Guest Picks: An Earthy, Elegant Master Bedroom
20 ways to create a soothing, luxe bedroom both genders will love
Creating a master bedroom that manages to feel calming and feminine without alienating my husband is like trying to find the Holy Grail. I find mixing solid, earthy elements with some subtle glam notes like furry pillows and gilded accessories strikes the right note. Herewith is a bedroom that would make us both happy. — Joslyn from Simple Lovely
This modern take on a canopy bed manages to feel masculine and romantic at the same time, which is not an easy feat.
Debbie Carlos's giant "Woods" poster is dreamy and a bit mysterious. I'd splurge on a giant gilt frame and hang this over the bed.
These pillows manage to feel organic and luxe at once. I especially love that dove gray.
This Shibori-dyed quilt feels special and handmade. It injects some soul into the room.
An iconic, streamlined bench would be perfect perched at the foot of the bed.
I'd mix these gilded pillows in with the furry ones to temper the earthiness and up the glam ratio!
This throw is chunky and functional but still sports a pretty scalloped edge.
I'm crazy about DwellStudio's new furniture line. I'd love to put one of these chairs in the corner of the bedroom for hanging out and reading.
A big basket next to the bed for stashing blankets and magazines is an essential in every bedroom.
This console is amazing, dramatic and unexpected for a bedroom. I'd place it across from the bed and arrange a salon-style wall of art over it.
This little jewel of a painting adds a bit of subtle color to the room.
The blush pink in this painting is just the right amount of feminine without being over the top.
I'd love to see these on either side of the bed doing double duty as nightstands and personal dressers. The wood tile detail on the front is hugely unique.
I'm crazy about the detail on this lamp. I think one on either side of the bed would add so much character to the space.
Luke Irwin's rugs are true heirlooms; they're like art for your floor. I'd use this to anchor the entire room.
I'd use this gorgeous J Shatz gold nesting bowl to stash rings and bracelets.
These curtains are heavy enough to block morning light without feeling oppressive.
I am a huge fan of these delicate glass candle holders from CB2. I'd buy several to group on the dresser. And the price is great too!
I'd mix a few of these little iron taper holders with some glass ones to add a rustic element.
Ideabook published on Nov. 26, 2011.
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