A quilted duvet and upholstered headboard work beautifully with the antique-style four-poster bed in the master bedroom. A worn oak nightstand (a perfect example of patina) and soft plaid curtains from Kravet soften the structured bedframe. While it's certainly a traditional bedroom, the use of antiques, soft colors, and touchable textiles takes it from pompous to approachable. "Even if you can't afford true antiques, you can get a similar feeling by shopping for furniture at your local flea market or consignment shop," says Dittmar. "You can even order certain pieces from some of the better online catalogues like Wisteria or Gump's. They won't be truly antique, but they have done a pretty good job at reproducing the feel."