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The brilliant pinks, reds, and oranges in the Élitis wallpaper helps soften the edges of an octagonal bedroom in the South Carolina home of Angie Hranowsky. However, the dramatic hues don't overwhelm thanks to the accents (pillows, bedding and rug) that carry the color scheme throughout the rest of the space.
Designer Lindsey Coral Harper embraces pattern in her Manhattan bedroom, with Quadrille's Bali Isle wallpaper and a Jayson Home chair covered in Madeline Weinrib's Daphne ikat. The Madison headboard from Lamshop is upholstered in Kravet's Guilty Pleasure. The wardrobe and stool, in a Duralee fabric, are vintage Milo Baughman. An IKEA armoire has hardware from Nest Studio.
Blue is one of the most relaxing colors for, which is part of why this aqua-loving farmhouse is so dreamy. The Roman shade and matching bed cushion are in a Raoul Textiles silk. The nightstand and lamp are from Bunny Williams Home.
The master bedroom in this Tudor beach house, which overlooks the ocean, is covered in Christopher Farr Cloth's Carnival wallpaper. "I wanted it to feel like a cocoon," says designer Colleen Bashaw. The custom burlap bed with nailhead trim is dressed with monogrammed pillowcases by Leontine Linens, sheets from Schweitzer Linen and a Les Indiennes throw.
In a Nantucket beach house, the master bedroom walls have a decorative cross-glaze paint finish by Audrey Sterk, and an armchair by the window is the spot to take it all in.
The light-filled master bedroom designed by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham is covered in Sandberg's Raphaël wallpaper. A Tilton Fenwick for Target headboard is upholstered in the duo's Jax fabric for Duralee.
With its cheery yellow stripes (painted by decorative artist Mark Chamberlain), the guest bedroom in the historic home of Jose Carretero makes it easy to rise and shine.
Pale purple runs throughout this Park Avenue apartment, including the master bedroom's custom headboard and hummingbird wallpaper by Cole & Son. Pottery Barn's Duncan Diamond rug adds a neutral counterpoint to the room, and an ikat pillow from Bunny Williams Home is the final touch.
Two cheery patterns from Designers Guild call on a similar palette in a Hamptons bedroom by Lisa McFadden. The tulip print, Mei P'ing, graces the twin beds and Roman shade, while a geometric fabric covers the benches.
Don't shy away from pink in the master suite. Colefax and Fowler's Bowood wallpaper covers the walls and ceiling of a townhouse bedroom. A pink shade tops Thomas O'Brien's Paolo sconce, matching the monogrammed linens and tufted bench.
"I'm a pushover for gingham curtains," says designer Jeffery Bilhuber. Made of Chelsea Textiles' Large Check, they create a focal point in the master bedroom of this colorful farmhouse.
In the boys' room of this Lake Tahoe mountain home, designer Matt O'Dorisio used curtain-shaded bunks in Farrow & Ball's Calke Green, which were inspired by Pullman train cars.
In the master bedroom of a Northern California house, a much-loved duvet cover already owned by the client was Matthew Leverone's jumping-off point. He pulled the soft, silvery blue out of its pattern for the walls, in Benjamin Moore's Aura in Silver Mist, and used a complementary fabric, Angle Lane from Robert Allen, for curtains and shades. John Robshaw's Roti pillow looks playful atop a chair in Pindler & Pindler's Ghent.
In this Tudor beach house, designer Colleen Bashaw mixed patterns and textures to create a cozy feel in the daughter's bedroom. The side table is draped in a custom pink zebra linen.
A hand-painted silk wallcovering (De Gournay's Sans Souci) turns a New York City master bedroom decorated by Miles Redd into a little paradise. The valances around the window and mirror add an exotic touch and are upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard and window-seat cushion, Extra Silk by Isaac Mizrahi for S. Harris.
Even a sophisticated Manhattan apartment can afford to go wild in a kid's space. A rainbow-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier hangs in a boy's bedroom and a trellis-print Phillip Jeffries grass cloth covers the walls.
"Aqua is elegant and flattering. You feel pretty in this bedroom, and pretty never goes out of style." In the master bedroom of this formal Long Island home, Tiffany blue walls — Benjamin Moore's Blue Bonnet — are a cool counterpoint to the deeper hues in the fabrics, from Scalamandré's Chi'en Dragon for the bed and curtains to Osborne & Little's Limpopo on the stool.
While this Maryland home features mostly muted tones, a canopy in royal purple adds a regal touch to a girl's bedroom. The tulip wallpaper comes from Harlequin, and Nevis curtains by Lady Ann Fabrics are trimmed in a Samuel & Sons pom-pom fringe.
Designer Tobi Fairley swathed this master bedroom in a Fayetteville, Arkansas, house in silvery blues. "It really is the epitome of Hollywood glam, which is what my client wanted," Fairley says. "The smoky silk-satin headboard set the tone. Then you thrown in the mirrored bedside tables, the lustrous bedding, the Lucite curtain hardware, and the starburst mirror, and you're so far down that road you can't go back."
In his bedroom, Scot Meacham Wood designed his cozy headboard as a buffer to San Francisco's chilly nights. The nailhead trim is smartly repeated atop grosgrain ribbon under the picture rail. Walls in Benjamin Moore Aura in Fresh Clay are the color of Wood's preferred Scottish breakfast tea.
For the master bedroom of a New York apartment, designer Philip Gorrivan chose a peacock-blue wallcovering by Maharam. The rich hue of a Roberto Giulio Rida cabinet is reiterated on the bed, upholstered in Sultan velvet by Stark. Rosewood mirror by Jean Bérenger de Nattes. The warm browns are an earthy counterpoint to the strong blue.
The bold orange hue in the wallpaper, bed, and bedding give this Bahamas master bedroom by Amanda Lindroth a cheerful vibe. (It also keeps the space from feeling too much like a Creamsicle.)
Designer Ashley Whittaker wanted this Greenwich, Connecticut, bedroom for her client's college-age daughter to feel sophisticated, but still youthful and feminine. "Lavender has a whole new point of view when it's mixed with turquoise and navy," Whittaker says. "It says 'girl' without screaming 'girly girl.' " She upholstered the bed in Suzzani by and dressed it in Mirasol bedding.
In this girl's room designed by Matt O'Dorisio, custom rails and stairs make it easy to reach the top of Pottery Barn bunk beds. Linen curtains and pillows are in Tulu's Kezban.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, designer Kathleen Rivers decorated a vacation house with a style that's rustic but refined. With clapboard walls painted pale yellow — 's Hepplewhite Ivory — the master bedroom conjures its own sunny weather.
"We wanted a bright, cheery room that said little boy," designer Miles Redd says of a kid's room in a New York City apartment. He paired the existing carpet with hand-painted faux-bois walls by Hurtado. "The red outline lends graphic edge."
A Canadian townhouse's guest bedroom, which is equipped with a pair of 18th-century beds upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, exudes warmth with walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Terra Mauve.
Gary McBournie's beach cottage has become a meeting place for friends and family every summer. He used soft oranges, blues and greens to create this welcoming guest room. The custom Bob Collins & Sons upholstered walls reflect the light, joyful feeling the designer sought for the house.
The wallpaper — Quadrille's Independence Engraving — in this Maine summer house's master bedroom designed by John Knott and John Fondas depicts George Washington at the reins of a leopard-drawn chariot; the design was taken from a 1783 British printed fabric. The blue bedding acts as a cool accent to the intricate red and white pattern on the walls.