floor's subtle geometric pattern is just the thing.